Head of Conservation Policy

Head of Conservation Policy

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45k - 50k per year

  • Contact :

    Harry Marven

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7324

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:


  • Closing date:


  • Posted:


Harris Hill are proud to be partnering with The Woodland Trust in their search for a Head of Conservation Policy.

The Head of Conservation Policy will lead a team of Policy Officers / Advocates to work with others across the Trust and externally to develop and advocate organisational policy positions and public policy solutions to help them achieve their conservation vision and goals across the UK.

Working with the Director of Conservation and External Affairs and other senior colleagues, you will ensure the Woodland Trust takes a strategic, flexible and focused approach to policy advocacy, developing and following integrated influencing strategies to achieve their public policy goals.

As such, the appointed postholder will have excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organisation and other external partners. You will have extensive experience leading and developing policy and advocacy strategies within the conservation sector and working collaboratively with government affairs, press and campaigning colleagues and teams. Moreover, you will have an excellent understanding and knowledge of key areas of public policy at UK, country and regional levels and its role in securing environmental and conservation goals.

A background in conservation policy is not essential but is desirable; experience in relevant areas such as environmental sustainability, climate change and social welfare are also desirable.

This is a full-time, permanent position paying 45,000 - 50,000 p.a. to be based at The Woodland Trust's Head Office in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The deadline for applications is 12:00 p.m. April 21st. If you are interested in this position, please send your most recent CV to harry.marven@harrishill.co.uk . Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.