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Membership development opportunities with the Woodland Trust

Welcome to the Woodland Trust


Firstly a warm welcome and thank you for visiting. We're delighted you're keen to know more.

We're the UK's leading woodland conservation charity and we're on a nationwide hunt for people who are just as passionate about the woods as we are. People who share our vision and can inspire others to play a part in it too, which is what the Membership Development Officer role is all about.

We currently have fantastic openings all over the UK. Read on to find out more about the Trust, the roles, who we're looking for and what it's like to work for us.


Woodland Trust: who we are


Established in 1972 by our founder Kenneth Watkins OBE, we've since planted 41 million trees and grown into the UK's largest woodland conservation charity.

We now have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK. We protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.

When we opened our first office in Grantham we had just one member of staff - John James - who eventually became the Trust's first chief executive. Currently, the Woodland Trust has nearly 500 employees working across the UK as well as 4,200 volunteers. They are all crucial to our success.




Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.

But we can't achieve our vision alone.

That's where you come in - and why membership development is such an important part of our work.


Woodland Trust: about the role


As a Membership Development Officer you’ll be the face of the Woodland Trust, talking to people from all walks of life about why woods and trees are special and how we can ensure their protection.

You’ll have the opportunity to travel across the UK, attending events and seeing places you may never have had the opportunity to visit where you will inspire individuals to care about what we do and support our cause by becoming members, without feeling pressured.

There’s nothing standard about the work of our Membership Development Officers either, each day is different. You could be working on your own or as part of a team, outside or inside. The working week is varied and includes weekends and bank holidays but it’s worthwhile.


Woodland Trust: where we're hiring


We're currently recruiting in 17 different areas of the UK.

You'll find them all on the map below, stretching from the ancient forests of Aberdeenshire to the New Forest and Southampton.

You'll be based from home, but with regular travel to venues and events in your region, so you'll need access to your own transport to get around.


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Next page: find out who we're looking for and what you can expect

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