Jobs

Listed below are our current vacancies and training opportunities…

Volunteering at Northumberlandia

We are actively seeking volunteers to help look after Northumberlandia.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit the Northumberland Wildlife Trust website, where we are advertising posts for Site Welcomers and Reserves Wardens at Northumberlandia.

To apply, use the enquiry form and the Volunteer Co-ordinator will be in touch.

Green Angels Warrington

Green Angels is an exciting training opportunity with an environmental focus, giving you the chance to learn new skills, change your future prospects and make a difference in your community.

Our FREE courses cover subjects such as countryside management, landscaping, environmental education, horticulture and more. Training programmes usually last around six weeks, with regular sessions that combine learning with hands-on experience.

Courses are running in the Warrington area now

For further details and to register your interest, contact Carolyn Hassall, Green Angels Project Manager, on 01925 852005 or 07795 256145 or email carolynhassall@thelandtrust.org.uk

Find out more about the Green Angels training programme.

 

Green Angels South Yorkshire

Green Angels is an exciting training opportunity with an environmental focus, giving you the chance to learn new skills, change your future prospects and make a difference in your community.

Our FREE courses cover subjects such as wildlife conservation, landscaping, environmental education, horticulture and more. Training programmes usually last around six weeks, with regular sessions that combine learning with hands-on experience.

Courses are running in the South Yorkshire area now

For further details and to register your interest, contact Carolyn Hassall, Green Angels Project Manager, on 01925 852005 or 07795 256145 or email carolynhassall@thelandtrust.org.uk

Find out more about the Green Angels training programme.

 

Policy and Outcomes Executive

Policy and Outcomes Executive

£28,000 – £30,000 per annum

We are looking for a Policy and Outcomes Executive to work closely with the Director of Portfolio Management and the Chief Executive.  This role will involve building a network to showcase the Land Trust’s charitable work and added value. Initiate research with the Land Trust to demonstrate the benefits of green space. Develop and consense the Land Trust’s direction on key initiatives. Horizon scan external environment to increase opportunities for the Land Trust.

Must have 3-5 Years experience in a communications/policy/influencing role. Experience of monitoring and analysing outcomes. Knowledge and experience of using and developing Social Value models. Knowledge of how Government policy is formed and where the opportunities to influence are. Preparing presentations for various audiences and delivering confidently. Natural interest in public policy and the development / land management sector. Strategic thinker with the ability to turn strategy into action.

Apply with CV and covering letter to recruitment@thelandtrust.org.uk

Closing: Monday 12th March 2018.

Must be available for Interviews on: Thursday 22nd and Tuesday 27th March 2018.

 

Job Title:         Policy & Outcomes Executive

Reports To:     Director of Portfolio Management

Salary:             £28,000 – £30,000

Terms:             Permanent 36 hours p/w

Location:        Birchwood, Warrington

 

ABOUT THE LAND TRUST

The Land Trust is a Registered Charity based in Warrington and operating nationally.  We are leading the way in establishing new, sustainable solutions for the management of open space, on behalf of and in partnership with, local communities.  We are responsible for the management of around 60 sites (2400 hectares of land) across the UK, including urban parks, designated nature reserves and listed buildings.  We work with local partners, such as Groundwork, Wildlife Trusts and The Conservation Volunteers and others to manage sites on the ground and engage communities.

We help a wide range of public and private landowners: including large scale landowners, housing developers, landfill operators, local authorities and mining companies, who, for a variety of reasons, want to pass on responsibility (or liability) for the management of sites, public open space or new green infrastructure to find bespoke long-term funding and management solutions for land.  These can include service charges, section 106 or endowment, or a hybrid of funding sources.  Our current endowment portfolio of over £120m provides the financial resources to ensure that our endowed sites are managed to a good standard and contribute to the wellbeing of the communities by which they are surrounded.

Our primary aim is the delivery of our five charitable objectives: environment and biodiversity; community cohesion and volunteering; health and wellbeing; education and training; and economic benefits. This role is key as we develop our social value models to assess the impact we have on the communities who live and work around the sites we own and manage.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Main duties and tasks:

  • Horizon scan external environment to increase opportunities for Land Trust
  1. Monitor public policy and opinion on key issues that affect the Land Trust and respond to opportunities.
  2. Monitor and analyse publications and initiatives by others relating to our 5 charitable areas, and feedback relevant information to SLT to help inform the future direction of the business.
  3. Interpret external research and identify the implications for the Land Trust of new research.
  • Build a network to showcase the Land Trust’s Charitable Work and added value
    1. Provide support to the Chief Executive, including attending meetings with or for the Chief Executive, and support with building relationships with key stakeholders and progressing actions.
    2. Provide a tactical and operational lead for public affairs activity, including monitoring parliamentary activity, devising policy positions for the Land Trust and communicating these to key stakeholders.
    3. Lead on the Land Trust’s strategy to develop relationships with key MPs, policy makers, decision makers and key players in the sector to support the achievement of our business strategy.
    4. Use a range of communications channels to promote the Land Trust’s views and opinion on key issues that affect our ability to do business, including media management, social media, events, publications and stakeholder engagement strategies.
    5. Represent the Land Trust at a local, regional or national level.
  • Initiate research with the Land Trust to demonstrate the benefits of green space
    1. Identify the need and opportunities for research and project manage research projects. Work with universities and other organisation to develop these opportunities.
    2. Monitor and collate the Charitable Outcome measures arising from our sites, manage the delivery and further development of our Social Value model, publishing results as appropriate.
    3. Responsible for forward planning of policy and research opportunities and how they affect the Land Trust.
    4. Coordinate and compile the Annual Report for the Trust.
    5. Build strong working relationships with colleagues across the organisation, including our external Managing partners, to engage their support.
  • Develop and consense the Land Trust direction on key initiatives
      1. Develop and consense the Land Trust thinking on Natural Capital Accounting.
      2. Identify, develop and promote key messages and measures that demonstrate how the Land Trust model delivers against our charitable objectives and supports key policy developments.
      3. Provide papers and reports, as required, for the Land Trust Board and Senior Leadership Team.
      4. Assist staff to understand the external environment within which the Land Trust operates.
  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to protect and enhance the Land Trust’s reputation.
  • Share knowledge and develop depth of understanding on green issues within Business Development Group and amongst wider Land Trust staff group.
  1. Prepare a targeted programme of activity and briefings, gather intelligence and prepare presentations on key issues for the CEO and Business Development Group.
  2. Liaise with wider communications team to support communications and influencing programmes and campaigns to demonstrate added value of doing business with the Land Trust.
  3. Ensure staff members understand how external publications and initiatives impact on our business direction and activities and are well briefed on all relevant matters.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant subject.
  • 3-5 year experience in a communications/policy/influencing role.
  • Experience of monitoring and analysing outcomes.
  • Knowledge and experience of using and developing social value models.
  • Knowledge of how government policy is formed and where the opportunities to influence are.
  • Knowledge of development/land management sector.
  • Understanding of how to use media, social media and other tools to influence others.
  • Intelligence gathering and preparing briefings.
  • Preparing presentations for various audiences and delivering presentations.
  • Understand and interpret research and the ability to relate to The Land Trust and what it means for us.
  • Stakeholder management and influencing.
  • Planning and implementing communications campaigns and programmes.
  • Commissioning research and communicating the outcomes.
  • Knowledge of using public affairs tools and techniques.
  • Devising policy positions and lines to take.
  • Natural interest in public policy and the development/land management sector.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to network.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and influencing skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to turn strategy into action.
  • Ability to balance a heavy workload and prioritise.
  • Ability to make decisions, use judgement and deal with ambiguity.

 

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The post will be based at Birchwood, Warrington, with frequent travel to other Land Trust offices and sites as required.
  • This position requires the post holder to act flexibly and undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post as discussed with the Director of Portfolio Management and Chief Executive.
  • Some working outside.
  • Some evening, weekend and bank holiday working.
  • The post holder will be required to travel by car and public transport as necessary to fulfil their role effectively. Note some sites are remote and not accessible by public transport.
  • The post holder will need to have a current valid driving licence.
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed.

 

SALARY

  • £28k-£30k depending on experience
  • Business travel costs will be reimbursed
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays. Rising to 30 days with 5 years’ service
  • A defined contribution pension plan, with Land Trust matching employee contributions up to 6%

 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 12th March 2018.

There will be 2-stage interviews, the first of which will be on Thursday 22nd March 2018 at The Land Trust office, Warrington. The successful shortlisted applicants should ensure they are available on this date.


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Land, in particular public open space and wildlife, has always been my passion and here at the Land Trust I get to make a difference. I enjoy covering a large area of England and Wales and seeing a wide variety of sites. No site is the same, so it makes my job interesting.

Alison Whitehead, Development Manager

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