Contracts Manager - East England
*This is a two year fixed term contract*
The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust's own estate.
As our Contracts Manager in East England, you will be supporting the preparation and delivery of significant contracts and projects and responsible for managing contracts on site, whilst working alongside Site Managers for the Woodland Trust's Estate across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.
You will also be involved with auditing qualitative standards, mapping and other data gathering in support of the planning and delivery of operations on the Estate.
In addition, you'll be assisting with maintaining standards of brand presentation and visitor experience at Woodland Trust sites in accordance with published Brand and Visitor Experience Guidelines.
With previous experience within forestry or conservation, you'll be solution focussed with excellent communication skills, be commercially aware and be able to work collaboratively to achieve results. You'll also have experience of tendering, procuring and managing land management and/or forestry contracts, as well as operational budget management.
A full driving licence with the ability to undertake travel across a wide area is an essential requirement.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
There's no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.