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Lead Policy Advocate – Tree Health and Invasive Species

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ABOUT US 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. THE ROLE As part of the Conservation Policy team, the Lead Policy Advocate is responsible for helping to lead the fight to protect the UK’s native woods and trees from harmful new pests and disease. This will include the development of UK and England policy goals in key areas of UK tree health, invasive species and biosecurity policy, and driving forward delivery of integrated influencing strategies to secure these goals, and through this the priority conservation goals of the organisation. THE CANDIDATE You will be a strong negotiator who has the ability to influence differing audiences, using your previous experience within a policy or advocacy role to ensure all policies align to the Woodland Trust overall objectives and goals. Whilst working at pace you will demonstrate strong leadership skills to be able to collaborate and lead on small teams to develop and implement new strategies and key policies. Having a clear understanding of the potential future shifts in biosecurity, plant health and invasive species policies. 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.

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