The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world
where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to
make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and
create our vital woods and trees.
The Personal Assistant to our Director of Estate and Woodland Outreach is pivotal in supporting
the Director, the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams effective contribution to the
organisation’s operations and strategic objectives, helping to drive communication, activity
and ensure successful delivery of priorities, project and workflow through departments.
The role will work closely with wider departments and with other PA’s across the Trust to
ensure smooth delivery and to ensure best practice is shared. This role is responsible for
ensuring monthly reports, meeting minutes, KPIs and other reports are collated and submitted to
tight deadlines. Managing the day-to-day requirements of the Director of EWO to include
effective forward planning, diary and time management to ensure their demanding schedule is
accurate and up to date, including coordinating and arranging travel plans will be a key part
of this position.
This is a Hybrid working role, where you’ll work part of your time at home and part of the time
from our Head Office based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Our Hybrid Working Policy is flexible,
and the frequency of time spent in your contracted office will vary across teams and job roles.
With significant experience providing Executive Leadership level support, you’ll have
exceptional organisational and planning skills, with the ability to manage your own time and
workload. You’ll have experience managing a busy diary, including arranging virtual meetings
via Teams and Zoom and be able to manage confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
As a confident communicator and effective problem solver, you’ll be flexible and be able to
adapt to change quickly, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and achieve
outcomes within timescales.
Our Organisational Nature enables us to better understand what it means to be part of the
Woodland Trust, empowering us to make an impact, every day. We want you to be able to role
model our values; ‘Grow Together’, ‘Focus’, ‘Explore’ and ‘Make it Count’ to ensure each of us
plays our part in helping to protect, restore and create our woods and trees.
WHAT TO EXPECT BY JOINING A TEAM AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE
There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your
contribution to tackling the nature and climate crisis. 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, good holiday allowance and the opportunity
to work flexibly from home.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
At the Woodland Trust, we want to reflect and represent the full richness of diversity in the
UK. Fewer of our employees are Black, Asian or minority ethnic; disabled; from lower
socio-economic backgrounds or under 25; so we are particularly keen to receive your application
if you are from one or more of these groups. We can also discuss anything you may need to
achieve your full potential at any stage of the process. We assess your application solely on
your demonstrated suitability for the job. Nothing else.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable
applications. If you are interested, we’d encourage you to submit your application as early as
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