Opportunities

Director of Scotland, Woodland Trust

Job title: Director of Scotland
Location: Perth
Salary: £55,000-£65,000
Hours: Full time
Closing date: Sunday 11 April 2021

This is a key leadership role, responsible for leading the Trust’s strategic delivery in Scotland, enabling us to achieve our mission for a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and nature. The Scotland Director reports to the Director of Operations and forms part of a UK Senior Leadership team, responsible for developing and leading the Trust’s long term strategy. It’s an incredible time to join the Trust and this role will be integral in driving forward our ambitions in Scotland.

With a strong background of leading teams at a senior level, preferably in the conservation or environmental sector, you’ll be an inspirational leader. Responsible for the delivery of our strategic plan in Scotland, you’ll be able to promote the work of the Woodland Trust with energy, flair and imagination to high level partners, funders and stakeholders. Successful at developing effective relationships, you’ll be a strong communicator with the ability to influence at a senior level, motivate, inspire and shape strategy – from policy into practice.

For full details including how to apply please visit the Woodland trust website here – Woodland Trust vacancies

 

 

 

Tender Opportunity with LINK for the production of a short film

LINK is commissioning the production of short film making the case for action by the Scottish government to create a more circular economy to address the climate and nature crises. This is to be used by LINK’s Circular Economy for a Fairer Footprint project and tie into the focus on climate change leading up to COP 26.
LINK invites proposals from suitably experienced environmental film makers to create a short film suitable for social media (twitter, facebook) whose target is a non-specialised audience who have an environmental awareness, including the public and parliamentarians.

We want the film to:

• Present, in an engaging way for a non-specialised but environmentally aware audience, the case for action by the Scottish government to create a more circular Scottish economy to address the climate and nature crises.

• Convey the link between our nature and climate crises, the need for a reduction in our footprints and how a more circular economy can help us do this.

• Motivate viewers to sign a petition calling on the Scottish government to set footprint reduction targets and introduce the CE policies needed to address the climate and nature emergencies.

We anticipate that the film will primarily be viewed on Twitter and Facebook. We might also want to use it at events (physical or online).

 

Proposed Project Timescale

Deadline for receipt of tenders: 25th April 2021

Final version of the film: 4th June 2021:

For full details please read our tender documents here Circular economy tender

Public Affairs Officer, Woodland Trust Scotland

Location: Edinburgh
Job Category:Campaigning & Government Affairs
Salary:£26,000 – £28,000 Per Annum
Closing Date: Monday, 19 Apr 2021

THE ROLE
The Public Affairs Officer role will work to increase the Trust’s influence through public affairs and policy work, building strong partnerships with environmental NGOs, politicians at local and national government level and relevant stakeholders. An integral part of this role is the ability to lead on the Trust’s advocacy relationship with local authorities and the two national parks across Scotland to ensure policy support and resource allocation for woodland protection, creation, and restoration. In particular, the Public Affairs Officer will support planning policy influencing at the local and national government level.

THE CANDIDATE
You’ll possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and a good understanding of how to deploy them within a political context. Working experience of Scottish politics and environmental policy, and a keen interest in current affairs are a must alongside the ability to be a good advocate for the Woodland Trust’s mission. You must be able to travel for site visits and meetings, sometimes in remote areas of Scotland, and with some overnight stays.

For more details including how to apply visit their website here – Woodland Trust vacancies

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