We're hiring! Green Space for Health Programme Director

Wednesday, 27 April, 2022
  • Full-time, £39,000 per annum
  • Apply by midnight 19th May 2022

This is an exciting senior role for an environmentally committed manager who can take strategic oversight of our Green Space programme and provide effective management of the project and its staff.

Our flagship project is the NHS Forest, which helps to realise the value of green space for physical and mental health, both at healthcare sites and in the wider community.  We support and encourage NHS sites in planting trees and developing their green space for the benefit of patients, health staff and communities, while also improving biodiversity and combatting climate change. We promote tree planting and woodland conservation at NHS sites, with free trees and advice, while also encouraging other green space enhancements such as meadow areas, vegetable growing, orchards and therapeutic gardens.

In addition to overseeing the development of the NHS Forest project and line managing the programme’s 2 core staff, the Green Space for Health Programme Director will also manage the Ranger Manager who looks after a number of Nature Rangers based on NHS sites. The Director also manages the Green Space Communities Lead and has oversight of their projects which currently include Health Walks and Magnificent Meadows. Work will also include leading on development and delivery of our training courses for NHS staff.

This role includes overseeing the programme’s budget, in consultation with the organisation’s Finance Manager; coordinating reports to funders and taking a strategic lead on the development of the NHS Forest and the Green Space for Health programme in consultation with other stakeholders.


CSH is based in Oxford, UK. Staff are currently working from home. Staff are expected to attend office meeting days in person once every month. The role will require some travel within the UK for NHS site visits, meetings and conferences. We encourage the use of sustainable travel wherever feasible.

How to apply

To apply please complete the application form and email to CSH by midnight 19th May 2022. Your application will be assessed solely by how well you fit the requirements in the Person Specification and to what extent you demonstrate your experience and/or knowledge of the tasks you will be required to complete. Interviews will take place online on 27th May 2022.

Full job description and person specification is attached below