We're hiring! Woodland Creation and Tree Planting Technical Officer

Tuesday, 30 May, 2023

We wish to expand our team and deliver more tree planting and woodland creation on NHS sites. The Woodland Creation and Tree Planting Technical Officer will work as part of a team alongside the Woodland Creation and Tree Planting Project Manager, and supported by the Communications and Marketing, and Project and Evidence leads for trees and woodlands.

  • Home-based with monthly travel to Oxford and travel to site meetings.
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Fixed term until March 2025
  • Salary: £30,000- £32,500 per annum (plus contributory pension)
  • Closing date: 2pm on Monday 12th June 2023

About the role

The postholder will have a nationwide remit, but with a geographic focus on key sites, working to engage NHS Trusts in woodland creation and tree planting on the NHS green estate. They will work in a strategic way using evidence and data to identify suitable locations, liaising with NHS teams to deliver tree planting, ensuring aftercare capabilities, and providing technical advice. This will include managing the order and supply of trees.

The role will involve a range of activities designed to expand the NHS Forest and develop it as a vibrant network for good practice. This includes approaching and liaising with health trusts and tree suppliers to facilitate tree planting and related green space work; advising on tree planting events; monitoring and reporting on tree sponsorship and tree planting to track the expansion of the NHS Forest; developing our tree procurement strategy; gathering information about NHS Trusts’ woodland and green space activities, needs and interests; producing inspiring case studies and other supporting advice and information to help trusts in developing the potential of their woodlands and other green spaces.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and supporting woodland creation at a number of NHS sites – a target of 15-20 ha by March 25.
  • Facilitating smaller tree planting initiatives at other sites - a target of 25,000 trees by March 25.
  • Ensuring relevant permissions and tree planting agreements are secured at all sites (using our existing systems and processes).
  • Working with the wider team to arrange delivery of trees to sites.
  • Providing advice and information to support healthcare organisations in all aspects of their tree planting; in promoting biodiversity and making the most of green space for the benefit of patients, staff and communities.
  • Contributing to monitoring and reporting on programme progress in tree planting, tree sponsorship and other green space activities, and maintaining our customer relations database.
  • Representing CSH at conferences and events, as required.
  • Contributing to the Green Space for Health team activities and wider work across CSH as required.

How to apply

Please see the full job description attached below. To apply please email your CV and a cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience match this role.

  • Closing date: 2pm on Monday 12th June 2023
  • Interviews: To be held on 15th and 16th June 2023

For any questions, please contact us