The Woodland Trust‘s vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. The Woodland Trust’s 10 year strategy is aiming to grow the role of woods and trees in delivering more ecologically resilient landscapes which are enjoyed and resonate with many more people.
Ecosystem services and Natural Capital are increasingly powerful drivers for woodland creation, and the restoration and management of woods and trees throughout the countryside and in urban environments. We need a technical adviser in the Conservation Team to help the Trust understand and build the evidence base associated with these different services, to further the case for the role of native woods and trees and to support development of appropriate mechanisms that deliver transformational landscape change.
Significant ecosystem services provided by woods and trees include flood risk reduction, health benefits through air pollution abatement and space for inspiring recreation, soil stabilisation, carbon storage, water quality improvements, and farm productivity and animal welfare benefits.
You’ll need to be educated to degree level or above in conservation, environmental science or land management, with excellent understanding of ecosystem services and Natural Capital benefits arising from woods and trees and their interaction with other components of the landscape. Specifically you’ll need experience in one or more ecosystem services linked to woods and trees for example water or health benefits, with the ability to identify, analyse and collate key pieces of information and evidence to inform our work.
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.