Opportunity to join the Woodland Trust – Lead Policy Advocate – Corporate Policy (maternity leave)

Last updated: 27th August 2021

Job Purpose: To lead on the development and delivery of strategic policy and advocacy relationships with our corporate partners, and other selective business interests, where a change in corporate behaviour will unlock significant influence towards our public policy aims in addition to income secured. This will include working with corporates to drive a race to the top in the regulatory, legal and policy frameworks in which they operate to support protection, restoration and expansion of native woods and trees. Salary: £35k

Lead Policy Advocate – Corporate (maternity cover)


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland.


As part of the Conservation Policy team, the Lead Policy Advocate – Corporate, is responsible for leading the development of strategic relationships with our corporate partners to secure our policy aims. 

Utilising expertise and experience in corporate partnership management and policy advocacy, this pivotal role will be responsible for managing and delivering our corporate advocacy plans.


You will be a strong negotiator and networker who has the ability to influence internal and external audiences, using your previous experience within a corporate partnership and advocacy role.

Whilst working at pace you will demonstrate strong leadership skills to be able to collaborate and lead small teams to develop and implement new strategies and secure key policy changes. You will complement these skills with a clear understanding of the potential future shifts in policy and political context for the corporate sector.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. 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.

For more information, full job specification and how to apply please visit our website.

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