Charity registered in Scotland SC021303
We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and focused Head of Rewilding Activities to lead our conservation and tree nursery team based at Dundreggan. The post holder will be a senior manager, combining knowledge and experience of ecology, conservation and project management, with the skills and behaviours to model and share our values and ethos with the team and wider community.
The role will oversee the management, and rewilding of our 10,000 acre estate Dundreggan, west of Loch Ness, and ongoing forest restoration work across the Highlands at both private and public land, alongside our established conservation volunteering programme.
The role is also responsible for the delivery of a range of time-limited, externally funded activities, currently including: The Reds Return- a squirrel translocation project, Skills for Rewilding Traineeships and the Caledonian Pinewood Recovery project.
As part of our Skills for Rewilding traineeship programme we are looking to recruit a creative person who is passionate about Scotland’s wild places. Someone who is interested in developing digital marketing skills, that they can use to inspire people to either actively engage with the natural world, or support action to restore it so wildlife can flourish and communities can thrive.
This is an entry level traineeship, so it would be ideal for someone starting out on a career in fundraising/marketing/online communications. No qualifications are required to apply for this position. During the course of the 12-month traineeship the participant will work towards a Digital Marketing qualification supported by the Virtual Learning Academy.
Candidates should be –
Interested in rewilding and environmental conservation
Motivated and organised
Able to work independently
Good at communicating
Competent at writing
Proactive in seeking out opportunities
Flexible (happy to help with whatever needs doing)
Willing to participate in practical conservation work in potentially cold/hot, wet or midge conditions
Traineeship experience and learning
Creating social media and web site content
Digital marketing metrics and analytics
Using collaborative technologies
Design, implementation and evaluation of campaigns
Trees for Life is an award winning conservation charity with big ambitions!
We are looking to recruit new trustees in 2021, to join our current team of innovative and pragmatic board members.
Your skills and experience will enable us to ensure that our new strategy is implemented effectively and the charity is properly governed.
If you have the skills, experience and time to commit to this role, then we would love to hear from you.
We are seeking to appoint board members based on their experience and knowledge in the following areas:
We are also looking to diversify the Board and we would be very interested in applicants who are:
Applications are particularly welcome from those aged 18-45 to increase the age diversity of the board and reflect the community in which we work. Successful candidates will have a passion for conservation and be aligned with the values and ethos of the organisation. Your ability to support strategic direction will be important, as will your desire to act as an ambassador for Trees for Life.
Ideally, candidates will be based in Scotland, preferably the Highlands.
The core duties a board member includes:
Board members are also expected to actively contribute to the delivery of Trees for Life’s strategy. Each members’ contribution depends on their skills, experience and external network
We are recruiting for a dynamic, professional and effective organiser to provide high level assistance to our Chief Executive Officer, the senior management team and Board of Trustees.
Company Secretary and Governance duties are a key responsibility for the role and requires a versatile, assertive and discrete individual.
The role is also responsible for running our Findhorn office and overseeing administrative facilities.
The role will be based at our Findhorn office and can be performed from home due to current covid restrictions.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Finance and Resources will be accountable for highly effective and best practice financial controls, reporting, processes and systems to support all areas of Trees for Life as the organisation grows.
The postholder will actively contribute to the strategic and operational goals of the department and wider organisation. Together with the wider finance team, ensure the timely and accurate production of statutory and management accounts, forecasting and planning, resource management and a strong financial control environment. Managing and developing the finance and resources team in line with Trees for Life standards and expectations, encouraging a culture of continuous improvement for employees.
The role will be based out of our Findhorn office and we offer employees a hybrid approach to working, being able to work from the comfort of home and one our beautiful locations in the Highlands and Moray. For more information on how we work at Trees for Life, please see our benefits brochure here.
A unique and one off opportunity has arisen to work on the development of our flagship Dundreggan Rewilding Centre as the Centre Director. This is a fixed term role ( maternity cover) for 12 months, with the possibility of a 2-3 month extension subject to conditions.
We are welcoming applications from those wanting to join the team as an employee, with consideration for those who are self employed contractors. The successful candidate will be based within travelling distance to Dundreggan and initially be working at site one day a week, with this increasing to 3-5 days a week as building work draws to a close. Flexibility and a driving license are essential for this position.
Based in one of the Highland’s most beautiful landscapes, the successful candidate will be working towards implementation of a pre-existing work plan to ensure the smooth opening of the
Rewilding Centre, a £6million project which is the next stage of the charity's ambitious plans. You will have a background in tourism and ideally, nature based tourism, demonstrating the ability to draw in audiences, develop activities and schedules with the centres Education Manager and also recruit a team of staff who also share our vision.
A large part of this position involves managing key external relationships, including funding organisations who support the capital and operational expenditures of the Rewilding Centre. These may include the National Lottery Heritage Fund or the Natural and Cultural Heritage Fund, led by NatureScot and part funded through the European Regional Development Fund, which both provide funds for the Centre Director role.
Trees for Life are one of Scotland’s leading rewilding conservation organisations, working to welcome a larger, and more diverse audience to Dundreggan, our flagship rewilding estate based in the Scottish Highlands. We are developing an exciting new project to make this happen, and in 2023, the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre will be open to welcome visitors and share the history of this area is steeped in gaelic culture, history and of course shares our rewilding message.
As building work is now successfully under way, we are looking to recruit a Marketing Manager with demonstrable success in achieving KPIs, driving visitor satisfaction and effective and professional communication skills. Technical abilities in the use of wordpress, CRM, CMS and Google analytics are desirable, when teamed up with your approach to organisation, delivery of deadlines and knowledge of the tourism and hospitality sectors.
You will be able to work from home, whilst living in commutable distance to our office at Dundreggan, working alongside our team of dedicated and inspiring colleagues. Our people are led by our values of groundbreaking, collaborative and pragmatic, sharing their skills, stories and experiences to both engage and nurture each other and our supporters.
We welcome applications from all backgrounds and experiences, committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all our people.