Charity registered in Scotland SC021303
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.
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.