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Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a world where trees and woods thrive for people and nature. The Trust engages and inspires people to make their difference tackling the nature and climate crisis helping protect, restore and create our vital woods and trees. 


Responsible and accountable for evolving the Woodland Trust’s diversity and inclusion action plan to drive improvement and impact across our four pillars of success. The Head of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) will provide credible and inspirational leadership to continually review this plan, and implement key priorities around leadership and culture, providing expertise, challenge and support to the Executive Team and fellow senior leaders to do this.

The role will explore and challenge current ways of working, behaviours and attitudes to become more inclusive. It will also involve supporting and developing the Trusts network of Inclusion Allies to help spread awareness of D&I and best practice to the wider organisation.

Collating metrics and key performance indicators to monitor effectiveness will enable the postholder to report progress to numerous stakeholders.

This is a Hybrid working role, where you’ll work part of your time at home and part of the time from our Head Office based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Our Hybrid Working Policy is flexible, and the frequency of time spent in your contracted office will vary across teams and job roles.


You’ll be passionate about diversity and inclusion and ready to drive positive change within an organisation using your knowledge of current trends and legislation. Your excellent communication skills will be invaluable when discussing the Trusts aims and objectives around D&I to multiple and varied stakeholders. 

You’ll ideally have experience of being actively involved in implementing new ideas or processes on a large scale along with having the skills to utilise data and analytics to drive decision making. 

You will ideally have evidence of personal or professional development related to this role.

Our Organisational Nature enables us to better understand what it means to be part of the Woodland Trust, empowering us to make an impact, every day. We want you to be able to role model our values; ‘Grow Together’, ‘Focus’, ‘Explore’ and ‘Make it Count’ to ensure each of us plays our part in helping to protect, restore and create our woods and trees.


There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Joining the team you will be making your contribution to tackling the nature and climate crisis. 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, good holiday allowance and the opportunity to work flexibly from home. 


At the Woodland Trust, we want to reflect and represent the full richness of diversity in the UK. Fewer of our employees are Black, Asian or minority ethnic; disabled; from lower socio-economic backgrounds or under 25; so we are particularly keen to receive your application if you are from one or more of these groups. We can also discuss anything you may need to achieve your full potential at any stage of the process. We assess your application solely on your demonstrated suitability for the job. Nothing else.

To ensure anonymised recruitment, if you have uploaded your CV, shortlisting panels do not see your CV until shortlisting has been completed. Before submitting your application, please ensure you have completed the supporting information section with details of experiences that clearly evidence as many aspects of the job description as possible.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. If you are interested, we'd encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.


£54,000 - £56,000 Per Annum

CIPD Optional

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