Development Coordinator (UK Urban Forest)

Trees for Cities - London, United Kingdom

apply before May 8, 2023

Tasks: Management

Topics: Empower & Participate, Public Space & Landscape, Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

Trees for Cities is the only independent charity working on a global scale focused entirely on planting urban trees, inspiring children to grow and eat good food and providing volunteering opportunities to bring local people together. Since our inception we have engaged over 80,000 volunteers to plant over 800,000 trees focusing on health, food security, environmental protection, and providing opportunities for education and learning through our Edible Playground and Urban Forest programmes.

Our vision to plant trees in cities is global. However, we know the importance of a local focus – we empower and work with local people to strengthen their community. We are a game-changing, ambitious organisation which sets the standard for urban tree planting worldwide.

Our Development Coordinator (UK Urban Forest) will be a core member of the Trees for Cities team, identifying opportunities and securing tree planting projects throughout the UK to support the organisation’s national Urban Forest programme.

This role requires a confident, well-organised and friendly individual to support the development and delivery of our national Urban Forest Programme. Working with a range of stakeholders across the country, it provides a fantastic and unique opportunity to engage with the UK’s urban tree planting, gaining a truly national perspective.

You will work under the steer of the UK Development Manager, engaging with landowners and project delivery partners across the UK to develop and maintain TfC’s seasonal programme of tree planting projects. You will represent TfC at events and support partners with planning their reporting and payment deadlines, as well as meeting funders’ critical monitoring & evaluation milestones. You will be a key player in the organisation and help Trees for Cities plant over 100,000 urban trees nationwide.

The role will involve a large amount of interpersonal work as you liaise closely with a range of colleagues to develop and support an array of external stakeholders. You will be responsible for building strong relationships with partners and these will be key to success. The role will see close working with a range of internal teams and colleagues at TfC, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks is essential.

While experience with environmental or urban greening work is desired, training will be given around developing urban tree projects, and the role would equally suit someone with strong experience in building relationships who is keen to learn more about urban greening. This is a permanent role for a driven individual who will work to play a part in bringing nature to towns and cities across the UK.

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