Action Oak is overseen by a steering committee made up of the founding partners and three subcommittees.
Woodland Heritage (www.woodlandheritage.org) is a unique charity (no. 1041611) uniting tree people to “put something back” and to contribute to the proper management of British trees. We are also one of the leading partners in a new, collaborative public-private initiative called Action Oak (www.actionoak.org).
Launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018, Action Oak aims to lead research into the growing threats to our native oaks, and work with owners and managers of oak trees and woodlands across the UK to protect their long-term future. Action Oak has a Steering Committee of eleven high profile, public and private partners, and three sub-committees that bring together the expertise of many more organisations.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident, driven and inspiring Programme Leader, that will work with our Committees to set the future direction for the Action Oak initiative over the next three years, and lead the work to realise those ambitions.
Our Programme Leader must be a strategic thinker, with proven experience of leading large programmes and some experience in planning fundraising campaigns and building impactful partnerships, a passion for the environment is clearly desirable. The Programme Leader will also manage the Action Oak Project Manager on a day-to-day basis.
By joining our team, you will be instrumental in ensuring that our nation’s oaks continue to have a prominent place in our landscape, enriching our environment, economy and society.
The Programme Leader will report to the Chief Executive of Woodland Heritage on employment matters and will be required to comply with the working policies and procedures of Woodland Heritage; The work programme for Action Oak and hence the Programme Leader will be agreed with its Steering Committee and Chair.
£40,000 for 28 hours per week, a pension contribution in accordance with the Pensions Regulations, plus reasonable expenses.
The post will be for an initial period from 01 April 2023 to 31st March 2026, with a six-month probation period and annual performance appraisal. The post is part-time with 24 days’ annual leave plus eight days of Public Holiday.
CV and letter to email@example.com
Deadline: Midnight Sunday 26th February 2023
A UK where our native oak trees are protected and flourish, both now and in the future.
Our mission is to lead the vital work and research to protect our native oak trees and safeguard their future.
VALUES – (GUIDING PRINCIPLES)
– Protect our native oaks for future generations.
– Be collaborative, innovative and committed in our research.
– Share findings with practitioners to grow healthier, stronger trees.
– Raise public awareness and appreciation of our native oaks and the important role they play in our landscapes as a habitat for wildlife.
Without doubt, oaks are the UK’s most iconic trees. They are a fundamental part of our landscape and cultural heritage and remain crucial to this day, supporting both biodiversity and livelihoods.
But our oak trees are under considerable – and growing – threat from pests, diseases, human intervention and the increasing climate emergency.
Action Oak is committed to protecting these incredible trees.
Action Oak is a national partnership made up of charities, government and private landowners who have come together to protect our oaks for future generations.
Through carrying out vital research and monitoring, we can better understand the threats and devise real solutions, so that we can safeguard the survival of our oaks for generations to come.
Goals and Objectives – Action Oak