Head of Legal Services
The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland.
This is a key leadership role, responsible for providing a high quality legal service across the Woodland Trust, working collaboratively with other senior leaders across the organisation to provide appropriate and pragmatic advice on complex matters and support the Woodland Trust in its activities.
The Head of Legal Services will contribute to the development and implementation of the trusts strategies, policies and practices, supporting the success of the Trust and its objectives.
You'll be an effective leader with substantial post qualified experience and knowledge of contracts, commercial agreements, intellectual property and probate law. You'll be responsible for providing advice on governance and risk so you'll need a working knowledge of identifying and managing risk within a commercial organisation.
Successful at developing effective relationships you'll be a strong communicator, able to influence at a senior level and work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders raising the profile and scope of Legal Services provision.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
There's no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect woods and trees. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a generous contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.