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Looking for a fulfilling new job? Join our team and you can work with us to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis.

Tree Aid works in partnership with communities to grow and protect trees so people can live from them for years to come. To do that, we need experienced and committed people who share our values.

Photo of Amadou Tangara, Tree Aid's Mali Country Manager sat with a Tree Aid project member writing a form

Why work at Tree Aid?

Everyone in our team plays a role in tackling poverty and the effects of the climate crisis in the drylands of Africa. Once recruited, we aim to support our people to succeed in their roles and grow both personally and professionally.

Our aim is to build a team who can work together to successfully deliver our strategy and be driven by our values.

Our approach to recruitment

We recruit with openness and transparency. We employ people on the basis of their ability to carry out the role being recruited for.

We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment than any other on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work.

Group photo of Tree Aid Staff and Partners outside after training

What we offer

We benchmark our salaries using independent surveys to ensure they are fair and competitive. All our people have 33 days of annual leave (including public holidays), rising to 38 days with length of employment. We provide a generous pension scheme in the UK, contributing up to 6% of salary. We offer enhanced maternity pay and are open to discuss flexible working options.

We provide all our people with the skills and opportunities to grow and realise their potential. We support a variety of formal and informal learning opportunities for staff, including time-off to attend training and assistance with training costs.

Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. See our current vacancies below.

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  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Individual Giving Retention Fundraising Office at Tree Aid.

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Duration: Permanent contract

    Working hours: Full time, 35 hours a week

    Salary: £27,865 pro rata + competitive holiday + pension

    Key dates:

    Closing date: Monday 30th May - Midnight
    - Shortlisted candidates will be sent a task: 31st May
    - Task deadline: Friday 3rd June - Midday
    - Interviews: 10th – 17th June

    How to apply:
    To apply, please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form and a covering letter setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK at time of application. As a charity with limited resources we can only respond to successful applicants.

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    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people who are living on the frontline of the climate crisis. Tree Aid works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. We are values led, unique in what we do and are growing fast.  

    Here are a few words about working at Tree Aid the role from our team:  

    "Tree Aid is an organisation that makes you feel passionate about coming to work. Every staff member is focused on delivering a huge impact, working closely together and being transparent, ethical and data driven every step of the way.”

    After almost 8 years at Tree Aid, our Fundraising Officer is moving on. This is what he had to say about the role:

    “In my role as Fundraising Officer for Retention I have been involved in some great campaigns. Over the years I have worked with the Fundraising Manager to develop Appeal Communications and Update Magazines. One of the highlights has been attending meetings with our Programmes team, where they share news on the projects Tree Aid runs. I’ve really enjoyed working with Tree Aid and would recommend it to anyone who is passionate about fundraising.”

    The role will focus on engaging with existing donors to increase individual giving income from donors who have supported Tree Aid for 6 months or more.  

    You will develop a range of regular communications that will steward and cultivate our existing donors. You will work with the Fundraising Manager to plan and deliver the retention element of the Individual Giving programme.

    You will maximise on donor retention opportunities to ensure long-term programme growth. You will have 1-2 years developing effective supporter journeys that have successfully grown donor income. You will be passionate about fundraising,

    You will be data driven and able to demonstrate a solid understanding of CRM databases, and how they can be used to enhance the supporter experience. You will have knowledge of trends in individual giving and digital fundraising. 

    Finally, you should be an excellent communicator, with a proactive and creative approach to working, used to juggling priorities and passionate about delivering the best supporter experience possible. You will lead by example to provide sector-leading supporter care.  

    Knowledge & Experience:  

    • 1-2 years' experience of direct marketing and fundraising across all channels. (Inc. phone, email, online, print)  
    • Experience of project managing fundraising campaigns to agreed targets, deadlines & budgets  
    • Experience of production and/or fulfilment of communications materials  
    • Experience of using fundraising CRMs (Raisers Edge NXT preferred)  
    • Experience of undertaking research and reporting findings  
    • Knowledge of administering legacies 

    Skills:   

    • Excellent planning and project management skills; experienced in prioritising workload.  
    • Excellent written communications skills and high standard of English; good editing and copy writing skills, able to communicate in an engaging and persuasive style. 
    • High level of attention to detail. 
    • Understanding of good digital customer journeys and stewardship journeys.  
    • High level of numeracy and analytical skills with ability to analyse data and produce reports.  
    • Good IT ability, including good typing skills and the use of Microsoft Office (including Excel and Word). 
    • Good supporter/customer care skills and good telephone manner.

    Personal Qualities:  

    • A passion for international development and to issues affecting rural smallholder farmers in dryland Africa  
    • Proactive and confident to make recommendations to improve future activity. 
    • Open and willing to learn  
    • Flexible and responsive 
  • Tree Aid is looking for a law graduate volunteer for a new Compliance & Risk Management internship. The Compliance Intern is given the opportunity to assist the Compliance & Risk Manager in minimising and preventing risks from occurring.

    Learn more about the opportunity (Download Role Description - PDF)

    The Compliance Intern will work under general supervision and learn to monitor, research, analyse, and address all essential compliance activities for Tree Aid and exercise good judgment in identifying issues and driving resolution.

    The Compliance Intern will assist in the day-to-day implementation and advancement of Tree Aid’s global compliance program that includes compliance with applicable laws, regulation and requirements.

    Please note: Though this opportunity is open to global candidates, English language is a requirement and fluent spoken & written French is highly desirable.

    To apply, please submit a brief cover letter, CV and to recruitment@treeaid.org

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (English)

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (French)

     

  • Please note: This is a French-speaking role based in Bamako, Mali:

    Localisation: Mali, Bamako

    Type de contrat: 1 an renouvelable avec une probation de 03 mois, sous réserve de performance et de disponibilité du financement

    Heures de travail: 40 heures par semaine

    À propos du poste:
    Fonctions et responsabilités principales:

    1. Aider à la gestion efficace des ressources des différents projets mis en œuvre au Mali et à développer et maintenir les procédures financières et comptables, afin d’assurer notamment la production de rapports exacts et ponctuels

    2. Appuyer le Country Programme Manager du Mali dans la gestion quotidienne du bureau

    3. Assister les équipes de projets dans la mise en œuvre et le suivi - évaluation des différents projets

     

    AVIS DE RECRUTEMENT (PDF)

    DESCRIPTION DU POSTE (PDF)

  • Location: Bristol, UK

    Duration:  Permanent contract

    Working hours: full time, 35 hours a week

    Salary: £23,009 pro rata + competitive holiday + pension

    Closing date:  18th May 2022 (midnight)

    Responsible to: Fundraising Manager

     

    About Tree Aid:

    Tree Aid is an international development organisation working with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land.

    We are looking to recruit a Fundraising Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people who are living on the frontline of the climate crisis. Tree Aid works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. We are values led, unique in what we do and are growing fast.

    About the role:

    The overall aim is to support the Corporate, High Value and Trust Fundraising team with donor communications, as well as providing administrative support.  

    Key Objectives

    • To deliver communications for corporate, high value and trust supporters
    • To provide administrative support to the corporate, high value and trust fundraising team
    • To assist with the cultivation and engagement of new Tree Aid supporters

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    “In my role as Fundraising Assistant at Tree Aid, I had the opportunity to work across lots of different areas of fundraising, as well as supporting with appeals, webinars and donor stewardship opportunities. It’s a really varied role which has proven extremely valuable in my own development.”

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: 18th May 2022 (midnight)
    • Shortlisted for interview: By 20th May 2022
    • Interviews: 25th May 2022

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form and a covering letter setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org.

    Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK at time of application.

    As a charity with limited resources we can only respond to successful applicants.

    Our approach to recruitment:

    We recruit with openness and transparency and employ people based on their ability to carry out the role being recruited for. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work. 

    We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background. 

    Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has signed up to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The jobholder will be expected to sign Tree Aid’s Safeguarding Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

  • Job title: Fundraising Administrator

    Location: Bristol, UK – office-based

    Duration: Permanent

    Working hours: Full time, 35 hours a week

    Salary: £23,009 pro rata + competitive holiday + pension

    Closing date: 24th May

    About Tree Aid:

    Tree Aid is an international development organisation working with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees, improving people’s incomes, and restoring and protecting land.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people who are living on the frontline of the climate crisis. Tree Aid works in partnership with communities in the drylands of Africa, using forestry and natural resource management to relieve poverty and protect the environment. We are values led, unique in what we do and are growing fast.

    About the role:

    We’re looking for an organised, personable and conscientious individual with a passion for detail and providing excellent customer care for Tree Aid’s donors. Your role will be to support all areas of administration for the Fundraising team, primarily through the administration of donations, donor correspondence and database management.

    Key objectives are to:

    1. Process donations with a high level of accuracy.
    2. Respond to enquiries, maintaining a high level of donor service.
    3. Assist with income generating activities and provide support to the team.

    The successful candidate will have experience of working in a busy office environment and be a highly organised person with an excellent attention to detail.

    This role has become available as the current member of staff has progressed into an officer position, here’s what Natasha said about the role;

    "The Individuals Fundraising Team have been amazing and supportive since I started. I have found that my role is important in keeping donations coming in, via post and the website, up to date for the rest of the team to use in reporting.

    I am also the first point of contact for new and existing supporters through email and telephone, I spend time talking to them about the positive changes and exciting projects Tree Aid is involved in."

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded by clicking the links below:

    • Job description and person specification
    • Equal opportunities monitoring form

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: 24th May
    • Shortlisted candidates sent task: 24th May
    • Task deadline: 26th May
    • Interviews: W/C 30th May
    • Start date: As soon as possible

    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form and a covering letter setting out how you meet the person specification to recruitment@treeaid.org.

    Key requirements:

    • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK at time of application.
    • As a charity with limited resources we can only respond to successful applicants.
    • This role requires a DBS check.

    Our approach to recruitment:

    We recruit with openness and transparency and employ people based on their ability to carry out the role being recruited for. We ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, caring responsibilities or hours of work. 

    We value diversity and welcome applications from applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background. 

    Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has signed up to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The jobholder will be expected to sign Tree Aid’s Safeguarding Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.

    Download:

    Job Description & person specification

    Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Our commitment to Safeguarding

Tree Aid is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse. We have specific policies on this commitment, including standards of behaviour and whistleblowing. These policies outline the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, volunteers and other organisational representatives.

Any candidate offered a job with Tree Aid will be expected to sign our safeguarding policy and agree to comply with our procedures. Some roles require DBS checks/police vetting.