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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.

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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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  • Communications Manager

    • Tree Aid, Bristol
    • Home-based during COVID, office-based normally
    • 35 hours a week, full time, permanent
    • Salary: £36,078 per annum + competitive holiday + pension

    Benefits: 25 days per year increasing 1 day for each year of service up to 30 days, (not including bank holidays), pension contributions matched up to 6%, annual eyesight tests, cycle to work scheme, weekly French class and scope for flexible working.

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications Manager at Tree Aid.

    We work 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. Led by local people, our projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and incomes today, and protect the environment for tomorrow.

    After almost four years at Tree Aid, our Communications Manager is moving on. This is what she has to say about the role:

    "This is a brilliant role that I encourage great comms people to apply for! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed delivering communications for this fantastic cause over the last few years. It’s such a unique role in a friendly and driven organisation. Tree Aid is gaining increased recognition and attention - and the best is yet to come as there are some really exciting opportunities on the horizon.

    "The Communications team has grown from one to three roles in just two years and you will be working with highly skilled and talented people that make turning up to work every day enjoyable and inspiring. The role is really broad and interesting, from working with in-country colleagues on professional content gathering trips to leading collaboration through the Communications Working Group. Digital is also a growing area for Tree Aid and we’re in great shape with the new website and with a new digital specialist in the team."

    We welcome applications from candidates who have 2-3 years of communications experience at management level. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and creative marketing and communications all-rounder. The successful candidate will have lots of initiative, be a strong team player and have a passion for our cause bringing new ideas and fresh energy to the charity.

    Our approach to recruitment:

    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.

    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.

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded below.

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

    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 dates:

    • Closing date: midday Monday 8 March 2021.
    • Shortlisted notification: Monday 8 March.
    • Task submission by: 5pm Wednesday 10 March.
    • Interviews: Friday 12 March. This will be a remote interview process.
    • Final interviews: Monday 15 March. This will be a remote interview process.
    • Start date: Tuesday 20 April.
  • Temporary Supporter Care Assistant, Fundraising department

    • Location: Bristol, UK – office-based
    • Salary: £21,905 p.a
    • Duration: temporary, until approximately 14th May 2021 (with possibility of permanent contract).
    • Start date Monday 1st March or as soon as possible thereafter
    • 35 hours/week

    This is a great opportunity to join a professional fundraising team in a dynamic international development charity. Our goal is to reduce poverty and protect the environment in the drylands of Africa – helping some of the poorest communities in the world to grow a way out of poverty.

    We’re looking for an enthusiastic, personable and conscientious individual with a passion and track-record for providing excellent supporter care who is able to hit the ground running. Your role will be to support all areas of administration for the Supporter Fundraising department, primarily through the administration of donations, donor correspondence and database analysis.

    Key objectives are to:

    1. To support all areas of administration for the fundraising department
    2. Process donations and respond to enquiries, maintaining a high level of donor service
    3. Work with the Finance Department to ensure accuracy of donations reporting
    4. Assist with income generating activities and provide support to the Fundraising Officers

    Who we are looking for:

    We’re looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and organised administrator to join our professional fundraising team.

    You will be confident in communicating with our supporters on the telephone and by email, have excellent written communication skills and be familiar with using databases for inputting and analysing data.

    You will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks, have excellent organisation skills and will be expected to play a vital role within the fundraising team.

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded below.

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

    How to apply:

    To apply, send us your CV, together with a Supporting Statement (max. 2 pages) explaining how you meet the person specification, and equal opportunities form 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.

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: please apply as soon as possible, applications constantly being reviewed
    • Interviews: from Wednesday 24th February
    • Start date: Monday 1st March or as soon as possible thereafter

    Our approach to recruitment:

    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.

    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.

  • Supporter Care Assistant, Fundraising department

    • Location: Bristol, UK – office-based
    • Salary: £21,905 p.a
    • Duration: permanent
    • 35 hours/week
    • Benefits
    • Pension

    This is a great opportunity to join a professional fundraising team in a dynamic international development charity. Our goal is to reduce poverty and protect the environment in the drylands of Africa – helping some of the poorest communities in the world to grow a way out of poverty.

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

    Key objectives are to:

    1. To support all areas of administration for the fundraising department
    2. Process donations and respond to enquiries, maintaining a high level of donor service
    3. Work with the Finance Department to ensure accuracy of donations reporting
    4. Assist with income generating activities and provide support to the Fundraising Officers

    Who we are looking for:

    We’re looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and organised administrator to join our professional fundraising team.

    You will be confident in communicating with our supporters on the telephone and by email, have excellent written communication skills and be familiar with using databases for inputting and analysing data.

    You will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks, have excellent organisation skills and will be expected to play a vital role within the fundraising team.

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded below.

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

    How to apply:

    To apply, send us your CV, together with a Supporting Statement (max. 2 pages) explaining how you meet the person specification, and equal opportunities form 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.

    Key dates:

    • Closing date: 9am Monday 15th March
    • Online task submission: Wednesday 17th March – you will be notified of this if successful at first stage
    • Interviews: Thursday 18th March
    • Start date: Monday 19th April or as soon as possible thereafter

    Our approach to recruitment:

    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.

    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.

  • Policy and Advocacy Advisor

    • Tree Aid Bristol (negotiable)
    • 35 hours a week, full time, permanent
    • Salary: £37,300pa + competitive holiday + pension

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Tree Aid for a Policy and Advocacy Advisor to join our growing organisation. Join Tree Aid as we expand our operations to further increase our impact and influence across the drylands of Africa. In this critical period in the global fight against climate crises, this newly created position will play a key role in maximising Tree Aids reach to catalyse change.

    We are seeking a confident and experienced advocacy professional with a track record of achieving real policy change and a keen interest on climate and/or environmental issues. For this role you will conduct policy research, provide social, economic and political analysis and deliver advocacy campaigns influencing Government, UN and other multi-lateral processes linked to Tree Aid’s programme of work.

    Tree Aid works 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. Led by local people, our projects promote nature-based solution that harnesses biodiversity and ecosystem services to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change. Since 1987, we have grown more than 22 million trees and worked with more than 1.8 million people.

    As the Policy and Advocacy Advisor you will:

    • Support Tree Aid UK Office and Country Management teams in the overall development of policy research and analysis.
    • Oversee the development, implementation and coordination of advocacy and influencing strategies across our projects and campaigns.
    • Build support for our work in line with Tree Aid’s strategy and advocacy agenda amongst target stakeholders and decision-makers.
    • Support continuous improvement of programme implementation through technical advice, capacity building and learning to create an environment for innovation.

    You will have a background in international development with proven experience of working in research, policy influencing and advocacy responsibilities on climate and/or environmental policies.

    With excellent evaluation, research and analytical skills and the ability to present and report information accurately and intelligibly, you will shine at building and managing interactions and possess brilliant communication, influencing, facilitation and negotiation skills.

    Above all - inspired by Tree Aid’s mission to alleviate poverty whilst improving the sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems - you will be committed to empowering families in some of the world's poorest countries to thrive, rather than just survive.

    We have ambitious plans for the future. Help us to realise them.

    This is a full-time role offered on 5 days / 35 hours per week.

    Our approach to recruitment:

    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.

    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.

    Key documents:

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded below.

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

    How to apply:

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

    Key dates:

    The deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 16th March 2021.

    First round of Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March. This will be a remote interview process.

  • Database Administrator - Temporary Contract.

    • Tree Aid, Bristol 
    • Home-based during COVID, office-based normally 
    • 21 hours a week. Part timetemporary contract for 4-5 months
    • Salary: £21,905 pro rata + competitive holiday + pension  

    Benefits: 33 days including bank holidays (FT)pension contributions matched up to 6%, weekly French class and scope for flexible working. 

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Database Administrator at Tree Aid. 

    We work 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. Led by local people, our projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide food and incomes today, and protect the environment for tomorrow. 

    After five years at Tree Aid, our Database Administrator is moving on. This is what she has to say about the role: 

    I’ve really enjoyed contributing to the success of this amazing fundraising team by offering my skills, expertise and solutions. This role will be perfect for someone who is technically minded and enjoys problem solving, and will be a great opportunity to work as part of a friendly but high achieving team. 
     
    We welcome applications from candidates who have 2-3 years experience of working with a fundraising CRM. The successful candidate will have lots of initiative, be a strong team player and have a passion for our cause bringing new ideas and fresh energy to the charity. 

    Our approach to recruitment: 

    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. 

    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. 

    Key documents: 

    The full job description and person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded below. 

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

    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 dates: 

    • Closing date: midday Monday 22nd March 
    • Shortlisted notification: Monday 22nd March 
    • Task submission by: 5pm Wednesday 24th March 
    • Interviews: Friday 26th March. This will be a remote interview process. 
    • Start date: Tuesday 13th April.  
  • Communications Volunteer

    We're looking for a communications volunteer to assist Tree Aid’s communications team with various activities, primarily copywriting for Tree Aid’s website, blog and social media, but also assisting with other communications tasks.

    We are looking for a volunteer to work remotely for 1 day a week for a minimum commitment of 3 months. Volunteers will be asked to sign a Tree Aid Volunteer Agreement and are required to provide two references before joining Tree Aid, with at least one being of a professional nature.

     Main tasks:

    • Write blogs and upload content to the Tree Aid website.
    • Edit case studies and interviews with the people we work with and produce communications materials from them, e.g. blogs, story pages and social media posts.
    • Read and synthesise project reports and updates and produce relevant communications materials.
    • Proof read Tree Aid communications materials.
    • Support the communications team with the creation and scheduling of content for Tree Aid social media channels.
    • Other communications activities that arise to support the communications team.

     The volunteer will gain:

    • Experience of working within a charity communications team.
    • The opportunity to develop skills and experience in different aspects of copy and digital communications.
    • The opportunity to publish your work on our digital platforms.
    • An opportunity to improve your CV.
    • Rewarding opportunity to help raise awareness and support for our work and make positive changes to the lives of the people we work with in the drylands of Africa.

    Key documents:

    How to apply:

    To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@treeaid.org with the subject 'Communications Volunteer application' by 5pm on Friday 5th March 2021. 

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.