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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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  • 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.

  • 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.  
  • Director of West Africa Operations

    • Tree Aid Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    • Closing date for applications is 18:00 on Wednesday 7th April 2021

    We are looking to appoint a Director for our West Africa Operations to lead the development and delivery of Tree Aid’s strategy in West Africa, which currently operates in Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana and Niger and will extend to Senegal this year.

    We work with people in the drylands of Africa to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis by growing trees and restoring and protecting land. Led by local people, our projects make sure trees thrive so they can provide nutritious food and incomes today, and look after the environment for tomorrow. We support people to manage their land and resources in a way that helps slow down the effects of the climate crisis and stops fertile soil being lost. Together, we influence policy and push for change that protects trees, people’s livelihoods and our planet.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s poorest people. We are unique in what we do, have great potential and are growing fast.

    The Director of West Africa Operations’ key objectives will be:

    • Develop and grow the Tree Aid Programme in West Africa to meet Tree Aid’s overall mission, vision and strategy
    • Lead the effective development and delivery of Tree Aid’s operations in West Africa to achieve the desired impact
    • Promote and build the advocacy and influencing strategies of Tree Aid’s work in West Africa and beyond
    • Ensure financial and operational accountability for our work in West Africa
    • Provide leadership to the Tree Aid team in West Africa

    You will have

    • A background in agroforestry, forestry, rural development and land restoration
    • Proven experience of operational leadership, climate and/or environmental policies with an ability to bring out the best in a team through an inclusive and participatory leadership style
    • A keen interest in media and strategic communications
    • Previous responsibilities on policy influencing and advocacy are also desirable.

    Candidates must demonstrate a successful record of accomplishment in strategic planning and in the development, design and management of projects.

    The post holder can expect to undertake frequent travel across West Africa and occasional travel beyond the region.

    Applications are invited from internal, national and international candidates with the right to live and work in Burkina Faso. 

    Key documents: 

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

    Full job description and person specification. 
    Equal opportunities form. 

    How to apply: 

    To apply please send your CV, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and a supporting statement, in French or English, describing how you meet the Person Specification to recrutement@cabinetavanseil.com or recruitment@treeaid.org 

    Key dates: 

    Closing date for applications is 18:00 on Wednesday 7th April 2021. Only the shortlisted will be contacted for the interview.

     

     

  • Chauffeur

    • Tree Aid, Mali
    • La date de clôture des candidatures est fixée au 23 avril 2021 à 16H00

    Tree Aid est une organisation britannique de développement établie en 1987. Présente au Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Niger et Ethiopie, Tree Aid a pour objectif de réduire la pauvreté et protéger l’environnement dans les zones arides d’Afrique en aidant les populations rurales les plus pauvres à générer des revenus à partir de l’arbre, tout en leur apportant un appui pour la gestion des ressources naturelles.

    L’objectif général du poste est d’assurer les déplacements des équipes projets sur le terrain dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre des activités et des courses du bureau à Bamako.

    Le contrat sera un CDD pour une période initiale de 24 mois, avec possibilité de renouvellement.

    1. Fonctions et responsabilités principales:

    a) Assurer la conduite du personnel du projet selon la demande
    - Assurer le transport du personnel et toute autre personne désignée par les supérieurs hiérarchiques ;
    - Veiller à la sécurité des personnes et des biens transportés

    b) Effectuer des courses dans le cadre du projet
    - Effectuer des courses pour les besoins du service ;
    - Prise et remise de courrier ;
    - Assurer toutes autres tâches liées à sa fonction qui lui seront confiées par l’équipe projet.

    c) Assurer la bonne utilisation du véhicule et son entretien
    - S’Assurer de l’entretien et de la réparation du véhicule (propreté : lavage et graissage) ainsi que les petites réparations ;
    - Veiller au bon suivi du véhicule sous sa responsabilité : vidanges (pont et moteur) ; niveau d’eau du radiateur et essuie-glace ; Tenue du cahier de bord du véhicule ; Préparation du véhicule avant les missions de terrain.
    - Aider à la mise à jour des pièces du véhicule (assurance, Vignette, visite technique) ;
    - Détecter tout dysfonctionnement de l’équipement et signaler les réparations.

    2. Qualifications et expérience

    - Disposer d’un permis de conduire catégorie B au moins en cours de validité ;
    - Avoir au moins le certificat d’études primaires ;
    - Savoir parler, lire et écrire en français notamment pour la tenue des tableaux de bord
    - Savoir parler la langue locale de la zone du projet
    - Justifier d’une expérience professionnelle d’au moins 3 ans dans la conduite ;
    - Avoir une bonne connaissance du paysage géographique et de la situation sécuritaire des régions du Mali;
    - Être discret et courtois et avoir le sens du relationnel ;
    - Être dynamique et avoir une maîtrise de soi.
    - Avoir une connaissance en mécanique auto serait un atout ;
    - La connaissance de l’outil informatique (Word, Excel) et du GPS serait un atout Avoir une bonne maitrise des logiciels informatiques couramment utilisés; et savoir utiliser un GPS

    3. Autres exigences

    - Etre apte à séjourner en milieu rural
    - Etre de bonne moralité et capable de travailler sous pression
    - Etre immédiatement disponible

    4. Critères d’évaluation

    Les postulants seront évalués sur la base des critères ci-après:

    - Niveau d’instruction : 20 Points 
    - Expériences en tant que chauffeur/coursier : 40 Points
    - Expériences en Mécanique : 15 Points 
    - Expérience en sante sécurité : 15 Points
    - Expériences avec les projets ou Institutions Internationales similaires : 10 Points

    5. Comment Postuler:

    Les postulants doivent produire les informations sur leur capacité et expérience démontrant qu’ils sont qualifiés pour les prestations (Lettre de motivation, curriculum Vitae, diplômes, attestations de formation et de travail, certificats).

    Le dossier de candidature et le formulaire de l’égalité des chances sont envoyés à l’adresse suivante: tawa.recruitment@treeaid.org 

    La date de clôture des candidatures est fixée au 23 avril 2021 à 16H00.
    Tree Aid s'engage pour l'égalité des chances en matière d'emploi.

     

    English:

    Chauffeur

    • Tree Aid, Mali
    • Closing date for applications is 16:00 on Wednesday 23rd April 2021

    The general objective of the position is to ensure the safe travel of the project teams in the field as part of the implementation of activities for the office in Bamako.
    The contract an initial period of 24 months, with the possibility of renewal.

    How to apply:

    Applicants must provide information on their ability and experience demonstrating that they are qualified for the services (Cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, training and work certificates).

    The application documents and the equal opportunities form should be emailed to: tawa.recruitment@treeaid.org 

    The closing date for applications is 23 April 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

    Tree Aid is an equal opportunities employer.

    Key documents: 

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

     

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.