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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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  • Job title: Finance Manager (Project Finance)

    Location: Bristol, UK (some travel to West Africa with restrictions allowing)

    Duration: Permanent

    Working hours: 35 hours per week

    Salary: £37,350 + benefits

    Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

    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 Finance Manager. 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 are looking to recruit a dynamic and results-driven finance professional with experience in charity project finance.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to support transformational change for some of the world’s poorest people. 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 unique in what we do, have great potential and are growing fast. Working within the Finance and Resources team, the Finance Manager’s objectives will be to:

    Provide the wider team with reliable and timely financial information and analysis of project finances with recommendations for actions.

    • Develop project budgets and monitor performance against them.
    • Provide oversight of and support to Tree Aid’s overseas entities in financial reporting, systems, audits, procedures and resources.
    • Ensure that Tree Aid’s subsidiaries meet all legal and statutory requirements and follow organisational policies.
    • Ensure the integrity of Tree Aid subsidiaries’ financial records and internal controls.

    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: 9am on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

    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.

    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.

  • Business Analyst; Information Management System Consultant (IMS)

    Location: Remote, meetings can be arranged in Bristol, UK

    Duration: +/- 15 days

    Salary: based on agreed contract with successful applicant

    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 Business Analyst. 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:

    Tree Aid is an international development organisation - founded in 1987 - that helps villagers living in the drylands of Africa unlock the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment. It currently has operations in 6 countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal with a turnover of £9m.

    Tree Aid is a fast growing international development NGO.

    We are collecting and using increasing amounts of data for (a) project implementation, and (b) project monitoring. We need our data systems and processes to be ‘fit for purpose’, to deliver high quality outcomes.

    Tree Aid currently use an RDS (Remote Desktop Server) for UK staff, and separate servers for (five) country teams. We are in the process of migrating the filing system across to Sharepoint and OneDrive (Microsoft Teams) in 2021.

    Data currently collected by the Operations Team includes narrative reports in word, financial/statistical information in excel, digital monitoring forms in CSV format (stored on ONA website), GPS data for project site location and shape, photographs, case studies, and focus group discussions.

    Data analysis and visualisation is limited to excel. We have started to look at developing processes and code (using R and Python) with groups of volunteers for data analysis. We are looking to improve data visualisation and dashboard functionality for project logframes and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

    Our two primary needs are to:

    • Automate and integrate incoming M&E data streams, storage and analysis
    • Centralise project life cycle data (currently located across a range of platforms including Salesforce, Microsoft Teams and RDS), and link to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

    Key documents:

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

    Key dates:

    • Start date: as soon as possible

    How to apply:

    Please check the attached FAQs document if you have any questions. If you have further questions please contact david.baines@treeaid.org.

    In order to respond to this TOR, please submit the following to  recruitment@treeaid.org:

    • A technical proposal (max. 8 pages) outlining approach and methodology
    • A detailed financial proposal
    • Work plan (breakdown of days per task and days per consultant)
    • CVs of proposed personnel with company referees
    • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

    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.

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.