19 January 2021
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Trees for Streets is the new National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme launching to the public at Easter 2021. It is a not-for-profit charitable ‘enterprise’, providing local councils an innovative way to help fund street tree planting by letting residents and businesses sponsor new street trees.

The scheme is a collaboration between the progressive charity, Trees for Cities, and the local innovator, Start with Local. It is supported by the Mayor of London and funded by City Bridge Trust and DEFRA’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

We’re recruiting a number of exciting and varied roles to help build up our high-performance team to support our launch. This is a great opportunity for people wanting to work in the environmental charity space on a tech-for-good project.

We’re embracing a home-based flexible approach to working to get the very best out of our team and offer a better work/life balance. All roles are for an immediate start.

Please check out our vacancies:

Marketing and Communications Manager

The role of the Marketing and Communications Manager is to promote the scheme to councils, funders, sponsors, residents, community groups and within our space (street trees, greener streets, greener cities, urban environment, community engagement/empowerment). The outcome of your work will be the successful delivery of street tree sponsorship programmes in the localities we are working, the growth of the scheme into new localities, and a more favourable environment for the project to operate in.

This is an incredibly exciting role which requires a diverse skillset from a motivated spirited marketer.

Home-working, full-time, flexible hours, £32-34,000

Apply via our partner, Trees for Cities

Local Engagement Manager

The role of the Local Engagement Manager is to help secure and then manage relationships with local councils countrywide, working with their communities and local stakeholders to ensure that the scheme is well-adopted.

This is a very hands-on role requiring fantastic people and communication skills. We’re looking for someone who can be a great account manager through to local organiser.

You may have experience working with councils, community organisations and general account management.

Home-working, full-time, flexible hours, £28,000

Apply via our partner, Trees for Cities

Business Support Manager (4 days a week)

We’re looking for a super-efficient can-do Business Support Manager to effectively run our virtual office, and to manage much of the operational work of the project. This includes our office administration, making arrangements, conducting research, and dealing with customer enquiries. You will also provide support to the project team across their various duties, so it’s a real opportunity to get involved in a lot of the aspects of the project.

Home-based, full-time, flexible hours, pro-rata £21-23,000

Apply via our partner, Trees for Cities

Fundraiser (3 days a week)

We’re looking for an entrepreneurially minded Fundraiser is to generate extra income to promote and support street tree planting in each of our operating localities. In doing so you will seek to tap into both local and national funding opportunities from both the charity and corporate sectors. We also want you to explore other income generating opportunities to really push the boundaries.

Home-based, part-time, flexible hours, pro-rata £31-35,000

Apply via our partner, Trees for Cities

Writer

We need a writer to produce an article each month on the subject of street trees, street greening, the urban environment, community empowerment and our project.

Home-based, contractor/freelancer – 1 day per month but may grow over time

Drop us a line at hello@treesforstreets.org and we’ll be in touch with more details for you.

Researcher

We need a researcher who can build a database of information on all UK councils and their community tree planting activities, along with other small research tasks as time permits. This will involve desk research – both online, and making email and telephone enquiries. We’re looking for someone who is ruthlessly accurate in their attention to detail, who can deal with the need to adapt to circumstance as the projects naturally develops. This is a lovely contained piece of work that can be done from the comfort of your home office, and although we need you to work full-time on this, you are free to manage to your own hours within the week.

Homebased, contractor/freelancer – 2 month assignment

Drop us a line at hello@treesforstreets.org and we’ll be in touch with more details for you.

Our deadline to apply is 31st January, although we reserve the right to offer earlier if we find the right people for the roles.