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Chief Executive

The role of the Chief Executive is a new appointment. The purpose of the role is to provide the operational management and leadership for Trees for Life. Working with a strong Board to create and implement the strategy needed to implement the organisation’s vision, you’ll lead the staff team, build on existing activities and develop relationships with key stakeholders such as the Forestry Commission, the National Trust for Scotland and the RSPB.  You’ll be someone with senior management and leadership experience gained at a similar organisation – ideally, but not essentially, a charity. You should have a strong interest in conservation and be able to demonstrate an affinity with the cause. 

This role would suit someone who wants to work in support of positive and inspiring vision, protect Scotland’s heritage and make a real difference to the work of Trees for Life.

Role: Chief Executive
Location: Findhorn
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: £45,000
Closing Date: Thursday, 6 August 2015

For further background information on changes in our organisational structure please see Changes at the top in Trees for LifeThe search for candidates and application process is being conducted on behalf of Trees for Life by Bruce Tait Associates. Please make sure you direct any email enquiries and/or actual applications to


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Head of Fundraising and Marketing

As Head of Fundraising and Marketing you will be taking-on the challenging opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of Trees For Life at a very exciting time. Not only will you be a member of the senior management team, with decision-making involvement and a chance to contribute to the future shape and development of the charity, but also, you will be responsible for leading a small, dedicated team of fundraisers and marketers in formulating and implementing the strategies that drive and deliver the achievement of the charity’s income targets and growth.

To be successful in this role, you will have senior fundraising experience, which demonstrates a successful track record of income generation, and a proven capacity to develop effective fundraising strategies. You must already have controlled and managed budgets and will be able to show that you are an accomplished leader with a collaborative and supportive style, making you capable of managing and motivating a small, dedicated fundraising and marketing team. You will have outstanding communication skills, be highly organised and adept at prioritising a diverse and demanding workload. A passion for nature conservation will be a real asset in communicating the Trees for Life vision to a wider audience.

Role: Head of Fundraising and Marketing
Location: Findhorn
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: £28,576 to £38,695
Closing Date: Friday, 24 July 2015 

The search for candidates and application process is being conducted on behalf of Trees for Life by Bruce Tait Associates. Please make sure you direct any email enquiries and/or actual applications to


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Long term volunteering placements

Places for this year's LTV programme are now full, but you can join our waiting list by sending in an application form.

Trees for Life is expanding its Long-term Volunteer Programme and is providing opportunities for enthusiastic individuals to gain experience in practical conservation work at Dundreggan Conservation Estate. Dundreggan is an expanse of wild land near Loch Ness where Trees for Life is working to expand the Caledonian Forest. Set in stunning scenery, Dundreggan is 35 mile SW of Inverness.

As part of a team of volunteers you will work on a range of innovative conservation projects with a focus on native woodland establishment and regeneration. Tasks will include working on our expanding tree nursery, tree planting, fertilising, felling and ring barking non-native trees. There will also be opportunities to join our regular residential groups and day volunteers.

We are offering placements for one to three months from March - October 2015. We will provide accommodation and a weekly food allowance along with relevant training. Volunteers will need to have a good level of fitness as there are long walks across mountainous terrain to most planting sites. Volunteers will be required to work for five days each week and may also be asked to work at weekends.

Please return completed application forms to Kirsty Ellen at or call or email for further details (01309 691292).

Salary: Accommodation plus food allowance

Location: Dundreggan Estate, Glen Moriston

Hours: Full-time

Contract: Temporary



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