Avon Needs Trees
Avon Needs Trees
£20,000 pro rata (£12,000 actual, based on 3 days per week)
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 5 April, 2023 - 12:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
3 days per week
Contract Details: 
12 months initially
Details of Role: 

We are searching for a part-time administrator to help the smooth-running of the charity and support the creation of our newest and largest woodland, Great Avon Wood. You'll need a flexible, positive, can-do attitude to thrive in this varied role. Does this sound like the ideal job for you or someone you know?


Contract term: Fixed-term contract, initially for 12 months

Salary: £20,000 pro rata (£12,000 actual, based on 0.6 FTE/three days a week), with 3% employer pension contribution

Location: Flexible working between home, central Bristol with travel across our catchment area

Application deadline: Wednesday 5th April 2023 at noon

Interview date: Week commencing 10th April 2023

Start date: As soon as possible


Avon Needs Trees

ANT was founded in 2019 to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies by doubling woodland coverage in Bristol-Avon river catchment region. We do this by fundraising to purchase land to create new, permanent woodlands. In 2023 we started planting our third and fourth new woodlands since 2020 including the Great Avon Wood, the biggest woodland creation project on record in the West of England.

Job Purpose

You will join Avon Needs Trees at an exciting stage in our development, having recently expanded our impact and operations significantly. You will help ANT though this period of change and growth with a varied role supporting both the Great Avon Wood project and the charity generally.

With a flexible, positive can-do attitude you will help ensure the administrative smooth-running of the organisation to help us in our mission to double woodland coverage in our region.

Ideally you would be available to work from our Bristol office on Monday and/or Wednesday afternoons, and be able to work remotely on Fridays, but this can be discussed.

The role requires occasional evening and weekend working.

Job Description

This section forms your possible job description. In practice these responsibilities will be shared with another member of staff based on your skills and experience. This wider list of tasks is listed below but we do not expect applicants to have experience in all these areas:

  • Being the first point of contact with ANT for the general public, by phone, email, post and social media, and allocating enquiries to our team.
  • Leading on ensuring the administrative smooth-running of the charity, supporting the team in a number of agreed areas.
  • Supporting the Great Avon Wood Project Manager with the governance of the project including arranging Project Management Board and Partnership Board meetings and taking minutes and assisting with funder documentation.
  • Supporting the work of the Board of Trustees.
  • Supporting the Deputy Director with HR functions, including recruitment.
  • Supporting the Finance Officer and Communications & Governance Officer with making payments where required.
  • Research and gathering information for reports.
  • Filing documentation on our online filing system.

Person Specification


  • Commitment to addressing the ecological and climate emergencies and the conservation of heritage
  • Educated to GCSE level (including English Language/Maths) or equivalent. The post holder should have competent IT skills
  • Good communication skills (in person, by phone and in writing) and an ability to relate to the public, volunteers, partners, stakeholders and staff at all levels
  • Strong administration skills
  • Ability to write formal reports and analyse monitoring and evaluation information
  • A results-driven approach and the ability to work proactively on own initiative
  • A flexible, positive and can-do attitude
  • A suitable home-working environment


  • Knowledge of data protection and GDPR
  • Experience of finance administration
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Experience of committee meetings and taking minutes
  • Web-based research skills


Avon Needs Trees is a Living Wage and Disability Confident accredited employer, and a supporter of the West of England Good Employment Charter. We especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

How to Apply: 

To find out more and apply visit our website:

Contact Person: 
Judith Gordon
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
1-3 Gloucester Rd Bishopston Bristol BS7 8AA