Senior Property Lawyer

Grantham, Lincolnshire
£36,000 - £44,000
08 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Practice area
Commercial property
Full time
Contract type

Senior Property Lawyer


The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. 

Woodland Trust Legal Services is an in-house legal office of solicitors and legal executives. We provide advice on a broad range of legal matters to a wide range of organisation stakeholders including our trustees, directors and officers of the Trust.

Our work is diverse, interesting and rewarding offering experience in a broad range of legal areas and involvement in significant projects such as our Northern Forest project. We have a large estate which covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. As such there is the opportunity to be involved in a varied range of property work from agricultural tenancies to significant freehold and leasehold acquisitions.

The Senior Property Lawyer will advise the Woodland Trust on property matters including acquisitions and disposals of commercial and agricultural freehold and leasehold land. You will hold a diverse and interesting caseload of mixed property matters including commercial leases, licences, wayleaves, agricultural tenancies, options and easements. 

You will be an experienced solicitor or legal executive who has experience working in house or in private practice. You will be pragmatic and able to quickly understand the context of working for the Trust and be able to provide practical and contextualised advice that really adds value. With exceptional communication skills and will be able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, be a strong team player but also able to work without supervision.

There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.

We operate Agile working where we empower our people with the flexibility to use the most appropriate working space available. There will be the opportunity for some working from home.


Closing date – 27th Jan Salary - £36,000 - £44,000

Applications should come through our website –