Head of Marketing - Trees for Streets

Reports to: Project Director, Trees for Streets

Staff reports: Social Media and Marketing Executive (Snr Co-ordinator) + freelancers

Location: We’re offering either hybrid or home-based working depending on location. Hybrid working will be based at the Trees for Cities office in Kennington SE11 - with at least two days per week in our London office, SE11.

Salary: Circa £40-45,000 per annum pro-rata + excellent benefits

Working Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week. This is a permanent contract.


Trees for Streets is the new National Street Tree Sponsorship Scheme launched in May 2021. It’s a charitable tech-for-good ‘enterprise’, providing local councils with an innovative way to help fund street tree planting through resident and business sponsorship via an online funding platform. The scheme is going into its third year, and we’re working with a growing number of local authorities (including almost a 1/3 of London boroughs, and a number of major UK cities).

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, People’s Postcode Lottery, City Bridge Trust and DEFRA’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.


We’re looking to hire an enthusiastic and experienced head to lead the marketing operation on our successful Trees for Streets programme.

Your role will be to promote the scheme to councils, funders, sponsors, residents, community groups, local businesses 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 your opportunity to really make your mark. In effect, you’ll be running a marketing agency for street trees!


Click here to view the full job description on our website. Please send us your CV and a cover letter by email to jobs@treesforcities.org with the subject heading ‘Head of Marketing – Trees for Streets’.

Closing date is midnight, January 27th, 2023. Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 23rd January 2023.

We are inviting applications on a rolling basis and urge candidates to apply at their earliest convenience. We reserve the right to close the appointment if a candidate is appointed. If you are selected for an interview, you will normally be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within this period then you should assume that, unfortunately, on this occasion, you have been unsuccessful.

Trees for Cities is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. We value diversity and are committed to promoting diversity within the workplace. We aim to ensure that our employees achieve their full potential and that all employment decisions, including recruitment, are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria. A full copy of our Equal Opportunities Policy can be provided on request.