Nature Based Solutions Officer
Permanent/Full Time (35 Hours per week)
Flexible working arrangements (can work from home but should have the ability to travel to London for meetings if required)
The climate and nature crises require comprehensive, ambitious solutions and urgent action across all sections of society. As a grassroots movement of 46 independent conservation charities working on the ground to recover nature, our client has a vital role to play.
They believe that nature is valuable in its own right and that everyone should have the chance to experience the joy of wildlife. They are part of nature and are wholly dependent upon it. They also believe that restoring nature on a landscape scale is essential for tackling climate change and achieving ‘net zero’ emissions.
As the Nature Based Solutions Officer, you will support the delivery of their ambitious response to the climate and ecological emergency. You will help drive forward a programme to increase their capacity to deliver natural solutions to climate change and cut the movement’s carbon footprint.
You will conduct research to support the activities of colleagues working on this programme and help with communications activities, to ensure local Trusts are well informed and can participate throughout.
You will also help ensure active communication with and among Trusts and help ensure central policy around nature based solutions and emissions reductions has an impact on the ground. Working among and between teams, you will help ensure the central team effectively collaborates to deliver this programme.
They are looking for someone with the following:
A relevant environmental degree, or equivalent, or working towards one.
Knowledge across a range of subjects relating to the achievement of Living Landscapes such as agriculture, freshwater management (e.g. natural flood management, catchment-based approach), rewilding and species conservation
Experience of team working and networking with a wide range of people.
Experience of working on the ground with nature conservation organisations, and with the public and voluntary sectors.
Research skills with the ability to analyse and interpret complex information.
Strong communication skills – verbal and written.
They are determined to reconnect people everywhere to the natural world and empower people to take action for nature’s recovery.
They are a federated movement of charities dedicated to this vision and driven by their beliefs. Together they have 850,000 members, 35,000 volunteers and 2,000 staff across the UK, Alderney and the Isle of Man. They value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility.
They are wild about inclusion! They know wildlife will benefit from their people being as diverse as nature is, so they particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within the sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.
As a Disability Confident employer, they are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post.
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