Sustainable Finance Specialist

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Cheddar, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Closing date: Tuesday 31 January 2023
Salary: £36,324
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Callow Rock, Shipham Gorge, Cheddar
With opportunities for remote working
Are you looking to use your business or finance expertise to benefit nature, the climate and local communities?

In this ground-breaking project you will work with, and be supported by, a dynamic team who are leading the way to develop the most ambitious green investment mechanisms available.

The goal of this exciting and challenging position is to create green finance business plans for a range of private and NGO landowners. Unlocking the finances needed to enable large-scale changes in land use and farming techniques.

Across the UK, new Environmental Land Management schemes (ELMs) are being rolled out between now and 2024. These schemes are key in delivering the UK Government's 25-Year Environment Plan, halting nature’s decline by 2030 and reaching Net Zero by 2050. By far the most ambitious of these is Landscape Recovery. The team at Somerset Wildlife Trust are delighted that the ‘Adapting the Levels Landscape Recovery’ project bid was successful and we are now building the team to deliver this aspirational project.

As the Sustainable Finance Specialist, you will bring your knowledge and experience of business and/or investment to the team.

The role will be focused on developing a deep understanding of the emerging markets of sustainable and green finance; and then by working closely with landowners within the project area applying this to develop a step-by-step process through which green finance options can be applied to real world businesses and provide return on investment.

This is a full-time, fixed term position of 2 years. Based at our Callow Rock Office with opportunities for home working.


  • 7% employers pension contribution
  • 25 days leave plus Bank Holidays & 3 additional discretionary days
  • Flexible working including Time Off in Lieu & home working options
  • Dedicated 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your household
  • Part of a national team of Wildlife Trusts Staff
  • Discounts in high street retailers
  • Joining a supportive team with Mental Health awareness and champions
  • Working across some of the most beautiful locations in the county

For an informal chat about the project and this role please contact Shelly Easton (during office hours): 07990 758856. The full job description and requirements are attached in the link at the end of the page.

The closing date is midnight on 31st January. Please note that we will review applications throughout the advertising period and may close the advert early if a suitable applicant is found.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.