Principal Consultant:Nature Based Solutions

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Maidstone, United Kingdom

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27 days ago

Closing date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Salary: Up to £43,000 Dependent on skills and experience (pro rata for part time)
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Flexible
Location:

Tyland Barn Nature Park & Gardens,

Chatham Road
Sandling
, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
This role will be pivotal in supporting the KWT group through both bringing in income and delivery opportunities through Nature-based solutions with key partners and clients as well as part of a strong, growing technical team focused on this work.

Full or part time hours will be considered for the right candidate.

We have an agile working policy where staff can work from home, office or other agreed remote location. The location of employment will be the individual’s nearest Kent hub.

Globally and nationally wildlife is in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around the loss of biodiversity as well as around climate change, both being interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy ecosystems.

Kent’s wildlife needs to be restored to much higher levels. We can no longer allow common things to become rare. We can only do this by restoring large-scale habitat from degraded land. Doing this will contribute to solving global problems. But we won’t be able to do this unless we publicly aspire to a higher level of impact and show that we can deliver this.

Kent Wildlife Trust Consultancy Services Ltd is part of the Kent Wildlife Trust Group of services. The primary purpose of the Consultancy is to support the Trust mission and generate income for the Trust. The Consultancy has been set up to influence land management, development, industry and infrastructure in Kent, ensure net gain is a reality through nature-based solutions and is underpinned by a Nature Recovery Network for Kent.

We are at the forefront of solutions to the nature and climate crisis. The KWT Group holds the unique position of being able to evaluate and providing variations for clients on natural capital through its propriety Carbon + Habitat Tool.

The Job: You will help clients and partners to properly understand where they are currently in terms of their capacity for a net gain in biodiversity and carbon sequestration. You will model scenarios for Nature Based Solutions where this can be enhanced to aspire to a 20% + net gain in biodiversity, sequestering carbon to help support their carbon net zero strategy and where relevant, achieve nutrient neutrality. This is turn can be delivered through conservation work on the ground in partnership with conservation work on the ground in partnership with conservation organisations

Your role will be pivotal in supporting the KWT group through both bringing in income and delivery opportunities through Nature-based solutions with key partners and clients as well as part of a strong, growing technical team focused on this work.

You: We are looking for a courageous, innovative, ambitious and proactive leader who inspires others to maximise their potential in a collaborative and dynamic working environment. You will also be an excellent relationship-builder, able to engage effectively with partners and stakeholders.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Join our team and help us create a Wilder Kent! In return we will inspire you, listen to you, value you, treat you equally and fairly, look after your health and wellbeing and encourage flexibility from day one, enabling you to draw on these benefits to be a better, happier and more productive you.

Contact details:

If you wish to discuss this post, please contact Vincent Ganley by emailing Vincent.ganley@kwtconsultancyservices.org.uk, or by telephone on 07985673123.

Applications:

Applicants should read the Guidance Notes carefully before completing the applicant information form supported by Cover Note and CV.