Business Development Manager - Environmental Markets

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Oxford, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Closing date: Monday 28 November 2022
Salary: £38,000 - £43,000 1.0 FTE (£19,000 - £21,500 0.5 FTE)
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Part time
Location: The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4XT
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We are seeking an experienced business development manager to help drive a new and exciting area of work for BBOWT, tapping into new environmental markets to help fund our nature restoration activities.

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Queries should be directed to recruitment@bbowt.org.uk

Business Development Manager – Environmental Markets

We are seeking an experienced business development manager to help drive a new and exciting area of work for BBOWT, tapping into new environmental markets to help fund our nature restoration activities. This includes Biodiversity Net Gain, which will be mandated through the Environment Act in 2023 and will create local markets for buying and selling biodiversity units. BBOWT want to become an instrumental player in these markets to help influence positive outcomes for nature, and to avoid these markets becoming mere compensation schemes for economic development where the environment and people lose out.

This new role will make an important contribution to BBOWT’s new strategic goal to ‘Put Nature into Recovery’. It will help us acquire new land or enter into new partnerships with other landowners, which will be pivotal to bring more land in to positive management and secure sustainable income streams for our nature recovery activities. Beyond BNG, you will help will identify emerging local environmental markets, such as voluntary carbon and nutrient neutrality.

You will work closely with in-house ecology and land management experts who will help identify suitable sites to deliver new long-term nature recovery projects, thus conservation/ecology skills are not essential for this role. Your skillset will include business development, contract execution, and project management to help implement these new projects using revenue generated from environmental markets. Experience in building and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships will be critical in helping establish BBOWT as a trusted market player.

You will be a highly organised self-starter with a passion for nature and innovation, to help drive forward this new workstream. Knowledge of environmental markets is not a prerequisite, as you will be supported by staff with in-house expertise. You will also be provided with training and development opportunities to learn on the job.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

Salary: £38,000 - £43,000 1.0 FTE (£19,000 - £21,500 0.5 FTE).

Contract: Permanent, 0.5 FTE, 17.5 hours per week.

Based: The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford (flexibility and hybrid working available).

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on Monday 28th November.

Interviews will be held virtually, or in person at The Lodge, Littlemore, Oxford on Thursday 8th December.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

  • Business Development Manager JD Oct2022.pdf
  • Terms & Conditions of Employment 2022-23.pdf
  • Benefits Sept2022_0.pdf
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