Project Development Officer (Natural Capital)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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30+ days ago

Status: Permanent

Closing date: 9th June 2022

We’re looking for a Natural Capital Development Officer to support the Scottish Wildlife Trust with the delivery of the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital.

Main Duties

  • Provide the secretariat function for the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

    • Assist the Chair and Vice Chair of the Forum with meetings, including the collation and distribution of meeting papers.

    • Report back to the Steering Group on progress made on Scottish Forum projects and aims.

    • Coordinate taking and distribution of minutes at quarterly Steering Group meetings.

    • Make sure there is general oversight and coordination of the Scottish Forum working Groups

    • Maintain accurate records of all relevant stakeholders, including member organisations and expert advisors.

    • Act as the first point of contact for the Scottish Forum and respond to enquiries as required.

  • Ensure strong project and programme management in pursuit of the Scottish Forum’s vision - Support the implementation of the strategy at operations level amongst member organisations of the steering group and other appropriate organisations through strong project and programme management.

  • Support the long-term development of the Scottish Forum - Play a key role in the development of the strategy for the Scottish Forum on Natural Capital, seeking out and assessing new opportunities where appropriate.

The successful candidate will ideally:

  • Have proven experience in a similar environment or qualifications in a relevant discipline

  • Have a proven track record of working in a multi-stakeholder environment to deliver on ambitious projects particularly motivating other stakeholders to contribute fully and take ownership of objectives

  • Have the ability to manage programmes and projects and track the delivery of objectives

  • Be comfortable in planning and delivering events to a high standard for a range stakeholder

  • Have an aptitude for writing reports and gathering feedback from relevant parties for a wide audience with different levels of understanding

  • Be able to think creatively and strategically and deal with complex information to frame arguments and discussions

  • Have a working understanding of natural capital, its issues and its application to conservation

  • Understanding of the complex social, ethical, economic and environmental issues surrounding natural capital

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.