Investment Specialist (Financing)

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Contract type: Fixed term – 2 years / Working hours: Full time

Closing date: 22nd January 2023

Interviews: 30th January 2023

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative Nature Recovery Financing Specialist to join The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside to lead the nature based solutions financing aspects of a pioneering new Landscape Recovery scheme in Wigan.

Wigan Greenheart is one of the first pilot Landscape Recovery schemes in England. We need a Nature Recovery Financing Specialist who is highly-driven, organised, personable and capable to support delivery of this transformative partnership project, helping reverse the nature and climate emergencies.

We are seeking someone who can identify and develop nature based solutions opportunities, lead negotiations and direct contractors’ work programmes, engage with investors and communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to achieve deadlines and produce long term transformative outcomes. They will strive to replicate approaches and outcomes across Lancashire Wildlife Trust for greatest impact for nature recovery and to help us achieve our ambitions.

The role will play a major role in embedding and demonstrating how to achieve land use change based on valuing and securing investment in nature-based solutions. The successful candidate will be part of a team shaping true landscape-scale action that will receive national recognition, working across the borough of Wigan, home to the newly declared Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve.

If you feel that you don’t have all the experience listed in the job description, we would still welcome your application.

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.