Wigan Greenheart Nature Recovery Financing Specialist

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Wigan, United Kingdom

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5 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 27 November 2022
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Wigan Office, Worsley Mesnes Drive, Wigan, WN3 5UF
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 resourceful, personable and capable nature recovery financing specialist to coordinate the nature based solutions and natural capital financing elements of this transformative partnership project to help reverse the nature and climate emergencies. The scheme will be an exemplar of how the post-industrial landscape can be re-imagined and how nature can be restored at landscape scale, over the long term. The project will work towards long-term delivery supported by a funding agreement based on blended public and private finance. This blended finance approach is a key aspect of the Landscape Recovery scheme and will require development of innovative new funding streams based on nature-based solutions that will secure multiple sources of financing, including private investment as well as public support. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team shaping major innovative 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.

We need someone who is highly driven, organised and innovative with a clear focus on delivery and achievement. The ideal candidate can identify investable nature-based solutions, has an aptitude for data analysis and finance modelling and can turn concepts into reality. We are seeking someone who can lead negotiations and direct contractors’ work programmes, engage with investors and communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders. The successful person will work as part of a team to achieve deadlines and produce long term transformative outcomes, and look to replicate approaches and outcomes across LWT for greatest impact for nature recovery.

Landscape Recovery schemes represent a new approach to supporting long-term, significant habitat restoration and land use change of the sort that will be essential to achieve our ambitions. This role is pivotal to embedding and demonstrating how to achieve this change based on valuing and securing investment in nature based solutions.

We offer 28 days holidays plus bank holidays per annum, increasing with length of service. A friendly and flexible working environment with the chance to be a part of the largest nature conservation body in the area, working together to improve our region for nature as well as engaging and inspiring people to connect and take action for wildlife.

Further details including a full Job Description can be found in the Recruitment Pack below, along with our application forms. Please review the Job Description before you apply.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form, and return your application before the closing date stated below.

Completed applications can be returned by email to applications@lancswt.org.uk

The Diversity Monitoring form can be completed by clicking here

(CV's will not be considered - No Agencies)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: Sunday 27th November 2022

Interviews: Thursday 8th December 2022


Wigan Greenheart Nature Recovery Financing Specialist

  • Wigan Greenheart Nature Recovery Financing Specialist-LWT Recruitment Pack 2022.pdf
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