Restoration Catalyst Manager

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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11 days ago

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Science and Conservation

Restoration Catalyst Manager

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This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

With a Masters degree in environmental science or biodiversity conservation and extensive experience in delivering conservation projects, you are well placed to know that deforestation and forest degradation are negatively impacting the climate crisis and remain principle challenges for sustainable development. This is an incredible opportunity to use your background to build back a better world as the Restoration Restoration Catalyst Manager responsible for supporting the Trillion Trees project at WWF UK.

As Restoration Catalyst Manager Restoration Catalyst Manager you will be involved in a joint venture with BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) delivering a shared vision: By mid-century, through concerted collective action by all sectors of society, one trillion trees have been re-grown, saved from loss and better protected around the world.

We are advocating for natural forest loss to have ended by 2030 and for 350 million hectares of forest landscapes to be under restoration. We are mobilising political, economic and social forces to achieve that aim and need your expertise to make sure we are successful.

As Restoration Catalyst Manager you will act as a key link between WWF and the Trillion Trees partnership in developing propositions that enable forest landscape restoration. You will work to make sure these are strategic, ambitious, effectively planned and budgeted for. This will involve you in managing the funding pipeline to ensure that the catalyst fund is resourced as well as in coordinating across the partnership to support joint fundraising efforts. You will develop funding relationships and take responsibility for establishing and managing a pipeline of WWF landscapes that are suitable for the catalyst fund. You will monitor, provide reporting and ensure WWF-UK standards and quality assurance requirements are met too. You will also collaborate with partners to proactively identify new funding and communications opportunities. Important, will be the ability to work with colleagues to create plans, assess risk, monitor progress and control budgets for Trillion Trees programme activities.

To play your part in saving our world, you will have a Masters degree in environmental science or biodiversity conservation coupled with experience of overseeing conservation projects in the field, especially covering global forest conservation and restoration. Comfortable delivering projects on-time and within budget, you will be used to bringing together a wide range of stakeholders and collaborative working. You will also be able to demonstrate expertise in developing, managing and monitoring the delivery of international conservation and/or development programmes and/or grant making. You will possess a good understanding of biodiversity and habitats, climate mitigation and adaptation and social issues in relation to land management too. In addition, you will be used to developing high-quality funding proposals and possess excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.

If you want to use your talents to deliver real world impact to save our planet, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.