Biodiversity Lead/Specialist

Bristol, South Wales, West Midlands • £50K + DOE & Significant Bens • Ref: JSM 1014

Ecology

Posted 5th May 2022

My client is looking for a motivated and ambitious conservation driven biodiversity specialist to build on their exiting Biodiversity Net Gain services and lead/expand their Rewilding department. My client is an independent consultancy with over 20 years operating in the field of biodiversity assessment, habitat creation, restoration and land management.

Their Rewilding quest is to help their clients raise their environmental game and offset their biodiversity and carbon impacts by creating wild, biodiverse spaces to restore healthy ecosystems, benefit the climate and provide socioeconomic reward.

Location

Gloucestershire (other locations considered)

Responsibilities & Tasks

You would be required to lead, promote and expand their Rewilding department using and building upon their existing capabilities in the fields of Biodiversity Net Gain, habitat creation, restoration, and management.  With the introduction of the Environment Act in 2021, my client is looking for an individual to take responsibility for raising their profile through internal and external events whilst maintaining a sound knowledge of the current legislative position as it comes into effect across the UK.

Your role will be involved mentoring teams in the application of BNG whilst also providing technical advice for projects and tender bids.  You will need to have excellent technical expertise, experience of procuring and winning work and to have enthusiasm to drive the business forward and increase my clients’ capabilities in this field.

Ideally You Will Have The Following

·       A sound knowledge of the Defra Biodiversity Metric 3.0 to calculate Biodiversity Net Gain and offset biodiversity impacts;
·       A strategic approach to challenges and innovative solutions based on sound scientific and professional industry knowledge;
·       Experience in writing enhancement/management plans for a range of habitat types and the alignment of habitat management strategies to BNG requirements;
·       Experience with habitat restoration and creation at a landscape scale coupled with an understanding of the connections between nature, biodiversity and climate change;
·       Expertise in delivering and/or assessing nature based solutions, natural capital benefits and biodiversity interventions;
·       Aptitude in identification, progression, and success in tendering for new project opportunities and business development opportunities;
·       Understanding of the implications of the Environment Act 2021;
·       A strong network in carbon project development; able to engage other technical specialists and manage specialist input as needed;
·       Experience working with local partners, with an understanding of the on-the-ground challenges and realities of project and carbon delivery;
·       Excellent written and oral communication and instructive skills with the ability to speak confidently with a range of audiences;
·       Outstanding organisational skills and the ability to priorities individually and at a team level to motivate others in delivering to a high standard;
·       A knowledge of wider natural capital assessments and blended financing options to enhance ecosystem service delivery would be an advantage.

Preferred Professional Accreditations
·       Associates CIEEM membership or above;
·       Full clean driving license;
·       Honours or Masters degree in Ecology or other relevant discipline.

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business. 

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (jeremy@jsm-associates.co.uk).  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.
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