Biodiversity Impact & Reporting Consultant / Analyst

• £25K – £35K + Significant Bens • Ref: JSM 1169

Posted 7th May 2024

A truly unique opportunity to work at the forefront of biodiversity recovery and enhancement in the UK and internationally.  A 34-hour working week and 100% remote if desired.

Biodiversify is a conservation consultancy which advises a range of private, public and third sector clients who want to act for nature. They work at the cutting-edge of scientific research to employ creative and disruptive techniques to challenge the status-quo of how biodiversity is managed in practice. The team is able to offer a wide range of services and they have undertaken projects which vary from fisheries governance research to biodiversity impacts of the fashion sector.

Biodiversify are a growing company of experts who either work remotely or from their London or Nottingham offices, with a strong emphasis on quality and innovation. They place a high value on work-life balance, job satisfaction and career development.

Biodiversify are looking to fill one or two positions at consultant/analyst grade with technical biodiversity expertise to assist in developing methodologies to undertake assessments of corporate biodiversity impact and dependency and using this evidence to guide strategy development. We are interested to hear from individuals with some experience in this space. This is a unique opportunity to work with their Research & Development Lead to be at the forefront of practical biodiversity measurement for corporates and contribute to the wider initiatives in this space.

Location

London/Nottingham (100% remote working available)

 The Role

You will be expected to work with corporate data provided by clients and use both tools and analysis to calculate quantitative elements of corporate biodiversity impact, dependency and risk. Main duties and responsibilities include:

·         Support the design of methodologies and their delivery for impact and dependency analysis for leading companies across a range of sectors including tech, agri-business and apparel.

·         Use quantitative data-led approaches to conduct materiality assessments, risk assessments and other relevant methodologies.

·         Help to create innovative approaches to assessing biodiversity impact through supply chains.

·         Help to integrate robust evidence into ongoing decision support systems and strategies.

·         Ensure methodologies are consistent and compliant with a range of relevant frameworks and legislation e.g. CSRD, SBTN, TNFD, GRI etc.

·         Engage in external forums and keep up to date with scientific literature to ensure they are at and contributing to the cutting edge of biodiversity and natural capital assessment within supply chains.

Because Biodiversify is working and expanding into new areas of work there is a broad scope of other secondary responsibilities which can be adapted to take best advantage of the applicant’s skillset.  These could potentially include; identifying new clients and seeking contracts, writing reports and proposals, investigating the value of new technologies or data sets etc. 

 About You

Biodiversify are working very hard to create a well-rounded team.  This is partly about making sure they have a good, combined skillset, but is more about finding people who fit well within the company.

Because they are at the cutting edge of biodiversity sustainability, they often have to develop brand new approaches, something they can only do by working together creatively.  Given this is a nascent space they  are particularly interested in individuals who are keen to innovate, drive the space forward and work with the wider team to ensure positive decision making. The candidate should be numerically confident and with experience of quantitative assessment for biodiversity. The key characteristics required in the candidate therefore include:

Essential Characteristics

·         A Masters degree in a relevant environmental/social subject.

·         Professional work experience in corporate sustainability, supply chain analysis or consulting.

·         Fluent use of coding language(s) such as R or python.

·         Knowledge (including strengths and weaknesses) and experience of a range of tools or analysis related to biodiversity e.g. IBAT, ReCiPe, Corporate Biodiversity Footprint, Global Biodiversity Score,                    STAR etc.

·         Ability to innovate to provide novel solutions.

·         Confident communicator with a range of stakeholders with varying levels of knowledge.

·         Knowledge of relevant biodiversity legislation or corporate disclosure frameworks e.g. CSRD, TNFD, SBTN, GRI etc.

·         Ability to effectively visualise data for communication.

Desirable Characteristics

·         A PhD in a relevant subject.

·         Confident user of ArcGIS or QGIS.

·         Knowledge of Life Cycle Assessments, particularly with a focus on biodiversity or natural capital.

·         Passionate about biodiversity recovery.

·         Confident working as both an individual and part of a team.

We do not expect applicants to have all of these characteristics and we are interested in hearing about any other skillsets the applicant has that they feel are relevant, such as:

·         Statistical analysis.

·         Interdisciplinary approaches.

·         Agricultural practices, management and sustainability.

·         UK environmental policy.

 

Company Culture & Benefits

Biodiversify’s company ethos is centred around three main areas;

·         To work at the cutting edge of applied conservation science.

·         To explore new markets and assist a wide range of entities who are thinking about biodiversity outside of typical ‘conservation’.

·         To work in a way which is flexible, interesting and compatible with family life and own needs and interests.

Biodiversify started with the aim of creating dream jobs. This is partially about the work they do, but also about work ethic and professional culture. The successful candidate will be able to play an active role in shaping this as they evolve and grow.

 Specific Benefits Include

·         Company pension scheme.

·         Home working contributions as laid out in their Remote Working Policy.

·         Medical insurance for employees and their partners and children.

·         Sick pay.

·         25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays.

·         Flexible working.

·         Cycle to work scheme.

·         Annual bonus in line with company performance .

·         Ability to contribute to academic research.

·         A 34-hour work week which allows staff to take Friday afternoons off.

At Biodiversify, diversity, equity and inclusion are core values we strive to support. We value the unique experiences that all individuals bring and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, cultures, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities and veteran statuses. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide reasonable accommodation throughout the interview process. 

We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive workplace where difference is valued and everyone feels empowered. Research suggests that many qualified candidates hesitate to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every listed qualification/criteria. We encourage you to apply if your skills and experience are a good match for the role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements. 

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 Environmental and Sustainability, including ESG, EIA and Ecology, Contaminated Land, Environmental Planning, Air Quality and Noise.

Phone - 01934 312155
Email - jeremy@jsm-associates.co.uk
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