Junior Analyst - Biodiversity Impact & Reporting

• £25K + Significant Bens • Ref: JSM 1173

Biodiversity, Climate Change, Sustainability, Biodiversify

Posted 4th June 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. We 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. We place a high value on work-life balance, job satisfaction and career development.

Biodiversify are looking g for an innovative and technically astute recent graduate or early careerist to support their growing client base.  You will be expected to provide a broad range of input to ongoing and new projects across the whole business and will be supported and trained in doing so.

 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 we are at and contributing to the cutting edge of biodiversity and natural capital assessment within supply chains

Biodiversify are a dynamic and flexible team which seeks to find interesting and challenging work to tackle the biodiversity crisis. The role will be flexible to the needs of the business and therefore would suit someone who can adapt and be flexible.

Essential characteristics:

·         A Masters degree in a relevant environmental/social subject

·         A 1st or 2:1 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject

·         Confident in using coding language(s) preferably R or python·    

·         Experience and interest using GIS

·         Passionate about biodiversity

·         Desire to innovate to provide novel solutions

·         Knowledge of environmental issues and biodiversity

·         Good numeracy and analytical skills

·         Flexible and interested to work across a variety of different projects

·         Good presentation and writing skills

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

Because  we are at the cutting edge of biodiversity sustainability, we often have to develop brand new approaches, something we can only do by working together creatively. The key characteristics required in the candidate therefore include:

Desirable characteristics

·         Knowledge of policy frameworks e.g. TNFD, SBTN, EU CSRD, Biodiversity Net Gain
·         Some prior experience of consulting through internships, work experience or degree exposure 

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.

 Company Culture & Benefits

Our company ethos is centred around three main areas; (1) to work at the cutting edge of applied conservation science (2) To explore new markets and assist a wide range of entities who are thinking about biodiversity outside of typical ‘conservation’, and (3) To work in a way which is flexible, interesting and compatible with family life and our own needs and interests. We started Biodiversify with the aim of creating our dream jobs. This is partially about the work we do, but also about our work ethic and professional culture. The successful candidate will be able to play an active role in shaping this as we evolve and grow.

Specific benefits include:

•                     Company pension scheme
•                     Home working contributions as laid out in our Remote Working Policy
•                     Medical insurance for employees and their partners and children
•                     Sick pay
•                     25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
•                     Flexible working
•                     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

Diversity and inclusion

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.

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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.

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