Careers

Shaping the future of sustainable development

At The Biodiversity Consultancy we know it's the people who make the difference.

We are environmental specialists, data scientists and sustainability experts who are changing how the business, finance and policy world sees and interacts with nature. We recognise the scale of the challenge we face, but it’s our purpose and passion that brings us together to challenge conventional thinking, transform systems of unsustainable practices and provide the means for organisations to drive their own positive actions for nature. We are a small team with a big mission to transform the nature of business. 

A career with us is not just a chance to work on the frontier of ecologically sustainable development, or work with world leaders in conservation and science-based approaches, but a responsibility to see the gaps and create innovative solutions that shape the future of business, policy and practice.

We want to work with those who share our vision, and we work hard to create a diverse, inclusive, supportive and energetic environment for our team to realise their potential and for TBC to realise its goal of integrating nature into everyday business decision-making.

Current Vacancies

Senior Finance and Commercial Manager

Circa £50,000. Based within weekly reach of Cambridge.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Senior Finance Manager to help build the company, as part of our business support and management teams. The role involves financial planning, risk management and data analysis to inform decisions for financial performance. You will have responsibility for financial and business planning, advising and developing strategies to support our targets for financial health and sustainable growth.

You will need experience managing company accounts and assets, and in due diligence on budgets for tenders, client contract review and data analysis. Working knowledge of managing company insurance, pension and shareholder schemes is required for this role. Previous experience of reviewing client contracts and advising organisations on risk management is advantageous.

This is a great opportunity to help build and consolidate the business, with a platform at board meetings, helping to make strategic decisions with the executive team. You will have a minimum of five years in a similar role and have advanced excel skills. You will have worked with financial systems such as Sage or Paprika and have an appropriate finance or accounting qualification.

You will ideally have worked in an international organisation and understand the flexibility required to support a smaller company. Experience with employee ownership trusts and setting up non-profit organisations are both highly desirable. We value the expertise of our staff and encourage individuals to develop their skills, offering a comprehensive, tailored induction and ongoing personal development. We also offer a range of benefits and flexible working, while committing to donate 12.5% of our profits to environmental causes chosen by staff.

Please see the job description for further details. To apply, please send a covering letter and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Application deadline is Friday 3rd December 2021. First interviews will be held by video conference.

The Biodiversity Consultancy is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Principal Consultant (Nature Sustainability)

£40,000-£53,000per annum

UK based but other locations considered

Working with our Consultants and Technical Directors, you will have input in delivering nature-positive projects and strategies across complex value chains. Key to the role will be applying your technical expertise, alongside strong ecological principles, to support our clients in retail, consumer goods, apparel, pharmaceutical, energy, agri-business and technology sectors. You will have experience in data analysis and be able to manage the components of a project, with support where needed. 

You will have experience of working in corporate sustainability and at least one area of environmental expertise, and some experience of working in a global project team. You will be an excellent communicator, able to understand client perspective and willing to learn about our approach and values. You need a relevant honours degree related to biology, geography or environmental corporate sustainability. An ability to travel may be required.

We can offer you flexible working, a generous pension scheme, life assurance, potential non-contractual bonus and the experience of working with a great team of people committed to nature sustainability.

Please see the job description for further details. To apply, please send a covering letter and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Application deadline is Friday 3rd December, early applications are encouraged.

The Biodiversity Consultancy is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Internship programme

Our internship programme is currently closed and will reopen for applications next year for 2022. More details will follow.