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 Sustainability Consultant

£ competitive salary and benefits, UK based, other locations considered

This influential role will play a crucial part in shaping and delivering the nature sustainability agenda for businesses with complex value chains. The purpose of the role is to enable leading consumer goods and services companies to achieve their nature ambitions. Working within our corporate services team, you will have responsibility for managing key relationships and delivering nature-positive projects and strategies across complex value chains.

Key to the role is supporting clients from a diverse range of sectors to develop and implement company-wide nature strategies.

You will have experience of working in corporate sustainability and at least one area of environmental expertise, with some experience of working in a global project team. You will be an excellent communicator, able to understand client perspective, engage with and develop work in the sector.

You need a relevant honours degree, with additional postgraduate qualifications viewed favourably. An ability to travel is required for our projects. Additional language skills are beneficial.

We can offer you flexible working, a 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 full details about the role.

To apply, please send a covering letter, two recent examples of your written work and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com 

Application deadline is 16th October 2022, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint earlier should the right candidate be found.

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


Senior Sustainability Consultant (Fixed term, 12 months)

£ competitive salary and benefits, UK based, other locations considered

This influential role will play a crucial part in shaping and delivering the nature sustainability agenda for businesses with complex value chains. The purpose of the role is to enable leading consumer goods and services companies to achieve their nature ambitions. Working within our corporate services team, you will have responsibility for managing key relationships and delivering nature-positive projects and strategies across complex value chains.

Key to the role is supporting clients from a diverse range of sectors to develop and implement company-wide nature strategies.

You will have experience of working in corporate sustainability and at least one area of environmental expertise, with some experience of working in a global project team. You will be an excellent communicator, able to understand client perspective, engage with and develop work in the sector.

You need a relevant honours degree, with additional postgraduate qualifications viewed favourably. An ability to travel is required for our projects. Additional language skills are beneficial.

We can offer you flexible working, a 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 full details about the role.

To apply, please send a covering letter, two recent examples of your written work and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com 

Application deadline is 16th October 2022, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint earlier should the right candidate be found.

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


Biodiversity Data Analyst

£37,000-£50,000, based remotely, UK or EU with trips to Cambridge.

The Data Analyst will have a pivotal role within our Technical Design and Development team, analysing, interpreting and visualising large datasets to help businesses incorporate biodiversity into their target setting.  

Our ideal candidate will have expertise in computer science or business and biodiversity, such as biodiversity metrics, conservation planning, biodiversity in life-cycle assessment, or spatial ecology, with a strong programming background (ideally R or Python) and experience with large datasets. You will be proficient with the use of GitHub and be familiar with appropriate data management procedures. 

You will be confident making decisions using incomplete data and working with large data sets. Also key to the role will be developing evidence-based approaches for focal areas of business development. You will need excellent numerical and analytical skills and at least five years’ experience with programming software (R or Python). Good team working skills are needed together with the ability to develop new approaches and methods.

A master’s degree or equivalent scientific experience in a field related to business and biodiversity is required.

We can offer you flexible working, with potential for home-based work and our benefits include a non-contractual annual bonus, 25 days’ holiday, work pension scheme, life insurance.

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

Applications are invited by 16th October 2022 (early application is encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date).

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


Sector Lead, Renewable Energy

£Competitive salary, UK Based, with other locations considered

We are seeking a Senior Principal Consultant to lead the development of our work in the renewable energy sector, including onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro and geothermal. It is a key role, shaping the direction of work in renewable energy and partnering with businesses in delivering the energy transition AND protecting biodiversity.

In addition to working with project developers, we work closely with global finance institutions to support integration of Environmental and Social safeguards into the development of renewable energy at a strategic national level. We are also working closely with international NGOs such as the IUCN and WWF on developing industry best practice in areas such as mitigation and achieving biodiversity net gain.

You will have a background in an ecology-related discipline and have at least eight years’ experience to include working on renewable energy projects, with field experience a distinct advantage. Ideally you will have experience in aligning development projects in emerging economies to lender requirements, particularly International Finance Corporation Performance Standard 6.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to complex projects in sensitive landscapes across the world by guiding industry-leading clients to integrate nature into business and government decision-making.

We can offer a range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, non-contractual bonus, enhanced employment policies, life insurance and flexible working opportunities and will consider near full time hours for this role.

We have a stimulating, collaborative culture with a great team of people committed to nature sustainability.

Please see the job description for full details about the role.

To apply, please send a covering letter, two recent examples of your written work and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com 

Application deadline is 16th October 2022, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint earlier should the right candidate be found.

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