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Sustainability Director,

Salary £65,000 to £80,000 per annum,
UK based but other locations considered

We are looking for a global leader in sustainability to join our small team of Technical Directors, developing our work on integrating biodiversity with climate, water, and pollution strategies. We are a purpose-driven, values-led consultancy and you will work as part of our team supporting global corporate clients to meet the ecological and climate crises and develop nature positive strategies.

This is an opportunity to join a team with unparalleled biodiversity expertise, making a difference in how clients act on the nature agenda.

Key to the role is the ability to work with ecological principles, communicating issues and solutions for global clients including retail, consumer goods, apparel, pharmaceutical, energy, agri-business, and technology companies. You will develop approaches for applying the mitigation hierarchy in complex value chains; with science-based targets for nature, value-chain footprinting, and risk screening approaches.

You will have extensive experience in corporate sustainability and expertise in an area of environmental sustainability. You will be an excellent communicator, effectively managing a team of consultants within project frameworks, and have previous global experience. You will have the opportunity for business development presentations and international travel.

You will need a good honours degree in a relevant subject, a postgraduate qualification or relevant PhD, French or Spanish language skills are a benefit.

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

Please download the full job description. For queries or to apply, please send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Application deadline Monday 9th August, you are advised to apply early as we may interview applicants before the closing date.

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

Associate Consultants

We create strategic partnerships with like-minded individuals when we believe we will achieve more working together than apart. We draw on our wider network of experts for specialist roles and projects. We would like to hear from experienced ecologists who understand the business context and can bring a species, habitat or sector specialism to our projects. If would like to find out more about becoming an Associate Consultant of TBC, please send your CV and if relevant a recent example of written work to recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Internship opportunities

From time to time, TBC employs interns to give talented aMadagascarnd promising graduates an insight into the world of business and biodiversity and to share our passion for achieving sustainable development. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who intend to pursue their conservation careers in Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin America.

TBC’s internship programme aims to give promising graduates an insight into the world of business and biodiversity and to share our passion for achieving a sustainable approach to development. We expect interns to make a significant contribution to TBC’s work at the same time as exploring their own particular biodiversity or ecosystem services interests. The opportunity is initially offered on a three-month basis (either full- or part-time), with the potential of a further three-month extension.

Depending on individual interests and experience, and project availability, tasks may include specific project inputs, discrete science/policy assignments (including background research, data compilation/analysis, and writing technical or broader-communication pieces), and ‘shadowing’ TBC staff on particular projects.

We are looking for outstanding graduates and postgraduates who have a clear and strong interest in developing a career in the field of biodiversity management.

Potential project areas

  • Biodiversity and Natural Capital Accounting
  • Business cost/benefit assessment frameworks for mitigation (how these are being used, how their design could be improved)
  • Tools and mechanisms enabling positive long-term conservation outcomes nationally – data platforms and tools, policy approaches and legislative mechanisms
  • Needs assessment for capacity development – how to enable effective biodiversity management.

The ideal intern will meet the following skills, knowledge and experience

  • A first degree in a relevant subject
  • Have significant and considerable conservation (or related work) experience from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America. Have relevant ‘real world’ work experience from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America
  • Be in the early stages of your career
  • Have a clear and strong interest in developing a career in the field of biodiversity management
  • Demonstrable interest in continuing your career in Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America
  • Positivity and teamwork
  • Be fluent in English

In addition we would welcome:

  • A Masters or PhD in environmental discipline
  • Have relevant ‘real world’ work experience from Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin and Central America
  • Familiarity with scientific publishing
  • Experience in social issues related to– biodiversity such as livelihoods and NTFPs
  • Proven ability to be able to work in French, Spanish or another widely spoken language
  • Knowledge of GIS

For more information please email recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com