Nature-based Solutions Specialist
Application Deadline: 04/07/2022
Location: Woking - Hybrid Working
This is a unique opportunity for a technical expert with an in-depth understanding of the science of conservation to join the world’s leading independent conservation organisation and fight for the future of our planet.
As part of WWF UK’s Climate Solutions Partnership with HSBC and the World Resources Institute, we have created a Nature-based Solutions Accelerator. The Accelerator is founded on a shared ambition to help remove the barriers to widespread and large-scale adoption of nature-based solutions. Join us as a Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Specialist and you will support the Accelerator programme in two ways.
We want you to provide technical guidance and input to the identification, design and development of NbS projects and landscape initiatives. Plus, you will advance knowledge in the organisation, the partnership and wider sector on how to deliver NbS at scale and with impact, including through accessing private finance.
We will look to you to utilise the latest relevant science and knowledge on the topic in our work as well as internationally recognised guidance and standards, such as the IUCN Global Standard for NBS. In collaboration with colleagues, you will help identify the right metrics and reporting approach to demonstrate impact for people, nature and climate. In addition to working on specific Accelerator projects, you will also encourage the growth of NBS in the organisation at large. This will involve building knowledge and expertise through networking, commissioning research and developing an understanding and using of the research of others.
To join the team fighting for our world you will need substantial experience or a relevant qualification in the subject area. You need a track record of researching and producing technical literature as well as of presenting at technical conferences too. You will demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of conservation challenges and opportunities. Comfortable synthesising complex information, regulations and policies and translating them into impactful advice and communications you will possess excellent interpersonal skills. Good at influencing stakeholders, you will be experienced in providing training and guidance too. You will also be effective at analysing and resolving complex problems. You will have knowledge and experience in monitoring climate benefits of NbS projects – particularly GHG fluxes.
Knowledge and experience in using the IUCN Global Standard would be desirable.
If you have the ideas, energy and skills to help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.