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Conservation Investment Business Lead – Business Engagement

Flexible in the UK
£43,096.00 - £46,264.00 per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Conservation Investment Business Lead – Business Engagement
Reference: MAY20243845
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £43,096.00 - £46,264.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: 12 Months

About the job

This conservation charity is expanding their Business Engagement arm as they continue to build on recent successes and increased public awareness of their efforts to collaborate with businesses, enabling collective action in support of nature's recovery. The charity sees working with natural capital markets as a key tool to support their mission to solve the climate and nature crisis. They have an established and growing focus on using carbon markets to help them, and their partners, deliver restoration and conservation at scale in the UK.

To drive their carbon programmes forward, the charity is seeking to recruit an experienced individual who can work right across the organisation and with partners to secure new nature-based partnerships. You will play a vital role in raising awareness of the crisis that nature is facing and to make a significant impact in restoring habitats, saving species from extinction, and providing opportunities for people of all ages to connect more closely to nature - protecting it for the future.

About the Role

This role will support the development and delivery of the charity's UK carbon partnerships and reporting directly to the Head of Corporate Partnerships. You will provide critical expertise and capacity needed to engage with business, driving significant income growth and reaching challenging targets.

You will work closely with Senior Programme Manager – Carbon Finance as well as with colleagues across Conversation Investment, Business Conservation Advice, and the wider Business Engagement function to secure high-value corporate partnerships which will have a significant impact in the fight against the dual nature and climate crisis.

You will play a leading role in the development and delivery of the overall sales strategy for business engagement and the conservation investment pipeline projects and to secure partnerships and blended finance models with a particular focus on carbon markets in the UK. This role will also be pivotal in acting as a conduit between the Business Engagement team and technical expertise in the Conservation Investment team and across the charity.

What the organisation needs from you

The post-holder will be someone who thrives in relationship management and successfully securing new partnerships.

The successful candidate will have significant B2B new business experience and a proven track record of securing complex corporate partnerships with strategic communications packages and financial values of £1m+.

Flexible location with regular travel across the UK to visit partners and attend events alongside scheduled working at the charity HQ in Sandy, Bedfordshire with team members - currently monthly.


  • Experience in negotiating and securing high-value, multi-dimensional partnerships in the private or third sector.
  • Able to take a leading role in the partnership development strategy, generating ideas, bringing external insight, and delivering on agreed areas of work.
  • Experience in developing and implementing ambitious sector strategies and producing tailored new partnership propositions that meet corporate and charity objectives.
  • Able to proactively generate leads, build networks, and influence others, both internally and externally to secure multi-dimensional £1m+ value partnerships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective proposal writing and correspondence to internal and external audiences.
  • Logical, methodical and analytical, with good attention to detail, time management and organisational skills


  • Exprience of utilising CRM systems
  • Knowledge of natural capital markets specifically the voluntary carbon markets

Closing date: 23:59, Sun, 7th Jul 2024

The charity is looking to conduct interviews for this position on w/c 15th July 2024.


Please click 'Apply' and follow the job board process. You will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further information on how to apply for the role.
Please note
that although you may be asked by the job board to upload a CV, you are not applying at this stage.

The organisation reserves the right to close this advert once sufficient applications have been received.

The charity is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The organisation is committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workplace, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve their vision of creating a world richer in nature, the organisation needs more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, they are particularly interested in receiving your application. 

No agencies please.

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