Business Development Manager – Environmental Markets

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Business Development Manager – Environmental Markets

Salary c£38,000 pa dependent on experience & skills – hybrid &
flexible working, compressed or reduced hours considered

Nature and Finance are linked to create Environmental Markets – if you understand
that connection, we need you to be working with us.

This role will develop that connection in the fast moving sector of Nature Finance,
Business Development and Nature Based Solutions working with others who are creatively and
systematically looking for solutions which will connect Surrey’s wildlife at a landscape

We are building an innovative new team focused on county wide recovery and green finance
investment within the county of Surrey. This role will also manage the Trust’s internal and
external processes around Nature (green) Finance and drive forward investment in nature at a
landscape level.

As a senior role reporting into the Director of Business Development and Partnerships;
practical experience of green finance including biodiversity net
is essential; experience will also need to include demonstrable examples of
project managing medium/large scale projects, contract management, financial
and working in a fast paced environment.

Our challenge is to restore Surrey’s nature and maximise climate adaptation and resilience
following Lawton’s approach for a bigger, better, more joined up ecological network. We will do
this both on our own land holding and by working with other landowners and managers in
partnership as we strive towards a target of 30% of land connected and protected for nature by
2030. We have the opportunity to embed a zero carbon, nature-based solution approach within
economic recovery and landowner decision-making.

Our offices are in Pirbright, Leatherhead and Wisley and our hybrid working policy aims to
provide a good work/life balance which can incorporate partial home working. The
salary offered to successful applicants will form part of a benefits package including: above
minimum pension contributions, life assurance of 4 x salary, employee support scheme, 22+ days
holiday, flexible/hybrid working policy.

We are committed to having an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourage applications from
backgrounds which may be underrepresented in our sector, including people from minority ethnic
backgrounds and people with disabilities. We aim to offer an interview to all candidates that
meet the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustment to
make our recruitment process more accessible.

Please apply using the Application Form available on our website or provide a full CV and
explanatory covering letter, emailed to Zoe Channon, Director of Business Development and
Partnerships [email protected], by
Monday 3rd June 2024. Interviews will be on 13th June 2024 at
our Pirbright Office. Please note due to the complexity and popularity of this role a second
interview will be required.

Guided by a collaborative vision where we all play a part in connecting nature, we provide
expert advice and guidance to landowners and managers, making sure the land we look after leads
by example, while inspiring and educating people and organisations across the county on what
they can do. By doing this we will create a Surrey that is full of diverse and abundant
wildlife, where nature is at the heart of individual choices, corporate decisions, and local
economic and policy making. One that helps tackle the ongoing climate emergency, while
supporting the health and wellbeing of all who live here.

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