OLNP Project Manager – Nature Finance

South Oxfordshire District Council

Location: Hybrid: Abingdon/House primarily based
Contract Kind: Mounted Time period, 2 years
Hours: Half time, approx. 21 hours per week
Wage and grade: £39,000 professional rata (£23,400 p.a.)
Time limit: 16 October 2023

Concerning the position and what we’re on the lookout for

Are you enthusiastic about nature finance? Do you eager to leverage personal cash to assist ship
excessive integrity nature restoration at a county scale? Are you excited to make a distinction on this
area with an modern strategy and a can-do perspective? Do you relish the chance to work
alongside business consultants from Oxford Universities, environmental funders, farmer clusters and
eNGOs? Would you like a job with a great deal of advantages like flexitime and a beneficiant pension scheme?

In that case, this position is for you!

Oxfordshire Native Nature Partnership (OLNP) exists to radically improve nature, its optimistic
impression on the local weather and the precedence its given, serving to to make Oxfordshire a spot the place
individuals and nature thrive.

OLNP’s strategic strategy consists of three clear areas of focus: Nature Restoration, Nature
Finance, and Folks and Nature. This new position will deal with Nature Finance (pure capital

That is an thrilling time for nature finance globally, nationally, and particularly in
Oxfordshire. The position of personal finance in funding nature restoration is more and more properly
understood, and OLNP is properly positioned to leverage this momentum, with the forthcoming publication
of the Oxfordshire Nature Finance Technique. This position is being created to help the roll out
of this technique.

The position will deal with enabling nature-based carbon offsetting in Oxfordshire. This challenge
will develop a brand new and modern strategy to carbon offsetting, enabling Oxfordshire’s
companies and native authorities’ alternatives to spend money on nature-based carbon sequestration
schemes inside the county, rising funding in nature-based options while serving to to
attain shared web zero ambitions.

The profitable candidate can even have the chance to:

  • help the design of a revolving fund for nature and a framework for leveraging pure
    capital funding
  • help the OLNP Nature Finance working group
  • assist coordinate a joined up and focused strategy to offsite Biodiversity Web Acquire
  • discover alternatives from different ecosystem service markets.

Essential duties and obligations

  • Assess methodologies for measuring carbon storage and sequestration by completely different
    nature-based interventions.
  • Outline potential mechanisms, resembling Space-Based mostly Insetting that might enable funding in
    nature-based carbon offset tasks in Oxfordshire.
  • Assist, with professional enter, the preparation in every constituent native authority space of at
    least one at-scale funding prepared nature-based carbon offset pilot challenge.
  • Champion and promote finest observe companion tasks on this space.
  • Coordinate the OLNP Nature Finance working group, in liaison with the LNP Supervisor and group
  • Discover approaches to stimulating the pipeline of nature-based options tasks within the
    county, together with through a revolving fund for nature.

The duties could range sometimes with out altering the character of the publish or the extent of

Interviews are anticipated to happen in the course of the afternoon of twenty fifth October 2023.

About you

Your important expertise, information, and expertise

  • A level, or different higher-level qualification or equal demonstrable vocational
  • Sturdy understanding of the rules, drivers and challenges related to pure
    capital funding
  • Understanding of nature-based tasks that may ship carbon and different environmental
  • Understanding of the competing priorities for Land Use in England
  • Minimal two years’ expertise of working within the sustainability sector
  • Sturdy facilitation expertise, with expertise of co-designing insurance policies and workshops
  • Expertise of challenge administration and supply
  • Capability to determine co-dependencies with different areas of labor
  • Expertise of working at a coverage degree and inside strategic partnerships
  • Fundraising expertise can be a plus

About us

Our imaginative and prescient and values are necessary to the councils and we anticipate you to help them and embed
them in the way in which we work.

Our imaginative and prescient

We’re seen as being customer-focussed, approachable and business-like. We’re trustworthy and open
and are famend for offering top quality price efficient companies.

Our values

  • We act with integrity and present respect
  • We’re all accountable
  • We’re enthusiastic about our enterprise
  • We try for simplicity
  • We love success

The advantages we provide

  • A fundamental 24 days annual go away each year, rising to 29 days after 5 years. You even have
    all of the financial institution holidays to stay up for and day off between Christmas and New Yr.
  • Versatile working and annualised hours – a versatile strategy to work that our workers
  • Wage pay awards – most jobs give scope for a pay improve after six months or the
    following April (relying in your begin date) and we additionally overview salaries every April.
  • A beneficiant profession common pension scheme which incorporates life insurance coverage of 3 times your
  • The chance to buy a motorbike by means of Cyclescheme (cheaper than immediately by means of a
    retailer) so that you could cycle to work!
  • Varied schemes to maintain you wholesome (lowered fitness center membership, free swims, office train
    courses, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye checks for DSE customers and
  • We offer you two days per 12 months to volunteer inside the local people.

We stay up for listening to from you.

You may additionally have expertise within the following: Environmental Finance, Sustainable Finance Inexperienced
Finance, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Finance, Local weather Finance, Conservation,
Finance, Biodiversity Finance, Pure Capital Finance, Influence Investing, Renewable Vitality
Finance Sustainable Funding, Socially Accountable Investing (SRI), Environmental Threat
Evaluation, Ecosystem Valuation, Environmental Compliance and so on.

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