Green Finance Business Development Manager - KTP Associate

£26,000 - £30,000

Derby, Derbyshire - 24 Months

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Job description

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT), in collaboration with University of Derby’s College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, are offering an exciting opportunity for Green Finance Business Development Manager who wants to help us develop a Wilder Future as part of Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme.

About the role

This is a multi-faceted role where you will work with others to enable change in a rapidly evolving field, taking into consideration the sensitivities of introducing a more commercial approach into a well-established organisation with a strong charitable ethos.

If you have experience in business modelling and process improvement or knowledge of developing green finance products and the ability to sense and seize new opportunities, engage and persuade internal and external stakeholders and develop and embed the business model this role may be for you.

We are forming a Centre of Excellence to integrate and focus our work on the provision of natural capital with a rewilding approach. We want to lead the way to a Wilder Future, rewilding our uplands and cities, expanding and protecting spaces for nature and reintroducing key species by developing a nature-based economy.

At the heart of this Centre of Excellence, are three strategic projects that help us to generate income from our landholdings. This is the first role associated with the Centre of Excellence and it will enable us to develop a holistic business model and transform our business capabilities and working practices. We’re focussing on biodiversity net gain, health and wellbeing improvement, carbon sequestration and nutrient neutrality which will enable us to become the leading provider of nature based solutions in the county, with a national reputation for excellence.

We are happy to talk flexible working

This role will be based at the DWT office in Middleton, with regular sessions at the University of Derby, although a balance of home and office working is likely. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

Project description

The post holder will lead a project that will transform the way of doing things at DWT and make an impact in the expanding green finance field. Therefore, the post holder will be required to:

Explore and engage with external stakeholders such as landowners, housing developers, infrastructure companies, local authorities etc. to identify and develop new business opportunities.
Develop and implement business processes, business practices, policies, cost structure as part of developing appropriate business models, cases and operating models.
Identify internal stakeholders such as the staff team, Board of Trustees, members, and volunteers and plan how each of them would be engaged throughout this project and beyond.
Develop internal communications tools for DWT, working towards an appropriate cultural change.
Develop new operating procedures, guidelines and training materials for each aspect of the new business and operating models.
Undertake training, development and coaching for the DWT staff, embedding the new work into the organisation.
Produce and give regular updates in the form of reports and presentations to the project management team and other relevant stakeholders at key milestones in the project.

About the business

About Derbyshire Wildlife Trust We’re a small charity, with big ideas! We believe that everyone has their part to play in Nature’s recovery. We are the only organisation in Derbyshire working to protect and enhance wildlife and wild places throughout the county but through our work with businesses, other conservation charities, and the public we are mobilising others across the county and the rest of the UK to act for wildlife. As a registered Charity, we are supported by 16,000 members and are part of a movement of 46 Trusts with a collective membership of over 800,000. Our purpose is to achieve our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire by creating Nature Recovery Networks and reintroducing lost species. We aim to deliver our vision by leading Nature’s Recovery, inspiring people and communities to care and mobilising people to act. All our work is underpinned by our values.

Wildlife Conservation

Business Transformation and Management

Minimum of second-class degree in Business and/or Environmental Management or related field.

23 January 2023

16 February 2023

27 March 2023

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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT), in collaboration with University of Derby’s College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, are offering an exciting opportunity for Green Finance Business Development Manager who wants to help us develop a Wilder Future as part of Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme.

About the role

This is a multi-faceted role where you will work with others to enable change in a rapidly evolving field, taking into consideration the sensitivities of introducing a more commercial approach into a well-established organisation with a strong charitable ethos.

If you have experience in business modelling and process improvement or knowledge of developing green finance products and the ability to sense and seize new opportunities, engage and persuade internal and external stakeholders and develop and embed the business model this role may be for you.

We are forming a Centre of Excellence to integrate and focus our work on the provision of natural capital with a rewilding approach. We want to lead the way to a Wilder Future, rewilding our uplands and cities, expanding and protecting spaces for nature and reintroducing key species by developing a nature-based economy.

At the heart of this Centre of Excellence, are three strategic projects that help us to generate income from our landholdings. This is the first role associated with the Centre of Excellence and it will enable us to develop a holistic business model and transform our business capabilities and working practices. We’re focussing on biodiversity net gain, health and wellbeing improvement, carbon sequestration and nutrient neutrality which will enable us to become the leading provider of nature based solutions in the county, with a national reputation for excellence.

We are happy to talk flexible working

This role will be based at the DWT office in Middleton, with regular sessions at the University of Derby, although a balance of home and office working is likely. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.