Senior Specialist – Carbon Reduction Programme

Closing date:
Salary: Up to £30,000
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Hampshire, SO32 2DP
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable self-starter to lead our Carbon Reduction Programme.

Fixed Term Contract for 2 years (with potential for extension)

35 hours per week (part time will be considered)

We are looking for a dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable self-starter to lead our Carbon Reduction Programme.

As part of our Wilder 2030 strategy, we made a pledge to become a “climate positive” organisation by 2030. By this we mean doing better than net zero GHG emissions and sequestering more carbon that we emit – through implementing nature-based solutions such as rewilding, habitat creation and ecological restoration alongside reducing the carbon footprint of our day-to-day operations to as low as possible.

As the lead on carbon reduction, this role will be responsible for establishing our baseline carbon footprint, developing our carbon reduction strategy, and implementing action across the organisation so that we reach net zero as soon as possible.

Alongside this, and as part of the newly created Nature-Based Solutions team, the postholder will work to develop the Trust as a credible player in the climate action space and in delivering nature-based solutions including carbon sequestration, nitrates mitigation, natural flood management, and biodiversity net gain through habitat creation and rewilding.

These solutions will also lead to the provision of NBS services for paying clients looking to address their climate and environmental impact, unlocking new sources of finance for conservation delivery as well making a major contribution to our strategic goals of 30% of land and sea in recovery for nature and making a meaningful local contribution to tackling the climate emergency.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of carbon emissions, carbon impact measurement, carbon reduction strategies and the role of natural habitats in sequestering carbon, together with the expertise and experience to implement action across a complex organisation and beyond.

For more information regarding this role, please see our recruitment pack below.

Closing date:  22 April 2021

Interviews:  week commencing 03 May 2021

As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work.  We encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black, Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.