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Ribble Rivers Trust

Natural Capital Lead

Purpose: To develop and lead the Trusts Natural Capital and Environmental Markets strategy
Reports to: CEO
Location: Clitheroe (with hybrid home working)
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Contract: 2 year Fixed Term (with expectation of extension)

Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a regional charity set up to conserve the Ribble Catchment, particularly its rivers, brooks, becks, and streams. Over the last 10 years, RRT has developed and grown into a sector leading organisation, known for getting things done, strong partnership working and a collaborative approach. For over a decade our conservation paradigm has been centred around the “Ecosystem Approach”, ensuring the conservation of our watercourses is providing the greatest services for communities (such as clean water, Natural Flood Risk Management (NFRM) and sustainable food) and the intrinsic value of nature.

RRT has secured funding specifically to develop its strategy on Natural Capital and environmental markets into viable opportunities for private finance and funding. This includes; the United Utilities Catchment Systems Thinking (CaST), the Environment Agency’s Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund, and The Rivers Trust’s Trees for Water programme. The strategy will explore payments for ecosystem services, such as Carbon Offsets, Woodland for Water Code, and Biodiversity Net Gain and other opportunities identified through the process.

We aim to embed the learning and approaches developed into existing programmes and projects that RRT leads or is a partner in across the catchment, such as Chipping and Loud Phosphate and NFM project, Lancashire Woodland Connect, OUR Douglas, Deeper Connections and Tawd Valley Wetlands. Furthermore, we aim to embed our learning and new approaches in the development of new projects and programmes, and in some instances for this to be the catalyst / enabler to new programmes.

As such the Trust is looking to recruit a technically competent, dynamic and enthusiastic person to develop and lead the RRT Natural Capital Strategy, providing technical support to the whole trust team with regard Natural Capital and Environmental Economics, and ensuring Ribble Rivers Trust maximises opportunities in this developing area of conservation. You will be joining a welcoming, creative and dedicated team, committed to making a difference to the environment in our area and working together to achieve our goals.

We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills, and welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Benefits include 25 days holiday plus public holidays rising to 30 days with length of service, access to a stakeholder pension scheme including life assurance, free car parking and secure bike storage, and a cycle to work scheme.

For the full job description please visit our job vacancies web page. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on the 19th August 2022 and we expect to begin interviewing between 30th August and 2nd September 2022.

Closing Date: 30/08/2022  Location: Clitheroe

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