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Nature’s Recovery Manager (Green Finance)


Join Avon Wildlife Trust (AWT) as our new Nature’s Recovery Manager and you will make a significant contribution to achieving our goals of creating 1000ha of new habitat by 2030, with the Trust purchasing at least 100ha of new land.


You will work with the Senior Leadership Team and expert ecologists, to develop the vision for large-scale land purchases and improvements to our existing reserves. To enable these visions to become reality AWT is looking to maximise investment from the emerging green finance markets.


As the Nature’s Recovery Manager, you will take these visions and develop methodical, well-planned business cases which explore the viability of each idea.


Green finance is an exciting and complex new area, and AWT has developed a green finance review process which you will use and help further develop. This is an exciting area of work offering significant opportunities to tackle the climate and ecological crises, but it also requires a mix of ecological or management skills and business/commercial skills not commonly found together, so passion, appetite to learn and willingness to unpick complex questions is essential.


Key Tasks:

  • Using  AWT’s Green Finance Review Process, carry out assessments of existing reserves and land on the open market, to enable the creation of a fully costed Land Purchase Prospectus, which will inform AWT’s actions for years to come.
  • Lead the acquisition process for AWT's first Nature’s Recovery land purchase - aiming to be completed by the end of 2024.
  • Work closely with senior staff to develop AWT’s customer base for credit sales. Initially focusing on Biodiversity Net Gain, bat credits and carbon credits.

Full time fixed term 2 year contract.

Staff Benefits

Avon Wildlife Trust provides a range of benefits for employees including;

  • Employer pension contribution up to 5%
  • Life assurance – death in service
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Pay Progression
  • One day a year to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Cycle to work
  • Employee assistance programme

Contact Details and How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please download the Job Description, Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form at the bottom of this page and fill in your application before proceeding to 'Apply Now'.

When you click 'Apply Now' you will be asked to attach your completed documents via our HR portal as part of the submission process.

To apply by post, please send your completed application marked 'confidential' to: HR, Avon Wildlife Trust, 17 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5QT to arrive by the closing date.

Closing date: 11:59pm, Sunday 17th March 2024

If you would like to discuss this role or have any questions, please email to arrange a conversation.

Project Manager (Green Finance)




37 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full time, fixed term contract (2 years)


Avon Wildlife Trust Head Office, site-based delivery hubs, some home working

Close Date:

Sunday, 17 March 2024

Email Contact:

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