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Green Finance Coordinator (Great North Bog)

Do you have experience of working in green finance? Would you like to utilise your excellent organisational and problem-solving skills to support peatland restoration? Would you like to work on a collaborative and practical project across northern England and in partnership with European collaborators

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated green finance co-ordinator to join us to work on an exciting EU project - WaterLANDS - focussing on wetland restoration. You would be expected to undertake support for the various peatland restoration partnerships across northern England who form the ‘Great North Bog’ consortium and are seeking to sustainably finance their restoration projects. You would be expected to have experience or expertise in green finance. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills and be able to manage collaborative working with the University of Leeds WaterLANDS team, the European project partners, and support the local peatland practitioners and partnerships in northern England.

There is currently a growing interest in green finance, understood here as the participation of private entities into the financing of environmental conservation and restoration activities. Environmental and conservation practitioners (e.g. environmental charities, government agencies), are increasingly being exposed to interactions with private actors with an interest in private investment. This requires them to engage with topics, terminology and discussions outside their main area of expertise and for which they do not always have relevant training or skills. A clear need has been identified for people to operate at the interface between those private entities wishing to invest in environmental conservation and restoration and those responsible for such conservation/restoration, enabling such discussions, helping translate knowledge across the finance and conservation world and supporting positive interactions. You would fulfil this need in support of the Great North Bog as part of the EU WaterLANDS project.

The work may involve travel to occasional project meetings in other European countries.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Richard Grayson, WaterLANDS Great North Bog Co-ordinator



Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £37,099 to £44,263 per annum
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 17 August 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 15 September 2023
Interview Date:  Tuesday 10 October 2023
Reference:  ENVEE1679
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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