Natural Capital Consultant (Graduate)

Bidwells

Perth, Scotland
£24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.bidwells.co.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Role overview

For generations we have managed thousands of square miles of the nation’s countryside and coastline. As the world tackles the current climate and biodiversity crises our forestry, natural capital and sustainable investment teams are delivering nature-based solutions to help preserve the planet for the future. Do you want to make a difference?

If so, we are recruiting for a Natural Capital Consultant to join our Natural Capital & Sustainable Investment team in Scotland. This is a new and exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking graduate to support the expansion and growth of the Natural Capital & Sustainable Investment business line. Although this role is advertised as a graduate level role, we can be flexible to accommodate applicants with greater experience where necessary. 

Bidwells' Scotland manages c200,000 hectares of rural property from offices in Perth, Fort William and Inverness. The Natural Capital & Sustainable Investment team, view investment through an environmental lens, helping clients unlock environmental opportunities in their existing land holdings and securing the right sustainable investments for their portfolios. 

What you’ll be doing? 

  • Undertaking scoping and feasibility studies for a range of natural capital projects, including peatland restoration and native woodland creation
  • Conducting site surveys and assessments
  • GIS – Using remote sensing imagery to digitise and quantify landscape features 
  • Writing grant applications and a variety of formal documentation including restoration and monitoring plans
  • Assisting with operational plans and the delivery of peatland restoration
  • Assisting with the management of ongoing projects, including liaising with contractors on site
  • Engaging with public and private organisations to assess restoration outcomes
  • Research – Producing reports for a variety of clients on strategic land management and nature-based solutions 

What you’ll achieve

You'll get the chance to grow with us, in-fact we really want you to progress and will do all we can to help. You’ll be enrolled on our 2-year graduate development programme, which will focus on commercial and financial acumen, presentation and writing skills and effective communication. This will develop you beyond your current technical expertise, building a strong foundation for your career in natural capital consultancy. 

  • Part One: A programme which will see you get involved in a range of skill development activities and networking opportunities, not just with other graduates, but with key senior stakeholders
  • Part Two: The potential to further your study and focus on specific natural capital qualifications

Essential requirements:

  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all weather and seasons
  • Good organisational skills with a methodical and logical approach
  • Good writing skills
  • Good communication skills – speaking to a variety of stakeholders
  • Computer literate – competency with word, excel etc
  • Driving licence and clean record

Desired:

  • A relevant degree, 2:1 or above
  • Some prior experience with GIS software, but this can be trained 
  • Ecological / environmental background helpful, but not essential
  • Hill navigation experience or decent time spent outdoors
  • Financial literacy 
  • Creative, innovative and strategic mindset

Your package:

We will pay you competitively and provide you with an excellent benefits package: 25 days holiday (increasing with length of service), up to 8% contributory pension, health insurance, discretionary bonus, medicash scheme (money towards dental treatments, opticians and remedial therapies).

Bidwells is dedicated to fostering a truly inclusive culture of belonging, where everyone can thrive and succeed as their true and authentic selves at every level. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and positively encourage applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief.


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