Associate Director of Biodiversity

RSK Biocensus

£50,000 - £70,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Nature Positive, and RSK company and subsidiary of RSK Biocensus, are seeking an Associate Director to join their team. This is a full time, permanent role and based nationwide. Unique opportunity to guide the development of a rapidly-growing and successful specialist sustainability advisory company and lead our biodiversity workstream.

In 2020, RSK Biocensus launched Nature Positive, a new business that supports companies and those who invest in them in understanding their impacts and dependence on biodiversity.

Nature Positive helps businesses, and those who invest in them, to manage the risks and opportunities that arise from their relationship with nature. A unique combination of environmental, sustainability and business specialists we help our clients manage the business impacts of their greatest environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges.

Key responsibilities

  • Leading the nature workstream of the Nature Positive business with P&L responsibility
  • Directing and managing projects and providing high quality technical advice to our clients
  • Managing a team of specialists
  • Contributing to business development and pitching to clients

Person specification

  • Subject-matter expert in biodiversity / natural capital
  • Strong research/analytical skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in assessing corporate biodiversity impacts


  • A relevant postgraduate degree (PhD / MSc / MBA)
  • Experience in risk management and/or scenario analysis
  • Experience in analysing corporate supply chains
  • Experience in TNFD and /or SBT4N
  • Experience in natural capital accounting
  • Experience of strategy and policy development

Salary and benefits

  • £50,000 - £70,000
  • 7% employers pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership

About us

We are all about sustainability and biodiversity. Our focus is on supporting companies and those who invest in them in understanding their impacts and dependence on biodiversity, which is vital for long-term business survival. We want to help businesses understand their production processes and how to treat and dissipate waste, maintain soil and water quality, and help control air composition.

Nature Positive provides baseline biodiversity assessments; supply chain risk assessments; biodiversity footprinting; biodiversity, natural capital, and sustainability strategies and actions; biodiversity due diligence and screening; reporting; and practical mitigation, compensation, and offsetting measures. 

Nature Positive is part of the RSK group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. Founded in 1989, RSK has evolved into a market-leading organisation. It is headquartered in the UK and has an established presence across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The group is growing fast thanks to its diverse operations, entrepreneurial spirit, and open management style. When you join RSK, you are connecting to a growing community of experts and specialists who regularly collaborate to deliver projects and support each other across business units. 

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