The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity conservation organisations in and around Cambridge. The CCI partners together combine and integrate research, education, policy and practice to create innovative solutions for society and to foster conservation learning and leadership.
The primary role of the CCI Natural Capital Hub Manager will be to scale up the CCI Natural Capital portfolio of projects and create a large collaborative programme integrating research, policy and practice to deliver global impact. The Natural Capital Hub Manager will lead and convene the CCI Natural Capital Working Group, and work alongside the Director of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, the CCI Executive Director and his office, the CCI Council and the CCI partners more generally. This post will be seconded to the CCI Executive Director's Office from one of the existing CCI partner organisations/departments for a fixed period of 15 months. This position will be based in the new David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge and will work in close collaboration with Cambridge Judge Business School.
Educated to degree level standard in natural sciences, conservation-related social sciences (including economics) or similar, you will ideally also hold a post-graduate qualification in natural resource management, environmental sciences or conservation biology. You will have knowledge of the international biodiversity conservation sector, including natural capital, and experience in establishing multi-stakeholder programmes. You will also have experience of building consensus through consultation and collaboration and sustaining relationships with diverse stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be highly organised and efficient, with good attention to detail, and excellent project management, writing and editing skills. The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines without compromising on quality is a prerequisite of this role.
This is a fixed-term position and the funds for this post are available for 15 months in the first instance. Applicants from the University of Cambridge or any of the CCI partners wishing to undertake a secondment are welcome to apply.