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Strutt & Parker - Head of Natural Capital, England

Last update 29.01.2024

We are looking for a Head of Natural Capital, England to join our team and lead our Natural Capital offering in England.  This will include supporting teams across the Strutt & Parker business, developing and delivering natural capital projects, and representing the business to clients and external audiences.  

As the Head of Natural Capital, England, you will be responsible for:

  •  Identifying and pursuing opportunities for natural capital projects such as rewilding, landscape scale conservation, biodiversity net gain, carbon sequestration, sustainable agriculture, and other natural based solutions such as natural flood management.
  •  Growing our natural capital business by developing and managing relationships with landowners, investors, funders, regulators, NGOs and other stakeholders involved in natural capital projects.
  •  Providing investment and asset management advice to Strutt & Parker teams and investors throughout England on natural capital opportunities, risks and returns.
  • Leading and overseeing the delivery of natural capital projects from inception to completion, ensuring quality, compliance and value for money.
  • Building and managing an internal network of colleagues with a specific interest in natural capital to support you with delivering the natural capital offering.
  •  Representing Strutt & Parker at external events and forums, promoting our natural capital services and expertise.
  • You will work to the Head of Forestry and Natural Capital (UK) and alongside the Head of Natural Capital, Scotland to promote the latest thinking and market intelligence to grow the service line.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

•    A degree or equivalent qualification in environmental science, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, Agriculture, REALM or related field. 
•    Ideally you will be an experienced Chartered surveyor (MRICS or CAAV) 
•    Experience in natural capital project development and delivery, preferably in the UK context.
•    Strong knowledge of natural capital concepts, principles, methods and tools, including valuation, accounting and reporting.
•    Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
•    A passion for nature conservation and environmental sustainability.
•    Confidence to speak to small and large audiences.

The ideal candidate will likely have:

•    Experience of working in a consultancy role.
•    MRICS
•    Chartership of an appropriate body.
•    Business development experience.

We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:

  • Health & Leisure: Private medical cover, 25 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work 
  • Financial:  Pension, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance,  interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice 

BNP Paribas Real Estate is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is proud to be an inclusive employer, as recognised by our RICS Inclusive Employer status and membership to Stonewalls Diversity Champion Programme.


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