Overview

Salary: up to £70,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK. Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK.

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

The CS Director leads the delivery of FFI’s strategy with regards to influencing corporates within our conservation landscapes and on wider nature positive agendas. You will lead a team of specialists to design and deliver our engagement with a range of different corporates, with the aim of promoting the uptake of tangible nature positive agendas, influencing decisions, and supporting the implementation of best practice approaches, as part of FFI’s global conservation programme. You will collaborate actively with teams within our regional programmes and cross-cutting technical teams (particularly those who lead work on climate & nature linkages, local agriculture, marine plastics and policy), and will work across global teams to identify project-level priorities for corporate support along with developing and maintaining strategic level corporate relationships.

You are a highly motivated, skilled and experienced individual with substantive experience of influencing and improving corporate commitments and practice, able to lead engagements at corporate board level and with experience of engaging with cross-sectoral platforms. You will be well versed in operationalizing nature positive commitments, and in creating sectoral initiatives that help lead change. You will be an experienced leader, ready to guide and support our technical team in influencing corporates to make and deliver on nature commitments globally, working as part of a wider “OneFFI” team.  You have extensive experience of mechanisms to change corporate decision-making about nature from board to operating levels, and of designing and delivering shared projects with corporates that deliver positive impacts for nature while living up to standards for good governance and social safeguards. You will understand the global nature of conservation, and will have the ability to translate experience between field-based contexts and board level decision making.

You have proven leadership, communication, collaboration, and team management skills, enabling your team to build positive, productive working relationships with organisations across the corporate sectors that impact our global conservation programme. You will have an analytical approach to corporate partnerships, balancing evidence-led approaches with a recognition of the essentially social nature of conservation. You are comfortable working in an international NGO and managing in a matrix-like structure.  Your senior credibility and network of contacts will help connect the realities of corporate decision-making with the potential conservation and social impacts of FFI’s global conservation programme. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and proficiency in a second language relevant to FFI would be an advantage.

In return, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. Influencing corporates is a key element for the delivery of our new organisational strategy, and this role will play a pivotal role in its success. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 25th September 2022.