Green Finance Business Development Manager (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust)

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (DWT), in collaboration with University of Derby’s College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, are offering an exciting opportunity for Green Finance Business Development Manager who wants to help us develop a Wilder Future as part of Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme.

 About the role

This is a multi-faceted role where you will work with others to enable change in a rapidly evolving field, taking into consideration the sensitivities of introducing a more commercial approach into a well-established organisation with a strong charitable ethos.

If you have experience in business modelling and process improvement or knowledge of developing green finance products and the ability to sense and seize new opportunities, engage and persuade internal and external stakeholders and develop and embed the business model this role may be for you.

We are forming a Centre of Excellence to integrate and focus our work on the provision of natural capital with a rewilding approach. We want to lead the way to a Wilder Future, rewilding our uplands and cities, expanding and protecting spaces for nature and reintroducing key species by developing a nature-based economy.

At the heart of this Centre of Excellence, are three strategic projects that help us to generate income from our landholdings. This is the first role associated with the Centre of Excellence and it will enable us to develop a holistic business model and transform our business capabilities and working practices. We’re focussing on biodiversity net gain, health and wellbeing improvement, carbon sequestration and nutrient neutrality which will enable us to become the leading provider of nature based solutions in the county, with a national reputation for excellence.

We are happy to talk flexible working

This role will be based at the DWT office in Middleton, with regular sessions at the University of Derby, although a balance of home and office working is likely. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

Interviews are planned for Thursday 9th March

 About University of Derby

University of Derby’s College of Business, Law and Social Sciences in partnership with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust are offering an exciting career-development opportunity to manage and deliver a challenging strategic Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project. Based at the company premises, you will be employed by the University as a KTP Associate but work under the terms and conditions of the company.

Using your knowledge and skills to support the business and achieve specific project aims, you will receive on-going support by a Company Supervisor, Academic Supervisor and Academic Lead from the University of Derby to help you deliver. A personal training and development budget will also be available for you to access, as well as receiving access to the same training opportunities and facilities as University staff.

 About Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

This full-time post is part-funded by the UK Government’s KTP programme. A KTP is a three-way project between a graduate, an organisation and a university. KTP is one of the UK’s largest graduate recruitment programmes and has been placing graduates on challenging, high profile projects for almost 45 years. In addition to a competitive salary and core KTP development training, you will have a dedicated budget of £4,000 for further training and career development. To find out more about the scheme visit:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position. Visit for more information.

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