Head of Research Programme

Job Title: Head of Research Programme
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH28482
Contact Name: Kathryn Pereira
Contact Email:

Allen & York are proud to be working with Earth Security - a dynamic think tank that is advancing innovative models for financing nature. They are looking for an experienced Head of Research Programmes to join the Team and drive forward global programmes. Earth Security's programmes develop the economic research and trends for financing nature, engage with banks, governments and conservation groups to identify opportunities; and put forward new financing models to engage top investors to recognise nature's value in their investment decisions.

You will have strong and proven research skills within climate finance/nature-based solutions financing, and the experience in producing executive reports for decision-makers. You will have a background in economics that gives you an ability to drive economic analyses of ecosystem services, and an understanding of the range of innovative financial models for nature. In addition, you'll have managed numerous international research programmes across continents on climate finance. You'll need strong experience of both desk based research and active stakeholder mapping and engagement and will have produced reports for private and public finance decision makers and technical knowledge that allows you to develop insights on nature finance and apply that to different areas such as forestry, water, agriculture, blue economy, etc.

To summarise, to be considered for this role, you will possess the following skills and experience:

- You will have a very strong research profile and research/analytical skills in leading the creation of high-quality reports for senior decision-makers on economic trends, innovative finance models and identifying practical opportunities for implementation of solutions.

- You will have strong stakeholder engagement, with the ability to network, map and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, from senior finance to NGOs as part of the research process, navigating and building global networks among partner institutions and stakeholders.

- You'll have programme management skills, combining research development with other activities such as designing and convening webinars and stakeholders workshops that support the programme's development and positioning and research agenda, and coordinating the work of others in the team that are contributing research.

- Finally, you'll have the ability and interest to manage the delivery of other programmes and projects that are created as a result of action-orientated nature of our research and engagement.

You may have worked in a think tank or similar research based organisation and you'll have an entrepreneurial personality and a strong work ethic. This is an extremely exciting opportunity for you to join this forward thinking, dynamic Team of professionals and one where you can utilise your research, analytical and report writing skills and technical skills within climate finance. Based in either London or Copenhagen, you'll be joining a strong Team of consultants and be privy to some amazing projects so if you'd like to find out more, call Katie on 01202 888986 ext 207.