Programme Director, Natural Capital (Maternity cover) - University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Application Deadline: 
12 Jul 2018

Role Title: Programme Director, Natural Capital (Maternity cover)

Salary: £53,691 – 56,950

Vacancy reference number: EN15700


Job opportunity:

We are seeking a talented Programme Director with the credibility, drive and skills to lead our dynamic and fast-paced Natural Capital Team and engage with companies on how to sustain the natural world through their own strategies and operating practices. This fixed term 12-month role will be providing maternity cover for the position of Programme Director, Natural Capital.

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges.  Capitalising on the excellent, multidisciplinary strengths of the University of Cambridge, CISL builds deep, strategic engagement with leadership companies and creates opportunities for collaborative enquiry and action through its business platforms. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Royal Founding Patron of CISL, and has inspired, and supported many of our initiatives.

The Programme Director is responsible for developing new natural capital business groups and initiatives in accordance with market needs and the strategic objectives of CISL.  The role holder oversees the development and growth of existing platforms such as the Natural Capital Impact Group. 

The Programme Director works with senior leaders from progressive companies, including household names, with significant land footprints and dependencies upon natural capital; this includes Board-level sponsors.  The role holder establishes and builds upon relationships with clients and works closely with individual companies to help them unpick and take action on some of their biggest natural capital challenges and opportunities. In securing funding for the creation of new natural capital initiatives, the role holder also directs the delivery of these by the Natural Capital Team.


You can find out more about the work of CISL and the Natural Capital team at:

Informal enquiries may be made to the CISL Human Resources team,  Please quote reference EN15700 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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