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F4B is seeking someone to join the team as a Portfolio Manager. The aim of the role is to help build out and oversee the successful delivery of F4B projects and related partnerships and outreach, whilst facilitating connections across the initiative’s broader portfolio of work.

The role is mid-senior level and will include budget and resourcing responsibilities, initially overseen by an F4B Principal. The Portfolio Manager will form part of the F4B Leadership Group, with additional responsibilities in relation to the Strategy Group and Grants Committee, pending performance and requirements.

The primary role will be to support an F4B Principal with the build out and delivery of a portfolio of work that aims to promote and accelerate the development of markets for nature based services. This portfolio of work will involve: (1) creating new solutions, platforms, opportunities, and tools in service to high-momentum nature market initiatives, (2) establishing a new community of practice which will take forward the cause of market creation at an accelerated pace and (3) supporting the launch of the next generation of investment platforms and nature exchanges.

The candidate may additionally own or participate in the delivery of other projects in the F4B portfolio.

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build out and manage a portfolio of work on behalf of the Finance for Biodiversity Initiative. This will at high level include:

  • Identifying, negotiating, developing and overseeing particular projects and grantees to deliver the portfolio outcomes in line with F4B’s broader mission.

  • Convening and orchestrating across a complex set of actors to achieve portfolio outcomes.

  • Identifying and supporting the Principal with the build out of relevant funding opportunities, as applicable, and ensuring funds are effectively leveraged across the initiative to maximise the impact of the portfolio.

  • Thinking and planning strategically to connect the dots between the portfolio being managed under this remit, and other projects and work areas across F4B and broader initiatives in this space, with a focus on complementarities and ensuring effective interfaces.

Fixed term contract: 01 May 2021 – 31 October 2022, with some flexibility and possibility of extension.

Read the job description and person specification.

Please send your CV and cover letter, summarising why you would be a good candidate for this role, to:

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