A vacancy has arisen for a Blue Carbon Economist to join the Blue Marine Foundation (Blue Marine) team. Reporting into the Development Director and working alongside an internal team and external board of advisers, the Blue Carbon Economist will play a principal role in driving forward Blue Marine s blue carbon unit. They will deliver on dynamic workstreams including:
Principal role in the development, verification and establishment of global voluntary carbon market projects.
Economic underpinning of innovative blue carbon projects with a focus on the UK to start.
Develop a proof of concept for biodiversity and nitrate credits alongside blue carbon credits via a seascape approach in the UK.
Contribute to the establishment of a trusted voluntary blue carbon market that supports BLUE s vision for a healthy ocean.
Raising the profile of the ocean as a climate change solution.
The successful applicant should be highly numerate, with experience in nature-based solutions. They should have deep understanding of the economics of voluntary carbon markets (ideally blue carbon markets) and an understanding of climate change policy. Applicants from the business community are welcome. The candidate may have the following:
High level of numeracy with insight into complex economic modelling
Business or economics training
Understanding of voluntary carbon market deals
Skill and experience in carbon project development
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with a sleeves-rolled-up attitude
Self-motivated, with rigorous attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure as part of a team
Hours & contract information:
Title: Blue Carbon Economist
Reporting to: Development Director
Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
Location: Flexible with some time at Somerset House, London.
Contract: Permanent, three-month probation.
Holidays: 5 weeks leave per annum plus national holidays
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per annum, dependent on experience
The application deadline is 31/08/2022
For details on how to apply, please visit the vacancy page on our website. We ask all candidates to please send a copy of their CV and a letter explaining their skills and suitability for the role along with information on salary expectations.