Acre are delighted to be working with one of the worlds most committed responsible investors on this newly created position. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with their private markets investing team who are currently building out their new Nature based Solutions investment platform. This will be a highly innovative investment vehicle focused on applying a fundamental, science based approach to creating value for investors and society through investing in Natural capital.
Sourcing, receiving, and analysing all UK woodland creation investment opportunities
Undertaking pre-bid site appraisal and due diligence, including: walking the land to appraise plantable Hatopography and evaluation of soil quality for identification of suitable hardwood and softwood species
Identification of co-located peat soils, riparian buffers and any vulnerable resident species
Analysis of upside opportunities: ecology-informed gaming rights, eco-tourism; knowledge of enhanced carbon removal through biochar and carbonate a plus
Evaluating and producing estimates of woodland creation scheme economics, including producing estimates of species ratios, appropriate timber volume/weight conversion factors, stocking costs, crop yields, etc.
Using the WCC calculator and integrating estimates of carbon sequestration into property appraisals
Experience in the preparation of multi-period discounted cash flow models and the generation of return estimates expressed as IRR, ROI, Cash Yield, and Total Return. Experience using the Land Expectation Value (LEV) approach is a plus.
Knowledge of the various woodland creation and related grant schemes in England, Scotland and Wales, and their integration into property appraisals
Familiarity with the planting permission process
If you feel that you have the requisite skills and experience for this role, please get in touch today.