Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 17868

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Experiences Sought:

  • 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.