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Environment, Climate, Conservation & Sustainability

Never has environmental leadership, both individual and collective, been so important.

Addressing the climate and ecological emergency requires ingenuity, disruption, and collaboration on a sizeable scale, and we know we need this now.

We’re proud to work across the spectrum of environmental, climate-based, conservation and sustainability focused organisations, including local and global NGOs and charities that are protecting species, landscapes, natural resources and the rights of indigenous communities; campaigning and advocacy organisations who are identifying and challenging ecocide and championing climate justice; as well as philanthropies who are providing vital financial support and infrastructure to climate change initiatives and environmental research. We also work with research organisations working on climate-solutions and sustainability-led companies looking at issues from supply-chains and agriculture to responsible procurement.

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Our recent placements include:

I’m fascinated by behaviour change, talent development and sustainability and systems orientated leadership especifically for the social and environmental impact sector where achieving goals can feel like a never-ending journey. I firmly believe that acting on climate change should be everyone’s priority and we need to harness the talent and skills of many different people, and many different types of organisations to achieve results. Developing the Environment, Climate and Conservation sector specialism has enabled me to support the sector I love and to work with a wide and fascinating breath of clients to understand their talent needs, to appoint and support amazing and diverse people into leadership positions.

Zoe GreenwoodHead of Practice, Environment, Climate, Conservation & Sustainability
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There are huge challenges faced by these organisations, but also huge opportunities.

Oxford HR is aware that we are reaching, and in some cases, have exceeded planetary boundaries. Urgent action – and innovative teams – are needed more than ever before, to improve the human connection with nature and facilitate a green and fair transition. Through our suite of services, and the wealth of knowledge within our team, we identify and support exceptional leaders. We are committed to placing and nurturing underrepresented leadership and challenging our clients where necessary.

We are constantly learning and evolving, identifying new and innovative ways to strengthen leadership and build resilient teams and boards in this sector, working in partnership with our clients to understand how to create a green, clean and fairer future.

Some of our current roles

Status: Open

Manufacture 2030 is now looking for a dynamic Head of People & Culture with experience of overcoming the unique challenges faced by high-growth businesses.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Erica, George
LocationUK (hybrid)
Salary60–70,000 GBP plus share options in a fast-growing company
Closing Date11th June 2023
Reports toChief Operations Officer
Direct ReportsManager, People & Culture
Full Time
Europe, France
Posted 4 weeks ago

Status: Open

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly respected, connected and innovative think tank at the heart of the policy debate on climate governance.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment
LocationParis – Rue du Four (St Germain des Prés)
Contract TypeCDI (No Fixed Term)
Closing Date1st June 2023

Status: Open

Global Canopy have a unique opportunity for an Education and Learning Director to join the team and make an important contribution at the heart of these pressing global challenges.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Lisanne
LocationOxford, United Kingdom
Salary£63,000 - £68,000
Contract TypeFull Time/Permanent
Closing Date30th May 2023

Status: Open

This is a unique opportunity to lead our new Strategic Group on Building Regional and Global Mechanisms for Sustainable Action.

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Nick
LocationKathmandu, Nepal
Closing Date7 June 2023 (Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis)
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