Secretariat - West Midlands Combined Authority Natural Capital Roundtable

Thursday 26 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Midlands Regional Office

What we're looking for

The West Midlands Combined Authority Natural Capital (WMCA) Roundtable group comprises high level decision makers and strategies from across the WMCA geography representing private, public and third sectors to achieve significant environmental improvements that benefit everyone who lives, works and visits the area. The group meets minimum of 3 times per year and doesn't currently hold any resource or funding. The group needs a volunteer secretariat to ensure that the members of the group have the time to dedicate to the meetings and the group's outputs as well as their roles at their parent organisations; and so that the function of the group is seamless in terms of its organisation.

The skills you need

Good administrative skills Basic computer literacy Good communication skills An interest in conservation issues would be useful but not essential. Punctuality Good listening skills Note taking skills

Your time

Approximately 2 hours (in a meeting) every two months
All year round

What's in it for you?

This role would be great for someone looking for an insight in to how high level multi-sector stakeholder groups work for a region in terms of strategy, planning and the environment. Through holding the secretariat role you would be helping the group to: - Work with the WMCA to incorporate natural capital principles and indicators in the Local Industrial Strategy to achieve net gain in biodiversity and natural capital. - Develop data and tools to feed into the WMCA Spatial Development Implementation Plan – a map of current natural infrastructure as a starting point. - Work with the University of Birmingham to develop natural environment internal investment offer including quality of life indicator. - Engage people across the WMCA to define a shared vision for the natural environment of the WMCA. - Establish agreed key principles and associated targets for natural capital as set out in the diagram below. - Work with Local Nature Partnerships to develop a Natural Capital Investment Strategy for the WMCA geography.

How to apply


David Sheldon, Midlands Regional Office
Tel: 01767 693777
Email: David.Sheldon@RSPB.ORG.UK


You can work from the RSPB Midlands Regional Office or at home. If you are interested in this role, or just want to know more about it, please email David at

Reference number 8745