Project Manager (Forest IQ)

Closing date: 29 April 2024, 09:00 BST

Location: Oxford, with flexible home working

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Vacancy type: Permanent, Full Time

Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide.

A growing number of companies and financial institutions are seeking to mitigate their impacts on nature. But many have made commitments that are not being met, and others are failing to take any action at all. Through our Corporate Performance work and Forest 500 project, we assess the policies and performance of influential companies and financial institutions. Our newly launched Deforestation Action Tracker monitors financial institutions with significant climate commitments to track their action on deforestation and associated human rights abuses.

About the role

This newly created role will be part of our Corporate Performance team and will lead on the next phase of a ground breaking project. This role sits under the Forest IQ team, along with two researchers and the Forest IQ Lead. This role will support the operational smooth running of the team, with a particular focus contracting and onboarding Forest IQ’s users.

Forest IQ provides major data-service providers and financial institutions with market-leading data about corporate performance on deforestation, conversion of natural ecosystems and associated human rights abuses. This will enable financial institutions to identify risks and opportunities to help them to deliver deforestation free portfolios by 2025.


To be successful in this role, these are the things that will matter the most:

  • A track record of managing project operations to a high standard, particularly around contracting or licensing
  • Able to work with both external and internal stakeholders, delivering clear and professional communication
  • Able to work to support a variety of different team members including data scientists, researchers, finance business partners, and operations
  • A willingness to contribute to all aspects of Forest IQ’s operations
  • Proactive attitude, motivated by impact and making Forest IQ a success
  • A strong drive to contribute to our mission, a passion for sustainability and the role that the finance sector can play to drive change

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes.

Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We welcome applications from people from these regions.

Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.