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Conservation and environmental associate professionals

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£11,960 pile of coins

Age 35

£23,920 pile of coins

Age 50

£28,080 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £18,200

What does this career do?

Conservation and environmental associate professionals are responsible for the day-to-day running and management of areas of the countryside and the wider environment in a way that reconciles the interests of conservation, land owners and the public. They carry out practical conservation activities and assist in promoting awareness of the natural environment.

Typical tasks

  • assists with ecological surveys to identify plant and animal species, map their habitat and draw up conservation plans
  • implements schemes for the management and protection of natural habitats
  • assists with environmental audits and impact assessments
  • organises and supervises conservation projects and the work of part-time and voluntary staff
  • provides information and education to the public through setting up displays, writing leaflets and making presentations
  • organises guided walks and answers questions from the public about an area and its wildlife
  • works with the emergency services in instances of fire, flood, injury or mountain rescue.

Current entry requirements

Entrants typically possess a relevant BTEC/SQA award or similar qualification and have prior related experience, often as a volunteer. Apprenticeships and NVQs/SVQs in relevant subjects at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to small sample sizes, some of this data may be unreliable.,Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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