Conservation and Environmental Associate Professionals

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.


New workers
£ 12,233
£ 22,819
£ 44,239

Available jobs

In the past year there were 10,590 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Works with the emergency services in instances of fire, flood, injury or mountain rescue.

  • Organises guided walks and answers questions from the public about an area and its wildlife.

  • Provides information and education to the public through setting up displays, writing leaflets and making presentations.

  • Organises and supervises conservation projects and the work of part-time and voluntary staff.

  • Assists with environmental audits and impact assessments.

  • Implements schemes for the management and protection of natural habitats.

  • Assists with ecological surveys to identify plant and animal species, map their habitat and draw up conservation plans.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Environmental Planning

  • Appeals

  • Risk Analysis

  • Environmental Laws

  • Environmental Permitting

  • Environmental Impact Assessments

  • Project Management

  • Sustainable Development

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • English Language

  • Customer Service

  • Self-Motivation

  • Operations

  • Research

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.