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Job Description

An Environmental Advisor will work with organisations to conduct environmental assessments to ascertain the likely impact of any future developments and uses this to educate companies, minimise impact and inform the local area about developments.

Entry Requirements

You'll usually need a degree in environmental science, geography, geology, science or related subjects.

Employers may also ask for a postgraduate qualification and experience.

The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) have more information about careers in the environment.

Career Path and Progression

With experience you could move into an associate role, or senior or principal consultant position.

Other options include lecturing or running your own consultancy business.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Geoscientist
  • Commercial energy assessor
  • Town planner
  • Recycling officer

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • A keen interest in the environment, wildlife and ecology
  • Good business and commercial awareness
  • Competent IT skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Good project management skills
  • Good presentation skills

Starting Salary

£23,000 to £25,000

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