Professional bodies are memebrship organisations where the members work in a particular type of industry. Their role is to set standards of professional practice for that industry and to provide knowledge-sharing, training and guidance to help their members do their jobs well.

They often have specific training and networking activities for those in the earlier stages of their career, as well as providing advice on careers, work experience and mentoring opportunities. The following professional bodies are the most relevant for those working in green jobs for nature.