What employment sector do you work in?
How long have you had a green job for nature?
£30,000 – £40,000
Please describe the work that you do.
I work as an environmental consultant on natural capital and sustainable river management projects.
What do you most like about your job? Any dislikes?
I love fieldwork (i.e., going to a site to survey, sample, engage with stakeholders). I dislike the stress of deadlines and too much project requests with minimal support.
What inspired you into this career?
I love the outdoors and I am interested in upland catchment management as I grew up in the Lake District and saw many issues, i.e., poor water quality, flooding, unsustainable land management, etc.
Have you faced any challenges in progressing your career so far?
No, I was promoted from Graduate to Assistant after 1 year and 6 months.
What education/training did you have?
MSci Earth Sciences (Environmental Geoscience) from Durham University
A-Levels – Biology, Chemistry and Maths
What advice would you give to someone coming into the profession?
Volunteer for conservation days to network with like-minded people.
Tags: Scotland, Private sector, research, conservation