What employment sector do you work in?
How long have you had a green job for nature?
£25,001 – £30,000
Please describe the work that you do.
I currently work in the WLB (Water, Land and Biodiversity) engagement team where we work closely with Government and External Relations and other parts of the business on collating intelligence that we hold on to our stakeholders (mainly in the world of water) to ensure that the Environment Agency is providing consistent and clear messages through the organisation. Stakeholders that we engage with include charities, eNGOs, campaigning bodies, water companies and MPs and Ministers.
What do you most like about your job? Any dislikes?
I like that I am always able to learn about other parts of the business. The EA (Environment Agency) provides staff with great opportunities to attend talks and training, and encourages that we are part of the wider organisation. I also really enjoy the flexibility of the job and the hours, although I do believe that if we are able to work from home we should be allowed to work from abroad as well.
What inspired you into this career?
I have always had an interest and passion for the natural world and doing what I can to help stop the climate emergency.
Have you faced any challenges in progressing your career so far?
What education/training did you have?
BSc degree in Environmental Studies prior to working at the Environment Agency.
What advice would you give to someone coming into the profession?
Don’t lose the wider vision. Everything that we do in the agency is to provide a better environment for future generations, even if sometimes it doesn’t feel like that is what we are doing.