What employment sector do you work in?
How long have you had a green job for nature?
£30,001 – £40,000
Please describe the work that you do.
Encouraging, persuading & influencing the Senedd, Local Authorities and environmental stakeholders, to participate and implement best practice around native trees and woods in Wales. Following our charitable remit of Protect, Create & Restore.
What do you most like about your job? Any dislikes?
Likes – Being able to influence environmental best practice at a landscape scale.
Dislikes – It is hard being at the coal face of environmental campaigning, you have to find resilience and balance.
What inspired you into this career?
Being brought up in rural mid-Wales, having a very nature-connected childhood, and then having children myself, being very concerned about their future and having a sustaining planet.
Have you faced any challenges in progressing your career so far?
Ensuring the organisations understand connected thinking. Being able to maintain & sustain environmental activism.
What education/training did you have?
Being raised in a foundational rural community, O levels, A levels, Foundation, Degree, 20 years of self-employment and 10 years of voluntary environmental activism.
What advice would you give to someone coming into the profession?
Seek voluntary work in the sector. Understand the power of authentic storytelling and creatives, and always try to appeal to people’s common values, try to think whole-system.
Tags: Wales, NGO sector