What employment sector do you work in?

Academia Sector

How long have you had a green job for nature?

4 years

Salary Range

£30,001 – £40,000

Please describe the work that you do. 

Encourage, persuade & Influence 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? 

Being able to influence environmental best practices at a landscape scale. 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, & 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 self employment, 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, creatives, and always try to appeal to peoples common values, try to think whole system. 

Follow Nigel at http://www.nigelpugh.co.uk 

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