Young people who are from ethnic backgrounds, living with disabilities or from low income homes are being encouraged to apply for a new work placement opportunity with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

The ‘Green Jobs for Nature Outreach Assistant’ will offer a young person a 12-month paid work placement at CIEEM. The main aim of this role will be to support our Green Jobs for Nature outreach work by managing the Green Jobs for Nature website and supporting our campaign to promote it to young people, especially those from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in our sector which includes people with disabilities, people of colour and people from low income households.

The placement is part of the wider New to Nature programme, funded by The National Heritage Lottery Fund, that offers paid work placements to young people aged 18-25 from diverse backgrounds to undertake roles across the natural environment and landscape sector.

The New to Nature programme focuses on attracting those who are from diverse backgrounds as research shows:

57% of disabled people feel excluded from being able to reduce their environmental impact

Less than 5% of environment professionals are from ethnic minority backgrounds

This innovative new initiative aims to inspire and show those who aren’t the typical demographic that green jobs are both an accessible and exciting prospect, that in turn boosts the diversity of the green jobs sector.

We would really appreciate it if you could help share this fantastic opportunity within your networks of young people, through your work connections, family and friends.


  • 12 month work placement with support from CIEEM and the New to Nature programme including training and mentoring
  • Great start to building your career
  • Gain valuable experience and boost your jobs prospects

Interested, then have a look at the CIEEM website for further details and how to apply.

Closing date is 12pm 17 February 2023