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Conservation and Environmental Associate Professionals

Conservation and environmental associate professionals are responsible for the day-to-day running and management of areas of the countryside and the wider environment in a way that reconciles the interests of conservation, land owners and the public. They carry out practical conservation activities and assist in promoting awareness of the natural environment.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £11398. Normal pay is £21059 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £41158.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Works with the emergency services in instances of fire, flood, injury or mountain rescue.
  • Organises guided walks and answers questions from the public about an area and its wildlife.
  • Provides information and education to the public through setting up displays, writing leaflets and making presentations.
  • Organises and supervises conservation projects and the work of part-time and voluntary staff.
  • Assists with environmental audits and impact assessments.
  • Implements schemes for the management and protection of natural habitats.
  • Assists with ecological surveys to identify plant and animal species, map their habitat and draw up conservation plans.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Reading Comprehension


  • Writing


  • Learning Strategies


  • Speaking


  • Active Learning


  • Active Listening


  • Critical Thinking


  • Science


  • Monitoring


  • Mathematics


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