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Arboriculturist

Arboriculturists are responsible for tree maintenance, which can include planting and protecting them as well as cutting them down when needed.
Job profile of an arboriculturist from the Prospects website

Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural consultants provide business, technical and scientific advice and assessment services to farmers and the public sector. 
Job profile of an agricultural consultant from the Target Jobs website
Job profile of an agricultural consultant from the Prospects website

Countryside Ranger

Countryside rangers supervise and protect wild areas and allow public entry to wild landscapes and animal habitats. 
Job profile of countryside ranger from the National Careers Service website

Ecologist

Ecologists study ecosystems and conduct field surveys, undertake environmental impact assessments and advise on habitat management. 
Job profile of an ecologist from the Prospects website 
Job profile of an ecologist from the All About Careers website

Ecotourism

The ecotourism sector provides sustainable alternatives for travellers. A wide variety of roles are available.
Information on the ecotourism sector from the All About Careers website

Enviornmental Consultant

Environmental consultants advise organisations on a range of environmental issues so that they can comply with the law and reduce any effects their operations may have on the environment.
Job profile of an environmental consultant from the Prospects website 

Job profile of an environmental consultant from the All About Careers website

Environmental Education Officer

Environmental education officers raise awareness of conservation and sustainability through giving talks, teaching programmes to schools, families or community groups, leading guided walks, collating scientific data, recruiting volunteers, generating fundraising activities, and also organising promotion through leaflets, newsletters and websites. 
Job profile of an environmental education officer from the Prospects website

Environmental Manager

Environmental managers are responsible for assessing an organisation’s impact on the environment and implementing improvements that are in line with relevant policy and legislation.
Job profile of an environmental manager from the Prospects website
Job profile of an environmental manager from the Target Jobs website

Environmental Scientist

Environmental scientists assess the impact that humans have on the environment.
Job profile of an environmental scientist from the Target Jobs website

Field Trials Officer

Field trials officers prepare and monitor research trials through on-site and/or laboratory experiments on animals or plants. 
Job profile of a field trials officer from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a field trials officer from the Target Jobs website

Fisheries Officer

Fish Farm Manager

Fish farm managers are responsible for the operation of fish farms that breed and sell fish for the food industry.
Job profile of a fish farm manager from the Prospects website

Forest Manager/Officer

Forest managers/officers are responsible for the management of woodlands that have a variety of uses.
Job profile of a forest/woodland manager from the Prospects website
Job profile of a forest officer from the National Careers website

Government Research Officer

The research and analysis of government research officers is instrumental in the creation and change of policies. The research can be in a wide variety of areas including environmental research.
Job profile of a government research officer from the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a government research officer from the All About Careers website

Horticultural Therapist

Horticultural therapists help people improve their mental and physical health through gardening.
Job profile of a horticultural therapist from the National Careers Service website

Marine Scientist

Marine scientists study different aspects of the ocean including marine life and environmental issues.
Job profile of a marine scientist from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a marine scientist from the Target Jobs website

Nature Conservation Oficer

Nature conservation officers oversee the protection and maintenance of local grasslands, woods, moors, mountains and marine habitats.
Job profile of nature conservation officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a countryside officer from the National Careers Service website 

Ornithologist

Ornithologists study all aspects of birds, including the ecology and conservation of their habitats.
Job profile of an ornithologist from the National Careers Service website

Recycling Officer

Research Scientist

Science Writer

Science writers compose print and online scientific articles, papers, company reports, journals and press releases for business, professional, technical and specialist publications. 
Job profile of a science writer from the Prospects website

Soil Scientist

Soil scientists analyse and report on soil for a variety of purposes ranging from assessing environmental damage, to determining if a site is suitable for construction to take place.
Job profile of a soil scientist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a soil scientist from the Target Jobs website

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability consultants advise clients on making their business/development as sustainable as possible.
Job profile of a sustainability consultant from the Prospects website

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer coordinators recruit and supervise volunteers and make sure that they receive the appropriate training.
Job profile for a volunteer coordinator from the Prospects website 
Job profile of a volunteer work organiser from the Target Jobs website

Waste Management Officer

Waste management officers oversee waste management arrangements to ensure that communities are kept clean and that waste is disposed of in the most sustainable way possible, complying with all relevant legislation.
Job profile of a waste management officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a waste management officer from the All About Careers website

Water Quality Scientist

Zookeeper

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Last Updated: 09/09/2019