Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

The twin environmental crises we are facing of biodiversity loss and climate change mean that the work of those involved in ecology and environmental management is ever more important. Yet we are facing a skills shortage. We need more young people to join us by choosing a ‘green job for nature’ career, and we particularly need people from currently under-represented backgrounds who can bring their talents, skills and enthusiasm to these roles.

But one of challenges we face is that green jobs for nature careers opportunities are often invisible to young people.

This is our opportunity to tackle these challenges and create a profession that promotes opportunities for all in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders.

‘We are delighted to be supporting Green Careers Week to help raise awareness of the range of careers available in the ecological and environmental sector and inspire the next generation’. 

About Us

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the professional membership body supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Our Vision is of a healthy natural environment for the benefit of current and future generations. With a growing membership and an increasingly influential voice we are transforming the professionalism of the sector, just as our members are transforming understanding of, and attitudes towards, protecting and enhancing our natural environment. By working together, we believe we can make a difference, leading to a world rich in biodiversity for the benefit of us all, now and in the future.

Our mission is to raise the standards and profile of professional ecological and environmental management for the benefit of nature and society.

We aim to achieve our mission through a wide range of activities, including:

  • Establishing and upholding standards of professional competence and conduct of those who practice ecological and environmental management as a profession.
  • Promoting the sharing of best practice through publications, networking and awards.
  • Supporting continuing professional development (CPD) through the provision of training and conferences.
  • Being an influential voice for the sector by advising governments on policy and practice in relation to management of the natural environment.
  • Promoting an integrated, inter-disciplinary approach to sustainable management of the natural environment.

Connect With Us

‘Green Jobs for Nature’(GJFN) is our new campaign to make careers geared towards restoring and replenishing our natural environment more visible and achievable for all those thinking about their future work. Whether a potential career changer or a young person thinking about what the future of their job might look like, we want to make it much easier to find out about the kinds of roles that exist, what they do, and how to get them. As part of this, we have launched a brand new website, Green Jobs for Nature, as a resource for the sector. This website is packed with useful information about what a Green Job for Nature is, how to get one, and who you can work for. Whilst there are other websites promoting ‘green jobs’, this website is focussed on the ‘nature’ side of green jobs – roles that directly contribute to managing, protecting and restoring our natural world. It is through working in partnership, that we aim to reach out to young people from all backgrounds  across the whole of the UK and Ireland to encourage them to consider a career working to help protect and restore nature. Whether you are a potential career changer or a young person looking at what opportunities might exist for your future , we hope that you find this website useful. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Feeling Inspired?

We hope you will join us in helping to tackle the nature crisis and the climate change emergency. Hover and click the images below to find out more, or keep scrolling for some great video to watch… 

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