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Nature conservation officer

Manages the local environment with an emphasis on preserving and protecting areas of natural beauty and sets targets to promote biodiversity.

Job description

Nature conservation officers manage the local environment with an emphasis on preserving and protecting areas of natural beauty, and setting targets to promote biodiversity. Their role involves promoting awareness on environmental issues, encouraging people to use the countryside in an informed and respectful manner, and advising local government. They work for local authorities, national organisations and charities.

Typical employers

  • National Parks Wildlife Service

Postgraduate study

A pre-entry postgraduate qualification is not a requirement.

Tips for applications

Many graduates begin their careers as volunteers, and move into paid employment once they have gained a significant amount of experience.