Conservationist

As a conservationist, you'll work to protect, manage and enhance the local environment.

Conservationist

Conservationist

Roles and responsibilities

What does a Conservationist do?
Conservationists may perform the following tasks:
  • educate all sectors of the local community, including local schools and colleges, and raise awareness of environmental issues and nature conservation officers' work
  • promote and implement local and national biodiversity action plans in partnership with local and national statutory and voluntary organisations
  • contribute to planning and policy development for sustainable management, including input into environmental impact assessments
  • provide advice to clients, employers, community groups, landowners, planners and developers
  • prepare and implement annual management plans based on ecological surveys and scientific observation
  • evaluate and monitor features of nature conservation interest in habitats and sites
  • maintain and develop your own knowledge and skills, especially with regard to the knowledge of developments in policy, legislation, European and international regulations
  • promote the concept of sustainability to the public, colleagues and fellow professionals through talks, tours, literature, displays and workshops
  • organise, supervise and train supporting paid staff and volunteers
  • maintain effective records using IT database systems
  • prepare applications to get funding and grants
  • assess applications for funding from other organisations
  • liaise with the media to publicise organisation or conservation sites
  • deal with enquiries from the public
  • educate young people, and those considering entering the profession, through talks and seminars to local colleges and universities.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • have good administrative and IT skills
  • communicate effectively through talks and presentations
  • produce literature such as leaflets
  • be confident in leading walks.
What does a Conservationist do?
Conservationists may perform the following tasks:
  • educate all sectors of the local community, including local schools and colleges, and raise awareness of environmental issues and nature conservation officers' work
  • promote and implement local and national biodiversity action plans in partnership with local and national statutory and voluntary organisations
  • contribute to planning and policy development for sustainable management, including input into environmental impact assessments
  • provide advice to clients, employers, community groups, landowners, planners and developers
  • prepare and implement annual management plans based on ecological surveys and scientific observation
  • evaluate and monitor features of nature conservation interest in habitats and sites
  • maintain and develop your own knowledge and skills, especially with regard to the knowledge of developments in policy, legislation, European and international regulations
  • promote the concept of sustainability to the public, colleagues and fellow professionals through talks, tours, literature, displays and workshops
  • organise, supervise and train supporting paid staff and volunteers
  • maintain effective records using IT database systems
  • prepare applications to get funding and grants
  • assess applications for funding from other organisations
  • liaise with the media to publicise organisation or conservation sites
  • deal with enquiries from the public
  • educate young people, and those considering entering the profession, through talks and seminars to local colleges and universities.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • have good administrative and IT skills
  • communicate effectively through talks and presentations
  • produce literature such as leaflets
  • be confident in leading walks.