Looking for an environment job in the West Midlands? Find out about some of the top paid roles in the region
More than 20 environment and sustainability jobs in the West Midlands area were advertised on ENDSjobsearch in April. Environmental consultant, senior ecologist and environmental manager were among the top opportunities in the region.
Do you have an analytical mind, good technical skills and observational field skills, combined with a strong environmental background? If you do, then you could have what it takes to be an environmental consultant. Based on jobs advertised on ENDSjobsearch in the last month, environmental consultants in the West Midlands typically earn from £26,000 per annum, rising to around £38,000 per annum for senior environmental consultants. The main responsibilities of the role range from conducting field analytical and observational studies and writing reports to compiling analytical data.
If you are looking for a junior role, check out this typical job description of a graduate environmental consultant to find out more about what it takes to succeed in the role and what your future career prospects could be.
Do you have a strong background in environmental management, conservation and statistics? Perhaps you are an ecologist looking for your next career move? Senior ecologists in the West Midlands typically earn between £20,000 and £35,000 per annum. At senior level, ecologists can find themselves becoming more involved in policy and management, spending more time in the office than on field and lab work.
A career in environmental or sustainability management could give you a unique opportunity to perform a challenging and multi-faceted role. Can you be both creative and analytical with your ideas, whilst co-ordinating a variety of projects? Environmental managers are employed in national, regional and local government and statutory agencies. While this career path is typically open to anyone with the right experience, skills and passion for the environment, a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, business or environmental management are highly regarded by recruiters. An environmental manager in the West Midlands can expect to earn around £38,000 per annum.
Ben Goodson, recruitment sales manager for ENDSjobsearch commented: “Many of the environmental roles advertised on our job site are based in the West Midlands, which goes to show what a buoyant part of the country this region is. One thing that sets environmental roles apart from many other professions is that they tend not to be concentrated in cities as environmental organisations are located wherever they are needed - often in rural parts of the UK.
“Your ideal role may not be on your doorstep so be prepared to relocate and you could land yourself a great position with a very attractive salary. The West Midlands offers some fantastic transport links to other parts of the country so it’s easy to get to and from anywhere in the UK quite quickly.”
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