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Environmental Consultant

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Environmental consultants give advice on environmental matters. They work on areas such as the effects of new developments on the environment, the control of pollution and noise, the effects of agriculture or recreation on plants and wildlife, the effect of climate change and the conservation of rare or protected species such as ospreys and bats.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for qualified environmental consultants tend to be between £22,000 and £25,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to around £35,000 a year. Higher salaries are possible with postgraduate qualifications. Principal consultants can earn up to £55,000 a year.

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
3702
2.8 %
RISE
2023
3807
  United Kingdom
2018
35544
3.7 %
RISE
2023
36868

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What Does it Take?

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Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Forestry Commission Scotland
Tel: 0300 067 6156
E-mail: fcscotland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Website: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/
Twitter: @fcscotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForestryCommissionScotland/

Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Tel: 01522 540069
E-mail: info@iema.net
Website: http://www.iema.net
Twitter: @iemanet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visitIEMA/

Science Council
Tel: 020 3434 2020
E-mail: enquiries@sciencecouncil.org
Website: http://www.sciencecouncil.org/
Website (2): http://www.futuremorph.org/
Twitter: @Science_Council

The Science Council promotes the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of and education in science, technology, mathematics, computing and information technology. It awards the designation of Chartered Scientist (CSci) to those candidates who can meet the high standards required.

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Tel: 01631 559 000
E-mail: info@sams.ac.uk
Website: http://www.sams.ac.uk/
Twitter: @ScotMarineInst
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAMS.Marine

Part of Scottish Marine Institute

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)
Tel: 0345 337 2951
E-mail: enquiries@socenv.org.uk
Website: http://www.socenv.org.uk

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