Environment Assistant


Tunbridge Wells
£25,000 - £30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 3rd June 2024   5 days left

If you are just starting out in conservation and environmental management and are hungry to make a difference in a varied, fulfilling role specialising in nature-positive land management, please get in touch.

CLM is a team of land, property and environment professionals, specialising in the rural sector.

We are at the forefront of delivering BNG, nature-recovery and natural capital projects – and are expanding this side of our business.

This is an exciting chance to make a positive difference to the environment, landscapes and the rural economy while working at the cutting edge of this fast-moving sector.

For many years, we have been supporting clients integrate environmental schemes into thriving rural businesses – and part of this role will be advising them on how to build new natural capital revenues into their businesses, along with identifying the existing environmental benefits they are delivering.

Our dynamic team is involved in some of the most exciting landscape-scale initiatives in the country (the iconic Iford Biodiversity Project, is just one example).

We’re looking for someone who combines a genuine enthusiasm for the environment and natural habitats with a pragmatic, commercial mindset.

Our team has built up sector leading expertise in landscape scale conservation management. CLM is committed to sharing this knowledge and helping you to develop your own specialisms and interests.

About you

The ideal candidate will 

  • Be a graduate or postgraduate with the right attitude and skillset
  • Work towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of clients and stakeholders
  • Have some practical experience of conservation land management or agriculture
  • Own a car and have a full driving licence

The role would suit someone who has studied, gained experience or has knowledge in some of the following: 

  • Environmental and Natural Science
  • Conservation and Ecology
  • Agriculture and Land Management
  • Wildlife and Habitat surveying
  • GIS & Remote Sensing

How we'll work together 

You’ll be assisting an established team of  environmental land managers and advisors. The team will help you get to grips with the some of the latest mechanisms for nature recovery and delivery of the Lawton Principles. There is an excellent opportunity to learn, grow and flourish in the team. CLM is committed to continuing training and professional development and expects that you will take part in appropriate external training and CPD.

We pride ourselves on delivering a world-class service, but we’re friendly, down-to-earth people, working partly from our lovely barn-conversion offices in Sussex and partly from home. 

How to apply

This is a role created by our continued expansion, so the position is available immediately. 

We want to hire the best talent, so would be prepared to shape the role and the package to suit the perfect person's experience, strengths and interests.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Anthony Weston at [email protected] explaining how you can add value to our business, including details of your salary expectations by 3rd June. Or you can call Anthony for an informal discussion on 07780 711370. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.