When we build new houses, does nature benefit? Do we need to change the way we farm? Does environmental law need updating?  At Natural England, we’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive

We’re hiring all kinds of professionals to secure a healthy natural environment for everyone.

Who we are:

We’re the Government’s advisor for the natural environment in England. We work on a huge range of projects, from creating new green spaces to regeneration and carrying out vital statutory duties. All across the country, we’re helping nature to support people and our planet.

We’re responsible for:

  • Promoting nature conservation and protecting biodiversity
  • Boosting a cleaner, greener economic recovery
  • Conserving and enhancing the landscape
  • Promoting access to the countryside and open spaces
  • Encouraging open-air recreation
  • Providing access to facilities for the study, understanding and enjoyment of the environment.

  • Working for Natural England:

    Here at Natural England we are committed to creating an inclusive culture and environment building meaningful and supportive relationships between individuals, groups and organisations, where everyone feels valued and respected and see Natural England as a great place to work.  We are as passionate about our people as we are about nature and want our people to thrive.

    Your professional and personal wellbeing is important to us and working here means you will have access to a wide range of benefits that enhance life inside and outside of work.  Alongside our flexible working patterns, we offer generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff recognition and salary sacrifice schemes, plus access to offers from well-known retailers and life-style service providers.

    We provide learning and professional development through apprenticeships, self-directed learning or through learning providers. We encourage membership in relevant bodies as an aid to your personal development. Why not access our coaching network to further support your career development?

    If you want to work somewhere where you’ll be able to balance the requirements of your role with your responsibilities and interests outside of work, then these opportunities could be for you.

    Our roles:

    A healthy natural environment is fundamental to our wellbeing, prosperity and happiness.

    That’s why we collaborate with scientists, lawyers, projects managers and all kinds of experts to shape decision-making and environmental policy for the better.

    Our people enjoy rewarding careers and work to improve the lives of everyone who uses England’s green spaces.

    Meet some of our employees, and read more about what it’s like to work at Natural England:

    About you

    Whether you’re collecting and testing soil samples, managing a wetland project or overseeing the legal side of biodiversity net gains, you’ll be as dedicated to the environment as you are to your career.

    Many positions require specific qualifications, but whatever your role, you’ll be interested in ecology, and inspired by the need to protect, preserve and enhance our environment.

    As England’s leading environmental preservation organisation in a number of areas, many of our colleagues are the country’s go-to experts. If you’re naturally talented and ambitious, you might become one, too.

    People across England are appreciating the natural world around them more than ever. This is your chance to influence environmental protection and enhancement, and ensure England’s natural habitats flourish for everyone.