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Join our team as a Junior Consultant

Due to continued growth of our business, we are on the hunt for passionate environmentalist with the right attitudes and approach. Are you looking to rapidly develop your environmental career, with the support and guidance of our experienced team. Then you are definitely someone who we’d love to join our team.

We are seeking an ambitious Junior Consultant who can make a valuable contribution to our Planning and Permitting team. The successful candidate will have effective interpersonal skills and hold a good understanding of environmental legislation. Take this Junior Consultant opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the environmental sector and build connections with colleagues, clients as well as industry experts on a daily basis. The work of this role is multifaceted yet highly rewarding!

Job type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Location: St Ives, Cambridge
Start date: Immediate start
Salary: £26,000 to £30,000

About Wiser Environment

Wiser Environment is known for expert knowledge, sound advice and strong relationships that help our clients grow and prosper with compliant and responsible operations. We employ and develop a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable consultants. Plus, we actively provide an enjoyable and productive place to work where we encourage you to tackle challenges with creativity and openness.

It is important to us that you are able to demonstrate behaviours that align closely with our vision and core values. It is no coincidence that team members who consistently demonstrate these, are able to develop their skills and knowledge quickly, provide excellent service to our clients and are great to have around. If you feel that you have consistently demonstrated our core values in your previous roles, a passion for the environment, transferable skills and knowledge then please contact us. We would love to talk to you. 

Your new role

As our Junior Consultant, you will be a key asset to the team by submitting necessary permit applications and supplying accurate environmental data for our customers.

To help you confidently adapt and problem-solve, we have established various support teams. Among others – these include compliance, health and safety, administration and sales. Together, we work as a team to reach our goals. In addition to your support crew, you will also have access to a variety of software and systems. Asana, MyCompliance and PeopleHR to name but a few. All are designed with the goal of assisting you in project management, compliance and monitoring.

Day-to-day, you will be using our support systems to help you work towards your goals. Some of the tasks you will be undertaking as a Junior Consultant will include:

  • Draft informative documents and reports to aid the environmental application process.
  • Proficient in recognising client concerns, comprehending legal requirements and conveying this information efficiently to both colleagues and clients.
  • Use geographic information systems (GIS) to visualize and analyse spatial data. Your work here will help the Planning and Permitting team study the environmental impacts of commercial activities.
  • Undertake contaminated land investigations, desk studies and preliminary risk assessments.
  • Undertake environmental monitoring.
  • Supporting other Consults to undertake ecological surveys, site compliance audits, construction quality assurance at waste and recycling sites.
  • The successful candidate will be given every support and experience to progress, with the expectation that they rapidly promote to more senior role.

For further details of the role and requirements, please see download our job description.

Communication Skills

Delivers information to others using the appropriate communication method. Actively listens and checks to ensure their communication and others understanding is consistent.


Planning & Implementation

Need to demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter. Need to plan ahead and prioritise daily, weekly and monthly tasks.

Customer Focus

Demonstrates customer satisfaction in their own behaviour acting as a role model for others by championing the importance of offering excellent service to all clients.


Shows confidence in self and the ability to take on new challenges and ask for support when needed


Strives to enhance their own abilities to learn new things and develop themselves both with company support and individual learning. Demonstrate the ability to be “self-motivated”.



  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or equivalent.
  • 1+ years of experience of working or volunteering in a related field.
  • Full clean driving licence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with GIS mapping software.
  • Membership of CIWM, IEMA or relevant professional body.


  • Salary range is £26,000 – £30,000 and will reflect the knowledge, skills and experience which you can bring to Wiser Environment.
  • Starting annual holiday entitlement of 28 days (inclusive of bank holidays, that increases annually to a maximum of 30 days. NB annual leave increases with promotion to more senior roles.
  • Flexible working
  • River view offices, town centre location
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme.
  • Contributory pension scheme membership.
  • Employee Support Scheme membership. This package includes support with lifestyle and mental health issues, 24/7 GP access, financial, legal advice, counselling and physiotherapy.

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