Professional Body/Chartered Institute Membership

There are many benefits to joining a relevant professional body or chartered institute, including access to job opportunities, networking, training, CPD, events, activities and more. Professional Institutes often offer free or discounted student membership, so why not make your CV stand out from the pile?

Why join a chartered institute or other professional body?

  • Recognition of competence
  • Access to resources
  • Training and CPD
  • Professional networks
  • Local branches
  • Events / Social Activities
  • Influence / volunteer

We will be shining a spotlight on partner chartered institutes in our panel event series, but there are many more! The Society for the Environment list a range of environmental chartered institutes here.

Some of the major environmental institutes and bodies include:

Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

CIEEM is a professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

CIWEM represents and supports a community of thousands of members and organisations in over 89 countries who are dedicated to improving water and environmental management for the benefit of the public.

Chartered Institute of Foresters (ICF)

The Institute of Chartered Foresters is the Royal Chartered body for tree professionals in the UK and can award the titles Chartered Forester and Chartered Arboriculturist.

Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM)

The IFM is an international organisation of people whose aim is to support and promote sustainable fisheries management for the benefit of our members, fisheries, wildlife and society.

Institute of Water (IWater)

The Institute of Water is a professional body dedicated entirely to supporting the careers of people in the UK water sector.

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES)

The IES is a membership organisation representing the full spectrum of environmental disciplines – from fields as diverse as air quality, land condition, marine science and education – wherever you find environmental work underpinned by science.

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)

The Royal Meteorological Society works to strengthen the science and raise awareness of the importance of weather and climate, support meteorological professionals and inspire enthusiasts.

We hope to host a Student Awareness evening for RMetS in the next academic year. Watch this space.

Countryside Management Association (CMA)

The Countryside Management Association is the largest organisation supporting the work of conservation, access and recreation professionals in the natural greenspace and countryside sector throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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