Sustainability Consultant

Also known as a “Green Consultant” or “Eco Consultant”

Sustainability consultant’s help businesses become more socially and environmentally responsible in both their property and day to day operating functions.

Managing sustainability in the property industry is increasingly about balancing the needs of the environment, society and the economy to generate the maximum value for all stakeholders, both today, but also when thinking about how buildings and land will need to be used in the future.

This could be through working for a local authority setting the long-term plan for a city, working for a developer master planning a 20-year-regeneration project, or working as a Head of Sustainability for an investor helping to decide which properties and companies to invest in.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Understanding a building’s impact on the local community and ecosystem
  • Develop practical and engaging sustainability strategies
  • Collect and analyse data and provide a report of your findings
  • Provide advice on how to companies can meet regulations

Beneficial skills & interests in this role:

  • Interest in the environment and communities
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Understanding client’s requirements

How much can I earn?

Depending on where in the UK you decide to work, your salary will be higher or lower. Check out our salary map to see what you could earn.

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London Sustainability Consultant salaries*
Apprentice (L3):£17,300
Apprentice (L6):£17,800
Graduate:£28,000
Newly Qualified:£30,000
Partner/Director:£55,000
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London Sustainability Consultant salaries*
Apprentice (L3):£17,300
Apprentice (L6):£17,800
Graduate:£28,000
Newly Qualified:£30,000
Partner/Director:£55,000

* Salaries are an estimate and may vary

Career paths into this role

  • Apprentice route
    You could qualify as an Agency Surveyor whilst working in a supporting role. You study alongside your practical experience (Page coming soon!)

  • Graduate route
    You’ll need an RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) accredited undergraduate or postgraduate degree. You’ll usually need 5 GCSEs (9-4) and 3 A Levels to get onto a degree course, but you might be able to use other qualifications (Page coming soon!)

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