Six years working for Natural England, the government’s advisory body on the natural environment. In depth knowledge of environmental funding and policy, including Higher Level and Countryside Stewardship.
Job Title: Surveyor
Company experience: Surveying for Invasive species including Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and Giant hogweed. Working with clients to tailor site specific remediation packages. Delivering CPD presentations to a range of business and Local Authorities, focusing on Japanese knotweed and invasive species identification and treatment.
Favourite part of your job: Visiting parts of the country I haven’t seen before and meeting new people.
Least favourite part of your job: Visits in the rain, I’m sure the clouds have been following me recently!
Interests away from work: I like to go running and getting outdoors, I love walking and camping weekends, cooking for friends and socializing. Last year, I completed a marathon with and old school friend and this year I will be cycling from Brussels to Brighton to raise money for charity.
Favourite line from a film: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” John Keating/Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989)
If I could be anywhere right now I'd be: A sandy beach, growing up by the sea means I now miss the beach living in Manchester.
Key skills include: habitat management and restoration, designated sites (SSSI) surveying and monitoring, Wildlife and Countryside Act and enforcement of Weeds Act. I’m a Prince2 practitioner and first aider.