The CONSERVATION Career PATHFINDER

Discover your pathway to becoming a professional wildlife conservationist.

Confusion > Clarity > Action

Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife to flourish, but you don’t know where to start or which path to follow? If you’re a student, job-seeker or career-switcher, getting started as a professional conservationist can be hard.

But what if you didn’t have to do it all on your own?

What if you had full access to a career training programme trusted by over 2,500 people, and 40 universities, with 99% ratings?

What if you had direct access to Conservation Careers and a support community, so you can ask questions and move forwards much more quickly?

A huge, diverse and growing sector.

When you think of conservation jobs do you envisage someone in the field watching turtle hatchlings or perhaps observing Mountain Gorillas? Although these conservation jobs exist, and are very attractive, the conservation industry is a large, expanding and diversifying sector.

Much bigger than you might imagine, it’s become a professional industry offering a dizzying array of conservation job types for job seekers. For example, on Conservation Careers to date we’ve listed over 50,000 conservation jobs which cover over 30,000 different job titles!

When finding your niche is so important to becoming competitive – and enjoying your career – where do you start?

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Introducing the Conservation Career Pathfinder

Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife to flourish, but you don’t know where to start or which path to follow? Do you wonder if there are any jobs available that will also pay you well? Getting started as a professional conservationist can be hard.

But what if you didn’t have to do it all on your own? What if you had professional guidance to find the ideal role for you, and a plan to help you get there much more quickly and easily?

What if you had full access to a career training programme trusted by over 2,500 people, and 40 universities, with 99% positive ratings?

What if you had direct access to Conservation Careers and a support community, so you can ask questions and move forwards much more quickly?

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“Just like being a vet – there are so many career options and themes that we can explore within conservation.  Working in conservation isn’t just being a wildlife vet in the field.” 

“Conservation Career’s story and values really resonate with VSGDs – we are delighted to partnering with you!”

Dr Ebony Escalona | Dr Ebony Escalona BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS PhD AHE and Founder of Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify!

Inside | The Conservation Career Pathfinder

Step-by-Step Modules to attack at your own pace. You’ll learn the best path to follow for you to become a professional wildlife conservationist.

Support from the experts. You can choose from Community Support, Group Coaching or 1:1 Coaching. It’s your choice and we’ll be with you every step of the way. 

Go at your own pace. With our self-paced flexibility, you’ll have access to the course for a full year. You can work entirely at your own pace and around your busy life and work commitments. You don’t need to stick to a schedule. 

CC Pro community. You’ll be welcomed into our new private online community. Get answers to burning questions, enjoy regular live events, participate in growth challenges, share your coursework, celebrate your successes and more.

Certificate. Everyone who completes the course receives a certificate, equivalent to 20 hours of CPD.

Rock-solid guarantee. Try it for 14 days. Not happy for whatever reason? We will refund 100% of your money.

Meet your coaches

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Dr Nick Askew

Nick is the Founder and Director of Conservation Careers and holds a PhD in the Behavioural Ecology of Barn Owls.

As a professional conservationist over the past 20 years. During his career, he has raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects in 120 countries.

Since establishing Conservation Careers he has helped thousands of conservationists to get their careers on track.

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Stacey Gibson

Stacey is an accredited career coach, with an Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification in Effective Coaching and Mentoring.

With 14 years’ experience in HR and Recruitment, Stacey has held senior positions in Animal Charities and has a passion for conservation. 

She brings this experience and passion to her career coaching, supporting people to make career changes where they can make a difference, feel motivated and fulfilled

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Dr Fernando Mateos-González

Nando is the Head of Community at Conservation Careers and a Spanish biologist with a PhD in Behavioural Ecology and an MSc in Animal Biodiversity.

His research on animal behaviour and conservation has led him to work in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.

He enjoys helping students and early career professionals to find their dream environmental job.

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Kristi Foster

Kristi is the Head of Engagement at Conservation Careers and has a Master´s in Conservation Biology.

Her conservation work has led over the past 9 years to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications.

She has coached over 100 conservationists in career planning, job applications and interviews.

Pathfinder Outline

Module 1 | Who are you?

Discover a deeper understanding of yourself, laying the foundations for a successful career. This important module will cover:

  • Your Superpowers | Uncover the unique skills and abilities you possess.
  • The History Test | Learn from your past roles to help your future career.
  • Your Skills | Identify what you love doing, and are great at!
  • Your Preferences | Get clear about which work contexts suit you.
  • Your Causes | Clarify the issues you might want to tackle in your career as a conservationist.
  • The Airport Test | Enjoy exploring where you might want to be in five years’ time.
  • Your Career Compass | Bring it all together to form a clear picture of yourself and your career.

Module outcome – A clearer understanding of who you are, and what’s important in your career going-forwards.

Module 2 What are your options?

Start identifying your dream job within the expansive conservation sector. This module will cover:

  • Conservation Employer Types | Learn the different employer types within the conservation, their pros and cons, and explore which is right for?
  • Conservation Job Types | Get a clear picture of the key conservation job themes and functions in the sector, their duties, and employment criteria, plus an analysis of the hot (and hidden) jobs.
  • Your Job Shortlist | Explore the jobs which suit and excite you, to produce your shortlist.
  • Exploring your shortlist | Take practical steps to start exploring your job shortlist.

Module outcome – A clearer shortlist of conservation jobs which could provide you greater career happiness and impact.

Module 3 - Which path will you take?

Let the rubber hit the road as you focus on choosing your path into conservation and form a career action plan to make it happen. For those on Group Coaching your sessions will start here. This module will cover:

  • Decision-making and values elicitation | Gain clarity to move from the shortlist to a chosen path. You’ll bring all the information and learning together to inform the decision making.
  • Goal setting | With a clear pathway, you’ll set specific short-term and long-term goals.
  • Closing the gap | Identify the gap between where you are now and reaching your goals.
  • Comfort zone and resilience | Build resilience to impliment your career action plan through your next steps of undertaking additional training and applying for jobs.
Pathfinder Outcome | A clarity on which conservation role(s) is right for you, and what you need to do in order to secure it. From confusion to clarity and into action. 

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“You will not regret enrolling in this course! This is an absolutely unmissable opportunity in my book if you have any career aspirations whatsoever: academic, conservation, consultancy, or general graduate market.

The process of self-reflection as part of the training will deeply empower you going forward, no matter what path – it will be a fruitful one”

Professor Brendan Godley, Chair in Conservation Science, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter.

Taught at over 40 Universities, including...

IS THE PATHFINDER RIGHT FOR ME?

The Conservation Career Pathfinder is for anyone who's seeking to work in the conservation sector.

This includes job seekers, career switchers and students.

IS THE PATHFINDER RIGHT FOR ME?

The Conservation Career Pathfinder is for anyone who’s seeking to work in the conservation sector. This includes job seekers, career switchers and students.

Job Seekers

Are you currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling? 

We’ll show you how by identifiying and focussing on the right pathway you can significantly increase your chancess of success in securing interviews and landing jobs. 

Through CC Pro you’ll also get access to resources and support to boost your job seeking. 

This includes our detailed guide for how to apply for any conservation job, our library of successful application exmaples, and community feedback on your applications. 

Career Switchers

Have you always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know where to start?

You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and need some clarity on what’s needed to get going.

We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in (especially with all your lovely transferrable skills) and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.

Students

Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish?

There’s no better time to start getting clear about your career options than now.

This way you can use the time before you graduate to fill any gaps we identify together, and be ready to hit the ground running on your graduation day.

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FAQs

Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish? There’s no better time to start getting clear about your career options than now. This way you can use the time before you graduate to fill any gaps we identify together, and be ready to hit the ground running on your graduation day.

If you are currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling. We’ll show you how by identifying and focussing on the right pathway you can significantly increase your chances of success in securing interviews and landing jobs. Through CC Pro you’ll also get access to resources and support to boost your job seeking. This includes our detailed guide for how to apply for any conservation job, our library of successful application exmaples, and community feedback on your applications.

If you have always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know where to start. You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and need some clarity on what’s needed to get going. We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in (especially with all your lovely transferrable skills) and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.

This is an 18 week programme with a total commitment of around 20 hours in total.  We’ve worked hard to fast-track your learnings and condense everything into just what you need to know. All shortcuts, no fluff.

We’ve helped hundreds of people from across the globe to find their dream conservation job, and wanted to share with you the six biggest rookie mistakes people make in their conservation job hunt.

Thinking conservation is all about being outside studying things like sharks, turtles and lions.

WRONG! The conservation sector is a growing professional industry and has an overwhelming number of different roles available, with something to suit everyone. The vast majority of conservationists work inside, behind desks, and are not scientists. They are programme managers, fundraisers, communicators, website designers, ecotourism operators and much more…

Spending hundreds of hours (and thousands of ££$$) to get experience.

WRONG! Getting the right experience is really important, so you can provide evidence of your skills and showcase that you’re ready to do a job. However, quality beats quantity every time when it comes to experience. You need to focus on getting the right experiences and training for your chosen roles. 

Worrying that there are not many conservation jobs available.

WRONG! The conservation industry is a booming sector, with more jobs available than ever before. We’ve listed over 15,000 conservation jobs in the past few years alone from across the globe on Conservation Careers, and this is still the tip of the iceberg. Why do people think there aren’t many jobs out there? Because many employers (often small charities) don’t have big budgets for advertising, and their opportunities therefore don’t get promoted widely online. We don’t wait for employers to pay on our site, we find and share as many as we can with our members and have turned the industry upside down (in a good way).

Thinking if you put in enough applications, you’ll get an interview.

WRONG! Playing the numbers game doesn’t guarantee success, and the likelihood is if you’re firing out applications quicker than bullets from Arnie’s Uzi 9mm then chances are you’re (i) not spending much time on each application to ensure it’s perfectly suited to the job in hand, and (ii) you’re not very focused and applying for lots of different types of roles. Either way, there’s nearly always going to be someone putting in a better application and who has a more focused background to each role in hand.

Re-using your CV many times.

WRONG! Every application needs to be carefully crafted to fit the role in question. This means totally reshaping your CV (and cover letter) each time to ensure the best possible fit against their criteria. Using the same CV each time means asking the employer to work too hard to find the evidence of your skills, and a higher likelihood they’ll miss how good you are…

Thinking you need to have a PhD (or Masters) to get a conservation job.

WRONG! Yes conservationists are very clever bunch – they are saving the planet after all – however, the truth is the education you need depends on the role(s) you’re targeting. Some have a higher entry requirement than others. The key is finding the right job for you, being clear what they need, and ensuring you have what they need.

Once you sign up for the course you’ll get a confirmation email with full all the details you’ll need in order to get going. 

You’ll be invited to a special live welcome event on the week of 31st October and this will include a schedule for the course. IF you can’t make this, or any of the live Q&As or Group Coaching sessions, we’ll send you recordings to watch back in your own time. 

Yes! The programme is available to people from across the globe and applicable to all countries and territories. To date we’ve shared oiver 20,000 conservation jobs from North America and we know the market well.

No! CC Pro is a private support supporting and does not use Facebook. 

There are three choices when taking the Pathfinder programme, each with a different cost as follows:

Community Support | If you have a question or need support, you’ll have the CC Pro private community where your coaches and fellow course mates will be there to help you. You won’t be alone. Investment | £395 plus VAT.

Group Coaching | Alongside community support, be part of a small supportive community led by our qualified careers coach to work through the course materials, remove any blocks and stay accountable. Investment | £795 plus VAT.

1:1 Coaching | Alongside community support, work 1:1 with our fully-qualified careers coach with sessions tailored to your needs to turn your career dreams into reality. Investment | £1,665 plus VAT.

If within 14 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund.

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We’ve helped hundreds of people from across the globe to find their dream conservation job. Which of the commons mistakes or assumptions are you making? We can help!

Risk-free Enrollment

 

All options come with our rock-solid 14-day 100% money-back guarantee. 

If within 14 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund. 

No questions asked.

Choose Your Pathfinder Support Package

Whilst going through the Pathfinder programme, you have three options for getting support. From community support, to group coaching and 1:1 coaching, you can choose the option which suits you. Enrollment closes on 30th October and the training starts the following week with a special live event.

Community Support

If you have a question or need support you’ll have the CC Pro private community where your coaches and fellow coursemates will be there to help you. You won’t be alone.

Investment | £395+VAT paid as 2-part payment with £200+VAT up front and £195+VAT one month later.

Group Coaching

Alongside community support, be part of a small supportive community led by our qualified careers coach to work through the course materials, remove any blocks and stay accountable.

Investment | £795+VAT paid as 2-part payment with £400+VAT up front and £395+VAT one month later.

1:1 Coaching

Alongside community support, work 1:1 with our fully-qualified careers coach with sessions tailored to your needs to turn your dreams into reality.

Investment | £1,665+VAT paid as 2-part payment with £900+VAT up front and £765+VAT one month later.

*While we are a UK-based company, we coach people worldwide!