Why work for us?

IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability.

We’re committed to supporting, encouraging and improving the confidence and performance of all these professionals, helping them to enhance their profile and recognition.

We do this by providing resources and tools, research and knowledge sharing along with high-quality formal training and qualifications to meet the real-world needs of members - from their first steps on the career ladder, right to the very top.

We believe that together we can change perceptions and attitudes about the relevance and vital importance of sustainability as a progressive force for good. Together we’re transforming the world to sustainability

Working for IEMA is about being part of making a difference to our planets future. We believe we are positively changing perceptions and attitudes about the relevance and vital importance of sustainability as a progressive force for good.
We develop initiatives and resources and create partnerships and manage campaigns that help ensure that the UK remains at the forefront of these important global issues.

Our members include some of the biggest names globally and we work with them to help accelerate the transformation towards a more sustainable world.

Roles within IEMA offer a unique opportunity to work with our members to support them on their journey of addressing sustainability. The breadth of opportunity you can gain in the work you can do for us is immense.

Roles at IEMA range from operational support roles to positions in policy working to influence government and other key stakeholders on national policies; marketing positions to help develop campaigns, corporate partnerships and thought leadership material; membership roles to help support our members in professional standards and training and positions of working with the media through our press and PR team.

Culture and values

At IEMA, we are committed to a culture that is diverse and inclusive and provides equality of opportunity to all of our employees regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Our culture is shaped by our values – bright, open and brave.

This means we must make bold, transparent decisions that will enable and inspire practitioners around the globe to change their world. We’re guided by committees that drive these decisions, and each one is populated by members, influencers and industry experts. We encourage all our employees to strive to be the best they can be and embrace our values in their ways of working.

IEMA is officially a ‘Great Place to Work’

Naturally you would expect us to say that IEMA is a Great Place to Work but this has now been formally certified in the Great Place to Work for small businesses category, in fact we ranked 93 out of 100. Furthermore, we were officially recognised as a great workplace for wellbeing for 2023!

Here is what Great Place to Work said about our achievement.

Great Place To Work

Career development

We are committed to developing the skills of all our employees and we offer high quality training and formal qualifications together with internal development opportunities to help develop and grow your skills and knowledge. Everyone that joins IEMA is supported through our foundation certificate in Environmental Management. This course will give you a foundation of environmental and sustainability knowledge to build on to give you the best start in your career with us.

Staff benefits

We are keen to attract and retain the best people and we believe our IEMA benefits package is very competitive.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Home based working
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave, plus additional 1 day leave after 5 years plus extra days when we close between Christmas Eve and New Year
  • Health Cashback Plan Scheme and Wellness support package
  • Employee Assistance Counselling Support
  • Group Income Protection Scheme for long term ill health
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 2 days paid leave each year for voluntary work
  • Perkbox staff discounts


IEMA has a robust Wellbeing Strategy that encompasses several initiatives that form the framework in which we can all be our healthiest, happiest and most productive selves.

We are completely invested in and committed to the success of our wellbeing programme which promises an end-to-end, holistic approach. Each element of the strategy is complemented by a programme of investment in personal and professional development, mental health and mindfulness and it is our sincere hope that all colleagues will feel valued and have everything they need to thrive.

We have six qualified Mental Health First Aiders available to support out team and we also regularly share tips and links to aid wellbeing within our wellbeing communications.

Wellbeing benefits and support currently on offer include:

  • Winter Fuel Allowance to support home working during the winter months (paid via monthly payroll)
  • Monthly Home Working Allowance to support home working.
  • Coffee Roulette (this is an opt in/out of benefit)
  • Option to work from a co-working space local to other colleagues near you
  • Supporting the menopause
  • Supporting men’s health.

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