The Institution of Environmental Sciences

The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) is a charitable organisation which aims to raise public awareness of Environmental Science by supporting professionals, scientists and academics working in this crucial arena.  As a seminal Environmental Sciences organisation, founded in 1971, the Institution is consulted by the Government and other interested parties on environmental issues. 

The Institution aims to:

  • Support the development of Environmental Professionals and their careers
  • Facilitate the enhancement Environmental Science education
  • Promote and increase awareness of Environmental Science

The IES and Chartered Environmentalist Status

As a founding member and constituent body of the Society for the Environment, the IES is able to award the status of Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) to certain members of the Institution.  This award is gaining recognition within the profession and amongst employers.  Chartered Environmentalist status recognises individual commitment, competence and expertise in the Environmental Science filed.


Membership of the Institution offers support on a career path - from the early stages to Chartered status, attracting high calibre professionals with significant specialist and interdisciplinary experience.

Membership types include:

  • Fellow (FIEnvSc)
  • Member (MIEnvSc)
  • Associate (AMIEnvSc)
  • Student (StMIEnvSc)
  • Affiliate

Qualification for membership is normally based on academic and professional experience within the Environmental sector.

Benefits of joining the IES

Membership of the IES demonstrates your commitment to professional development and the field of Environmental Science. Dependent on membership type the Institution also provides:

  • Use of the post-nominal membership classification
  • Support for career advancement through professional accreditation and continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Opportunity to apply for Chartered Environmentalist status
  • Networking with other Environmental Science professionals
  • Exclusive access to “Environmental Scientist” journal and “EnviroSci” e-newsletter, containing news and views from the IES and the Environment sector, with opportunity to publish articles
  • Access to IES website, which includes a member’s area, journal archive, news, events and information about sister organisations
  • Free or reduced entry to selected IES events and workshops
  • Opportunity to contribute to consultation exercises within the Governmental and Environmental sectors.

For more information about the Institution, membership or Chartered Environmentalist status, please visit out website;

Institution of Environmental Sciences
Suite 7
38 Ebury Street

Tel:  020 7730 5516
Fax: 020 7730 5519

Types of Environmental Science jobs

Lecturer in Environmental Science
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
Chair in Carbon Management
Lecturer in Geographic Information Sciences
Research Fellow
Senior Specialist Scientist
Lecturer in Earth System Dynamics
Environmental Scientist
Director Environmental Sustainability
Research Fellowship in Earth Sciences
Environmental Public Health Scientist
Research assistant
Environment Leader

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