Work With Us

There are many ways to engage with us – from becoming a member to paying for one of our services.

Read more below about how to get involved.

Become a member

Sustainability West Midlands introduced a new fee structure and extended member benefits in January 2016. The change marked another significant milestone in the development of the not-for-profit organisation which has over the last 10 years, established itself as the sustainability adviser for public, private and third sector leaders in the region.

Organisations pay a sliding-scale annual membership fee according to a their size, from just £50 for the smallest enterprises, up to £1,000 for large private sector companies.

In return members have access to strategic, practical and profile-raising benefits including a place at the SWM annual conference, free use of meeting rooms at our central Birmingham offices, and a wide range of networking and promotional opportunities.

SWM welcomes applications from all types of private, public and third sector organisations based in the region that are willing to actively contribute to achieving its 2020 vision of a West Midlands that is economically productive, environmentally sustainable and socially just.

The fee structure and member benefits are available here.

The membership application form can be downloaded here.

A list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about membership is available here.

If you have any queries about new or existing membership of SWM contact us on 0121 237 5890 or at

Become a funder – pay for our services

Ultimately, our customers investment supports our mission and enables us to provide the infrastructure to harness our members goodwill, promote good practice and provide a vision to build a better future for the West Midlands.

Training and advice service

Do you have aspirations for our future or do you have a problem we can help you to solve? We provide a range of training and advice solutions from events, to sustainability reviews and benchmarking. Visit our ‘projects and networks’ page to find out about our current projects or contact us to discuss how we can help.


We provide a range of sponsorship opportunities throughout the year to promote organisations that support our mission. Sponsorship opportunities exist for our:

  • Networks
  • Annual Conference
  • Events
  • Newsletters
  • Website
  • Reports

Contribute your good will

One of our unique strengths is the priceless resource of goodwill and non-financial benefits we receive from those committed to working together to create a better future.

There are many ways you can get involved:


Join us as a placement, secondment, research student or board member. To find out more about current opportunities, contact us. 

Learning networks

We run a variety of different learning networks across the sectors. For details of our networks, visit our ‘projects and networks’ page.


Partnership opportunities

We prioritise working with our members and customers, however if you have an opportunity that will help our mission please contact us. This could include:

  • Judging and promoting award schemes
  • Speaking at events
  • Feeding in to a proposal or funding bid

Become an associate

Do you have specialist technical skills and expertise that could help us to deliver our services? Are you committed to supporting our vision and would you be willing to contribute part of your costs to supporting our mission? Then you may be suitable to become one of our associates.

Current vacancies

Please keep an eye on this page for future vacancies.

Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on twitter

To keep up to date about SWM and how to get involved, why not sign up to our monthly e-newsletter or follow us on Twitter?

Our free newsletter provides an update on our projects and networks, as well as our latest events and good practice examples, tailored towards those working in sustainability.