Work with us

The Wildlife Trusts is the leading UK conservation organisation for all wildlife, with an inspirational vision for the future. The 47 individual Wildlife Trusts employ more than 2,000 people – and we are always looking for passionate, dedicated and resourceful people to join us. If you have an interest in nature conservation issues and a passion for the values of The Wildlife Trusts, we would love to hear from you! Watch the film below to meet some of the lovely people who work for us. If you'd like to find out more about us, the places we've saved and what we've achieved for wildlife and people then watch this film on our history.

In 2015 we produced this film to celebrate our staff and volunteers championing wildlife, without whom our work restoring nature and habitats would be impossible. Every Wildlife Trust is run by and accountable to the local people passionate about the wildlife and wild places in their area.

Together we have a mission to create Living Landscapes, to secure Living Seas and to inspire people to value and take action for nature.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are the foundation upon which The Wildlife Trusts movement has been built and are an integral part of the movement’s success. The work of our volunteers has helped to secure the future of many precious habitats and species, enabling them to thrive again. Opportunities range from community gardening, species surveying such as looking for otters, caring for nature reserves, dry stone walling, hedge laying, habitat management, plant identification and GPS mapping, to running Wildlife Watch groups which enable young people to discover and explore their local environment.

Being part of the Wildlife Trusts allows you to make a real difference, and we are looking for people who are willing to take responsibility and show courage and integrity. If you have a passion for inspiring people about wildlife and the environment then we look forward to hearing from you.

Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or visit our Volunteering page for more information.



  • Location: Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Broxhill Road, Romford, RM4 1QH

    Salary: Salary £4,290 per annum

    Closing date: 22 August 2017

    We have an opportunity at Bedfords Park Visitor Centre for a cleaner. The successful applicant will work approximately 10 hours per week across 7 days

  • Location: Gloucester

    Salary: circa £30,000 pro-rata

    Closing date: 23 August 2017

    We are looking for someone with a keen eye for business to run the existing and future commercial operations at our nature reserves in Gloucestershire. Do you have a flair for realising business opportunities and dynamic people skills? Do you relish a challenge and have the determination needed to exceed your targets? Would you like to apply those skills and experience to deliver real benefits for nature?

  • Location: Newark or London

    Salary: Public Affairs Manager - £40,000 inclusive of London Allowance / Public Affairs Officer - £25,000 inclusive of London Allowance

    Closing date: 23 August 2017

    We are seeking to expand our public affairs team and recruit an experienced Public Affairs Manager to lead this work and an Officer to work with them.

  • Location: Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0RN

    Salary: Salary £4,290 per annum

    Closing date: 23 August 2017

    We have an opportunity at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Centre for a cleaner. The successful applicant will work approximately 10 hours per week across 7 days.

  • Location: Pirbright, Surrey

    Salary: £16,000 to £18,000 per annum, 28 hours, flexible weekdays

    Closing date: 24 August 2017

    Would you like to have a pivotal role in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and landscapes for future generations?

    Assistant Conservation Officer
  • Location: Crickley Hill GL4 8JY and occasionally Robinswood Hill GL4 6SX

    Salary: £8.45 per hour

    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are currently looking to recruit weekend and occasional café staff for our café at Crickley Hill Country Park. The parks boasts acres of open countryside with a variety of lovely walks and viewpoints and see tens of thousands of visitors year round.

  • Closing date: 25 August 2017

    A job for summer, and beyond! With Summer now in full swing it’s a perfect time to change career, get outdoors and help your local wildlife.

  • Salary: £8 guaranteed hourly rate of with competitive commission offered

    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    A job for summer, and beyond!

  • Location: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire

    Salary: £8 p/hr with commission

    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    A job for summer, and beyond!

  • Location: Testwood lakes, Totton

    Salary: Circa £24,673 (depending on qualifications & experience)

    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    Working as part of the West & Central Hampshire Team, this post is crucial to the successful delivery of the Trust’s Living Landscape vision in the lower Test Valley. The Reserve Officer will be responsible for the establishment & management of a new 60 hectare nature reserve on the northern outskirts of Romsey Town centre. For more information please click on the job title above.