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: Old Park Hill Nature Reserve / Dover Town Council Offices

    Salary: Points 11 – 17 (currently £22,732 - £27,570)

    Closing date: 20 October 2017

    To deliver Kent Wildlife Trust’s Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Project.

  • Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ

    Salary: £17,000 FTE, 20 hours per week

    Closing date: 20 October 2017

    We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of office duties to join the friendly, dedicated team based at Lower Smite Farm to provide day-to-day office support for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

  • Salary: £18,700 per annum

    Closing date: 20 October 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity at Abberton Reservoir for a Catering Assistant. The successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week, 9am – 5pm, across Monday – Sunday

  • Location: Middleton by Wirksworth

    Salary: £24,482 per annum

    Closing date: 22 October 2017

    Are you a strategic and innovative thinker? Can you see the big picture but have an eye for the finer details? Want to play a role in securing the future of Derbyshire’s amazing wildlife and wild spaces? Then this role could be for you!

  • Location: Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire

    Salary: £18,566 per annum

    Closing date: 23 October 2017

    A knowledge of social media, website design and management, press and PR is essential. A zest for design, copy writing and creative thinking is a must. You’ll work closely with colleagues and volunteers and be involved in innovative campaigns and projects all working for wildlife and people in Derbyshire.

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
  • Location: Based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone

    Salary: This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided.

    Closing date: 23 October 2017

    Help oversee the delivery of the Kent Wildlife Trust elements of the Making a Buzz to the Coast project HLF project in partnership with Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

  • Location: Abbotts Hall Farm, Gt Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ

    Salary: Salary up to £26,000 per annum

    Closing date: 24 October 2017

    Permanent 37.5 hours per week We have an exciting opportunity for a person with significant catering experience to take our catering offer to the next level.

  • Location: Folly Farm Centre, Stowey, Bristol

    Salary: £21k – 24k pro rata

    Closing date: 25 October 2017

    Do you have a passion for business development, experience of B2B and/or venue hire sales and want to use your skills to make a difference? Are you a highly motivated self-starter who can exceed annual sales targets for the gorgeous Folly Farm Centre to welcome more guests from the corporate, leisure, weddings, and education sectors?

  • Salary: Starting salary £21,218 rising to £23,909, plus 5% pension

    Closing date: 26 October 2017

    Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental issues on farm? Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon? Do you enjoy organising events, talking to farmers and looking for solutions that work for the farmer and for the environment?

  • Location: Crickley Hill GL4 8JY

    Salary: £8.45 per hour

    Closing date: 27 October 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.