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: Newark or London

    Salary: £25,000 per annum

    Closing date: 29 May 2017

    To achieve a marine environment rich in wildlife, this post will support the Living Seas Teams’ work by pressing for strong marine legislation and policies at UK and England levels.

  • Location: Preferably Littlemore, Oxford, but other BBOWT locations possible

    Salary: £10,000 (pro rata) per annum

    Closing date: 29 May 2017

    The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust is seeking a Political Research Officer to assist in identifying opportunities to engage with politically active groups of all parties across our region to develop grass roots support for action to halt the decline in biodiversity

  • Location: Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, RG19 3FU

    Salary: National Minimum Wage

    Closing date: 30 May 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity to join one of our most popular Visitor Centres as a Cafe Assistant

    NDC Cafe Assistant
  • Location: Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FU

    Salary: £7.50 per hour (£13,650 FTE)

    Closing date: 30 May 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity to join one our most popular Visitor Centres as a Seasonal Visitor Centre and Site Assistant

  • Location: Various locations across Herefordshire

    Salary: Unpaid (training allowance and mileage reimbursement only)

    Closing date: 30 May 2017

    Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking 2 Volunteer Trainee Engagement Play Rangers, one for a 3-month placement, and one for a 6-month placement.

  • Location: Vacancies throughout Northumberland / Newcastle / North Tyneside

    Salary: Two options available, commission based or hourly rate

    Closing date: 31 May 2017

    Are you passionate about the region’s wildlife and looking to earn some extra income by doing something that you really believe in? Would you like to help Northumberland Wildlife Trust achieve its aim of finding new members in your local area and beyond? If you enjoy walking and have around 16 hours a week to spare, primarily during weekday evenings, then we would love you to become a Neighbourhood Membership Promoter.

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

    Salary: £8.45 per hour

    Closing date: 31 May 2017

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are currently looking to recruit a number of café staff for our cafés at Robinswood Hill Country Park and Crickley Hill Country Park. Both country parks boast acres of open countryside with a variety of lovely walks and viewpoints and see tens of thousands of visitors year round.

  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

    Salary: £8.45 per hour

    Closing date: 31 May 2017

    Are you an outgoing person keen to develop your skills in improving the urban environment for people and wildlife? Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is looking for an intern to assist with the delivery of its Big Lottery funded project, Our Bright Future. This is a great opportunity to gain experience of working within a conservation organisation and develop knowledge of Green Infrastructure, practical land management skills, transferable job skills and improved employability going forward.

  • Location: Hertfordshire

    Salary: £8/per hour plus commission

    Closing date: 1 June 2017

    With spring just around the corner it’s a perfect time to change career and help your local wildlife.

  • Location: Seddon House, Dingestow, near Monmouth.

    Salary: £21,327 - £23,463 pa depending on experience

    Closing date: 1 June 2017

    Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking to recruit a full-time Woodland Reserves Officer, working within the Usk to Wye Living Landscape team, to take on the responsibility of managing a small suite of woodland nature reserves, and develop and oversee engagement opportunities within these sites.