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: We have two roles - one in Belper and one in Bakewell

    Salary: £16,832 per annum

    Closing date: 26 November 2017

    Are you an experienced retailer and driven to raise money for protecting Derbyshire’s wildlife and wild places? Do you have a passion for fashion, for spotting and setting trends, for recycling, for collectible, quirky and unique things and for helping your customers find the perfect item? Then this is the job for you.

  • Location: Old Park Hill Nature Reserve / Dover Town Council Offices

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

    Closing date: 27 November 2017

    (Full-time fixed-term to 31st December 2018) To deliver Kent Wildlife Trust’s Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Project

  • Location: For an informal discussion about the post please contact John Bennett, the Chief Executive, on 01622 662012.

    Salary: £37,168 to £45,393

    Closing date: 27 November 2017

    Full-time, permanent post. The Head of Conservation, Policy and Evidence is part of the senior management team developing business strategy with the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees.

  • Location: McClelland House, 10 Heron Road, Belfast – activities will be based in North Antrim.

    Salary: £19,520 - £22,966 (pro rata) plus access to contributory pension to a maximum of 7% employer contribution

    Closing date: 27 November 2017

    We are seeking a passionate and committed individual to champion red squirrel conservation in North Antrim. Working with community groups, businesses, local government and the general public, you will run events, activities and provide learning opportunities to raise awareness of the impact of non-native invasive species on local wildlife, with a particular focus on red squirrels. You will also assist with monitoring to evaluate impact, collecting and processing scientific data.

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  • Location: North Antrim – working from home

    Salary: £19,520 per annum (pro rata), plus access to contributory pension to a maximum of 7% employer contribution.

    Closing date: 27 November 2017

    We are seeking a responsible and committed individual to champion red squirrel conservation in North Antrim by directly managing the spread of invasive non-native grey squirrels. You will also provide advice and support to landowners to control non-native species to help protect red squirrels in and surrounding remaining strongholds.

  • Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

    Salary: £18,258.78 pro rata per annum

    Closing date: 28 November 2017

    The Wildlife Trust is looking for a friendly, motivated individual to provide admin support for the work of our conservation team in Cambridgeshire

  • Closing date: 30 November 2017

    A fantastic opportunity for an experienced face to face fundraiser or team leader to build and develop our existing fundraising team.

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

    Closing date: 30 November 2017

    Fall into a new job this autumn!

  • Closing date: 30 November 2017

    Work for wildlife this winter!

  • Salary: Guaranteed competitive hourly rate of £8

    Closing date: 30 November 2017

    Fall into a new job this autumn! The Wildlife Trust is looking for friendly, independent and self-motivated people to encourage members of the public to join the Trust.