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: St Albans, Hertfordshire

    Salary: £19,329 - £22,751 FTE (SCP 18-23) pro-rata plus 7% pension

    Closing date: 19 January 2017

  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Salary: Salary £21,500 to £23,000 full time equivalent

    Closing date: 20 January 2017

    To work with local communities to raise awareness of the value of churchyards and County Wildlife Sites for wildlife and to deliver a programme of community engagement and volunteer training workshops supporting site surveys and conservation action on local sites. This post could be carried out by two people working two days if there were suitable applicants. The post is for 4 days per week for six months March to August. The County Wildlife Action project is supported by HLF.

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

    Salary: Salary up to £22866 per annum (subject to review)

    Closing date: 20 January 2017

    Permanent 37.5 hours per week

  • Salary: £8.05 per hour (plus holiday pay)

    Closing date: 20 January 2017

    To support the outdoor learning team during busy periods and respond to an increase in demand for sessions with schools and groups. To also support wild play and family events during school holidays. The role will be required to deliver a programme of pre-set outdoor learning sessions.

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

    Salary: Salary up to £8,107 per annum

    Closing date: 20 January 2017

    Fixed term contract 24 months 16 hours per week

  • Location: Newark or London

    Salary: £37,000pa (+£3,000 London Allowance if based in London)

    Closing date: 21 January 2017

    Our Bright Future is a £33 million programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund to support young people (aged 11-24) across the UK to improve their local environments. We are seeking a Policy and Campaigns Manager, to maximise the impact of the portfolio, securing long term transformational change for young people, communities and the environment.

  • Location: Based at Cornwall College, Newquay

    Salary: £23,000 pa

    Closing date: 22 January 2017

    This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic youth worker to join Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.

  • Location: Newark

    Salary: £22,000

    Closing date: 22 January 2017

    We are currently recruiting for an ICT Project Support Officer to help support the ICT team in delivering 3 high-profile IT projects including an organisation wide Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, a new website framework and launching a new Intranet platform. Responsibilities will include providing administrative and project support to the project leads, as well as supporting users of our Intranet and Website and desktop environment.

  • Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

    Salary: £23,495- £26,704 (SCP 24-28) pro rata plus 7% pension

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

  • Salary: £30,000 p.a. plus 10% pension contribution

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit a Finance Manager.