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.



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

    Closing date: 28 July 2017

    A job for summer, and beyond!

  • Location: Based in Skipton

    Salary: £25000 p.a. plus up to 9% pension contribution

    Closing date: 28 July 2017

    Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? We are one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and have recently secured funding to deliver a new peatland restoration programme and consequently seek to appoint 2 Peatland Restoration Officers.

  • Location: Based in Skipton

    Salary: £26500 p.a plus up to 9% empolyer pension contribution

    Closing date: 28 July 2017

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the North Pennines AONB partnership and the Forest of Bowland AONB partnership have come together to successfully bid for EU LIFE funding for a major new peatland restoration programme and consequently seek to appoint 2 projects officers.

  • Location: CWT, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ

    Salary: £24,210 per annum

    Closing date: 30 July 2017

    Are you passionate about good administration and about a healthy future for our local wildlife and wild places?

  • Location: Truro

    Salary: £24,210

    Closing date: 30 July 2017

  • Location: Cumbria Wildlife Trust office in Carlisle

    Salary: Scale C, starting at £20,762

    Closing date: 31 July 2017

    We are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Red Squirrels United project team. The Officer will be responsible for the delivery and administration of the RSU quarterly early warning monitoring system around Kielder, Kidland & Uswayford forests.

  • Location: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Head Office at Middleton by Wirksworth

    Salary: FTE £24,482 per annum

    Closing date: 31 July 2017

    We are looking for an experienced ecologist to work as part of our Living Landscapes North Team, providing advice and assistance to Local Authorities on planning applications, policies and strategies.

  • Location: Newark

    Salary: £30,526

    Closing date: 1 August 2017

    Fixed Term Contract to December 2019. We are looking for a talented Programme Manager to lead a unique UK and EU funded national project to conserve an iconic British native species. Reporting to the Head of Grants, this post focuses on managing the day to day operation of the programme, including leading a partnership of 8 organisations to deliver objectives on time and in a compliant way, overseeing the management of grants ensuring that all systems and procedures for assessment, grant administration and monitoring / evaluation are effective and efficient and developing, establishing, maintaining and managing procedures for grant-making and monitoring systems.

  • Location: Thorndon Countryside Centre, Brentwood CM13 3RZ

    Salary: Salary up to £9.25 per hour

    Closing date: 2 August 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity at the Thorndon Country Park Visitor Centre for a Casual Catering Assistant. The successful applicant will work across 7 days.

  • Location: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Colchester, C05 7RZ

    Salary: Salary £24,000 per annum

    Closing date: 2 August 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity at Abbotts Hall Farm for Living Seas Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover). The successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week across 5 days .