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

    Salary: Salary up to £10,428 per annum (£19,553 p.a. fte)

    Closing date: 5 December 2016

    Fixed term contract for 8 months (possibility of extension) 20 hours per week

  • Location: Bristol

    Salary: £23 - £27k depending on experience

    Closing date: 7 December 2016

    As Supporter Development Manager at Avon Wildlife Trust you can develop and shape our Supporter Experience to grow our Individual Giving programme. With a new database (ThankQ), a committed membership community, a wide network of warm leads and a wealth of opportunity at your fingertips, this is a role for a professional, innovative, ambitious fundraiser. You have experience running membership recruitment and retention programmes and delivering results. You are data-driven, with a passion for nature and wildlife and a vision that will inspire people to discover, enjoy and care about their local wild spaces. You have a strategic outlook, are comfortable implementing integrated supporter journeys and are all about delivering the detail. This role will enable you to really make your mark

  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Salary: £22,000 to £24,000 per annum depending on experience

    Closing date: 8 December 2016

    Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places. The Grazing Officer will assist in the effective and efficient day to day delivery of conservation grazing on NWT nature reserves and the development of the grazing operation using various stock types including sheep, cattle and ponies. The post is based at our head office in Norwich with travel to our reserves across the county. We are looking for someone with extensive experience in cattle, equine and sheep husbandry. Experience of wildlife conservation and the management of nature reserves would be advantageous and ideally you will have previous experience of supervising volunteers. Likely date for interviews will be Friday 16 December 2016

  • Location: Rushden Lakes, Northamptonshire (initially from Lings office in Northampton prior to centre opening)

    Salary: Up to £27,500 base salary, with potential for bonus payments related to performance

    Closing date: 9 December 2016

    The Wildlife Trust seeks an enthusiastic and passionate individual to manage the Wildlife Trust BCN’s first visitor centre at Rushden Lakes and ensure its newest nature reserve, the Nene Wetlands, showcases the Wildlife Trust’s vision of a Living Landscape. The Nene Wetlands is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

  • Location: Crickley Hill GL4 8JY

    Salary: £8.25 per hour

    Closing date: 9 December 2016

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are currently looking to recruit temporary café staff for our café at Crickley Hill Country Park to work over the Christmas period. The country park boasts acres of open countryside with a variety of lovely walks and viewpoints and see tens of thousands of visitors year round.

  • Location: Estovers, Greenham Common, Newbury and covering Snelsmore

    Salary: £11.08 per hour (FTE £20,172)

    Closing date: 12 December 2016

    3 Wardens: 25 week fixed term contract (13 February 2017 to 7 August 2017). Working hours: 30 hours per week for the first 2 weeks, then an average of 25 hours per week including early mornings, evenings and weekends. The primary purpose of these three Seasonal Warden roles is to walk around Greenham and Crookham Commons and Snelsmore Common engaging with visitors, informing them about the common, heathland and its wildlife and encouraging them to keep to paths and to keep dogs under control during the bird-nesting season.

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  • Location: Surrey Wildlife Trust HQ, Pirbright, Surrey GU24 0JN

    Salary: Unpaid, voluntary

    Closing date: 13 December 2016

    This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience in an ecological planning advisory role.

  • Salary: £15,200 pa, depending on experience

    Closing date: 13 December 2016

    We're looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Community Project Officer to support the delivery of ‘The Biodiverse Society’ and assist the project team across Lancashire and North Merseyside with a focus on community and audience development, in accordance with the project's Activity Plan.

  • Salary: £9,000

    Closing date: 14 December 2016

    We are looking for two trainees to make a Wilder Career Choice. The project will give you the skills required by today’s nature conservationists – practical habitat management, ecological surveying, environmental education and the ability to engage with volunteers and the public.

  • Closing date: 15 December 2016

    Trainee opportunities across the Midlands