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.




Vacancies

 

  • Location: Ranworth, Norfolk

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    We have two opportunities at Ranworth, one 5 day and one 4 day role, to work in our visitor centres. The post-holders working week will include weekends and Bank Holidays, from 16th March 2016 to 30th September 2016 inclusive, plus extra days through to 31st October 2016.

  • Location: Hickling, Norfolk

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    We have an opportunity to work in our visitor centre at Hickling Broad one day per week. The post-holders working week will include weekends and Bank Holidays, from 16th March 2016 to 30th September 2016 inclusive, plus extra days through to 31st October 2016.

  • Location: Weeting Heath, Norfolk

    Salary: £7.50 per hour

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    The Weeting Heath Visitor Centre Assistant will be based at Weeting Heath National Nature Reserve (NNR). Norfolk Wildlife Trust has Visitor Centres situated on five of its nature reserves at Weeting Heath NNR, Hickling Broad NNR, Holme Dunes NNR near Hunstanton, Cley Marshes and Ranworth Broad. The post-holder will work a 5 day (22.5hrs) week including weekend and Bank Holiday working, usually from 10.30 am – 3pm but this will vary according to the needs of the business. The post will commence 23rd March 2017 and end on 30th July 2017.

  • Location: Cley, Norfolk

    Salary: £7.50 per hour

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    The post holder will be based at this car park which is situated at the end of Cley Beach Road and holds approx 100 cars. The attendant will be required to manage the car park and collect car parking and reserve fees, and will also be expected to engage generally with visitors and provide information about the nature reserve. Norfolk Wildlife Trust welcomes almost 25,000 visitors annually to the reserve with the Beach car park being used by locals, fisherman and regular birdwatchers alongside many seasonal visitors. The post-holder will work on a casual basis from 1st April to 31st October 2017 which will include weekend and Bank Holiday working.

  • Location: Weeting Heath, Norfolk

    Salary: £7.50 per hour

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    Would you like to live on-site at Weeting Heath, an area that has NNR, SSSI, SAC and SPA designations? We have a role for a Summer Warden to undertake species protection (stone curlews), management of the Visitor Centre, ecological surveys and estate work. The experience gained at Weeting Heath has assisted many previous post holders to progress to posts with the Wildlife Trusts, Natural England, RSPB, local authorities and research institutions. This exciting post is from 13th March until 15th September 2017, and accommodation is provided for the contract period. The post is for 6 days a week, normally including weekends and Bank Holidays, from 13th March to the end of July; reducing to a 5-day week in August until 15th September.

  • Location: The main base will be at Northumberlandia but they will be expected to travel into the Trust’s Headquarters at Gosforth occasionally.

    Salary: £12,553 to £13,650 per annum

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    To assist with the running of the Visitor Centre and Café at Northumberlandia at the weekends and on bank holidays.

  • Location: St Nicholas Park, Gosforth

    Salary: £16,143 per annum, pro rata (£8,071) for a 17.5 hour week

    Closing date: 23 January 2017

    To provide an effective reception function, assist the Volunteer Co-ordinator and provide admin support for Marketing and other teams.

  • Location: Far Ings National Nature Reserve Visitor Centre

    Closing date: 25 January 2017

    Join our friendly team and assist with the running of the Education & Visitor Centre and the delivery of education activities.

  • Salary: £11.08 per hour

    Closing date: 25 January 2017

    Hourly rate: £11.08 per hour. Hours of work: Zero Hours Contract. Based at: Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, RG19 3FU. We are looking to recruit a Sessional Event Coordinator in Thatcham. The successful applicant will lead public events and activities at the Nature Discovery Centre. These events may include birthday parties, family activities or activities for specialist groups such as scout groups. Activities delivered at the Nature Discovery Centre aim to inspire the general public about local wildlife.

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  • Location: Home and field-based, using your own transport – a mileage allowance is payable at 45p per mile.

    Salary: £16,143 per annum

    Closing date: 25 January 2017

    We are looking for an individual who can carry out grey squirrel control in specific woodlands in Northumberland’s North Tyne and Redesdale as part of a new national conservation programme. Control will be undertaken using a limited number of agreed, humane techniques specific to each ranger patch.