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: £8.45ph, mileage allowance + uncapped commission

    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    We’re looking for a new star to join our team of Membership Recruiters. So, if you’re an outgoing target-driven person who loves to meet new people, enjoys working outdoors and wants to help protect Cheshire’s wildlife then this is the role for you!

  • Location: Oxford

    Salary: £20,000 + bonuses

    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    £20,000 full time post + bonuses

    VC WFC
  • Location: Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SZ

    Salary: c£33,000

    Closing date: 27 August 2017

    We are currently seeking a Reserves Team Leader to continue to develop the delivery of our conservation strategy through reserves management, acquisition, management planning, reserves volunteers support and development and ecological survey and monitoring.

  • Location: Blashford Lakes, nr Ringwood

    Salary: Unpaid

    Closing date: 29 August 2017

    Are you looking to enter a career in conservation based education or conservation management? If so this volunteer placement could be for you! PLease click on the role title above for more details.

  • Salary: 20,000pa

    Closing date: 29 August 2017

    Do you have an understanding of conservation or health and/or tourism and want to find a way for these sectors to work better together?

  • Location: Vacancies throughout Northumberland / Newcastle / North Tyneside

    Salary: Two options available, commission based or hourly rate

    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    Are you passionate about the region’s wildlife and looking to earn some extra income by doing something that you really believe in? Would you like to help Northumberland Wildlife Trust achieve its aim of finding new members in your local area and beyond? If you enjoy walking and have around 16 hours a week to spare, primarily during weekday evenings, then we would love you to become a Local Fundraiser.

  • Location: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, PR5 0AG

    Salary: National Minimum Wage

    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    Brockholes Nature Reserve has a vacancy for a Part-time Kitchen Assistant to join the Restaurant Team.

  • Location: Across Surrey

    Salary: £9.90 per hour plus commission

    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    Full and Part Time positions

  • Salary: £11.00 per hour

    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    London Wildlife Trust is recruiting for a Chef at the Coal House Cafe, our renovated grade II listed building set within Woodberry Wetlands, our award winning nature reserve that was opened to the public last year by Sir David Attenborough.

  • Location: Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre, Seaton

    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    Are you looking for a catering opportunity that offers a good work-life balance? Would you like to work in a newly built visitor centre with a contemporary café?