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: Inverness

    Salary: £22k per annum

    Closing date: 15 December 2016

    We have a rare and exciting opportunity for someone with experience of project co-ordination and practical land management skills to develop and manage a range of conservation operations on some of our most spectacular wildlife reserves across the Highlands and Islands, ranging from alder woodlands in Easter Ross to the 6,000ha Benmore Coigach in Sutherland.

    RPO/CD/2
  • Location: Inverness

    Salary: £22k per annum

    Closing date: 15 December 2016

    We have a rare and exciting opportunity for someone with experience of project co-ordination and practical land management skills to develop and manage a range of conservation operations on some of our most spectacular wildlife reserves across the Highlands and Islands, ranging from alder woodlands in Easter Ross to the 6,000ha Benmore Coigach in Sutherland.

    RPO/CD/2
  • Location: Location of Meetings: Pond Farm, Wisley, GU23 6QS

    Salary: N/A

    Closing date: 16 December 2016

    We are looking for new Trustees with a range of different skills to join our Board and help lead the Trust's work.

    SWT Trustee
  • Location: Birmingham and the Black Country

    Salary: Voluntary

    Closing date: 16 December 2016

    There is now an exciting opportunity for the right person to join The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country board of trustees as Chair of Trustees.

    Chair of Trustees
  • Location: Bursledon, Southampton

    Salary: Unpaid

    Closing date: 16 December 2016

    We are looking for someone keen to enter a career in conservation based education and practical conservation management to join our team at Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve for six months from January 2017. The role holder would assist with the delivery of environmental education and have a chance to gain valuable experience in practical conservation techniques.

  • Location: Priory Country Park Visitor Centre, Bedford

    Salary: £17,000-£20,000 (pro-rata if part time) based on experience

    Closing date: 19 December 2016

    The Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre (BRMC) is the Local Environmental Records Centre for Bedfordshire & Luton. We collect, collate and manage information about the natural environment across the county. We are looking for someone with proven IT skills to maintain and develop our main databases and spatial information systems to provide efficient access to biodiversity information locally, and explore new software and technology to provide new ways of delivering the BRMC’s core aims.

  • Salary: Circa £30,000

    Closing date: 20 December 2016

    We are looking for an exemplary land manager who can ensure that sound evidence is put into action, resulting in best practice across our managed estate especially around conservation grazing and grassland management.

  • Location: Head Office - Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3AU

    Salary: Up to £5.00 per day in expenses

    Closing date: 23 December 2016

    This is a great opportunity to develop your office based skills and learn more about the work of The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. You will be supported by our staff, but will have many opportunities to gain experience of working on our database, interacting with members and working with partners and other companies. We are looking for a volunteer who is reliable, independent and genuinely passionate about connecting people to nature.

  • Location: Blue House Farm, North Fambridge, Chelmsford CM3 6NA

    Salary: Salary up to £9.25 per hour

    Closing date: 23 December 2016

    X 2 casual contracts available

    BHFLivestockOff/CG
  • Location: Crickley Hill GL4 8JY and Robinswood Hill GL4 6SX

    Salary: £8.25 per hour

    Closing date: 30 December 2016

    Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are currently looking to recruit a number of café staff for our cafés at Robinswood Hill Country Park and Crickley Hill Country Park. Both country parks boast acres of open countryside with a variety of lovely walks and viewpoints and see tens of thousands of visitors year round.