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: This post will involve multi-location working and will be based between the Ulster Wildlife Offices, Heron Road, Belfast and RSPB NI’s offices, Belfast and will require occasional travel throughout the UK and Ireland.

    Salary: £26,655– £28,097 plus access to contributory pension scheme to a maximum of 7%

    Closing date: 26 March 2018

    We are seeking an articulate and experienced individual to coordinate the work of the Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF)* which provides scientific expertise and policy advice on the implementation of measures required by the NI Marine Act.

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  • Location: Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking Wharf Rd, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 0RN

    Salary: Starting salary £18,000 per annum rising up to £18,500 per annum upon completion of probation

    Closing date: 26 March 2018

    We have an exciting opportunity at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Centre for a Senior Catering Assistant. The successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week across 7 days

  • Location: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire The Manor House, Broad Street, Cambourne, Cambs CB23 6DH Regular travel around the three counties and occasionally to London and elsewhere.

    Salary: c. £45,000 depending on experience

    Closing date: 27 March 2018

    The Director of Business Development and Engagement reports to the Chief Executive. The successful candidate will have strategic and operational responsibility for growing the Trust’s partnerships with developers and other businesses, for securing income from land management and ecological advice to developers, and for growing income from the Trust’s nature reserves and other innovative sources of income. The post will also maintain and enhance the Trust’s outreach and public engagement, both face-to-face and via digital, print and broadcast media. The post will directly line manage the Head of Communities and Wildlife and the Communications Manager. He/she will oversee a team of c. 15 staff.

  • Salary: Pay Band – Manager : £25,500-£32,639 (dependant on experience)

    Closing date: 27 March 2018

    Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking an inspirational, ambitious teamleader to lead our rivers and wetlands team, and to oversee the delivery of existing projects and developing new projects. Previous applicants need not apply.

  • Salary: £21,402 - £25,499 (dependant on experience)

    Closing date: 27 March 2018

    The ‘Sunrise’ Project is an exciting, high profile major programme of works to link, buffer, restore and recreate wildlife habitats across the project area of Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Sitting within the remit of the Trust’s Conservation Delivery Team, the project has a particular focus on riverside improvements, woodland management and wildflower grassland restoration. Previous applicants need not reapply.

  • Salary: Salary: £21,327 - £23,463 pa depending on experience

    Closing date: 27 March 2018

    Gwent Wildlife Trust is seeking to recruit a full-time Reserves Officer, working within the Gwent Levels Living Landscape team

  • Location: Chobham, Surrey

    Salary: Dependent on experience

    Closing date: 29 March 2018

    Are you an ecologist with a passion for wildlife and looking for a seasonal role? If so, you could be just the person we need to join our team

  • Location: Abbotts Hall Farm Great Wigborough Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ

    Salary: Starting salary £24,000 per annum rising to £24,500 per annum on completion of probation

    Closing date: 29 March 2018

    This role will support the Management Accountant with the preparation of the quarterly management accounts for the Trust and its subsidiaries. Ensuring accurate up to date information is processed by the Finance Team including reconciliations of different funds, the balance sheet and income and expenditure accounts.

  • Location: Brooke House, Ashbocking

    Salary: (£18,000-£20,000 p.a. pro rata, 7 month fixed term contract April - October

    Closing date: 30 March 2018

    2 x Part-time or 1 x Full-time role considered. Core hours include weekends & some evenings with time-off in lieu (generally Monday & Tuesday)

    Membership Development Officer (East Suffolk)
  • Location: Gloucester

    Salary: circa £33,000

    Closing date: 30 March 2018

    We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative individual to lead the Trust’s community programmes.