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: Minimum wage

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    To support the Catering Supervisor in the day-to-day food & beverage operations at Westport Lake Cafe & Visitor Centre and to help ensure the Visitor Centre & Facilities are accessible to all users and high standards are adhered to throughout.

  • Location: Various opportunities across Yorkshire

    Salary: Starting salary of £17500 p.a. pro rata plus commission (rising to £21500 p.a. pro rata based on performance)

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    Do you love Yorkshire, love wildlife? We are looking to grow our membership recruitment team and need enthusiastic and positive people to help us engage, inform and inspire new members to join us. Through increasing our membership you will be actively helping Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to continue protecting and conserving Yorkshire for future generations.

  • Location: Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury

    Salary: £10 per hour

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    We are looking for a candidate who can inspire an interest in nature through the delivery of Really Wild Birthday Parties for children aged 3 to 11 years. Apply now, successful applicants will be invited for informal interview immediately.

  • Location: Field-based, working across Kent.

    Salary: £10 per hour basic pay plus uncapped commission of at least £21.60 per membership, over the first two per day.

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    Part-time flexible working hours 15 per week, either on Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Working directly with Kent Wildlife Trust recruiting long-term members through face to face recruiting. Playing an important part in the membership team and identifying venues. Full training will be given.

  • Salary: £7.50 per hour with the opportunity to earn significantly more through commission

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    Love nature? Enjoy meeting new people? Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking friendly, independent people who are passionate about wildlife to encourage members of the public to join the Trust. Your role will be to recruit new members at venues and events across the county. You’ll join our enthusiastic team and help Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to fund its nature conservation work to protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire.

  • Salary: National Minimum Wage, Zero Hour Contract

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    We are looking for someone with a friendly, professional personality to support the Supervisor in the day-to-day food & beverage operations at Westport Lake Cafe & Visitor Centre.

  • Location: Cookworthy, North Devon

    Salary: Starting salary £21,218 rising to £23,909, plus 5% pension

    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental issues in relation to farming? Would you enjoy working with farmers and landowners to help safeguard Northern Devon’s stunning natural environment? Would you like to play a significant role in delivering Devon Wildlife Trust’s Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area (NIA) programme?

  • Closing date: 1 January 2018

    The Wildlife Trust is looking for friendly, independent and self-motivated people to encourage members of the public to join the Trust.

  • Location: Swanwick Lakes, near Southampton

    Salary: Unpaid

    Closing date: 2 January 2018

    Are you keen to enter a career in conservation based education, but need more experience? If so we currently have a 6 month unpaid placement available. For further details please click on the role title above.

  • Location: Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Broxhill Road, Romford, RM4 1QH

    Salary: Salary up to £9.25 per hour

    Closing date: 3 January 2018

    We have a great opportunity at Bedfords Park Visitor Centre in Havering for a cleaner to join our friendly team. The successful applicant will work up to 10 hours per week across 7 days between 08.00am and 09.30am.