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: Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre

    Closing date: 1 October 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 spacious well equipped kitchen?

  • Salary: £23,000-£25,000

    Closing date: 2 October 2017

    Are you passionate about creating space for wildlife? Cheshire Wildlife Trust is recruiting a countryside manager with a broad range of skills to deliver landscape scale conservation work across western and central Cheshire.

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  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Salary: In the range of £21,000 to £23,000

    Closing date: 2 October 2017

    NWT manages over sixty nature reserves across Norfolk, covering an area of over 4000 ha. Grazing is an essential management tool on many of the nature reserves and NWT manages its own flock of sheep, and herds of cattle and ponies, alongside working with local graziers. We offer the chance to work across a range of landscapes and habitats. The NWT grazing operations span the entirety of Norfolk, and the successful candidate will have a varied working environment from coastal dunes, through mixed heath to broadland fen. We will provide an NWT works vehicle for you to use to travel to and between sites. We offer 20 days annual leave per annum plus statutory holidays, rising incrementally to 25 days per annum. It is also customary for an additional 3 days to be given over Christmas and New Year. Our pension contribution is 7% of salary equivalent after completion of trial period, increasing to 8% after 3 years of continuous service. We are looking for a person with experience of livestock management and husbandry, including in a conservation grazing and wildlife context. A current full driving licence is essential, with experience of towing livestock (B+E licence). Knowledge of Basic Payment Scheme, Agri-environment schemes and experience in the use of computers for word-processing and spreadsheets is essential.

  • Location: Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North The Avenue, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3RZ

    Salary: Salary up to £9,000 per annum

    Closing date: 2 October 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity at Thorndon Country Park Visitor Centre for a Catering Assistant. The successful applicant will work 22.5 hours per week across 7 days

  • Location: Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre,South Green Road, Fingringhoe, Colchester CO5 7DN

    Salary: Salary up to £27,000 per annum

    Closing date: 3 October 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity at Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre, for a Site Manager. The successful applicant will work 37.5 hours per week across 7 days

  • Location: The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6BY & Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, PR5 0AG

    Salary: circa £18,000 pa

    Closing date: 3 October 2017

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented communications professional to join our team for a 12 month period.

  • Salary: £21,733.51 Pro Rata

    Closing date: 4 October 2017

    Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are delivering the Living Landscapes Project and wish to recruit a Community Wildlife Ranger to cover maternity leave. Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust works to build a better future for people and wildlife. We have nearly 6,000 members, manage 13 local nature reserves and help to inspire and engage people of all ages in their local wildlife. We are one of 47 Wildlife Trusts nationwide.

  • Location: Skipton

    Salary: £25000 p.a. plus up to 9% pension contribution

    Closing date: 6 October 2017

    Do you Love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to creating a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone? We are one of the UK’s fastest growing environmental organisations and have recently secured funding to deliver a new peatland restoration programme and consequently seek to appoint 2 Peatland Restoration Officers.

  • Location: Base of work flexible across Essex

    Salary: £31,500 p.a rising to £32,000 p.a. after probation

    Closing date: 6 October 2017

    Permanent 37.5 hours per week (flexible working considered) based in South Essex

  • Location: Middleton by Wirksworth, Derbyshire

    Salary: £28,000- £32,000 pa

    Closing date: 8 October 2017

    We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, inventive and creative fundraiser to join our Business Development Team and drive forward exciting projects, plans and initiatives.