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: Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve, Totton

    Salary: Unpaid

    Closing date: 1 February 2018

    We are looking for someone keen to enter a career in conservation based education or practical conservation to join our team at Testwood Nature reserve for 3-6 months from March 2018 on a voluntary basis.

  • Location: St Albans

    Salary: £19,716 - £23,206 (SCP 18-23) plus 7% pension

    Closing date: 1 February 2018

    This role helps to protect local wildlife by ensuring that the Trust has the resources to care for wild places and connect people with their local wildlife.

  • Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

    Salary: Bursary of £9000

    Closing date: 2 February 2018

    We are looking for two trainees to jumpstart their career in the environmental sector – to make a long lasting impact on our natural world.

  • Location: Kielder Castle

    Salary: Scale B, starting at £16,305 pa, pro-rata for a 35 hour week, paid monthly in arrears. A further 5% is payable into the Trust’s Stakeholder Pension scheme after three months, conditional on the employee contributing at least 2.5% of salary.

    Closing date: 2 February 2018

    To support the development and delivery of Kielder Osprey Watch, coordinating and providing high quality face-to face activities and events to over 5000 visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park.

  • Location: Maidstone

    Salary: Up to £75,000

    Closing date: 4 February 2018

  • Location: Cambourne, Cambridgeshire with travel expected across the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

    Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 p.a

    Closing date: 4 February 2018

    The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire is looking for an Individual Giving Manager to lead on the development of high value donors.

  • Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 p.a. depending on skills and experience

    Closing date: 4 February 2018

    We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead a talented team generating income to help nature and wildlife across the three counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. You will be ambitious to grow the current income strands and manage the delivery of plans with members, donors and prospective supporters

  • Salary: £20,000 pa (pro rata)

    Closing date: 4 February 2018

    Can you demonstrate an excellent track record in community fundraising for charities? Are you highly motivated? Are you the type of person that likes to see results and feeds off success?

  • Location: Around Ipswich

    Salary: Voluntary position - unpaid

    Closing date: 5 February 2018

    Suffolk Wildlife Trust is looking for an enthusiastic voluntary intern to join our Ipswich Hedgehog Project. The intern will assist with a specific research project aiming to estimate hedgehog population density at our second study site in Ipswich, which is part of a larger study being run across the UK. You will work alongside our Ipswich Hedgehog Officer, Ali North and will be a valuable addition to the conservation team.

  • Location: Great Wigborough, Essex

    Salary: £21,000 p.a rising to £21,500 p.a on completion of probation

    Closing date: 5 February 2018

    Are you an enthusiastic, self-motivated and organised administrator with knowledge of HR and training administration? If so we would love you to consider joining our friendly team.