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: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ

    Salary: £23,000 per annum

    Closing date: 8 October 2017

    Due to promotion, we have an opening for an experienced reserves officer to join our team managing our southern reserves.

  • Location: York

    Salary: £50000 p.a plus up to 9% pension contribution

    Closing date: 9 October 2017

    Are you a strong leader with proven experience of inspiring and motivating a diverse team? Do you have passion and enthusiasm for nature conservation? Would you like to combine your skills and interests to take up an exciting new challenge?

  • Location: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Colchester, C05 7RZ

    Salary: Salary rising to £21,500 per annum

    Closing date: 9 October 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity at Abbotts Hall Farm for an EPOS Administrator. The successful applicant will work 37.hours per week across 7 days, will include some weekend working with notice

  • Location: Potteric Carr, Doncaster

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

    Closing date: 10 October 2017

    Do you love Yorkshire, Love Wildlife? Are you as committed as we are to promoting why nature matters? Can you inspire families, school children and the local community through to connect with and take action for nature?

  • Location: Hull

    Salary: £19000 p.a. pro rata plus up to 9% pension contribution

    Closing date: 10 October 2017

    Would you like to be part of a major environmental programme to get young people active for wildlife and the environment? Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, a dynamic and evolving organisation, is looking for an enthusiastic advocate for wildlife to work with young people This five year project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and part of the Our Bright Future programme.

  • Location: Gloucester

    Salary: £17,500

    Closing date: 13 October 2017

    We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Living Landscape team to help deliver conservation projects across the county. Current projects include river restoration schemes, natural flood management and species conservation work.

  • Location: Based at Old Park Hill (close to Whitfield Hill) and Dover Town Council, with some work at other sites in Dover

    Closing date: 20 October 2017

    Want to learn new skills: grounds maintenance, nature conservation, community engagement, office skills? Enjoy outdoor and/or indoor work? If yes, then we want to hear from you!

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

    Salary: Salary up to £26,000 per annum

    Closing date: 24 October 2017

    Permanent 37.5 hours per week We have an exciting opportunity for a person with significant catering experience to take our catering offer to the next level.

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

    Salary: Salary £15,000 per annum

    Closing date: 30 October 2017

    Permanent 37.5 hours per week Salary £15,000 per annum

  • Closing date: 31 October 2017

    Your Wildlife Trust needs you! Cheshire Wildlife Trust is currently recruiting for up four new Trustees to join its governing board during 2018.