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

    Salary: Salary up to £9.25 per hour

    Closing date: 16 January 2018

    We have an exciting opportunity at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Visitor Centre, Stanford Le Hope for a Cleaner. The successful applicant will work 10 hours per week across 7 days

  • Location: The post will be based, full time, at the project office at Seahouses Development Trust.

    Salary: Scale C, we expect to appoint at £20,970 (C1) per annum, for a 35-hour week, paid monthly in arrears.

    Closing date: 17 January 2018

    To lead delivery and development of the Coast Care project which aims to engage 2000 volunteers in activities to safeguard the outstanding north Northumberland coastal landscape by 2020.

  • Salary: £40,000

    Closing date: 19 January 2018

    We currently have an exciting new opportunity in our central team for a Head of Marketing and Individual Giving. You will be required to champion The Wildlife Trust’s brand and reputation and lead collective marketing and individual giving fundraising campaigns. You will also champion The Wildlife Trust’s diplomatic work through ensuring highly effective external relationship management

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

    Salary: £34,500 pa rising to £35,000 pa on completion of probation

    Closing date: 19 January 2018

    NEW YEAR, NEW JOB? Are you an ambitious, determined and successful fundraiser who would like to start the New Year in a new job working for Essex Wildlife Trust and make a real difference for wildlife? We would love to hear from you. We are looking for a Fundraising Manager to join us at our Head Office at Abbotts Hall Farm, near Colchester. This is a permanent role, 37.5 hours a week.

  • Salary: £19,032.95 per annum + 10% pension

    Closing date: 19 January 2018

    We are looking internally within Staffordshire Wildlife Trust for a Communications & Marketing Officer. The post holder will enable the Trust to build an effective brand and reach out to members, non-members and people of influence to raise the awareness of the Trust and the work it does.

  • Location: Leicester

    Salary: £20,894 per annum pro rata

    Closing date: 21 January 2018

    Fixed term for minimum 12 months £20,894 per annum pro rata 21 hours/week (including some weekends and evenings)

  • Location: Trust Headquarters, Banovallum House, Horncastle LN9 5HF

    Salary: £19,000 per annum

    Closing date: 22 January 2018

    Do you have the creativity, flair and enthusiasm to inspire people about their local wildlife and the work of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust?

  • Location: Wembury Marine Centre

    Salary: Volunteers (unpaid)

    Closing date: 22 January 2018

    We are currently seeking two Marine Awareness Assistants to support the work of Devon Wildlife Trust at Wembury Marine Centre in South Devon.

  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Closing date: 22 January 2018

    One permanent post, and one seasonal (full time from 12 March -14 September 2018) Norfolk Wildlife Trust has a successful background in running engagement activities with a diverse range of people. We are looking for two people with previous experience of outdoor education, excellent communication skills and a passion for wildlife. Each post involves delivering national curriculum linked activities to schools on our fantastic nature reserves and running family events across Norfolk. Each role is slightly different, therefore please do state which post you are interested in applying for.

  • Location: The Naze Centre, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze CO14 8LE

    Salary: Starting salary £19,000 per annum rising to £19,500 per annum upon successful completion of probation.

    Closing date: 22 January 2018

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