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: £7.50 per hour With the opportunity to earn significantly more through commission

    Closing date: 20 November 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.

  • Location: Lings, Northampton, and Bedford (role split between these two locations)

    Salary: c. £37,000 per annum, dependent on experience

    Closing date: 20 November 2017

    We’re looking for a strong operational leader to deliver nature conservation across nationally important landscapes and sites as well as unique ‘local treasures’, a mixture of mystical ancient woodlands, quiet churchyards, bustling flower-rich roadsides and more. You will help us think about how to be more effective, develop Living Landscapes and provide inspiration to the team. Your role will protect and preserve wildlife and help us to inspire our donors and prospective supporters. If you believe that conservation is really vital and have the experience and leadership skills to help us develop our 2 counties for wildlife and for people we’d like to hear from you!

  • Location: Rutland Water Nature Reserve - LE15 8BT

    Salary: £25,437 + 7% pension

    Closing date: 20 November 2017

    Dynamic Senior Projects Officer required to manage, co-ordinate and develop the Rutland Osprey Project and other nature conservation initiatives, including programmes for wildlife monitoring, survey and recording at Rutland Water Nature Reserve – an outstanding and internationally important wetland covering 400 hectares.

  • Salary: £23,770 - £25,751 per annum

    Closing date: 20 November 2017

    London Wildlife Trust is a growing charity with a diverse range of projects and funding sources. Our new pan-London Water for Wildlife project will be working in different parts of London.

  • Location: Roydon, West Norfolk

    Salary: £17,000 to £18,500 depending on experience

    Closing date: 20 November 2017

    We are seeking an enthusiastic and hard working assistant to join our West Norfolk reserve management team for a 3 year fixed term post. You will have experience of practical habitat management work including use of chainsaws, tractors and machinery, livestock management, possess good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. The post presents the opportunity to work on some of the county’s most important wildlife sites, and develop valuable skills in the management of nature reserves and their visitors. An interest in species and habitat management is essential, as well as the ability to work outdoors.

  • Salary: £11.00 per hour

    Closing date: 20 November 2017

    London Wildlife Trust is a growing charity with a diverse range of projects and funding sources, and we are currently recruiting for a Chef at the Coal House Cafe, set within Woodberry Wetlands.

  • Location: Essex

    Salary: Salary £11.22 per hour

    Closing date: 23 November 2017

    Due to a significant increase in demand we would like to offer the opportunity to join our Community Engagement and Education team to deliver informal education events and nature themed birthday parties to children, young adults and families in a variety of settings across Essex.

  • Location: We have two roles - one in Belper and one in Bakewell

    Salary: £16,832 per annum

    Closing date: 26 November 2017

    Are you an experienced retailer and driven to raise money for protecting Derbyshire’s wildlife and wild places? Do you have a passion for fashion, for spotting and setting trends, for recycling, for collectible, quirky and unique things and for helping your customers find the perfect item? Then this is the job for you.

  • Location: Old Park Hill Nature Reserve / Dover Town Council Offices

    Salary: Points 11 – 17 (currently £22,732 - £27,570)

    Closing date: 27 November 2017

    (Full-time fixed-term to 31st December 2018) To deliver Kent Wildlife Trust’s Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Project

  • Location: For an informal discussion about the post please contact John Bennett, the Chief Executive, on 01622 662012.

    Salary: £37,168 to £45,393

    Closing date: 27 November 2017

    Full-time, permanent post. The Head of Conservation, Policy and Evidence is part of the senior management team developing business strategy with the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees.