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: Gloucester

    Salary: up to £30,000

    Closing date: 19 March 2018

    The Gloucestershire Local Nature Partnership (GLNP) is seeking a dynamic individual. The ideal candidate must be a highly effective partnership manager and able to facilitate and deliver collaborative cross-sectorial initiatives to benefit nature, people and the economy.

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

    Salary: Salary £32,500 per annum rising to £33,000 per annum (after completion of probation)

    Closing date: 19 March 2018

    Would you like to bring your management skills to Essex Wildlife Trust? We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic manager to inspire, lead, develop and nurture the fundraising team.

  • Location: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston

    Salary: National Minimum Wage

    Closing date: 19 March 2018

    Gain valuable experience working with wildlife and young people on a 5 month placement with the Trust based at Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston. You will work alongside our School Grounds Officer transforming school grounds into inspirational and exciting spaces to inspire children and young people about the natural world. You will also gain experience of working with a variety of groups through the delivery of educational workshop programmes and outreach activities.

  • Closing date: 19 March 2018

    At Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, Skegness

  • Location: Cemlyn Nature Reserve, Cemaes, Anglesey, LL67 0EA

    Salary: £15,129 per year pro rata (TBC)

    Closing date: 19 March 2018

    Two wardens report to the Wildlife Trust’s Anglesey Conservation Officer regarding all aspects of the post. Candidates should have experience of nature reserve wardening or ornithological type work and a suitable academic background. The ability to speak Welsh is advantageous but by no means essential. The primary aim of the post is the protection of the breeding tern colony and the promotion of the Wildlife Trust and nature conservation.

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

    Salary: £18,500 FTE pro rata for 14 hours per week

    Closing date: 21 March 2018

    We are looking for a flexible, part time person to join our team to co-ordinate the booking of our corporate hire rooms. Our rooms are used by companies, public sector organisations and charities for meetings and conferences, and occasionally by people locally for family celebrations.

  • Salary: Voluntary

    Closing date: 23 March 2018

    An excellent opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in land management.

  • Location: Newark

    Salary: £25,000

    Closing date: 23 March 2018

    We have been appointed by the Big Lottery Fund to lead the Our Bright Future programme to invest £33 million across the UK to support young people (aged 11-24) to improve their local environments. We have an exciting opportunity for a Share Learn Improve Coordinator to join this programme working from our office in Newark.

  • Location: North Devon

    Closing date: 23 March 2018

    We are seeking a specialist botanical surveyor for a three year contract on grassland monitoring in north Devon.

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

    Salary: £38,000 - £42,000pa depending on experience

    Closing date: 25 March 2018

    A great opportunity for an exceptional person to help us to shape a top income generating team, building on what we have already and helping secure the funding needed to continue Rothschild’s vision to help nature and wildlife.