Kingfisher - Photo: Samantha Reeves

Kingfisher - Photo: Samantha Reeves


 with Essex Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1959, we are proudly one of the largest Wildlife Trusts in the UK, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We manage 8,400 acres of land made up of 87 nature reserves, two nature parks and ten Nature Discovery Centre’s across Essex.

Essex is blessed with a rich and varied wildlife heritage and home to the UK’s second longest coastline at 905km. Working with over 1400 volunteers, we are dedicated to protecting species and preserving habitats from ancient woodlands, mosaic and grasslands to wetlands and coastal grazing marshes.

We have a unique culture that is both mission-driven and collaborative, centred around a shared passion for wildlife conservation and a commitment to making a positive impact for nature and the people of Essex. We believe that teamwork is essential to achieving our goal of a Wider Essex, and we encourage collaboration and communication at every level. Whether you're working in the field conducting research or in the office managing operations, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside a team of passionate individuals who are committed to making a difference in the natural world.

If you're passionate about wildlife conservation and looking for a workplace culture that values collaboration, innovation and growth, we invite you to explore our job opportunities and join us.

If you would like to contact us to discuss an opportunity, please email

View all our current vacancies

Alternatively, if you are interested in developing your experience and gaining new skills, volunteering is a great way to support the work of the Trust. For further information, please visit our volunteering page.

We are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. 

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