WWT Living Collections Placement

Almost all life depends on wetlands for water, food, or habitat. Yet a third of all wetlands have been destroyed.

WWT are the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity.  We are pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife, a centre for excellence in conservation science and experts in wetland management and creation.  We also welcome one million visitors every year to our unique wetland reserves as we believe that showing people first-hand how amazing wetlands are is the best way to ignite a passion to conserve them. We draw on over seven decades of experience in wetland conservation to ensure wetlands are put centre stage.

Going forward we have big ambitions; a bigger, better and more connected network of UK wetlands; connecting more people with wetlands and their value; leading community-led and sustainable solutions to wetland communities around the world; influencing key international decision makers on the value and protection of wetlands.

To support us in these aims, and develop the wetland conservationists of the future, we are delighted to be able to offer a range of placements starting in August 2022, most of which run for 12 months.

Living Collection (Animal Care) – We have placements available at our Martin Mere (Lancashire) and Washington (Tyne and Wear) centres for those looking to gain practical experience in different areas of animal husbandry and management as well as maintaining and developing exhibits in order to improve welfare standards for our animals, and enhance the visitor experience.

How to Apply

Applications close on Friday 7th January with interviews planned the week of 10th January 2022.  Full details of all roles and application forms can be found at the WWT website at www.wwt.org.uk/placements

Any problems completing accessing the information or completing the application form should be reported to volunteering@wwt.org.uk


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Key Information


Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


Fixed Term


Full Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Conservation, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


WWT Martin Mere or WWT Washington, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.