Make saving the

planet your day job

Stop thinking about working in

Conservation and get started today

Make saving the Planet Your Day Job

Stop thinking about working in

Conservation and get started today

Are you in the right place?

Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife, but are feeling a little lost, disillusioned or stuck? Are you stuck in a job you hate, and want to be a conservationist? Are you studying and worried about the job hunt when you graduate? Are you looking for work right now, but are failing to get your first conservation job? Do you feel the career support you’re getting just isn’t good enough? Then, you’re in the right place.

Success is very possible

Conservation Careers was founded by Dr Nick Askew – a professional conservationist with over 20 years’ experience working across the academic, public, private, charity and enterprise sectors. 

“My career has taken me from the meadows of the Lower Derwent Valley (UK) to the remote islands of the Pacific and dozens of countries in-between.

I’ve raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects across 120 countries, and helped thousands of people to find work. I’m also usually modest … but I want to inspire you that you can do it, and success in this sector is VERY possible!”

During his career Nick was asked many times ‘How do I get a job in conservation?’ and felt that there should be much better support for people wishing to work in wildlife conservation.  

He founded Conservation Careers to better answer that question.

Success is very possible

Conservation Careers was founded by Dr Nick Askew – a professional conservationist with over 20 years’ experience working across the academic, public, private, charity and enterprise sectors. 

“My career has taken me from the meadows of the Lower Derwent Valley (UK) to the remote islands of the Pacific and dozens of countries in-between.

I’ve raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects across 120 countries, and helped thousands of people to find work. I’m also usually modest … but I want to inspire you that you can do it, and success in this sector is VERY possible!”

During his career Nick was asked many times ‘How do I get a job in conservation?’ and felt that there should be much better support for people wishing to work in wildlife conservation.  

He founded Conservation Careers to better answer that question.

Enjoy a rewarding and exciting career

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning excited about your job, not dreading it… knowing that what you’ll be doing will be interesting, rewarding and will make a real difference. 

“The best part of being a conservationist is knowing that your career really means something, and that you’re having a really positive impact on the things you love” Dr Nick Askew.

Much bigger than you might imagine, the conservation industry is a large, expanding and diversifying sector with a dizzying array of roles for early-career job seekers. 

On conservation Careers to date we’ve listed 19,247 conservation jobs covering 12,356 different job titles.

With thousands of conservation jobs available each year across the globe, there’s a role to suit you and we can help you to find and secure it.

Building the Conservation Careers Academy

In order to build the Conservation Careers Academy, Nick and his team spoke to over 500 professional conservationists and shared their career stories, advice, tips and much more. These include conservation leaders such as:

  • WWF Director General | Dr Marco Lambertini
  • RSPB Chief Executive | Dr Mike Clark
  • BirdLife International Chief Executive Officer | Patricia Zurita
  • ZSL Director General | Dominic Jermey OBE
  • IUCN Director General | Julia Marton-Lefèvre
  • Cambridge University Chair of Conservation Biology | Professor Bill Sutherland
  • Blue Ventures Executive Director | Dr Alasdair Harris
  • Conservation Optimism Director | Cheli Cresswell Sinclair
  • And over 500 more…

They also reviewed and shared over 20,000 conservation jobs from across the planet, refined hundreds of CVs, resumes and cover letters, and helped dozens of people prepare for successful interviews. 

“We were constantly seeking to find an accurate, honest and effective answer to that key important question: how do I get a conservation job? And after five years of work … we cracked the code!”

FAQ

Yes! We can help you to understand your career options, the training needed (if any), and to make a plan to turn your dreams into action. We’re also here to help you every step of the way. If you have a question you can just ask.

There is no minimum or maximum term for your membership. You can easily cancel at any time. If you cancel within your first week (the free trial period) you will not be charged.

Membership payments are either monthly, six-monthly or annual – depending upon which one you choose. They can be easily cancelled at any time, and you can get a refund if you’re not 100% happy within the first seven days of taking out a membership. No questions asked.

We list all levels of employments within the conservation and ecology sector from voluntary and internships, to PhDs, entry, mid and senior level roles. The types of roles we cover are: Animal Welfare; Climate Change; Marketing Communications & Marketing; Community Conservation; Countryside Management; Ecological Consultancy; Environmental Economics; Environmental Education; Events and Visitor Engagement; Fundraising & Development; Information & Data Management; Mapping & GIS; Marine Conservation; Organisational Management; Photography and Filmmaking; Policy & Advocacy; Programme Management; Project Management; Science & Research, and; Ranger Warden & Ranger.

We are the biggest conservation job portal on the internet, and list around 8,000 vacancies from around the globe each year. The most frequent countries are USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, but we cover many other countries also.

If you’ve got something to ask, or just want to say hello, please email us at [email protected]

The Conservation Careers Academy

The Conservation Careers Academy contains the best career-boosting resources, training and support from the leading experts in the conservation industry.

As a member you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re getting your career on the right track quickly, and that you’re not alone.

Included in the Conservation Careers Academy are 11 ways to make saving the planet your day job.

conservation jobs

Get access to the world’s biggest conservation job board with over 8,000 jobs from across the globe enjoyed by our members each year.

Covering all job types and levels, we work especially hard to find the early career roles so important to get your career going. As a member you can also bookmark, add notes and set up unlimited job alerts.

Don’t let your dream job slip you by…

Conservation Experiences

Search through hundreds of conservation Internships, Volunteerships and Expeditions from across the globe.

We know some experiences can be expensive … and constantly strive to uncover those precious free (or even paid) opportunities for our members to enjoy.

As a member, if you choose to enrol in one of our approved Conservation Careers Partner experiences, we’ll also provide you a free place on our next ‘Kick-starter for early career conservationists’ online course.

Career Training

Explore hundreds of career-boosting courses, training-events, Masters Degrees, online courses and much more.

Many of these courses are totally free, and can really boost your employability; helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Plus, get priority access to, and amazing discounts on, workshops and online courses run by Conservation Careers, and our growing selection of Conservation Careers Partners.

Support Community

Get support, ask questions, share experiences, network with like-minded people, and much more in our private Conservation Careers Academy Facebook group. 

We’re a global community of conservation job seekers and career switchers, who are here to help you get your career on track.

You’re not alone.

Careers Classroom

Join in with our regular live classroom events covering the key elements of finding work in the conservation sector.

Topics include how to apply for a conservation job, the conservation job market, how to choose the right job for you etc.

Missed the classroom? Don’t worry we’ll send you recordings, and you’ll get access to our growing archive of training videos.

Career Explorer

Want to know which conservation employers are located in your area? Need to know the entry-level requirements for a certain job type? Or perhaps what are the job types within a corner of the industry?

As a member you can explore an-ever growing library of over 20,000 conservation jobs from across the globe. An invaluable tool in your career exploration and planning.

Employer Connect

Showcase your CV or resume in our featured talent pool used by employers and recruiters. 

You can also link to your LinkedIn profile for people to find out more and connect with you.

Live Chat

Got a question? Enjoy live chat support from one of our advisers in the Academy. 

If we’re offline, we’ll respond via email as quickly as we can.

Careers Advice

Access hundreds of careers advice articles, interviews, podcasts and more.

 You also get our world-famous careers advice newsletter dropped neatly into your inbox each week.

Application & Interview Support

Enjoy special members-only discounts on all our services such as CV, Resume and Application checking and practice Interviews. 

We’ve got your back, and can help you to get hired much quicker.

Get Paid

We know money can be tight as a conservation job seeker. Our packages are really affordable, and as a member you get access to our unique Conservation Careers Affiliate Programme. 

This enables you to earn in return for recommending Conservation Careers to your friends. It also provides you discounts to a growing range of partner courses and more.

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Don’t take our word for it

Kilian Hughes, Scotland.

I can safely say that without Conservation Careers I probably would still be working in a pub in Manchester and applying for my dream jobs, unsuccessfully. I now work in one of the most beautiful places in the west of Scotland, get to see amazing wildlife every day and through that teach and inspire people about the importance of conserving our natural world

Catherine Holborn, UK.

Thanks to Conservation Careers, I am currently working for RiverCare and BeachCare, a Keep Britain Tidy project that supports local volunteer teams to conduct regular river and beach cleans and wildlife surveys. I genuinely love the job and couldn’t be more grateful to you for helping me to get it!!

Chloe Hardman, USA.

Thanks so much!  Conservation Careers is such a fantastic service. I am recommending it to other people! I’m pleased to say that I got an offer and have accepted it!

Marina Pecellin, Germany.

Conservation Careers has helped me a lot. Thanks to you, I have decided to follow the conservation path and I am currently preparing an exam to join the environmental department at the Government in Spain as a conservation specialist. I am really looking forward to pass the test and join the conservation team!

Emma Ackerley, UK.

Thank you, again, for all your help, you have really provided me with some great opportunities and I have no doubt this has helped me get into my current role at ZSL

Jo Alexander, South Africa.

I’m currently job hunting and Conservation Careers is invaluable to me at the moment – I’m so grateful for such a wonderful resource!

Claire Underhill – UK.

Thanks and congratulations on such a great service Conservation Careers! I found it extremely useful when writing my CV after uni and getting advice for job applications!

Ruby Finlen – Australia.

Conservation Careers has been such a beacon of hope and opportunity for not only myself, but my classmates. It’s provided an amazing point of reference for the opportunities available out there, and I know many of my peers (myself included) consult it regularly, and have had job successes through it. Thank you for providing this service to early career job seekers like us!

Bryn Morgan – England.

Conservation Careers has undoubtedly been the number one resource in my own job search and it does so within what feels like an inclusive community, which is fantastic, especially when you’re job hunting!

Lise Goudeseune – Belgium.

When I saw my dream job come up I knew I couldn’t miss my chance! I decided to get the help and advice from Conservation Careers and, guess what, it paid off: I got the job!

Karolina Kass – Canada.

This was such a great experience! I’ve received high quality advice and support! During my application process I felt as if I have my own team supporting me. Following received guidance I have learned much more than I would on my own. Total recommendation

Craig Turley – England.

I have been extremely happy with the service that Conservation Careers has provided, and I have secured a job through using the site

Karen Sim Clerk – Singapore.

Conservation Careers has been a great help as I sought to make a career switch into conservation. I used it extensively in the past few months. It’s a fantastic portal for anyone looking to start or further their career in conservation who might need a little help. I’ve found the career tips very helpful and thanks to Conservation Careers I have also located a post-graduate course that will give me some field experience and the skills I need for the future

Jacki Smith – Australia.

Dear Conservation Careers, I have cancelled my membership because … I got a job. Yay!! Thank you for being such a great resource for all of us who have the dream and passion to work in conservation 🙂

Try it for FREE

  • Try the Conservation Careers Academy and get your first week for FREE!
  • If you choose to become a paying member, you’ll also get a 7 day money-back guarantee. If you’re 100% not happy, we’ll give you a refund. No quibbles.
  • Easily cancel at any time.

TWO SPECIAL BONUSES

bonus 1 | Careers advice compendium

As a member you’ll get our careers advice uber-guide jam-packed with honest, accurate and useful advice for those seeking to conserve the environment through their work.

It includes top career tips based on interviews with 342 professional conservationists from around the world with over 1,734 combined years of experience.

If you’re hunting for a job, or looking to switch careers into conservation, it’s a must read.

Value £9.99

Bonus 2 | How to apply for a conservation job

As a member you’ll also enjoy our complete guide to producing successful CVs, Resumes and Cover Letters

Whether you’re applying for your first professional experience or shifting careers into conservation, this step-by-step guide will help you write a killer application designed to get you an interview.

Throughout the eBook, you’ll find exercises, tips and links to extra resources. You can work through the guide from beginning to end, or jump to the sections you need most.

Value £17.99

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Stop thinking about working in conservation and get started today.

“Working in conservation has changed my life, and I know it can change yours, too. It’s an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling career, and we’re here to help you enjoy it too” Dr Nick Askew.

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Have a question?

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by [email protected]