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Chough Re-introduction Student Placement - 3 months+ ongoing placement from March 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a student placement at Durrell, based in Jersey, working on the red-billed chough reintroduction project.

At our Jersey headquarters, and around the world, Durrell is supported by a large number of invaluable volunteers. Whether it's chopping fruit for our animals, filling envelopes for members, or getting dirty cleaning out enclosures, the help they give is diverse and greatly appreciated.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our activities in Jersey. Volunteers assist in a number of areas at our Wildlife Park, for more information please download our volunteer handbook or contact Durrell’s Volunteer Manager Susie Brayshaw at or 01534 860045.

If you are interested in volunteering with one of our field projects please keep checking our website; these positions are advertised when available.

If you live in Jersey, Channel Islands, and would like to volunteer at our Jersey site, please fill out the following volunteer interest form and email it with a CV and covering letter to or mail to:

  • Susie Brayshaw
  • Les Augrès Manor, La Profonde Rue
  • Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP
  • Channel Islands


You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at Durrell. For under 18’s interested in volunteering, please take a look at our Young Conservationists programme.

Due to the volume of interest we receive you we may only be contacted if you are short listed. If you are short listed you will be invited to an informal discussion about volunteering at Durrell.

Download Volunteer Interest form ( Word Document / PDF Document )

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Durrell is delighted to be able to offer a number of work experience placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation.

There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of departments at Durrell; these include the animal, education, landscape, lab and veterinary, maintenance and marketing departments.

There is also the opportunity to complete research projects and dissertations during your placement. 

​A placement at Durrell will provide valuable experience to add to your CV showing future employers that you are committed to a career in the conservation sector.

For more information and to see if you are eligible to apply, please download our student handbook.

Our Student placement program is full until June 2015.

Please note, however, that from time to time student placement opportunities become available, which can be found within our advertised vacancies above. Please keep checking our website as these are updated on an ongoing basis.

If you are interested in further details or finding out about the application process please contact Susie Brayshaw at or 01534 860045 for further information.

Response time

If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion. We would like to be able to write to all applicants individually, but this is not possible due to limited HR resources.

As you will no doubt appreciate we receive numerous requests on a daily basis regarding employment at Durrell. Unfortunately we do not have the manpower to respond personally to all enquiries received.

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