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Work at Durrell (Jersey & Overseas)

Whether you're looking for advertised positions, wanting to become a volunteer or a student looking for work experience, you're in the right place.


Advertised vacancies...

Head of Education and Interpretation - apply by 28 February 2015

The role will involve leading the development of Durrell’s education and interpretation programme.  This will include the delivery of...

Reservationist - apply by 6 March 2015

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Wildlife Camp for an experienced Reservationist. Role objectives: To secure accommodation bookings throug...

Trustee - apply by 25 March 2015

A message from Lee Durrell Do you have the skills and motivation to help us save animals from extinction? Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is loo...

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 Coordinator Kirstin Lund 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:

  • Kirstin Lund
  • 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 )

* If you would like assistance, please contact us at

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.

For more information and to see if you are eligible to apply, please download our placement guidelines. More information on our placements can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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.

To see if you are suitable to apply for a placement please download the following guidelines.

We will be taking applications for:

• Summer placements – Flexible starting 1st June 2015 to September 2015.

• Year placements – Flexible starting 1st September 2015 to August 2016.

Closing date for applications will be 1st January 2015, and successful candidates will be notified by end of January 2015. If you are selected for interview we will arrange to contact you via Skype.

If you would like to conduct research during your placement please indicate this at the time of your application.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Please indicate whether you are applying for a summer or year placement, and your preferred department in your application.

If you would like further information please contact Kirstin Lund at

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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