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...

Human Resources Administrator - apply by 12 February 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Human Resources Administrator to join the busy team at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.  The purpo...

Trustee - apply by 27 March 2016

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

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 Susie Brayshaw at volunteer@durrell.org 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.

What can you do as a volunteer?

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 volunteer@durrell.org or mail to:

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

Currently available volunteer roles:

- Volunteer Administrator - Fundraising Department

- Charity Shop Volunteers - click for more information

- Charity Shop Volunteers - we require volunteers qualified in P.A.T testing electrical appliances

- Charity shop car park volunteers required- weds-sat 8.45-1pm to help organise visitor parking.

- Mammal fruit chopper volunteers - Required Tuesday and Wednesday mornings to help chop fruit for the bats and tamarins.

- Landscape Volunteer - Gardening duties such as weeding, pruning ,planting, hoeing, mixing cement/hoggin for pathwork, wood splitting, woodchip screening, watering, sowing seeds in glasshouse/showcase.

- Gerald Durrell Story guide – click for more information.

- Organic Farm Volunteer – click for more information.

- UK based volunteer - part time data volunteer
A part time volunteer is required, to help one or two days a week in our Conservation Science Hub in Bath to help with checking and entering data on publications into an Access database. Relevant training will be provided. The volunteer will report to the Conservation Scientist. Travel and lunch expenses will be provided. The volunteer will need to be familiar with MS Office and have good attention to detail, ideally they will be familiar with scientific referencing styles but this is not essential. Would suit a life sciences student or similar looking for work experience in a conservation NGO.

If you are interested in any of these roles please fill in an interest form below and indicate your preference.

PLEASE NOTE:

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 volunteer@durrell.org.

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, laboratory, veterinary, and marketing departments. You will also be asked to complete research projects 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 placement guidelines. More information on our placements can also be found in our Student Handbook.

It is important to note that students must be studying a relevant degree at the time of the placement to be eligible for our student placement programme.

We will be taking applications from the 1st November 2015 for:

  • Summer placements – Flexible starting 1st June 2016 to September 2016.
  • Year placements – Flexible starting 1st September 2016 to August 2017.

Closing date for applications will be 1st January 2016, and successful candidates will be notified by 20th January 2016. If you are selected for interview we will arrange to contact you via Skype.

To apply please send a completed student application form and covering letter to volunteer@durrell.org.

If you would like further information please contact Susie Brayshaw at volunteer@durrell.org or 01534 860 045.

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.

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