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...

Durrell Academy Impact Intern - apply by 29 August 2016

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Chief Executive Officer

Working around the world Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust has a long standing reputation for saving endangered species from extinction. As we seek to increase our impacts and maintain our position at the leading edge of conservation we are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer.

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 Dan Craven 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.

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 or mail to:

  • Dan Craven
  • Les Augrès Manor, La Profonde Rue
  • Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP
  • Channel Islands

Currently available volunteer roles:

- Volunteer fruit chopper - to help chop fruit for the bird department on Saturday afternoons.

- 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.

- 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.

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


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

* 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.

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.

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.

These placements are full until June 2017.

Student placement Bird Department and Chough project

An exciting student placement has just become available from September 2016. The placement will be for 6 months on our bird department at Durrell, and 6 months with our Jersey based red-billed chough release project. Click here for more details.

Closing date for applications will be 31st March 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

If you would like further information please contact:
Eluned Price
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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