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...

Volunteer Field Assistant - Mauritius Reptile Recovery Programme - apply by 21 March 2019

  Volunteer Field Assistant required for the Mauritius Reptile Recovery Programme.   Project background The Mauritius Reptile Rec...

Volunteer Field Assistants - Islands Restoration Programme - apply by 25 March 2019

  Volunteer Field Assistants required for the Islands Restoration Programme in Mauritius.   Project background The Mauritian Wildlife ...

Become a Trustee of Durrell - apply by 29 March 2019

Help create a wilder, healthier, more colourful world. The Board of Trustees of Durrell is seeking three new trustees in 2019. If you have the relev...

Supporter Care Assistant - apply by 12 April 2019

  Department: Fundraising Job Title: Supporter Care Assistant Reports to: Fundraising Manager Hours: 35 Hours per week (flexible) Location:...

Senior Mammal Keeper, Grade 3 - apply by 12 April 2019

  Department: Animal Collection – Mammals Dept. Job Title: Senior Keeper, Grade 3 Reports to: Deputy Head of Mammals Dept. Location: J...

Mammal Keeper, Grade 2 - apply by 12 April 2019

  Department: Animal Collection – Mammals Dept. Job Title: Keeper, Grade 2 Reports to: Deputy Head of Mammals Dept. ...

Charity Shop Retail Assistant - apply by 12 April 2019

  Department: Charity Shop Job Title: Charity Shop Retail Assistant Contract: Zero Hours Reports to: Charity Shop Manage...

Caribbean Programme Manager - apply by 15 April 2019

Department: Field Conservation Programmes Job Title: Caribbean Programme Manager  Reports to: Field Conservation Programme Co-o...

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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, including the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab and veterinary, education and communications 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.

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

We will be taking applications from mid September 2018 for:

  • - Summer placements (minimum 8 weeks) - Flexible starting May/June 2019 to September 2019.
  • - Short-term placements (minimum 8 weeks) - Flexible starting September 2019 to May/June 2020.
  • - Long-term placements (9-12 months) - Flexible starting 1st September 2019 to August 2020.

Closing date for applications will be 31st December 2018, If you are selected for interview we will arrange to contact you via Skype or telephone in early January.

If you are required to complete a research project 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, short-term or long-term placement, and your preferred department(s) in your application.

If you would like further information please contact Eluned Price at or +44 (0)1534 860044.

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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