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 Field Programmes - apply by 30 January 2020

  Department: Field Programmes Job title: Head of Field Programmes  Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Hours: 35 Hours ...

Herpetology Keeper Grade 1 - apply by 31 January 2020

  Department: Herpetology  Job title: Herpetology Keeper Grade 1 Reports to: Head of Herpetology / Deputy Head of He...

Bird Keeper Grade 1 - apply by 31 January 2020

  Department: Birds Department Job Title: Bird Keeper Grade 1 Reports to: Deputy Head of Birds Dept. Hours: Full Time (42.5 hours per week) ...

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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 2019 for:

  • - Summer placements (minimum 8 weeks) - Flexible starting May/June 2020 to September 2020.
  • - Short-term placements (minimum 8 weeks) - Flexible starting September 2020 to May/June 2021.
  • - Long-term placements (9-12 months) - Flexible starting 1st September 2020 to August 2021.

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 Gale Glendewar at or +44 (0)1534 860042.

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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