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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is leading the way in wild bee conservation. We know the benefits of connecting people to nature, and now couldn’t be more of an exciting time to join our growing, committed team. If you have a passion for nature and wildlife and would like a job in the environmental sector, you’re in the right place.

A project officer kneeling in the long grass and reading a bumblebee ID book.

Why work for us?

Whatever job you decide to apply for, whether it’s in conservation, public engagement or membership, we place the highest value on our employees. We believe that recruiting and retaining the right people is fundamental to our success.

Culture and values
At the Trust we work as one team towards a common goal – always doing the right thing for bumblebees. Working effectively together is a core part of our culture: we operate on the basis of trust and strive to create a positive environment by recognising everyone’s contributions and celebrating successes, large and small. Everyone can make a personal difference, and our strength lies in our ability to share a common set of values which both inspire and guide us:

We are knowledgeable
We demonstrate widespread expertise about the conservation and science of bumblebees and our ability to use this to everyone’s benefit.

We have team spirit
We care about other team members and work together. We aim to create a safe, supportive, enjoyable but challenging working environment.

We have integrity
We face up to and handle difficult situations and issues.

We are passionate
We do what is right for bumblebees and promote our pride, spirit and values through our work.

We are focused
Many of our projects continue to work within the rare bumblebee zones, act decisively and deliver targeted conservation.

These are the principles we value in our staff.

Our benefits package includes:

  • 35 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • Death in Service insurance, calculated as two times salary
  • Well-being support via our internal Staff Well-being Group, Mental Health First Aiders and Health
  • Assured’s Employee Assistance Programme. This is a confidential portal which offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7, covering a wide range of issues that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing.
  • Generous occupational sick pay
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme for Electric Vehicle Purchase
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Paid leave to deal with family emergencies
  • Personal training allowance

Current vacancies

We have the following vacancies:

Science and Policy Assistant

Salary £22,100 (pro rata) per annum. Part-time (17.5 hours), permanent position based within travelling distance of the Trust’s Stirling office.

The Trust is looking for a part-time Science & Policy Assistant to assist with the development and delivery of our science and policy work. The Trust aims to ensure bumblebee conservation is given greater priority by our decision-makers, from Local to National Governments. We are growing our team to help meet these ambitions.

If you are a well-organised team player, who can communicate well with different audiences, and have a genuine interest in making an impact for nature, this role could offer you a wonderful opportunity to help reverse the decline in bumblebees and develop your skills and experience.

You will have the opportunity to support the team in a number of important ways, including, administrative support such as keeping records and organising meetings, internal and external communications, including helping to produce our science-focused newsletter, and a range of other activities to help us campaign for change.

📅 Closing date: 5pm Sunday 12 May 2024 (applications may close early depending on levels of interest). Interview date: Monday 20 May 2024.

Download the application pack.

Senior Project Development Officer

Salary £28,080 per annum. Full-time, permanent position homebased or at the Trust’s offices in Stirling.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is looking for a full-time Senior Project Development Officer to secure funding and develop projects to help us deliver our strategic goals.

You will work closely with the fundraising, conservation, science and engagement staff and external partners to identify and develop projects; identify and secure project funding through lottery, trusts and foundations; solicit and nurture unrestricted income for the Trust’s work from grant making trusts and foundations.

📅 The closing date is 5pm Friday 24 May 2024. Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Interview date: Friday 7 June 2024.

Download the application pack.

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK. Roles are not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer. This means that whilst seeking employment or during such employment with the Trust, we will seek to ensure equality of treatment for all persons regardless of sex, race, age, marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity status.

We recognise that candidates from disabled and ethnically diverse backgrounds are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the essential criteria for a role and are disabled or from an ethnically diverse background, you’ll be guaranteed a first stage interview. Please just tick the relevant box on our application form. It is important to note that this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us that they’d like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be based on the most suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.