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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

Education Officer

Salary: £23,140 -24,140 FTE (£18,512 – 19,312 pro rata) per annum
Hours: 28 hours per week
Closing date: 5pm Monday 5 August 2024

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is seeking a part-time Education Officer to assist with the development and delivery of our education work. Education, across all age groups, is a priority at the Trust and we aim to ensure that high quality bumblebee education is available to all.

If you are passionate about nature and enjoy communicating with a range of audiences, in exciting and creative ways, this role could offer you a wonderful opportunity to help reverse the decline in bumblebees, develop your skills, and share your passion.

You will have the opportunity to support the team in a number of important ways, including, working with schools, across the UK, creating engaging resources, working with volunteers, and a range of other exciting education projects.

All applications must be sent to before the closing date.

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.

How we use your personal information:

The information which we gather from you during the recruitment and selection process is retained and processed in accordance with the provisions set out by the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and further to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Please note that by submitting an application for employment, you are accepting that you have read and understood our Data Protection and Privacy Policy for Job Applicants.

If you have any questions about how we use your data, please contact us.