Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk-moths

We believe our work has never been more important.

Wildlife is in steep decline across the UK and over three-quarters of butterflies and two-thirds of moths are declining. We recognise it needs a great team with a wide variety of skills to tackle the problems facing butterflies, moths and the environment.

Our staff and volunteers are proud to be part of Butterfly Conservation and are dedicated to making a difference to the environment we live in. We understand the importance of maintaining and expanding our expert and valued team of people and offer a range of roles located all over the UK, from the peat bogs in Scotland to the post room in Dorset.

Current Vacancies

Human activities are destroying the natural world, leading to the extinction of animal and plant species at an alarming rate.  Butterflies and moths are a vital part of our wildlife heritage and are sensitive indicators of the health of our environment.

Butterfly Conservation has just entered an exciting new phase of its evolution by launching a bold and extremely ambitious plan to transform our conservation and research work and we would love you to join us on this journey.  Having launched our new strategy, we now need to be able to fund it.  We have some crucial, key roles available which will be instrumental in enabling us to achieve our ground-breaking vision and deliver our fresh and dynamic goals.

Butterfly Conservation is an organisation that strives for Excellence, we are Passionate about the environment, we aim to Inspire and motivate others to save our wildlife and are Collaborative in the way that we work. 

If this sounds like the organisation for you, and you have the required skills for the opportunities below, we would love to hear from you.

Grant Officer

To support us to effectively manage our grants and project funding, we’re looking for an organised, flexible and enthusiastic individual to join our finance team.

You will provide administration for all our grants and projects, working with our staff and branches to ensure timely allocation of income and expenditure, and provide ongoing monitoring and reporting. You will also support our new grant proposals by providing accurate financial information. Your strong skills in accounting software, excel and previous experience in project accounting will be vital in this role.

You’ll be a motivated, team player who is also able to work on their own initiative and demonstrates empathy with the aims and objectives of Butterfly Conservation.

If this sounds like you, please download our job pack for more information and full job description.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: 5PM - Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Systems and Process Accountant

This 1 year fixed term opportunity has been developed to support our Senior Finance Manager in documenting, mapping and improving our finance processes as part of our ambition to deliver a lean and scalable finance function. You will play a key part in implementing new and improved systems and processes.

You will have experience of process mapping and finance systems implementation and are skilled in a wide variety of accounting processes.

We’re looking for someone who is analytical and methodical, with a high degree of attention to detail. You will be able to work effectively as part of a team, and able to communicate and build effective working relationships with people at a variety of levels.

Please download our job pack for more information and full job description.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: 5PM - Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Wild Spaces Manager

We’d like to recruit a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team as Wild Spaces Manager. You will be responsible for developing and delivering our goal to ‘transform 100,000 Wild Spaces in the UK for people, butterflies and moths’.

You will lead a programme of work including project and partnership development, overseeing our wild spaces projects, widening participation and engagement, and developing the monitoring, reporting and evaluation for all our wild spaces work.

You must have extensive experience of project development and creating successful funding applications. You will also have demonstrable experience of building effective partnerships and an understanding of how to expand our reach to wider audiences.

We’re looking for someone who works collaboratively and creatively with excellent communication skills and can manage a diverse workload to tight deadlines. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Please download our job pack for more information and full job description.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: 5PM - Sunday 30th January 2022.