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

Ecological Modeller/Researcher (Maternity Cover)

We have a fantastic opportunity within our Science and Recording Team to work on a one-year research post.  As a post-doctoral researcher, you will lead on the ongoing statistical analyses of our large-scale ecological data to address research questions about environmental change.

You will have experience and passion in developing research ideas and bringing them to publication in peer-reviewed literature and demonstrable skills in quantitative ecology, including use of statistical programming language R for manipulation and statistical analysis of ecological data. For more information, please read the Job Pack below.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 13 May 2021.


Wood White Project Officer (part-time)

We have a wonderful opportunity to join our Wood White project working in the West Weald, in South East England on a one year fixed term contract. 

You will be an experienced and passionate Project Officer who will co-ordinate and deliver the project in order to boost the Wood White butterfly population, as well as helping other butterfly and bee populations in the area. 

You will require knowledge and experience of woodland habitats and the wildflowers associated with the Wood White butterfly, as well as proven ability to engage and enthuse a wide range of individuals ranging from local community members, volunteers, landowners and staff in other conservation organisations. Please read the Job Pack below for more information.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 20 May 2021.
Interviews will be held week commencing 7 June 2021.