Thank you for your interest in working with BTO. Available jobs and volunteering opportunities, whether full, part-time or a temporary placement are advertised here. Check back regularly for new opportunities.

Website Editor (Communications Team)

Salary: Starting at £24,016 rising to £26,685 over two years.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Friday 13th November 2020.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

Benefits include: Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time). The post holder will qualify for life assurance (four times salary) and be automatically enrolled in the BTO group personal pension scheme, benefiting from an 11% employer contribution. Other benefits include Employee Assistance Programme, discounts on BTO books, flexible working and social events.

Full time (37 hours) permanent post, based in Thetford, Norfolk (initially working at home due to Covid-19 restrictions).

If you have what it takes then we look forward to hearing from you – send your completed application form with a CV to Holly Stevenitt via recruitment [at] stating the job title in the subject line.

Youth Representatives

We are actively recruiting for BTO Youth Representatives to help BTO reach and engage young people locally, through delivering activities and events, liaising with local partners and other volunteers in the BTO network. Youth Representatives will work alongside members of the Youth Advisory Panel, BTO staff, and local Regional Representatives (RR).

This is a voluntary position. You must be between the ages of 16 and 24 to apply.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 11 October 2020.

We will contact all applicants on the outcome of their application. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to be available for an informal online interview via Zoom in the week starting 19th of October.

For an informal chat about the position please contact our Youth Engagement Team - youth [at]

To apply, download and read the role description below, and apply to the email address within - answering the listed questions.

More information on general opportunities

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Work experience

We provide several week long work experience placements each year for children under 18, if you are interested please send details about yourself, your interests, and the dates you would like a placement to recruitment [at]

Unfortunately we are unable to offer places to everyone that contacts us but aim to get back to all inquiries.


There are a number of ways you can get involved in the work of the BTO:

We occasionally have opportunities for volunteers to gain experience and use their skills, knowledge and experience to support our work in one of our offices.

If you would like to volunteer for the BTO, please send an email to us at recruitment [at] with some information about you, including:

  • What knowledge, skills and experience you have.
  • What areas you are interested in volunteering in.

We are keen to make volunteering for the BTO accessible, especially for people under-represented in the environment movement; and try to offer a variety of opportunities, days, hours, some remote working and travel expenses.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer placements to everyone; if we are not able to offer you something we would encourage you to speak with your Regional Rep about how you can get involved.

PhD and Masters

Staff from the BTO co-supervise PhD and Masters projects at a number of universities. BTO is a full member of the ARIES DTP and participates in several others. PhD opportunities will be advertised here, usually in the autumn.

If you have an idea for a project as part of your Masters that you would be interested in working with BTO staff on, then please refer to our staff bios and staff contacts by topic to identify the member of staff within your area of interest.

Equality and diversity

We are an equal opportunities employer and are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement.

If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether a reasonable adjustment could be made.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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Please do not contact us if you are a recruitment agency.

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