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.

Research Ecologist

Thetford, Norfolk

Hours: Full time (fixed contract for 6 months)

Salary: £25,828 + 11% employer pension contribution

Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata if part time)
Life assurance (four times salary)
11% employer pension contribution
Employee Assistance Programme
Retail discounts and Cycle to work scheme
Discounts on BTO books
Flexible working

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Tuesday 18th October and Interviews will be held remotely, most likely on Wednesday 26th October.

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Work experience

We provide up to 10 work experience placements per year for young people currently studying for their GCSEs or A-levels, aged 11 and up. If you are interested, download the  for more information and to apply, or email youth [at] with any questions you might have. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer places to everyone who contacts us, but we will reply to all enquiries. 
Work Experience Application Pack


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.

For more conservation jobs visit where BTO also advertise positions.

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

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