We are the #1 careers advice centre for conservationists – helping 700,000 conservationists in 178 countries across the globe.
We believe that all wildlife is beautiful and that it deserves great conservationists working to protect it. We have extensive international knowledge, experience and a network of contacts within the conservation career sector. This means that we can help job seekers and conservation organisations to form lasting relationships. We do this by providing careers advice and information to a network of dedicated conservationists across the globe.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
The Mission of Conservation Careers is to help conservationists achieve career success.
The Vision of Conservation Careers is a world where wildlife thrives.
The Core Values of Conservation Careers
- Open – We build trust through transparency and honesty; we’re open to new ideas.
- Agile – We learn and innovate quickly to achieve our goals and create impact.
- Collaborative – We work with others to reach our goals.
- Optimistic – We assume the best and are hopeful, encouraging and courageous. We’re not afraid of failure.
Team Conservation Careers
Dr Nick Askew – Director
Nick is the Founder and Director of Conservation Careers and holds a PhD in the behavioural ecology of Barn Owls.
As a professional conservationist over the past 20 years he has worked across the Academic, Private, Public, Charity and Enterprise sectors.
During his career, he has raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects across 120 countries to help threatened species and habitats. Recently, he has helped thousands of people into their dream conservation job.
Since establishing Conservation Careers he has spoken to over 500 professional conservationists and curated their advice, and his experience, into an online course.
Kristi Foster – Head of Engagement
Kristi is the Head of Engagement at Conservation Careers and has a Master’s in Conservation Biology. She’s really passionate about helping conservationists find and fulfil their potential in the sector.
Her conservation work has led over the past 9 years to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications.
She has worked for Ecotourism Australia, Fauna & Flora International (UK) and the World Agroforestry Centre (Kenya). Since joining Conservation Careers, she has coached over 100 conservationists in career planning, job applications and interviews.
What we offer conservationists
Independent careers advice from conservationists. Read our free career stories and guidance to find out what it’s like to work in different roles, for different organisations, and how you can get that dream conservation job today.
Featured Conservation Jobs. Browse our featured job postings for free.
By becoming a member of Conservation Careers, you also get access to the following benefits designed to help you in your job hunt or career development. Check out our membership packages here.
What we offer employers
Conservation Careers is the biggest conservation job and training board on the internet, with a package to suit your budget and needs.
We list over 8,000 jobs, courses and events each year, and represent a global talent pool of over 360,000 job-seekers each year. Our unique global focus on wildlife conservation roles means we can put vacancies in front of a large and targeted audience of conservation professionals. Hire them here today.
Conservation Careers is delighted to work alongside and support the following lovely organisations. If you’d like to work with us, or just have a chat, please get in touch through our contact page. We’d love to hear from you.
50th Generation provides training, funding, mentoring and a powerful community for companies who want to create meaningful, joyful, valuable companies that change lives … for 50 generations. Conservation Careers is proud to be part of the 50th Generation group of social enterprises who are changing the way we do business in this world. Click here to read more.
Action for Conservation is a UK charity which uses pioneering approaches to engage and inspire young people to become the next generation of nature conservationists. They work to engage teenagers just when they need it most; as they begin to consider A-levels, degrees or jobs, we need to engage them in a way that connects to their future aspirations. Getting experience and an understanding of what a career in conservation might mean can be critical to transforming childhood feelings of care, connection and nature stewardship into a way young people can make a difference in their working adult life. Find out more here.
A Focus On Nature is the Network for Young Nature Conservationists in the UK. They recognise the need to encourage young people aged 16 to 30 to get involved in, enthused and passionate about the natural world. This encouragement needs to come in many forms – financial support, career advice, networking and experience. Find out more here.
OpenChannels aims to foster a vibrant online community of ocean planners and managers sharing experience, knowledge, and advice with peers. In doing so, they speed the advancement of sustainable ocean management. OpenChannels is designed to be highly focused on user needs. They want to provide access to all the information that ocean planners and managers need to do their jobs most effectively, including existing high-quality content and new information products and services. Find out more here.
Discover Conservation is social enterprise that aims to increase optimism in conservation and support the next generation of conservation scientists. They bring you adventurous real-life stories from scientists and conservationists working in remote and challenging locations around the world. They raise money and provide fieldwork bursaries for the next generation of aspiring biologists, and they provide a platform for proper science-based conservation.
Nature Nexus is a new, not-for-profit online magazine dedicated to telling conservation stories that are often out of the media spotlight. Through a combination of these stories and beautiful nature photography, they aim to bring attention to the tales of conservation that deserve to be heard and shared.
The Positive Approach. The website explores how people can build on their positive spirit and achieve their picture of success. It focuses on how we can do positive things each day. The website looks at how we can plant seeds of hope that encourage both present and future generations. It also provides an introduction to the many positive things that people are doing around the world. Find out more here.
Conservation Careers is an eco-enterprise owned by Conservation Careers Ltd – UK Registered Company 09299728 / VAT: 355403315.