Behind the scenes with Team Conservation Careers 2021

Who is Conservation Careers? And how do we do all the things that we do? 

Believe it or not, we get asked these questions pretty often! 

In 2021 we’ve accelerated our mission to help conservationists achieve career success. But we couldn’t have done them without a team of passionate people all around the world. 

Because just like wildlife conservation, helping conservationists achieve career success is a global collaboration.

Who is Conservation Careers?

Conservation Careers is a huge team effort involving nearly 50 people including writers, researchers, teachers, communicators, editors and many more.

We’re a global family of that spans countries from Kenya to Ireland, Myanmar to The Netherlands and the Philippines to Australia.

It’s thanks to this team that we’ve been able to support nearly 700,000 conservationists in 2021 on their path to helping wildlife thrive.

Behind the scenes at Conservation Careers

We thought you might like a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes at Conservation Careers…

Jobs and experiences

Have you ever wondered how we share all those new jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities on our job board and experiences board every day?

While our dedicated job sourcer scours the internet for the latest opportunities, our team of job posters post about 50 new jobs onto our Job Board each day. They’re speedy and accurate, sharing the latest opportunities as soon as they appear.

Meanwhile, our promotion partners help share new opportunities with their networks around the world – so that we can reach more aspiring conservationists than we could alone.

Careers advice

Our Conservation Careers Bloggers – aka CCBs – are always in search of a story. They interview professional conservationists for our Careers Advice Blog, sharing insights and advice from early career conservationists, right through to Directors and CEOs.

They’re creative storytellers, who ask insightful questions, and use their writing and editing skills to transform their research into interviews packed with information and advice.

Conservation industry research

Our researchers help us understand current trends – like the top skills in demand by conservation employers. They also help us discover and share new opportunities – like courses and programmes for our training board, top conservation scholarships, and new experiences.

Social Media

We know not everyone checks websites for latest updates, so we’ve been getting more social with our jobs, experiences and resources.

Our Social Media Officers share some of the best new opportunities on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube, so every conservationist can find new opportunities and support, no matter where they get their news.

They’re quick, creative, detailed, social saavy, and fond of the occasional pun 🙂


Meet the team!

We are enormously grateful to our team for their passion, creativity and support. It’s thanks to this team that we’ve been able to support nearly 700,000 conservationists in 2021 on their path to helping wildlife thrive!

Dr Nick Askew

Founder & Director 
Oundle, UK
Superpower: Ecopreneur helping conservationists and wildlife thrive


Kristi Foster

Head of Engagement
Vancouver, Canada
Superpower: Conservation, communications, and ecotourism powerhouse

Course Leader: Kick-Starter
Czech Republic
Superpower: Creative communicator, encouraging connector (and extreme adventurer) El Capitan.

Lloyd Gofton

Course Leader: Communications
Brighton, UK
Superpower: Communications Machine

Tash Allen

CC Blogger
Superpower: Marine marketing master


Bethany Beale

CC Blogger
Minehead, Somerset, UK
Superpower: Sustainability storyteller

CC Blogger
Haslemere, Surrey, UK
Superpower: Writer and editor extraordinaire

Bill Boteler

CC Blogger
Maryland, USA
Superpower: Conservation underdog advocate


CC Blogger
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Superpower: Wild projects storyteller

Marie Conroy

CC Blogger, Social Media Officer
Leiden, The Netherlands
Superpower: Super collaborate comms professional from Ireland


Eoin Gleeson

Social Media Officer
Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Superpower: Holding my breath underwater indefinitely. Would to explore the underwater world.

Mike Henshall

CC Blogger
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Superpower: Protected areas champion

Aimee Hill

Job Poster
Milton Keynes, UK
Superpower: Conservation researcher and zookeeper

Kate Holub-Young

Social Media Officer
Superpower: Environmental science communicator

Nick Huisman

Job Poster
The Hague, The Netherlands
Superpower: Project developer and quality keeper

Moses Kairu

Job Poster
Nairobi, Kenya
Superpower: Helping businesses succeed

Sally Kelby

Social Media Officer
London, England
Superpower: Creative problem-solver

Sarah Kennerley

Job Poster
Bristol, UK
Superpower: Sharing data for ecology

Brad Knight

Social Media Officer
Essex, England
Superpower: Scientific illustration, digital design, and communications 

Sophie Kooros

Social Media Officer
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Superpower: Behaviour ecology advocate


Social Media Officer
 London, UK
Superpower: Helping conservation charities succeedf

Valentina Lesari

Job Poster
Macerata (MC), Italy
Superpower: Biology and science communication

Georgia Alice Macey

Social Media Officer
Chester, UK
Superpower: Social media whizzer & conservation driver

Annie Moberly

Social Media Officer
London, UK
Superpower: Planet-protecting marketer


Job Poster
Nairobi, Kenya
Superpower: Super ingenuity

Nyein Zaw Ko

Social Media Officer
Yangon, Myanmar
Superpower: Eco-innovation hub

Emma Phipps

CC Blogger
London, UK
Superpower: Conservation communicator 

Sharmaine Salas

Job Sourcer
Superpower: Making creative ways to expand the business

Ella Schirru

Social Media Officer
Adelaide, South Australia
Superpower: Ocean science educator

Maddy Simmonds

CC Blogger, Social Media Officer
 Guildford, Surrey, UK
Superpower: Conservation wordsmith

Holly Stevenson

Social Media Officer
Bristol (and Nottingham) UK
Superpower: Communicating science, especially wildlife conservation

Jenna Woodford

CC Blogger
Norfolk, UK
Superpower: Empowering disabled conservationists