We believe in a world where biodiversity counts

Our dedicated team combines scientific excellence, outstanding technical ability and a passion for nature


We employ a team of around a hundred scientists and technicians, most of whom are educated to masters or doctorate level, together with a small, high-quality administrative team. We are constantly looking for talented people to join us, so if you think you would fit in and are eligible to work in the UK, please submit your application form, CV and covering letter by following the link below.

Nippon Foundation Nereus Fellowship

The University of Cambridge and The World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) have secured funding to provide full support to a PhD student for 3 years (subject to satisfactory progress) from 1 October 2015 under the Nereus Program, a co-operation between The Nippon Foundation and The University of British Columbia, Canada. Nereus is now entering its second phase; it is an ambitious, large-scale research network designed to develop scientific capability for predicting future seafood production. Its aim is to communicate, and bring about change, in how we exploit the oceans in order for our children and grandchildren to enjoy seafood and experience a healthy ocean. Please note that the University of Cambridge is receiving applications for this post and therefore please do not apply by clicking on the button below.

Programme Officer (AD880)

We are looking for a technically competent, conscientious and motivated Programme Officer to work in our Climate Change and Biodiversity Programme. The Programme aims to provide authoritative information to support decision-making at the intersection of climate change and biodiversity conservation policies. Its work covers the impacts of climate change and related policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The main purpose of the job is to implement projects addressing some or all of these issues and to lead one or more small projects.

Senior Product Manager (AD879)

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Product Manager to join our growing Informatics team to work on high profile projects creating web and mobile applications which aim to provide the best information on the environment to governments, scientists and civil society.

Designer (AD834)

We are currently seeking a Designer to join our Informatics Programme to work on important web and mobile applications aimed at making sure people can find the easiest route to collecting, visualising and sharing environmental information.

Senior Programme Officer (AD808)

We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in the Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services programme, who relishes the opportunity to work with the private sector and engage in the development of scientifically rigorous biodiversity management and mitigation approaches for industry.

Lead Economist (AD768)

WCMC are now seeking to fill a new role of Lead Economist to work with us on a permanent basis, contributing economics expertise and leadership to our work on biodiversity values and mainstreaming.