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.

Vacancy- Senior Programme Officer (AD856)

We are looking for a motivated and technically experienced Senior Programme Officer to work in our Conventions and Policy Support programme. Through good external relations with the secretariats of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, and through strong internal relations with other programmes, the Conventions and Policy Support team aim to support, facilitate, develop and communicate the Centre’s comprehensive engagement with intergovernmental processes and their implementation at all levels.

Vacancy - Head of Species Programme (AD 849)

WCMC is now recruiting for a permanent Head of Programme to oversee species related activities.

Vacancy- HR Assistant (AD850)

Our small HR team provides support to over 100 staff based at our Cambridge offices. The HR team provide recruitment, training and payroll and benefits administration services to staff and this vacancy is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your skills within an exciting organisation contributing to a global environmental focus.

Vacancy - Director of Finance and Administration (AD848)

WCMC is looking for an exceptional candidate to become our next Director of Finance & Administration. This key position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Vacancy - 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.

Vacancy- 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.

Vacancy - Product Manager (AD835)

We are currently seeking an experienced Product Manager to join our growing Informatics team to work on high profile projects creating web and mobile applications that help protect biodiversity and the natural world.

Vacancy - 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.

Vacancy - Web Developer (AD830)

We are currently looking for a passionate and driven Web Developer to join our Informatics Programme.

Internship opportunity - Library Intern

The UNEP-WCMC library contains around 29,000 books, reports, journals and reprints relevant to biodiversity conservation, which have been collected since the Centre was created in 1979. The Centre is currently refurbishing its building and moving a majority of its library to other facilities, in order to provide more space.

The purpose of the internship is to coordinate the moving of the Centre’s library which will involve identifying and locating the full collection of holdings at the Centre and liaising with other libraries to donate identified holdings.

Internship Opportunity - Data Management Intern

UNEP-WCMC uses spatial and non-spatial datasets to deliver global information on biodiversity to its partners. We estimate 150 datasets related to biodiversity to be used on a regular basis by approximately 20 staff. The Centre is currently reviewing its data management system, and undertaking a data audit to this end. The purpose of the internship will be to support the full audit of the spatial and non-spatial datasets held within the Centre. This will involve (i) inventorying datasets, (ii) collating ancillary information and metadata, (iii) prioritizing datasets for incorporation in UNEP-WCMC's data management system and (iv) preparing datasets for incorporation in UNEP-WCMC's data management system.

Vacancy- Assistant Programme Officer (AD854)

We are looking for a highly motivated and technically experienced Assistant Programme Officer to work in the Marine Programme to support development, management and analysis projects relating to WCMC’s significant global marine and coastal data holdings.