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 - Assistant Programme Officer (AD847)

We are looking for a highly motivated and technically competent Assistant Programme Officer to work in our Science team to provide GIS mapping and administration support to a range of projects.  GIS is a cornerstone of our work at WCMC and this area of expertise is used to support all Programmes across the Centre.

Vacancy - Head of Informatics Programme (AD829)

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which supports the United Nations Environment Programme. We work in collaboration with UNEP, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.

Vacancy - Programme Officer (AD840)

We are looking for a technically competent, conscientious and motivated Programme Officer to work in the Ecosystem Assessment Programme, who will thrive on the opportunity to participate within the international arena. The programme produces high quality biodiversity indicators and provides support to international policy processes. Recent and current work includes the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, UK National Ecosystem Assessment and the Performance Review and Assessment of Implementation System for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

Vacancy - Product Manager (AD835)

UNEP-WCMC is the specialist biodiversity assessment arm of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Cambridge, UK. Working with partners worldwide, the Centre provides objective, scientifically rigorous products and services to help decision makers learn about the value of biodiversity and apply this knowledge. 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. Your designs will help canoeing scientists to map corals, governments across the world to unlock vast amounts of their environmental information and the United Nations to keep our planet under review.

Vacancy - Web Developer (AD830)

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

Working closely with developers, scientists and geospatial experts, you will be responsible for building and maintaining high profile biodiversity focused websites and working with geospatial data to produce web mapping applications for deployment to externally hosted providers. You will also have the opportunity to significantly contribute to and work with open source technologies.

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. The programme supports the evolving field of business and biodiversity and manages a unique and successful partnership with the extractives industry, providing biodiversity information, data and resources to support the recognition of, and response to, biodiversity in industry development.

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.

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.


Product Manager and Web Developer opportunities in Informatics

The Informatics programme aims to combine industry standards and the latest technologies to deliver tools of excellence.  A small team of Developers, working predominantly in Ruby on Rails, are employed by the Centre working on various projects around information and data visualization; mapping; reporting processes.

Vacancy - Programme Officer (AD841)

The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BBES) programme supports the evolving field of business and biodiversity and manages a unique and successful partnership with the extractives industry, providing biodiversity information, data and resources to support the recognition of, and response to, biodiversity in industry development.

Vacancy - Assistant Programme Officer (AD846)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, conscientious and motivated Assistant Programme Officer to join our Conventions and Policy Support Programme. Through strong internal relations with other programmes, the programme supports, facilitates and develops the Centre’s comprehensive engagement with intergovernmental processes and their implementation at all levels.