We believe in a world where biodiversity counts

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


WCMC employs 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 to support the UNEP-WCMC collaboration. WCMC is constantly looking for talented people to join their team, so if you think you would fit in and are eligible to work in the UK, please click on the link to WCMC vacancies below.


Deputy Head of Programme (AD1112)

UNEP-WCMC are looking for a new Deputy Head of Programme for the Conserving Land and Seascapes team.  An experienced leader and role model, the successful candidate will be able to inspire the confidence of staff, and play a critical backstopping role to the Head of Programme (HoP), including deputising at meetings and events as needed.  They will have an exceptional track record of project development and delivery, with experience of managing a high performing team of experts. The successful candidate will have experience of maintaining a network of partners, and demonstrated success in the development of high quality proposals for a range of clients and funding sources.

Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow (AD1116)

We are looking for a collaborative, experienced and enthusiastic Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow who is able to make an immediate and significant contribution to our healthy ocean strategy by integrating climate change into spatial conservation planning. This role provides the opportunity to work at the science–policy interface on a “real-world” problem; using academic research and theory to support decision makers understand the potential impact of climate change upon their current network of marine protected areas and aid their management response. Your work will help to raise the profile of the Centre to put knowledge at the heart of decision making.

Events Officer (AD1134)

2020 has been billed as the “super year” for biodiversity, with many significant international meetings that will decide on conservation policy for the next ten years – particularly the IUCN World Conservation Congress (June, France), UN Biodiversity Conference (China, October), but also including the UN Ocean Conference (June, Portugal) & UN Climate Conference (UK, November).

Travel Administrator – Receptionist, Maternity Cover (AD1111)

We are looking for a friendly, proactive and highly organised Travel Administrator – Receptionist to lead our reception team. You will be the face of the organisation, providing excellent customer service and a welcoming experience to our staff and visitors, making the Centre a great place to work and visit.

Reception and Facilities Apprentice (AD1079)

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. We work with scientists and policy makers globally to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making, to promote enlightened choices for people and the planet. With so much emphasis and importance currently being placed on mitigating against biodiversity loss, and caring for our planet, there really is no better time to join an innovative, forward-thinking conservation organisation. 

Programme Administrator (AD1124)

We are looking for a highly motivated and conscientious Administrator to provide dedicated administrative support to our Business and Biodiversity Programme and to assist with the implementation of a wide range of projects. You will be part of a team of Administrators forming a central administration hub, with functional guidance from our Business Analyst, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.