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.


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. 

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.

Programme Officer (Policy) AD1114

We are looking for a confident, experienced and policy-literate Programme Officer to work in our Ecosystem Assessment and Policy Support Programme who is able to make an immediate and significant contribution to our engagement with intergovernmental processes relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Programme Officer (AD1117)

We are seeking an organised, proactive and adaptable individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to implement new and existing projects supporting the integration of natural capital and improved biodiversity measurement by business and within financial decision making.

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.

Programme Administrator (AD1103)

Please note this advert is for speculative applications. There is currently no live vacancy, however things can change very quickly and we are always on the look out for high quality administrators to join our organisation.

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our organisation, as a Programme Administrator. We are looking for highly motivated and conscientious Administrators to work flexibly across programmes within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing dedicated administrative support to teams of technical staff  and 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.