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 170 scientists, technicians and high quality support staff, most of whom are educated to masters or doctorate level.

We are constantly looking for talented people to join the team based in Cambridge in the UK, and if you think you can help us to deliver real and lasting impact, please visit the links to WCMC vacancies below.

Programme Administrator (AD1241)

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our organisation, as a Programme Administrator. We are always looking for highly motivated and conscientious Administrators to join our team and work flexibly across programmes within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing extensive administrative support to a team of technical staff and assist with the implementation of a wide range of projects.  A truly fantastic opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills within various thematic areas of conservation, learning from world class experts in this field, helping to improve the profile of our work. You will be part of a new team of Administrators forming a central administration hub, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.

Programme Officer (AD1251)

We are seeking an organised, proactive and adaptable individual to join the Centre as a Programme Officer.   This role offers an exciting opportunity to provide technical leadership of an expanding portfolio of work on public and private decision-making in the marine and coastal environment. This includes our work in support of the Norwegian development cooperation in partner countries.

This role will involve providing oversight and strategic direction to a programme of work that assists countries with mobilising and using biodiversity data for improved marine and coastal spatial planning and environmental management. It will also work towards strengthening regional and global ocean governance and supporting efforts to transition towards sustainable blue economies. You will have demonstrated knowledge of spatial environmental data and an understanding of its practical application within planning and regulation. The role will have a particular emphasis on marine and coastal environments.  A large part of the role will involve capacity development of different stakeholders, relationships management and partnerships building with national, regional and global initiatives. Effective communication skills will therefore be essential.