Please check these pages to find out about jobs and volunteering opportunities with The Mammal Society.

No agencies please. As an organisation we are committed to keeping costs down, which is what our supporters and staff expect. Therefore we manage our recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies, and we simply ask that this decision is respected. 

 Our jobs, as well as events and training courses, are also advertised on


As a small charity we only make contact with applicants shortlisted for interview. Applicants who have not heard from us within a week of the closing date should assume their application has been unsuccessful.


Editor in Chief, Mammal Review

The Mammal Society seeks a new Editor in Chief for Mammal Review. There is no salary associated with this role, but an honorarium of £1,500 per year will be paid.  We are looking for a  research-active individual who is interested in continuing the growth of the journal and in steering its academic direction.  Support is provided by the Managing Editor who administers the day-to-day running of the journal. 

For further information please click here for the full Job Description

Internship Programme at The Mammal Society

The Mammal Society internships provide personal and professional development for recent graduates or those seeking a career in the conservation sector, with opportunities to attend our training courses and events for free, as well as a detailed insight into the day to day operation of an environmental charity with often limited resources and budgets.

All internships are office based in Southampton. They either last for a set period of time for particular projects, or are organised on an ongoing basis depending on the work required. We ideally accept people who can commit at least one day a week for a minimum of 3 months. The role can be tailored to focus on particular skills that an intern is looking to develop, and we try to be as flexible as possible according to where each intern’s strengths and interests lie.

On the job training is provided, but there are certain skills which must be demonstrated from the commencement of the internship:

  • Very good attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks completed
  • Good presentation skills for reports, newsletters and e-bulletins
  • Very good interpersonal and written communication skills
  • An ability to manipulate data in spreadsheets
  • An ability to use initiative to work independently
  • Computer literacy
  • An understanding of and interest in mammals and the conservation sector.

How to Apply

All internship places are currently filled, but please add this page to your bookmarks or check regularly for opportunities.

Volunteering with The Mammal Society

Office based volunteering is done on the basis of internships (see above). Unfortunately we can not offer student placements.

For practical volunteering opportunities, check our current mammal projects hub that need volunteers, or contact your Local Mammal Group