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. 

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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.


We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic post-doctoral researcher review the population size and conservation status of British Mammals. This project will be the first such assessment in 20 years, and it has real potential to influence future policy on mammal management and conservation.

Click here for full job description

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to  Closing date 20thOctober, 5pm.

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