We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve and welcome a diverse population of staff and volunteers who are able to make a real contribution to the work of London Wildlife Trust. Our employees come from many different backgrounds and have a wide range of vocational experience and/or education; what unites us is a passion for nature conservation.
Read about London Wildlife Trust’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, here.
London Wildlife Trust believe in creating a culture of trust, balance and inclusion. We support our colleagues with their work-life balance and outside commitments where possible, offering an enhanced flexible working policy available on your very first day.
We’re open to any suggestions on how we can help you, from part time working, compressed hours, later/earlier start times, extended lunches, job sharing to name a few.
Ex-Offenders and our Talent Policy
London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We have inclusive Talent policy which includes our commitment to offer fair opportunities for all individuals, including ex-offenders. We support the aims on BITC's Ban the Box campaign, which is increasing fair opportunities for people with criminal records to compete for jobs.
We will only ask about criminal convictions for roles deemed necessary, for example, where the role may involve working with children. We will only ask at conditional offer stage before conducting an enhanced DBS check. Criminal convictions will not automatically exclude someone from working with us; any previous convictions will be risk assessed depending on their nature and the position applied for.
Your information will be treated fairly and confidentially. Please contact our HR department for a copy of our full Talent Policy or to speak to HR confidentially for any help or guidance.
The National Minimum Wage law allows charities to have unpaid interns, but the sector has faced criticism that the practice takes advantage of those wanting to start their career in the Third Sector, and is a barrier to those unable to work for free.
London Wildlife Trust’s previous approach to internships – paying travel and lunch expenses – wasn’t as fair as it could have been. We now recognise that those who couldn’t afford to work for free were locked out of the opportunity to gain essential experience with us, and as a result we weren’t getting the diversity of talent that the organisation needs in order to continue to do great work now and in the future. We’ve taken advice from fair internships campaigners and we no longer accept unpaid internships at London Wildlife Trust.
London Wildlife Trust is unable to consider overseas candidates who require sponsorship to work in the UK. If you have a question on your right to work in the UK please contact the Home Office.
Regard and respect
We believe that London’s wild plants, animals and their habitats, are an essential part of the city and have a right to flourish.
Inclusivity and wellbeing
We believe that everyone has a right to access and benefit from free, natural spaces and a high quality natural environment in their own neighbourhood.
Curiosity and passion
We are curious and passionate about nature in London and people’s relationships with wildlife, and are prepared to challenge policies and actions that lead to the deterioration of the city’s natural fabric.
Rigour and integrity
We take actions and decisions that are open, transparent, just and are based on evidence. In doing so we will respect the environment, nature, and people.
Collaboration and can do attitude
We will work in partnership with others to ensure that London’s wildlife and wild spaces are protected and enhanced, for now and in the future.