We believe in a world where biodiversity counts

Our dedicated team combines scientific excellence, outstanding technical ability and a passion for nature


We employ 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. We are constantly looking for talented people to join us, so if you think you would fit in and are eligible to work in the UK, please click on the live vacancies below and submit your application form, CV and covering letter.


Post-Doctoral Scientist (AD1010)

We are seeking a full-time Post-doctoral Scientist to undertake tasks related to scoping the potential to develop a multidimensional biodiversity index suitable for policy-making purposes, and to develop ideas around bringing together efforts on mapping global biodiversity and its threats.

Principal Specialist in Marine Conservation and Management (AD1000)

We are looking for an experienced, qualified and proven leader to manage the Centre’s strategy on marine and coastal biodiversity. The current priorities for the Centre’s strategy to support the transition to a healthy ocean are focused on spatial data of biodiversity relevance, ecosystem service assessment, decision support tools and areas beyond national jurisdiction. Maintaining close and effective relationships with the Senior Management Team, you will participate in the Centre’s strategic planning and will lead the development of a portfolio of projects in line with this.

Rails Developer (AD1011)

At UNEP-WCMC we’re building web and mobile applications to help save the planet.

We’re a team of passionate developers, UX/UI designers and product managers putting our skills towards a mission that is tackling one of the biggest problems of our time… the massive loss of biodiversity and habitat destruction that’s pushing the planet to the brink of the 6th mass extinction.

Internship Opportunity - Policy Support Tools Intern (ITN049)

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic intern to join the Conventions and Policy Support Programme. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate or postgraduate student to gain experience in some of the work under way at the global level to support the increased use of science and other forms of evidence in policy development and implementation.

Internship Opportunity - IBAT Intern (ITN050)

Do you have a way with words? Do you have a passion for biodiversity conservation? Then this internship with the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) could be for you.

Programme Administrator (AD1015)

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 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, with functional guidance from our Management Information Officer, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.