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.


Project Coordinator (AD1031)

We are seeking a full time Project Coordinator to support the Science Programme with Luc Hoffmann projects until the 30th June 2020. The successful candidate will be an employee of WCMC and will be based at the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge. Under the guidance of the Head of Programme and in close collaboration with other team members and collaborators, the Project Coordinator will ensure the effective delivery of multiple projects as well the overall cohesiveness of the programme to support the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s strategy.

Associate Programme Officer (AD 1038)

We are looking for a highly motivated and conscientious Associate Programme Officer to support delivery of the ‘Healthy Ocean Theme’ of the Centre’s strategy, which aims to catalyse greater impact and support the delivery of global ocean goals and targets by:

  • Playing an influential role in the application of effective ecosystem based management tools;
  • Leading to a step-change in global access to, and use of, ocean and coastal biodiversity information and spatial data;
  • Influencing the uptake of ocean literacy and citizen behaviour change strategies:
  • Leading cutting edge development activities across UNEP-WCMC based on impactful innovative ocean-focused ideas and partnerships.

Programme Administrator (AD1032)

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our organisation, as a Programme Administrator. We are always on the look out 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, with functional guidance from our Management Information Officer, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.

Associate Programme Officer (AD1039)

We are seeking a dynamic, analytical and adaptable individual to join our Business and Biodiversity Programme as Associate Programme Officer. This role will work in close collaboration with other programmes at UNEP-WCMC to implement new and existing projects supporting improved biodiversity management by business