Hello and thank you for taking a look at our jobs page.

We know our work makes a real difference in our community; if you’re looking to be part of that then you’ve come to the right place.

It takes a great deal of effort to provide all that we do, and whilst the majority of that effort comes from our fantastic volunteers, occasionally we also have paid positions available.

All job vacancies are listed below, but if there’s nothing available at the moment then please check out the volunteers page. Gaining experience through volunteering is an excellent route to finding paid work in the outdoor industry.

May 2019

As we quickly approach the busy season of 2019 we are expanding our team to meet the demands of our 50,000 + annual visitors. We are implementing an improved structure for staff and volunteers to make the most out of our attributes; this structure is based around forming work teams, over seen by our Manager and Board of Directors.

The team areas are:

Habitat and Estates

Visitors Centre

Watchtree Wheelers



The following vacancies are open now:

Watchtree Visitors Centre Assistant 

We are looking for an individual to work within our visitors centre providing flexible cover during seasonal busy periods and provide holiday cover. We will guarantee one day per week, although we expect at least 2 days will be available through the summer.

Please note that this position will include working weekends, school holidays and bank holidays when the reserve is busiest.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter; which relates your experience and skills to the job description, to

The job description is available to download here: Visitors Centre Assistant

deadline for applications on this positions is 12pm Friday 31st of May. Interviews will take place the following week.

Education Team Leader

Following our success in the recent Peoples Projects campaign we have received substantial  support from the National Lottery Community Fund to develop our educational services. The successful candidate for this exciting role will be responsible for running and developing our educational services with the primary objective of reaching sustainability.

This is a part time position working 22.5 hours per week, additional work may be available for pre-booked school sessions, kids club, children’s parties etc.

To apply please download, complete and return this application form: Application Form

The job description for this role is available to download here: Education team leader

Completed application forms should be emailed to or posted to Ryan Dobson, Watchtree Nature Reserve, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6NL

Deadline for this application is 12pm on Friday the 7th of June, interviews will take place the following week.


Habitat and Estates Team Leader

The main objective of this role is to provide guidance and support for our habitat and estates volunteering team and volunteer reserve wardens. The successful applicant will do this by interpreting habitat management plans, producing work sheets, completing risk assessments, maintaining inventories and developing volunteers through training and tool box talks.

The role is a minimum of 1 day per week although it could quickly develop into 2 or more days  for the right candidate. Due to the nature of the work we have a flexible approach to which day/days the successful candidate works, however the core of our volunteer workforce are here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so working one of these days each week is beneficial.

The full job description for this role is available here: Habitat Team Leader V2

To apply for this position please download, complete and return this application form:Application Form

To or post to Ryan Dobson, Watchtree Nature Reserve, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6NL

Deadline for this position is the 12pm on Friday the 14th of June, interviews will take place the following week.