Join the Naturetrek Team

As the leading wildlife tour specialist in the world, Naturetrek offers the widest selection of expert-led wildlife holidays and expedition cruises to some of the most spectacular regions on earth. Staffed by wildlife enthusiasts and dedicated travel professionals, we are passionate about organising outstanding, competitively priced, responsible wildlife experiences around the world. Our office-based staff and tour leaders are our greatest asset; our meticulous planning, attention to detail, thorough research, knowledge and passion for the natural world ensure our wildlife holidays are second to none. As important as our academic and professional backgrounds, are our less-tangible skills: empathy with our clients, pro-activity in pioneering new ideas, the ability to deliver under pressure, dedication to our work and a passion for the natural world.

Below we list the current positions for which we’re recruiting, both where positions are vacant and where there is potential for a talented individual to join us in a new role. 

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How to apply

Please post a copy of your CV and cover letter, outlining your background, any relevant information, and why you consider yourself suitable for the position, to Andy Tucker at Naturetrek, Mingledown Barn, Wolfs Lane, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3HJ.

Please note that acknowledgements will be sent only to those applicants invited to interview.

Current Roles

Accounts Assistant

As we bounce back from the pandemic, we are looking for a Finance Assistant to provide additional support within the finance team. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn and happy to roll up their sleeves and help with all aspects of finance and administration.

Some accountancy experience is preferable however we would not rule out a candidate who demonstrates their suitability for the role, given training.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Assisting with purchase ledger processing

  • Assisting with making payments
  • Assisting with bank reconciliations
  • Helping to develop and maintain an electronic filing system with a view to becoming largely paperless

Personal Specification

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

Essential competencies

  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • GCSEs 9 to 4 (formerly A*- C) in Maths and English or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Very high levels of accuracy in data entry
  • Desire to work in the accounting profession

Desirable Competencies

  • A level or equivalent in a finance related qualification
  • SAGE Line 50 or other accounting database experience
  • Experience in finance, such as internship volunteer roles, work experience educational work placements or other practical experience

Personal Attributes

  • Highly efficient and organised, with an ability to multi-task, show initiative, solve problems, and take a hands-on role when necessary
  • Happy to be a hardworking, team player within a small finance team
  • Quick learner, willingness to learn new skills and adapt
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and responsible individual

Send a C.V. with a handwritten letter to Naturetrek, Mingledown Barn, Wolf’s Lane, Chawton, Hampshire GU34 3HJ. Or you can email General Manager Andy Tucker: andy@naturetrek.co.uk

Hours & contract information
Hours: Part-time, potentially up to full-time (9am – 5.30pm, or similar)
Holiday: 20 days for full-time position, initially, plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part-time).
Replacement position: No
Closing date: Open

Speculative Applications: we are not actively recruiting for these roles but will accept CVs

Website & Media Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and conscientious naturalist to join our busy team in the Hampshire countryside. The Website and Media Assistant role will require you to use your excellent wildlife knowledge to create a frequent stream of engaging Social Media posts for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. It will also involve daily website admin and building our regular email marketing campaigns in Mailchimp. Wide-ranging computer skills are essential (experience using basic HTML and Photoshop is very useful) as is a strong interest in Social Media. The successful applicant will also have an exceptional grasp of the written English language, and be able to construct online prose with outstanding spelling and grammar. Meticulous attention to detail, common sense, a confident telephone manner, motivation within a busy working environment, and a natural ability for flexibility is also required. The successful candidate will be well organised, and should be proactive, with drive and enthusiasm to improve and evolve our website and marketing where needed. Our ideal candidate will be a keen and knowledgeable naturalist with some experience in managing website content and social media.

You will also have a love of travel as well as a creative and practical personality, and a hard-working, conscientious approach to work. An interest in photography and experience in using Photoshop is very desirable. The role will provide support to our Website and Media Manager by:

  • Using your wildlife expertise to create fresh and exciting content for our social media accounts, as well as responding to enquiries submitted via social media
  • Daily management of our website and actively improving content
  • Assisting with the creation and delivery of our monthly e-newsletter and quarterly newsletter
  • Using Photoshop to edit images, as well as occasional design work, such as printed adverts, banners or literature
  • General related admin tasks

Salary
A competitive remuneration package (plus pension contributions), commensurate with experience, is offered. You will also have the advantage of occasional discounted holidays offered by our suppliers and tourist boards.

Hours & contract information
Hours: Full-time (9am – 5.30pm, or similar)
Holiday: 20 days, initially, plus Bank Holidays
New position: No
Replacement position: Yes
Closing date: Open