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. 


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, or email Andy at

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

Current Roles

Operations Assistant

This is an exciting opportunity to assist with the management of a portfolio of Naturetrek holidays from our Mingledown Barn office in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire.

As well a passion for wildlife and travel, the successful applicant will require meticulous administrational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, common sense, outstanding literacy and numeracy skills, a confident telephone manner, motivation within a busy office, and a natural ability for flexibility and negotiation. Confident IT skills, including a high degree of proficiency in MS Office, are also essential. The role will involve assisting one of our operations managers in liaising with hotels, airlines, local ground operators, tour leaders and other suppliers, as well as offering first-rate customer service and advice to Naturetrek clients, on the phone and over email.

For the right candidate (a keen, active and knowledgeable birder, botanist or lepidopterist with outstanding people skills and a clean driving license) this office-based role could be combined with travel and tour leading.

Person specification:

  • Demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent team player
  • Proactive and focused
  • Pride in work
  • Passion for travel and the natural world

For tour leading (if you wish to be considered for this), you will need to be a sharp field birder or botanist, with outstanding people skills, an unflappable temperament and a full, clean driving license

Main Duties

  • Assisting one of our Operations Managers in the planning and execution of our industry-leading wildlife holidays
  • Receiving and handle enquiries from our clients
  • Liaising with our tour leaders regarding pre-trip information
  • Compiling and distribute joining instructions and leader packs
  • Helping to log and handle payments, dietary requirements, flight and seat requests
  • Helping to collate holiday images and highlights for social media and e-marketing purposes
  • Booking rental vehicles, train tickets, hotels and other services
  • Helping to research and put together new holidays, and to occasionally travel with this purpose

Salary and benefits

  • Negotiable depending on experience
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays initially, climbing to 25 days
  • Beautiful rural office surroundings in Jane Austin’s village of Chawton
  • Fun-loving, wildlife-obsessed colleagues
  • Opportunities for travel


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

Flights Consultant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a flights specialist to join leading specialist wildlife tour operator Naturetrek in our Operations division (flights).

We are looking for meticulous attention to detail, accuracy, knowledge of airlines, routes, IT & published fares and ticketing procedures. Would best suit hard-working, conscientious, Amadeus-trained perfectionist!

Alternatively we would consider a first post for a bright, keen recent graduate (travel and tourism or other discipline) who would like to train on the job, working with a highly professional team of wildlife travel specialists.

We have a lovely rural office location on the outskirts of Alton, Hampshire, free parking and an active social scene.

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 
Replacement position: No
Closing date: Open