Kickstarter Placements

Our programme exists to improve the racial and social diversity of the environmental sector, and we are striving to remove the barriers that have prevented change. All our host organisations would love to receive applications from young people who are from BAME backgrounds, young people that live in economically less-well-off areas of the UK, and non-graduates. 
We have an incredibly wide range of opportunities available – from research to engineers, marketing to operations, fundraising to campaigns. Our placements cover the breadth of talent and skills found in across our sector. 
Successful applicants will receive a full programme of training, mentoring and support through Race for Nature, ensuring you receive a warm welcome and a supportive experience throughout your placement. Please do apply! 
All our placements are funded by the Government's Kickstart scheme, so are only open to people aged 16-24 that are Universal Credit. Applicants must ask to be referred to the role by their Job Centre Work Coach before applying. Applicants will need to apply to the host organisations (rather than Race for Nature) via the application process outlined by their Work Coach. All our placements are of six-month duration and all will be paid at the Real Living Wage (£9.50, or £10.85 if in London). All roles are open until they are filled – there are no deadlines. 

Role Title

Organisation

Location

Hours a week

Status

International Projects Assistant

2050 Climate Group

Edinburgh

25

Awaiting approval by DWP

Coming soon!

Action for Conservation

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Action for Conservation

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

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Action for Conservation

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

National Bat Monitoring Programme Volunteer Engagement Officer

Bat Conservation Trust

London, SE11 5RD

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Survey Assistant – Bats in Churches Project

Bat Conservation Trust

London, SE11 5RD

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Assistant

Bat Conservation Trust

London, SE11 5RD

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project and Admin Assistant

Blue Marine Foundation

London, WC2R 1LA

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Fundraising Assistant

Born Free Foundation

Horsham area, West Sussex

35

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

British Trust for Ornithology

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Campaign Assistant

Brookes Union

Oxford

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Campaign Assistant

Brookes Union

Oxford

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

Brookes Union

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

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Brookes Union

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Brookes Union

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Brookes Union

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Bumblebee Conservation Assistant

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Sheffield area

25

Closed - position filled

Community Engagement Assistant

Chester Zoo

Chester

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Community Engagement Assistant

Chester Zoo

Chester

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

ClientEarth

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

ClientEarth

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Conservation Education and Research Trust

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Conservation Education and Research Trust

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Data Internal Administrator

Energise

St Neots, Cambridgeshire

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Customer Insights Analyst

Energise

St Neots, Cambridgeshire

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Net Zero Research Assistant

Energise

St Neots, Cambridgeshire

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Campaigns Assistant

Four Paws

London, SE1 4YR

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Finance Assistant

Freesat

London, W1T 1PJ

37.5

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Content Assistant

Freesat

London, W1T 1PJ

37.5

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Marketing Assistant

Freesat

London, W1T 1PJ

37.5

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Test Engineer

Freesat

London, W1T 1PJ

37.5

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Community Campaign Assistant

Friends of the Earth

Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds or London

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Individual Giving Assistant

Friends of the Earth

Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, Cardiff, Leeds or London

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

Friends of the Earth

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Friends of the Earth

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Friends of the Earth

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Friends of the Earth

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Events Manager

Generation Success

London

25

Awaiting approval by DWP

Coming soon!

Generation Success

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Community Youth Ambassador

Global Action Plan

London, SE1 1JA

35

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

Global Action Plan

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Green Schools Project

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Marketing Intern

IEMA

Lincoln

35

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Commercial Intern

IEMA

Lincoln

35

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Events Assistant

Institution of Environmental Sciences

London, EC2A 3NT

37

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Supporter Care Assistant

League Against Cruel Sports

Godalming, Surrey

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Supporter Care Assistant

League Against Cruel Sports

Godalming, Surrey

25

Available late summer 2021

Science and Communications Assistant

Mammal Society

Blandford Forum, Dorset

37

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Assistant

Marine Conservation Society

South-East, working from home

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant – Youth & Regional Focus

Marine Conservation Society

Cardiff area

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Fundraising Assistant

Marine Conservation Society

London or Hereford

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications and Campaigns Assistant

Marine Conservation Society

London, Hereford or Edinburgh

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

Marine Conservation Society

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Marine Conservation Society

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Marine Conservation Society

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Marine Conservation Society

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Regional Engagement Representative - TOTUM

OneVoice Digital

Birmingham area

37.5

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Regional Engagement Representative - TOTUM

OneVoice Digital

Leeds area

37.5

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant

RSPB

Edinburgh

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant

RSPB

Dundee area

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant

RSPB

Glasgow

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant

RSPB

Bangor area or Cardiff area

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Administration Assistant

RSPB

Birmingham

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Administration Assistant

RSPB

Aberdeen

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Administration Assistant

RSPB

Sandy, Bedfordshire

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Reserves Assistant

RSPB

Hoddeson, Hertfordshire, SG12 8JS

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Reserves Assistant

RSPB

Exminster, Exeter, EX6 8DZ

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Reserves Assistant

RSPB

Titchwell, Norfolk, PE31 8BB

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Reserves Assistant

RSPB

Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough, TS2 1TU

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Reserves Assistant

RSPB

Southport, PR9 8BY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant

RSPB

Brighton

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Administration Assistant

RSPB

Cardiff

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Project Administration Assistant

RSPB

Exeter

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Reserves Assistant

RSPB

West Sedgemoor, Langport, TA10 0PH

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Communications Assistant

RSPB

Sandy, Bedfordshire

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

RSPB

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

RSPB

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

RSPB

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Severn Rivers Trust

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Severn Rivers Trust

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Severn Rivers Trust

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

People Engagement Assistant

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Stafford, ST17 0WT

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

People Engagement Assistant

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Stafford, ST17 0WT

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

The Bull Inn

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

The Bull Inn

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Press and Media Assistant

The Climate Coalition

London

35

Awaiting approval by DWP

Assistant Marketing and Communications Officer

Trees for Cities

London, SE11 4AS

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Assistant Community Engagement Coordinator

Trees for Cities

London, SE11 4AS

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

Trees for Cities

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Trees for Cities

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Youth Leadership Coordinator – Race for Nature Project

VOYAGE

London, N1 6HQ

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Youth Leadership Coordinator – Curriculum Development

VOYAGE

London, N1 6HQ

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Coming soon!

Waterwise

tbc

tbc

Coming soon!

Policy and Campaigns Assistant

Wildlife and Countryside Link

London, SE11 5JH

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Animal Department Support Staff

Zoological Society of London

London, NW1 4RY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Animal Department Support Staff

Zoological Society of London

London, NW1 4RY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Animal Department Support Staff

Zoological Society of London

London, NW1 4RY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Animal Department Support Staff

Zoological Society of London

London, NW1 4RY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Sustainability Project Assistant

Zoological Society of London

London, NW1 4RY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

Logistic Operative

Zoological Society of London

London, NW1 4RY

25

OPEN TO APPLICATIONS

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