BSBI currently has no staff vacancies, but there are two voluntary vacancies and many opportunities for volunteering across Britain and Ireland. Scroll down for details of all these volunteering opportunities. The National Plant Monitoring Scheme, in which BSBI is a partner, is currently recruiting for a Volunteer Manager (paid)- more details here.


BSBI is taking great strides towards its aim of achieving financial stability and securing sustainable funding.
To help fully achieve this, BSBI is seeking to appoint a Treasurer, who will join the Board.
Whilst the fully qualified Finance Manager will continue to carry out the day-to-day financial tasks required to keep the Society functioning, the Treasurer will provide support and advice where appropriate and will report on financial matters to the Board and membership.
More details can be found in the Treasurer's Job Description here.

Company Secretary

BSBI is seeking to appoint a voluntary Company Secretary to help it comply with various statutory duties.
This includes returns to statutory agencies and producing Board and AGM agendas and minutes. This vacancy has arisen as the current post holder wishes to retire.
More details can be found in the Company Secretary's Job Description here.
If you, or someone you know of, might be interested in either of these voluntary positions, please get in touch with either:
Jane Houldsworth (Head of Operations: or
Ian Denholm (Chair of the Board:

Volunteering with BSBI

We also have a selection of volunteering opportunities available throughout the year - there is something to suit all skill levels, wherever you live and however much (or little) time you have to offer. If you would like to find out more about how you can help support BSBI's work, please get in touch with us here for a chat.

  • The BSBI is the leading charitable organisation promoting the study, enjoyment, research and conservation of wild plants in Britain and Ireland.
  • The Society aims to provide opportunities for involvement for all, including conferences, field meetings, training programmes and outreach events; regardless of botanical ability, location and whether individuals are amateurs, professionals, BSBI members or otherwise.
  • BSBI has a long tradition of producing influential publications such as distribution atlases, county floras and identification guides and is one of the world's largest contributors of biological records which are heavily relied on by academics, conservation organisations and government bodies for research, policy and land management purposes.