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Trustee Vacancies

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Join Us in Protecting UK Songbirds:
Become a SongBird Survival Trustee

Are you passionate about preserving the beauty and vitality of UK songbird populations? Do you have expertise in fundraising, communications, scientific research, ornithology, or ecology? If so, we invite you to consider joining our Board of Trustees at SongBird Survival (SBS) and contribute to our vital mission. 

At SBS, we are dedicated to safeguarding the diverse array of songbirds that grace our countryside, gardens and skies. Founded in 2000, our charity has been at the forefront of efforts to raise awareness about declining songbird populations and to develop evidence-based solutions to reverse this trend.

Why Join Us? 
As a trustee, you will play a crucial role in guiding the strategic direction of our charity and ensuring that our initiatives have a meaningful impact on songbird conservation. This is an exciting time to join us, as we embark on new scientific research programmes and enhance our communications activities to increase our influence and awareness nationally.

We’re looking for Trustees who:      

  • share our passion for our mission and the work we do   
  • would bring new and challenging perspectives to our charity  
  • could act as an ambassador for our charity and our community

We are committed to promoting diversity within our board to foster better decision-making and effectiveness. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, particularly younger candidates, and those with expertise in fundraising, communications, scientific research, ornithology, or ecology.

What we offer:

  • A chance to make a tangible difference in songbird conservation efforts
  • Opportunities to engage in strategic decision-making and shape the future of our charity
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded individuals and experts in the field
  • Reimbursement for expenses incurred in fulfilling trustee duties

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to e-mail their completed application from, to the CEO, Sue Morgan

Find out more details about the role here
Download application form here (Word)

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2024, and interviews will be conducted online during May.
For more information or assistance with the application process, please contact us

We look forward to welcoming passionate individuals who share our commitment to protecting UK songbirds. 

We must change the future for our UK songbirds. Will you join us in doing that?

Job vacancies

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Communications Manager:

Do you want to join us in changing the future for UK songbirds?

We’re looking for a Communications Manager to join our friendly, supportive and ambitious team at SongBird Survival.  It’s a new post and a great, varied role for someone looking to expand their communications experience and shape our comms approach.

Submission Deadline:  Applications for this role are now closed
‍Interviews will be held online on Thursday 28th March and there may be an additional follow up in early April.

Note: This post was previously advertised in late 2023. Due to a change in personal circumstances the successful candidate was unable to take up the position, hence being re-advertised.

Find out more about the role here
Full application pack and job description here

Masters students


We are not currently accepting proposals for short-term projects but continue to check our website and social media for updates.

PhD Studentships


We are funding several PhD studentships at different universities across the UK, you can view our past and present research projects here

Closed projects:

Fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship on endocrine disrupting chemicals in waterways and the impact on the survival and breeding success of hirundines

For more information on the project, please download the background information and application form below:
PhD proposal application form
Request for PhD proposal project context and additional information

Request for proposals for this project closed at 9am on 31st January 2024

Please submit the proposal form via email to our research and engagement manager


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