Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is developing its Living Landscapes vision at two farms in North Yorkshire and we would like to recruit a Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee to help with the varied tasks. Appleton Mill Farm is an established 230 acre beef and arable farm with 100 acres of woodland that holds many ancient woodland indicator flora such as bluebells, wild primrose and wood sorrel. Low Carr Farm is a 100 acre grassland farm where most of lambing takes place for our Hebridean sheep.

Part of the role will assist the Grazing Team to ensure the successful conservation grazing of over 30 Nature Reserves with cattle and sheep throughout the year. As a Farm and Grazing Voluntary Trainee you will assist in all aspects of farm conservation and management at both sites and play a key role in the conservation grazing plan. This is a very hands on role and if you have a loveof the outdoors, being around livestock and getting stuck into all manner of land management tasks then this is definately the role for you.

The role is for 3 days a week, for a duration of 12 months and comes with a competitive training budget and travel expenses. The role will be based at Appleton Mill Farm, near Pickering.

Accommodation at the farm is provided (utility bills included) with this role at Appleton Mill Farm. There could be occasions where you may have to provide an onsite presence, eg Farm Manager away, and a potential for unsociable hours in line with livestock/farm tasks.

Application deadline: Friday 28th July 9amInterview Date: Tuesday 8th August at Appleton Mill FarmStart Date: August/September 2017

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