Bradford Urban Discovery Project Voluntary Trainee

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has an exciting voluntary trainee opportunity that is part of a community engagement initiative. The Bradford Urban Discovery (BUD) project, funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, that will deliver community engagement activities across seven green spaces in South West Bradford.

The project aims to reconnect people with their local greenspaces and nature through inclusive community events and volunteering that will include; local groups, schools, families, individuals and anyone that would like to join and take part in the project!

As a BUD project voluntary trainee you’ll also be part of the West Region team, which supports a suite of high quality nature reserves from rural grassland and upland reserves to city centre greenspaces. You’ll be assisting the team to work closely in partnership with Local Authorities on greenspace design, management and community involvement.

In this role you will have a unique opportunity within the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to work with both our Nature Reserves Team and our BUD project Inspiring People Officer.  The role will be a fantastic mix of practical conservation tasks and creative and playful engagement activities within a project team with lots of experience and passion for working in urban greenspaces and with diverse and hard to reach communities. As a voluntary trainee you will be supported to develop your skills in land management, practical conservation and community engagement.

The role is for 12 months, for 3 days a week, come with a competitive training budget, access to the internal volunteer training programme (free) and travel expenses.

You’ll have an office base at Stirley Community Farm in Huddersfield  but will be working at sites all across West Yorkshire.

How to Apply

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The successful applicant will be required to undergo a DBS check

Closing Date for applications: Thursday 16th April 2020 9am

Interviews will be held at Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield on Thursday 30th April 2020- date subject to change in line with government advice around coronavirus.


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Key Information




Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate


Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

16th April 2020 at 9:00am