Conservation Grazing Voluntary Trainee

We have a baaaa-rilliant opportunity to join our Conservation Grazing Team as we’re currently on the look-out for a Voluntary Trainee. You’ll gain skills and experience in all aspects of farm conservation and farm management, plus learn about conservation grazing techniques as well as general day to day practices.

This is an exciting and varied role which promises to give you a great mix of skills! Former voluntary trainees from this role have gone on to achieve exciting careers in both the farming and conservation sectors, including farm managers, conservation grazing officers and community farm assistants.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is developing its Living Landscapes vision at Low Carr Farm in the Vale of Pickering. This is in partnership with the trusts long term Conservation Grazing programme.

Low Carr Farm is a 100 acre grassland farm where most of lambing takes place for our Hebridean sheep. Low Carr is being managed with conservation in mind and high welfare of our animals, we are committed to working in harmony with the land and using agricultural practices that work towards our living landscapes vision.

The Rural Grazing project heads up our Livestock conservation grazing programme, which is home to 42 cattle and 650 Hebridean Sheep. Within this, the livestock graze over 312 hectares of land and nature reserves within Yorkshire, many of which holding different purposes and targets to achieve by the grazing.

The role is for 12 months, for 3 days a week, comes with a competitive training budget and travel expenses.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply for this voluntary traineeship, please visit Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment


Yorkshire wide but based at either Pickering or Hull, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

15th August 2022 at 9:00am