East Reserves Voluntary Trainee

Our East Reserves Team working across the Vale of York and into East Yorkshire are looking for a passionate individual to join the team as a voluntary trainee to assist staff to undertake practical land management tasks, assist with the delivery of volunteer task days and help with reserve administrative management.

You will learn about the management of some of our most beautiful nature reserves giving you a broad range of practical and administrative skills across different habitats and further protecting Yorkshire’s wildlife. From our first nature reserve Askham Bog with its mosaic of fen, woodland and meadow through to an SSSI located on the cliffs at Flamborough, you’ll be working with a broad range of habitats and associated fauna and flora.

This role will involve a variety of outdoor practical conservation tasks on nature reserves as well as office-based work, which will give you the essential background knowledge and understanding to enhance the practical side of the role. The office base for this role is at our HQ in York.

Former trainee Kelly thoroughly enjoyed her placement and said “The experience has exceeded my expectations. I’ve had a great time- I have got so much from the placement and the team. I feel I have learnt lots about myself and also being in the workplace.”

The role is for 3 days a week, with flexible days, for a duration of 12 months and you will be provided with certified training in first aid and brushcutter. You will also have access to our internal training programme and we will provide travel expenses of up to £10 a day.

Interview Date: TBC and interviews will be held in York

Start Date: Late October or Early November

How to Apply

Application Forms can be requested from volunteering@ywt.org.uk or by calling 01904 659570.

Alternatively application forms can be downloaded from the opportunity page on our website here: https://www.ywt.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities/east-reserves-voluntary-trainee

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level


Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


York, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

5th October 2018 at 9:00am