Nature Reserves Voluntary Trainee- Northern Reserves

Across North Yorkshire, our reserves team carries out vital practical conservation tasks, leading volunteer groups and carrying out office-based reserve management to enhance and protect nature. We are offering the opportunity for a new voluntary trainee to gain valuable experience within this team and develop skills in all aspects of habitat management.

Our reserves in North Yorkshire are incredible sites where you can see wildlife spectacles throughout the year. From flower rich moorland bogs, to abundantly diverse woodlands, with this opportunity you can expect to gain valuable experience in nature reserve management across a broad range of fascinating habitats and locations.

The role will be based predominantly outdoors undertaking practical habitat conservation work on various nature reserves throughout North Yorkshire. You will develop skills and gain experience carrying out habitat management activities such as scrub clearance, woodland management, invasive species management, livestock management, fence and gate repairs plus a variety of other tasks. Tasks often involve working with local volunteers to manage sites and part of the role will include leading volunteer groups in practical activities.

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

You must hold a driving licence and have access to your own vehicle to enable you to get to the nature reserves in the Pickering area.

How to Apply

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 5th October 2020

Interviews will be held W/C 19th October 2020

Please see our website for more information, role description and application form. Completed application forms should be emailed to

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate


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


Pickering, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

5th October 2020 at 9:00am