Northern Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee – Skipton

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 two new voluntary trainees 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 incredible woodlands, to the flower-rich meadows found in the Yorkshire Dales, with this opportunity you can expect to gain valuable experience in nature reserve management across a broad range of fascinating habitats and locations.

The will be split between office-based tasks and practical habitat conservation work on various public nature reserves throughout North Yorkshire in the Craven area (Ingleborough), with most time spent at our reserves nature reserves. You will develop skills and gain experience carrying out habitat management activities such as tree planting, drystone walling, surveying and monitoring, amongst a variety of other jobs. Tasks often involve working with local volunteers to manage sites and part of the role will include leading volunteer groups in practical activities.

Office-based work will include researching, writing and developing management plans, preparing and supervising contract works, writing funding bids, fielding queries, as well as other reserves administration.

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

Interviews will be held at our Skipton office on Thursday 14th November 2019

Closing Date for applications: Thursday 31st October 2019 at 9am.

How to Apply

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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


North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

31st October 2019 at 9:00am