Spurn Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee

Are you passionate about wildlife and nature? Do you love using that passion to inspire others? Do you need to gain experience and make your CV or application stand out to potential employers? Then read on to find out about the Inspiring People Voluntary Traineeship at Spurn National Nature Reserve, which is currently open for applications.

As an Inspiring People Trainee you will spend your days delivering events, offering a warm welcome to people visiting, ensuring a high standard of publicity and engaging with visitors, to ensure that everyone who comes to us has a fantastic experience.

You will have the opportunity to live on site and completely immerse yourself in the experience of working at a Discovery Centre. On a quiet summer evening you can be scanning flocks of waders for that rare find, the east coast is well known for attracting migrating rarities. Or if that doesn’t suit you, stroll along the beach looking for what treasures the tide has brought in. While on still clear winter evenings you can enjoy the stars, as the haunting call of seals reach you across the water.

Previous Spurn Voluntary Trainees have gained employment within the sector and gone to work as ecology assistant’s consultants or with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Spurn is an incredible and isolated place, which you become completely immersed in while gaining vital experience, to help you stand out when applying for jobs in the conservation sector.

The role is based at Spurn, runs for 6 or 12 months, covering 3 days a week, with some weekend days. It comes with a competitive training budget and travel expenses. The role will start in early April 2020.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 2nd March 2020

Interview Date: Will be in March but the date is still TBC, but will be held at Spurn.

How to Apply

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

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information


The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level


Administration, Biology, Communication, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Education, Environment, Marine Conservation, Marketing, Nature & Wildlife


Spurn Point, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

2nd March 2020 at 9:00am