Yorkshire Peat Partnership Voluntary Trainee

Peatlands are a unique and valuable habitat of which only 4% remain undamaged in the UK. Yorkshire alone contains nearly 70,000 hectares of upland peat almost all of which has been subject to drainage, wildfire, overgrazing or recreational pressure.

Yorkshire Peat Partnership’s (YPP) objective is to substantially increase the amount of peatland restoration activity in Yorkshire’s uplands through a combination of restoration, management and monitoring. Through our work want to preserve the peat that remains and help to reinstate functioning, peat forming ecosystems. This will help restore the hydrological processes, increase biodiversity and reduce the amount of carbon loss.

In this role you will be working alongside the YPP Research Officer to feed into the three-year research project investigating the ecosystem service impacts of peatland restoration. If you like the idea of being out in the field collecting data (vegetation, hydrological and greenhouse gas flux surveying) in some of Yorkshires most beautiful landscape, combined with analysis of the data when you’re back in the office; this could be just the role for you.

The role is for 12 months and will be between 2-3 days a week; days can be flexible, although at certain times of year restrictions of site access will require the trainee to be available on specified days of the week. Weekend work will also be required on a rota system.

You can expect a competitive training budget, travel expenses and you will be based at our offices in Skipton.

How to Apply

If you would llike to apply for this role, please visit our website for an application form.

Application deadline: Monday 13th May 9am 2019

Interview Date and venue: Thursday 28th May at our Skipton office

Start Date: June 2019

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Research


Skipton, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

13th May 2019 at 9:00am

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