Nature Reserve Voluntary Trainee, West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

West Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time Volunteering Development Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 4th June 2018  

Across West 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 Voluntary Trainees to gain vaulable experience within this team and develop skills in all aspects of habitat management.

The role will be split between office-based tasks and practical habitat conservation work on various public nature reserves throughout West Yorkshire. Time will be spent carrying out habitat management activities such as scrub clearance, ragwort pulling, livestock management, fence and gate repairs and rubbish removal, 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.

This role is for 12 months, for 3 days a week, comes with a competitive training budget and travel expenses and based at our Stirley Community Farm near Huddersfield or possibly a Leeds office base.

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

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