Spurn Voluntary Trainees Nature Reserve and Environmental Education Roles

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Spurn Point, East Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.ywt.org.uk volunteering@ywt.org.uk 01904 659570 Marie Fooks

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th March 2019  


Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee- Spurn

Would you like a career in environmental education and spend your days teaching people about the wonders of nature?

We have an amazing new opportunity for an Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee to join the team at Spurn to learn and gain valuable experience whilst assisting with the delivery of our education and events programme.

Spurn National Nature Reserve is an inspiring and informative place to visit that provides an excellent setting for education sessions and public engagement events. With the completion of the Spurn Discovery Centre we have had a significant increase in visitor numbers and schools using the centre and site for enjoyment and study. We have a fantastic offer for a wide variety of interests from natural history, maritime study and military history. To help us reach people and engage with visitors and guests to Spurn, we have a dedicated education space in the Discovery Centre and also at our finger tips, or under our boots is the reserve itself; the lighthouse, varied habitats, layers of history and wildlife galore.

If you have bags of enthusiasm, enjoy working with people of all ages and want to be part of this exciting phase of a national nature reserve’s development, then we’d like to hear from you.

The role is for 6 months and will be 3 days a week, with some potential weekend availability. This will ideally be a residential placement with accommodation provided close to the reserve or onsite with all utility bills paid.

A driving license is essential for this role as Spurn is a remote location with little public transport and you will also need to be able to drive YWT vehicles to get around the site.

The role comes with a competitive training budget and access to our internal training plan.

If you’d like to apply for this role please complete the application form and return it to volunteering@ywt.org.uk

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 6th March at 9am

Interview Date: Friday 15th March 2019 at Spurn 


Spurn Nature Reserve Voluntary Trainee

We want a new Voluntary Trainee to join the team at Spurn National Nature Reserve that is enthusiastic, dynamic and a real people person that can help us with our work, while learning plenty of new skills for yourself. Spurn is one of Yorkshire's most interesting and ever changing wildlife and heritage sites, its unique landscape is a draw to many visitors and never fails to inspire others about the importance of nature conservation. As a Spurn Reserve Voluntary Trainee you will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge centred on reserve management, visitor engagement and running a programme of events at a large visitor centre.

We opened our new Discovery Centre last year, which is a fantastic addition to the nature reserve and refurbished Lighthouse. Spurn is a must see destination with so much to see and do; there's heritage, history and wildlife galore! This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the exciting developments at Spurn and help make it an exceptional place to visit. You will be involved in helping to plan and deliver practical reserve management; be part of the visitor experience by welcoming visitors on site and to the new Discovery Centre and providing essential information; helping out in the cafe and retail areas and also assisting with the varied and interesting programme of events that we have at Spurn. The variety of tasks you will be able to take part in should provide a good mix of skills for those who wish to work in the conservation sector and would be an attractive addition to your CV.

The role is for 6-12 months, depending on what candidates prefer and will be 3 days a week, with some potential weekend availability. This will ideally be a residential placement with accommodation provided close to the reserve or onsite with all utility bills paid.

A driving license is essential for this role as Spurn is a remote location with little public transport and you will need to be able to drive YWT vehicles to get around the site. The role comes with a competitive training budget and access to our internal training plan.

Closing Date: Monday 4th March 2019 at 9am
Interview Date: Tuesday 26th March 2019 and will be held at Spurn

Come and meet the team at an Open Day on Saturday 23rd March at the Discovery Centre Spurn. It’s our one year anniversary since we opened the new centre to the public and we’ll be holding an open day to celebrate. We’ll be combining the celebrations with the opportunity for anyone thinking of volunteering at Spurn to drop in and speak to us and some of our existing volunteers. The event will be running 11am until 3pm, so please come by and find out how you can get involved! 


To apply please use the 'more information' link below or email us at volunteering@ywt.org.uk


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