Inspiring People Voluntary Trainee - Spurn (Events and Education)

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Spurn Point, East Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time 01904 659570 Marie Fooks

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 29th April 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

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 29th April at 9am

Interview Date: W/C 13th May 2019 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! 

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