Wildlife Planning Voluntary Trainee

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Volunteer • Part Time

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

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 13th May 2019  

At Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in our Conservation Policy and Planning team we have two Conservation Planning Officers covering the whole of Yorkshire who comment and give advice on a wide range of planning applications. The team comment on applications from small scale housing developments, to huge new housing estates with hundreds of homes in the offing. New roads, new power stations and railways are all developments that are increasing, which impact on Yorkshire’s wildlife and put enormous pressure on our wild places. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to assist our Conservation Planning Team with development control work which aims to defend and enhance Yorkshire’s wildlife. This is achieved through commenting on planning applications and forward planning documents which shape our towns and cities and through helping to develop systems that enable planners reach decisions that achieve net gains for wildlife. The role will include the assessment of planning applications for impacts on biodiversity or Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserves, assisting with responses to Local Planning Authorities and working with our Conservation Planning team to develop wildlife friendly solutions to development.

You can expect a competitive training budget, access to the internal volunteer training programme and travel expenses of up to £10 a day.  The role is for 2-3 days a week and for 6 months, there is flexibility with days and this can be discussed at the interview. Depending on the candidate the role can be based in York or Doncaster.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 13th May 2019
Interviews: W/C 20th May in York
Start Date: June 2019

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