Nature Reserves Voluntary Trainee, East Yorkshire

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

East Yorkshire & York

Volunteer • Part Time 01904 659570 Marie Fooks

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 17th June 2019  

Across East 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 a new voluntary trainees to gain valuable experience within this team and develop skills in all aspects of habitat management.

Our reserves in East Yorkshire are incredible sites where you can see wildlife spectacles throughout the year. From our first nature reserve Askham Bog with its mosaic of fen, woodland and meadow through to an SSSI located on the cliffs at Flamborough, you’ll be working with a broad range of habitats and associated fauna and flora. With this opportunity you can expect to gain valuable experience in nature reserve management across a broad range of fascinating habitats and locations.

The role will be split between office-based tasks and practical habitat conservation work on various public nature reserves throughout East Yorkshire, but with most time spent out and about at our nature reserves. You will develop skills and gain experience carrying out habitat management activities for example; invasive species removal, meadow management, surveying and monitoring, and 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.

The role is for 12 months, 3 days a week, and comes with a competitive training budget and travel expenses.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 17th June 2019 at 9am

Interviews will be held at our York office on Thursday 27th June 2019 

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

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