Nature Reserve Voluntary Trainee, Lower Aire Valley

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust


Volunteer • Part Time Volunteering Support Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 10th June 2019  

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Leeds City Council are working in partnership to create wildlife enriched areas along the Lower Aire Valley in Leeds. There are a network of sites in south Leeds that provide a patchwork of habitats from wildflower meadows, wetlands and woodlands, these green spaces link up to create a fantastic wildlife corridor in a largely urban area.

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.

The role will be split between office-based tasks and practical habitat conservation work on various public nature reserves in the Lower Aire Valley, 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; woodland management, invasive species removal, meadow management, fencing and gate repairs, plus 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, for 3 days a week, come with a competitive training budget and travel expenses.

Interviews will be held at Stirley Community Farm office W/C 17th June 2019

Closing Date for applications: Monday 10th June 2019 at 9am

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

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