Living Landscapes Voluntary Trainee - Dearne Valley

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Doncaster and Barnsley

Volunteer • Part Time 01904 659570 Marie Fooks

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 22nd July 2019   2 days left

Are you looking for experience to gain a career in nature conservation and public engagement? Look no further then as this is the perfect opportunity! This exciting new opportunity combines the very best of what we do at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - large scale landscape conservation, multi partnership working and the all-important educating people about the importance of our green spaces and hopefully inspiring them to take action and get involved!

The Fleets is a new multi-partner project within the heart of Barnsley with the aim to create a gateway site for the local community onto green sites across Barnsley including, but not limited to; Dearne Valley Country Park and the Trans-Pennine Trail.

This is an exciting opportunity to redevelop The Fleets urban green space into a wildlife haven; whilst also engaging the local community on their journey to eventually take ownership of the area; and provide a best practice example of how wildlife and people can live in harmony.

You’ll get a highly desirable mix of experience including a varied mix of habitats to work across so you can learn lots of different practical skills and identification skills. You’ll get to help plan and deliver both practical conservation task days and a series of engaging events to inspire local people about the project, plus you will get valuable experience when it comes to partnership working.

Office-based work will include researching, writing and developing management plans, preparing and supervising contract works, fielding queries, as well as other project administration.

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

Closing Date for applications: Monday 22nd July 2019 at 5pm

Interviews will be held at Potteric Carr Visitor Centre on Tuesday 6th August 2019

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

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