We are looking for two enthusiastic candidates to assist with the delivery of our Green Recovery Challenge Fund project – Restoring the Swale & Ure Washlands. The project aims to create and restore priority wetland habitats, particularly species-rich reedbed and fen for the benefit of wildlife.

Based primarily at Nosterfield Nature Reserve, you will carry out a variety of habitat management tasks, undertake ecological surveys and maintain reserve infrastructure and hides. You will work alongside and lead volunteers, assist with community events and contribute to our online presence.

This is an ideal position for those looking to start a career in conservation. You will gain experience of the practical techniques used in the creation and maintenance of valuable habitats. You will also be given training and certified qualifications in the use of machinery and equipment.

A passion for nature conservation and a strong desire to learn are essential, along with good communication, organisational and IT skills. You must also have a driving license and be able to take up weekend / flexible working hours at particular times of year.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by DEFRA and is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.


Closing date: 27/05/2021
Interview date: 03/06/2021
Wage: £8.91 per hour
Annual leave allowance: 4 weeks plus bank holidays (pro rata).
Commitment: Approximately 4-months part-time (4 days per week), June to September.
Start date: Ideally early June but start date is flexible.
Working hours: 30 hours per week. Working days will usually be Tuesday to Friday but some weekend days will be required to help with events and community workdays.
Location: Nosterfield Nature Reserve, Nosterfield Quarry, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2QZ.
Essential: 18+, full driving license and access to personal transport.
Additional information: Mileage in addition to the normal journey from home to the reserve will be paid at a rate of 45p per mile.
References: Appointment to this post will be subject to satisfactory references.


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