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Voluntary Trainees

Join our voluntary trainee team, learn new skills and gain experience within a friendly environmental organisation.

Our voluntary trainee roles are open to anyone wishing to gain that all important 'hands on' experience to offer a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

These roles are sometimes part-time, so anything from 2-5 days a week, and can last from 6 - 12 months.

Our voluntary trainee roles are part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a team of 20+ voluntary trainees and are offererd an internal programme of training, development and support as well as a generous budget for training. We also offer a contribution towards daily out-of-pocket travel expenses to all our voluntary trainees.

To apply for one of the roles below please complete and return a Voluntary Trainee Application Form using the link here:-

Click here for a Voluntary Trainee Application Form

You will need to use the information given in the role description (bottom of the page) to demonstrate why you are a good candidate for a voluntary traineeship. Please make sure you state which role you are applying for and be sure to return the form by the deadline to volunteering@ywt.org.uk or post it to the address on the form

If you have any questions about voluntary traineeships please call us on 01904 659570.

 

Why not read some of our voluntary trainee profiles on the previous page to see for yourself what it's really like?

Living Seas Voluntary Trainee

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed voluntary trainees to help support our team and gain valuable experience through manning the Living Seas Centre, running public events and boat safari’s, assisting with and delivering schools education sessions, and promoting our wider projects within the Living Seas work stream such as our Fisheries work. The variety of tasks you will be able to take part in should provide a good mix of skills for those who wish to work in the marine conservation sector and would be an attractive addition to your CV.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain high quality experience with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas team as well as with the wider Wildlife Trust North Sea project. You will gain experience in planning, organising and leading school groups and public events. You will gain experience and knowledge in how to run a busy visitor centre, engage with members of public and help to raise marine conservation awareness.

This trainee post is part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a wider team of 20+ voluntary trainees and an internal programme of training and development is offered to all trainees, as well as a budget for training (to be agreed with your supervisor once the placement has started) We also offer a contribution towards daily out-of-pocket travel expenses to all our voluntary trainees.

Time commitment: 3-5 days per week, duration: 6-12 months

Closing date: : Monday 27th June 2016 by 12noon

Interview date: Thursday 14th July 2016 at the Living Seas Centre


Planning and Policy Voluntary Trainee

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate individual with some experience of the planning system wanting to gain further skills as a Planning and Policy Voluntary Trainee. You will volunteer alongside our Conservation Planning Officers and will be assisting with responding to planning applications and forward planning consultations.


The role will include:

  • researching the area and the nature conservation issues relating to applications
  • drafting persuasive comments to ensure that our advice is acted upon
  • researching and drafting comments on forward planning consultations
  • inputting data to make sure that we have up to date information
  • querying data (GIS) when commenting on planning applications
  • visiting sites to carry out an assessment

You will gain experience in:

  • Helping to protect Yorkshire’s Wildlife and ensure that developments provide benefits for wildlife
  • Experience of providing nature conservation advice through the planning system
  • Improved knowledge of nature conservation issues affecting developments e.g. protected species, habitat enhancement and sustainability issues
  • Wider experience in the environmental conservation sector through being part of a multi-disciplinary conservation organisation

This trainee post is part of a wider rolling programme of Traineeships offered by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – you will be part of a wider team of 20+ voluntary trainees and an internal programme of training and development is offered to all trainees, as well as a budget for training (to be agreed with your supervisor once the placement has started) We also offer a contribution towards daily out-of-pocket travel expenses to all our voluntary trainees.

Commitment: 3 days a week- flexible

Duration: 6-12 months starting in August 2016

Closing Date: Monday 18th July at Noon

Interviews: Monday 1st August 2016 in York
 

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