Wildlife Advocate – Wilder Britain, Wilder Yorkshire Campaign

Location: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St George's Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1GN
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity, will you take it?

Britain stands on the brink of its biggest ever shake-up of environmental rules in the form of a new Environment Act; Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is calling for A Wilder Yorkshire and we need your help to make a difference. This is your chance to be part of a national movement and make a real difference for Yorkshire’s Wildlife!

We’re asking people who care about wildlife and about their wild places to contact their local MP and ask them to support an Environment Act and we need your help to reach more people to do this.

Together we can make a difference.

Position details


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Contact details

If you need more information please call Lynn Thompson on 01904 659570 for a chat and find out more about the role and the project.

More Information

By asking people who care about wildlife and about their wild places to contact their local MP to ask them to support an Environment Act that gives nature a better deal we will be giving nature a fighting chance. To do this we need to reach more people and that’s where your role as a Wildlife Advocate comes in. You will be assisting the Advocacy and Campaigns Team to raise the profile of the Wilder Britain, Wilder Yorkshire campaign within your local community.

As a Wildlife Advocate you will identify local news channels within your community (such as the local newspaper, Parish Magazine) and use materials we provide to help spread the news that now is the time we should all act.

You’ll need to be confident and willing to approach people, to share your passion and our shared vision of getting a better deal for our environment and wildlife.

More details about the specific tasks you will be involved in can be found in the role description at the bottom of this page.

The role is for 6 months initially and home-based so you’ll need to be able to work unsupervised. We're looking for volunteers to be based all across Yorkshire. Occasionally you may be expected to attend meetings at our York office from time to time where the Advocacy and Campaigns Team is based.

All applicants will be expected to attend a briefing session on February 21st 10 – 12.00pm held at our York Office, 1, St George’s Place , York, YO24 1GN to learn more about the campaign and how to use the materials we provide you with. If you’re unable to travel to York but would still like to be involved please get in touch.

To apply for this role please use the application form at the bottom of the page and return the completed form to volunteering@ywt.org.uk by Tuesday 19th February 2019.

Existing volunteers do not need to complete an application form but make enquiries to the email address above.