St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living


St Nicks is the green heart of York, a nature reserve and environment centre located just 1 mile from the city centre. We started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and we continue to manage it with the help of over 200 volunteers per year! From our eco-friendly base at St Nicks Environment Centre we run projects and services that help residents of York move towards a sustainable future. Our mission is to create lasting positive change in actions and attitudes of York residents to enable them to move towards a sustainable future and we run projects and services to help us achieve this goal.

Our organisation is a major player in the local sector, encompassing a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. In 2016/17 we are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the Lord Mayor’s Charities of the year as well as commencing a three-year partnership with Goodricke College at the University of York. St Nicks is a great place to work and volunteer – please see below if you would like to join our team by filling one of our current job/volunteer vacancies.


Projects Assistant

We are now looking to appoint a Projects Assistant to help us in our projects, with particular focus on the Ecotherapy project, so that more people may benefit from our charitable services. Working at the Environment Centre you will play a vital role in supporting our projects and their developments.

The specific duties of the post include reception; general administrative work such as record-keeping; database management; updating website and social media.

We are looking for a confident communicator with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent interpersonal skills, preferably with experience of these office tasks, and an ability to contribute creatively to the future of St Nicks.

If you would like to find out more and apply for this terrific opportunity, please download an application pack from the right hand side of this page. For more information please contact the Chief Officer, Tom Waring, or Ecotherapy Manager Kathy Sturgess on (01904)411821 or or


Application information:
Application deadline: Monday 10th July, 9:00am
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 13th July (tbc)
Applications to be submitted to:




This page was last updated 19 Jun 2017