St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Vacancies

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 were 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.

 


Volunteer Park Ranger Intern

This is the perfect opportunity to gain the vital experience needed to start a career in conservation. St Nicks is looking for an enthusiastic, all-rounder to assist with the rich and varied day-to-day tasks involved in a managing Local Nature Reserve (LNR).

The role   

As a Park Ranger intern you will gain vital experience in the conservation sector. This is a diverse role offering the chance to gain or build on experience in volunteer management, practical habitat management, wildlife surveys and public engagement. Day-to-day tasks include:

Person Description          

Skills and abilities required for this role are:

Length of commitment: 4 months
Total Hours: 3 days per week including Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, plus occasional Saturdays.

Application deadline:  12:00pm Friday 25th May     

For more information and to apply, please download a role description and application form from the right-hand side of this page. Please send completed applications and any queries to the Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Gill, at volunteer@stnicks.org.uk or call 01904 411 821.

 


River Monitoring Project Volunteer

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist with the delivery of the York Becks and River Foss Monitoring project. It is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in habitat management and conservation.

The role 

Our River Monitoring Project Volunteer will help us in supporting and supervise groups of volunteers in carrying out tasks for the project including: ecological surveying, controlling invasive species, restoring wetland habitats and mapping habitats among other duties.

Personal Description

Length of commitment: 4 months minimum
Total Hours: 1 day per week minimum

For more information and to apply, please download a role description and application form from the right-hand side of this page. Please send completed applications and any queries to the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Maria Gill at volunteer@stnicks.org.uk

 


Meadow Keepers Champion 

We are looking for several friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help us to inspire local communities to maintain and improve grasslands in and around York. It is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in habitat management and conservation.

The role

This is a flexible role that can be tailored to suit your experience and interests. Duties can include delivering training sessions to project groups (practical, theory and monitoring training), helping to develop monitoring and management plans and assist with their delivery at project sites, work with groups to help recruit and engage new volunteers and the wider public and to help plan and deliver Meadow Keepers events to raise awareness of the project among other duties.

Personal Description

Length of Commitment: 4 months minimum
Total Hours: Flexible – Weekend and evenings required to fit around groups

For more information and to apply, please download a role description and application form from the right-hand side of this page. Please send completed applications and any queries to the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Maria Gill at volunteer@stnicks.org.uk

 


Volunteer Receptionist 

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to improve their administrative skills or to work within a charitable organisation. It will allow you to see how such an organisation works and to assist with the day-to-day running of St Nicks.

The role   

The main purpose of the volunteer receptionist role is to support the St Nicks staff team in general admin duties and to help visitors should they need information about St Nicks or how to get around the site. Duties will include answering telephone queries, meeting and greeting visitors, helping to create leaflets and displays around the centre and setting up meeting areas for meetings and events.

Person Description          

Length of commitment: Flexible
Total Hours: Flexible  

For more information and to apply, please download a role description and application form from the right-hand side of this page. Please send completed applications and any queries to the Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Gill, at volunteer@stnicks.org.uk or call 01904 411 821.

 


Honorary Treasurer

St Nicks is looking for its next Honorary Treasurer to help us make the most of the opportunities and challenges of our future plans and to help us navigate these. 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, as one of the City’s leading environmental organisations, encompassing a dedicated team of staff and over 200 volunteers.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Exec committee of our Board of Trustees in the role of Treasurer. Our current Treasurer has successfully supported the charity through 5 years of business development and innovation, helping us make the most of resources and opportunities.

The role

The Treasurer will provide effective financial oversight of the charity in line with good practice and in accordance with the governing document and legal requirements, and report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals about the financial health of the organisation. As a Trustee, the Treasurer acts with the other Trustees to ensure that the charity fulfills its objects and is run prudently and effectively.

Person description

The ideal candidate should have the following skills, attitudes and experience:

 If you are interested in taking up this exciting opportunity to help shape the sustainable future of York, please download a role description from our website and reply with your CV and a cover letter. To find out additional information please contact Tom Waring on 01904 411 821 or tom@stnicks.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last updated 16 May 2018