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. 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:
We are looking to appoint a Projects Assistant to help us in our projects so that more people may benefit from our charitable services. Working at the Environment Centre you will provide a vital supporting role in our projects and their developments, working with the shifting priorities, demands and timelines of a busy charity.
The specific duties of the post include reception; general administrative work such as record-keeping; database management; updating website and social media; and helping to prepare for events. We are looking for a confident communicator with a ‘can do’ attitude and an ability to contribute creatively to the future of St Nicks.
To administratively support the Chief Officer and Project Managers ensuring the smooth running of the charity. No budgetary or line management responsibility
Total Hours: 14 per week
Application deadline: 12pm Thursday 16th August
Interviews: Week commencing 20th August (tbc)
Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Length of Commitment: 4 months minimum
Total Hours: Flexible – Weekend and evenings required to fit around groups
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 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.
Length of commitment: Flexible
Total Hours: Flexible
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 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.
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 the role description and reply with your CV and a cover letter. To find out additional information please contact Tom Waring on 01904 411 821 or email@example.com