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. 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:

Community Recycling Worker

Our charity is seeking enthusiastic people to help drive forward St Nicks’ waste minimisation work. You will be part of a small team carrying out our award winning zero-emission recycling scheme and helping to deliver additional waste minimisation projects.

The role

We need enthusiastic individuals who want to help York to become a Zero Waste city. You will be physically fit and have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. We are looking for part time, flexible staff to work up to 25hours a week Monday to Friday. Shifts start at 8am and end when the work is done. Pay is currently £8.50 an hour, and personal protective equipment is provided, we have a bike to work scheme, holiday allowance is 33days a year but bank holidays are normal working days. You must have a drivers licence and be willing to use our load bearing tricycles. If you aren’t sure what the job involves we can organise a trial.

For questions please contact the Recycling and Waste Manager, Sam Taylor, on (01904)411821 or

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to

Application information:

Recycling Worker job description and personal specification(PDF Download).


This page was last updated 20 Mar 2019