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.
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).
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:
Skills and abilities required for this role are:
Length of commitment: 6 months
Total Hours: 3 days per week including Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, plus occasional Saturdays.
Application deadline: 12:00pm Friday 23rd February
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 email@example.com or call 01904 411 821.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org