St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living


Recycling team with 100th business recycling customer Clifford
Recycling team with 100th business recycling customer Clifford's Tower, by L. Outing

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:

  • Trustee

  • Trustee

    We are currently looking for additional trustees to join our board of trustees. As a trustee you will provide oversight and perspective on our current activities and help guide the future development of the charity.

    The Benefits
    The role is voluntary but offers an opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and experience related to the management and the operation of a charity, as well as opportunities for personal development and training.

    About the commitment
    You will need to be available for six Trustee board meetings a year (usually evenings) as well as occasional ad hoc meetings. You will also need to commit to 2-3 hours as needed between meetings, for instance to read minutes or complete any actions that you agreed to take on.

    About your experience and qualities
    We are looking for someone with a commitment to the work of St Nicks and a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort. Particular skills in construction, fundraising, or conservation knowledge welcomed.

    Finding out more
    Please take a look around all the information about us on this website to find out more about us and how we work. You can also find out more about the role of trustee for a charity at the Reach Volunteering siteReach Volunteering site. For an informal discussion about being a trustee at St Nicks, please feel free to contact us.

    How to apply
    Please download the applicant pack documents below either individually or as the whole pack (the bottom link), complete the form and return it to us using the instructions provided. We will accept and review applications up to 1st September 2019.

    This page was last updated 30 Sep 2019