St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living


We are recruiting!

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 keep an eye on this page if you would like to join our team by filling one of our job/volunteer vacancies which get advertised here.

St Nicks is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment process and elsewhere (see our statement below)  and we want to encourage applications from a diverse range of people including those with disabilities, those from Black and Asian and minority ethnic groups and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Please note that reasonable adjustments and flexible working can be requested for our roles.


Job Title:                   St Nicks Thriving At Work Project Officer

Reporting to:           Charity Support Manager

Salary:                        £9,200 pa pro rata (£23,000 FTE)

Hours per week:    14  hours per week

Duration:                   6 months Fixed Term (maternity cover – and term could be extended pending funding).

Location:                    St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave, York, YO10 3FW

Main Purpose of Job:

The St Nicks Thriving at Work Project Officer is responsible for working with employed individuals and Small to Medium Enterprises across York, using one to one support, training and nature-based solutions to help individuals and employers to address mental health challenges at work and create thriving workplaces.

Please complete a job application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (see right hand side of this page) and return to by noon on 21st October 2021.



Job Title: Community Recycling Worker

Hours per week:                6 hours per week – with additional hours as needed

Location:                             St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Ave, York, YO10 3FW

Reporting to:                     Waste & Recycling Manager

Main Purpose of Job:

To work with the rest of the recycling team to collect residential and business recycling from various properties around York.

To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement

We are fully committed to making sure that our services, special places and the support we offer are as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as possible.

We want St Nicks to reflect a diverse society where we learn from each other and build a healthy respect for each other, both so that we can thrive together today and so that we can live together as sustainably as possible in the future.

We will strive to ensure that people of all backgrounds and characteristics are able to fully gain from and contribute to St Nicks, and we commit to listening to everyone in our community to make sure that this is the case, identifying and addressing issues as they arise.


This page was last updated 13 Oct 2021