St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living


mammal tunnel check
Checking the mammal tunnel with children on Hedgehog day

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.

Engagement Officer (marketing)

Hours per week:              14 hours per week – with additional hours as needed

Duration:                           2 year fixed term (continuation dependant on review )

Salary:                                £21,512 (pro-rata)

Who we are looking for:

Our charity is seeking a dynamic and experienced Engagement Officer to help drive forward St Nicks’ environmental and sustainability work. This is an exciting new role in our organisation and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the role as our ways of working are established. The role will be responsible for marketing and communications, fundraising, events and membership support.

We are looking for a confident and effective individual with a demonstrable track record in producing successful, high quality engagement materials and events, as well as corporate fundraising and communication plans.

We need someone with the ability to communicate compelling messages, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills to influence and engage individuals at all levels.

We want an individual with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude with the drive and ambition to achieve great things for a blossoming charity. Someone who is genuinely committed to the environmental causes. If you would like to find out more and apply for this terrific opportunity, please download the job description from our website. For more information please contact the Chief Officer, Tom Waring, on (01904)411821 or

Application information:

Application to be made by CV and cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4)

Application deadline: 8am Monday 28th September

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 1st October (tbc)

Applications to be submitted to:


This page was last updated 8 Sep 2020