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: Nature-Based Wellbeing Manager

Hours of Work: 28 hours a week, predominantly between the hours of 0900-1700 Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend meetings. Agile working arrangements will be considered.

Responsible to: The CEO

Responsible for: Ecotherapy Officers, Ecotherapy Freelancers, Thriving at Work Officers, Green Mentor, EcoCrafters, project beneficiaries

Salary Range: £27,500 (£22,000 per rata)

Main purpose of job: The St Nicks Nature-Based Wellbeing Manager is responsible for the management, coordination and development St Nicks’ nature-based wellbeing programmes:

For full details please see the full job description and personal specification within the downloads section of this page.


Please apply by sending CV plus a personal statement of 500 words max to

Deadline for applications: 17th January 2021

Interview dates: Week commencing 24th January 2022

For further information regarding the role, application process or to arrange an informal conversation with our Chair, Stuart Leslie, to discuss the vacancy prior to applying, please contact

Job Title: Community Recycling Worker

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

Reporting to:                     Waste & Recycling Manager

Hours per week:               10 hours per week – with additional hours as needed

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



This page was last updated 10 Jan 2022