Skills for Wildlife Traineeships

The Wildlife Trusts have 5 new trainee positions at Stirley Farm.

Skills for Wildlife Trainees must be aged between 16 and 19 on 1st January 2013.

Hours: 32 hours per week
Salary: No salary, but living expenses provided as a £145 per week bursary.
Duration: 12 months, starting 7th January 2013
Location: Stirley Farm, Berry Brow, off Ashes Lane, Huddersfield.
Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 3rd December 2012
Interviews due to take place on: Tuesday 11th December 2012.

Skills for Wildlife Trainees will be based on Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s exciting new community farm development at Stirley. They will spend three days a week on site learning heritage conservation skills and techniques and working to implement environmental improvements on the site. The trainees will have one day a week based at another conservation organisation on a placement they organise for themselves. The other day will be spent at Sheffield Wildlife Trust collecting evidence for their Diploma in Environmental Conservation.

The Skills for Wildlife trainee roles are varied and give people a good range of experience and knowledge of working in the field as well as First Aid training and Brushcutter and Strimmer training. No previous experience is required to be a trainee. However candidates will have to work outside in all weathers, work well as part of a small team and have a positive ‘can do’ attitude. The Wildlife Trusts will supply any necessary safety clothing or footwear.

For an informal chat about the placements please contact Rachel Stevenson on
0114 263 4335 or 07898 126969.

How to apply
To apply please request an application pack from the Sheffield Wildlife Trust Human Resources Department.

Please email recruitment@wildsheffield.com
or call the recruitment hotline:
0114 279 2651 (Direct Line), 0114 279 2649 (Answer Phone)

alternatively write to: Sheffield Wildlife Trust, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF.

When you request an application pack please state where you saw this post advertised. No agencies.

Sheffield Wildlife Trust aims to make sure all staff, volunteers and service users have free access to accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance on training, education and career progression. Sheffield Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

Education Officer job – Stirley Farm

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Job title: Education Officer – Stirley Community Farm
Organisation: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Salary: £23,000 per annum pro rata (plus up to 6% pension contribution)
Location: Huddersfield
Hours: 17.5 hours per week
Closing date: 9am on Monday 1st October 2012
Website: www.ywt.org.uk
Contact telephone: 01904 659570

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Local Food and is designed to develop an education and community engagement programme around growing and production of local food. The Education Officer will work alongside the Training Officer and Farm Enterprise Manager to create a successful social enterprise based around food growing and production (principally organic beef) that also engages the local community, and in particular schools and school children.

The successful applicant will have environmental education experience as well as experience of working with communities. They will be highly IT literate with excellent communication and presentation skills. They will be used to working independently but also as part of a team and have a dynamic and creative approach to the project.

The post is subject to a CRB check at enhanced level.

Full details are available on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust web site:

Education Officer – Stirley Community Farm

Want to be a Farm Conservation trainee at Stirley?

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Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield


Application deadline
: 2pm, Thursday 2nd August 2012

Interview date: Monday 20th August 2012 at Stirley Farm

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is developing a 240 acre community farm in Newsome on Huddersfield’s pennine / urban fringe. The Stirley Farm project aims to unite conservation farming with people and local food production.

As a Farm Conservation Trainee you will assist in developing the farm’s conservation programme and help establish the West Yorkshire grassland restoration programme. You’ll work with the Farm Manager, other staff and volunteers to look after the farm site and its herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle.

You will gain skills in:

  • Animal husbandry, welfare and conservation grazing.
  • Fencing and dry stone walling.
  • Wildlife surveys and fixed point photography.
  • Assisting with events, guided walks and public meetings
  • and lots more…

More details about this role:

Farm Conservation Voluntary Trainee role description (Doc)

More details about working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:

Voluntary Trainee Vacancies

Commitment: Ideally 3 – 5 days a week

Duration: Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 6 – 12 months

Farm Education & Events Assistant – Voluntary Trainee placement

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Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield


Application deadline
: 5pm, Friday 25th May 2012

Interview date: Week beginning 11th June 2012 at Stirley Farm

Do you love growing your own or want to learn? Are you friendly, approachable and fun around people. We are looking for a voluntary trainee to take up our Education and Events Assistant role at Stirley Farm. You’ll work with a wide range of people from school children to volunteers. You’ get involved in our demonstration growing beds, orchard and the wider farm which is home to a herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle.

More details about this role:

Farm Education & Events Assistant (Doc)

More details about working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:

Voluntary Trainee Vacancies

 

Commitment: Ideally 3 – 5 days a week

Duration: Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 6 – 12 months

Farm Conservation Assistant – Voluntary Trainee placement

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust logo

Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield


Application deadline
: 5pm, Friday 25th May 2012

Interview date: Week beginning 11th June 2012 at Stirley Farm

Do you love growing your own or want to learn? Are you friendly, approachable and fun around people. We are looking for a voluntary trainee to take up our Education and Events Assistant role at Stirley Farm. You’ll work with a wide range of people from school children to volunteers. You’ get involved in our demonstration growing beds, orchard and the wider farm which is home to a herd of Beef Shorthorn cattle.

More details about this role:

Farm Education & Events Assistant (Doc)

More details about working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust:

Voluntary Trainee Vacancies

 

Commitment: Ideally 3 – 5 days a week

Duration: Ideally we are looking for a commitment of 6 – 12 months

Local Food Cafe / Kitchen Manager job

Local Food Cafe / Kitchen Manager

Hours: Full-Time (37 hours per week and may include some weekend work)

Salary: £20,000 per annum

Closing date: April 4th 2012

Paddock Community Trust require an experienced cafe / kitchen manager to lead an exciting new BIG Lottery funded project supporting local food growing and healthy eating in Paddock until 2014. The successful applicant will manage West View Cafe – a new cafe / kitchen facility at Paddock Village Hall and coordinate the work of volunteers in the effective running of the cafe and local food sales through our community shop opening in May 2012.

We are seeking an experienced manager, with appropriate qualifications and relevant commercial experience, who has the drive, enthusiasm and skills to develop the long term sustainability of West View Cafe. We believe this is a unique opportunity for an enterprising and imaginative individual with a genuine interest in the benefits of local food growing to play an important part in the Trust’s strategic development. The Cafe manager will also work with our Local food partners in Kirklees in developing the long term aims of this project beyond 2014.

The ability to communicate effectively with a range of staff, volunteers and customers is essential. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications is highly desirable and is the ability to drive as a limited amount of travel may be required. An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure will be required at the expense of the Trust. The Cafe manager will also work with the Trust’s Training manager to develop and implement a varied training programme in both horticulture and catering.

Paddock Community Trust is a registered charity with an established track record in community development project work and operates a number of programmes in adult learning, the environment and health and well-being throughout Kirklees.

To apply submit a CV and covering letter detailing your skills and experience to:

Simon Ashbee
Managing Director Paddock Trust
Paddock Village Hall
West View, Paddock
Huddersfield HD1 4TX

Tel: 01484 431400
Email: simon@paddocktrust.org.uk

Local Food Cafe Vacancy (pdf)

Wildlife Supporter Officer job



WILDLIFE SUPPORTER OFFICER –
STIRLEY FARM, HUDDERSFIELD, WAKEFIELD AREA, REF SF01
(14 Hours per week)

Basic Salary: £14,560 p.a. Pro rata plus generous commission

Do you Love Yorkshire, Love wildlife? Are you a passionate and tenacious advocate for local conservation? Do you have what it takes to engage the general public and softly convey that love and passion to turn their interest into support for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust? Do you have a target driven sales background and the inner competitive drive to exceed targets? Do you need to fit your work around your lifestyle? Would you be proud of yourself being the face of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, as we are of all our Wildlife Supporter Officers?

We need a Wildlife Supporter Officer to find new members to add to the 32,000 people who are members of the Trust. You will engage potential new long-term supporters primarily through a soft face to face approach at Stirley Farm, and local events, venues and in your local area, by a soft door to door approach.

This gratifying post will make a vital contribution to the long-term membership development plans of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and will secure essential funds for the protection of local habitats and wildlife.

See www.ywt.org.uk for more details or ring the office for an application pack: 01904 659570 or e-mail info@ywt.org.uk Please quote the reference number SF01. Please note we do not accept CVs. The organisation’s application form must be completed.

Application closing date: 9am on Monday 20th February 2012.
First interview:
Thursday 8th March 2012.
Second interview:
Monday 12th March 2012.

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