Nature Reserve Apprentice in Driffield, United Kingdom

at Yorkshire Water
Location Driffield, United Kingdom
Date Posted May 28, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


DriffieldPermanent, Apprenticeship£15,000 a yearThis is a unique opportunity to be based at our Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Watton Carrs, Hutton Cranswick nr Driffield. The nature reserve opened in 1993, is adjacent to the Water Treatment Works and has 12 hides, including reception hide and photography hide spread across the 120ha site. The reserve is open 7 days a week every day of the year.The reserve is known for its birds but is also valuable for its flowers, insects, reptiles and mammals and has a growing reputation as a site for wildlife photography. The two reservoirs have SSSI status for their massive wildfowl numbers. Around the perimeter a network of marshes, ponds, woodlands and grasslands result in an annual 160+ bird species, with over 60 readily visible even in mid-winter. The reserve also benefits from the adjacent River Hull.There are over 20,000 visits per annum which is growing and the recent addition of the ‘Holt’, our indoor multifunctional space has given the opportunity for education visits, lectures, exhibitions and events.The nature reserve partners with many organisations which include Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, Hull University, local landowners and education providers.For more information visit: - Role: You will work alongside the Tophill Low Nature Reserve Warden who has responsibility for the day to day management of the reserve and its development. The warden is supported by over 42 volunteers that undertake a range of roles from practical site management, recording, and supporting visitors to enjoy the sites flora and fauna.You will be involved with project management and visitor support under the guidance of the experienced Reserve Warden, getting involved with:· Habitat management including grasslands, woodlands and water bodies· Building management and safety, including the hides, reception hide, Holt, photo hide, office and toilets· Recording of flora and fauna and report writing.· Surveying of, and specification of maintenance and works.· Creation of new habitats, visitor experiences, interpretation, cameras and displays.· Promotion of the reserve through various media and events· Management of assets and associated contracts through the identification of works and specification to buildings, car parks, tracks, walls, fences, bridges· Management of volunteers and volunteer tasks· Financial management· Involvement and interaction with members of the public, stakeholders and partners to develop the service provided, so it can be the best it can be· Seeking opportunities to promote the company and develop media ‘stories’ to promote the work of Yorkshire Water and its partners· Maintaining a positive presence on social media; helping to administrate and monitor online content.· Scheduled program of works and respond to unexpected, unusual and unplanned situationsWhat we expect from you?· Enthusiasm and passion for the countryside, wildlife and empathy for those that enjoy its beauty· Be prepared to attend college to complete all academic elements of the Apprenticeship Programme.· To complete all work tasks to the best of your ability and in accordance with our policies and procedures and observe the terms and conditions of employment.· To be an active member of the Yorkshire Water Apprentice Group, working co-operatively with other apprentices and always setting excellent standards for yourself and others· At all times to behave in a safe and responsible manner and in accordance with the Health and Safety and Equality legislation relating to the individual responsibilities and to promote and act in the Employer’s best interests.· Be self-motivated, always willing to learn new skills and take pride in everything you do.· This role requires flexible working and you will be required to work weekends and evenings as needed alongside the warden and volunteers.Entry Requirements: You must have or be expecting at least 5 GCSE grade A-C/4-9 (including English, Maths and a Science Subject) to satisfy the requirements of our training provider.How to Apply: Please go to the ‘current Vacancies’ part of the Yorkshire Water website careers page and scroll down to Job Vacancy 2618 and you will see the advert. made via the 'Apply Button' below will NOT BE CONSIDERED.About Yorkshire Water:Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we celebrate and support difference and believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, ApprenticeshipSalary: £15,000.00 /year

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