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Steel Valley Project

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Countryside management charity, working to improve the environment for people & wildlife in the Upper Don area

Environmental Project Assistant 2020/21 (expression of interest)

This opportunity takes place between 05 Sep 2018 and 31 Aug 2021.

Are you looking to gain experience in practical conservation/countryside management work in the area? If so, you'd do well to join our practical volunteer team and join in with work that takes place in the countryside surrounding Stocksbridge. Commitment is to one or more days of work per week

Please note: recruitment for this role is currently on hold as the activity is not able to happen at the moment, but you can still apply to register your interest and a member of the team will contact you when the volunteer sessions restart.

What skills do I need?

Please note this is a full day volunteering on a regular weekday. No formal qualifications are required but commitment and enthusiasm is important. Work is practical, based in rural locations. Volunteers should have a desire to work outdoors in all weathers and be willing to learn new skills. Volunteers should be able to communicate well, work as part of a group and have a reasonable level of physical fitness. The Steel Valley Project can supply personal protective equipment such as steel toe capped boots and gloves

What will I gain?

Support on offer includes: A willing reference when you leave the project and certificate stating the number of hours donated to the project. On-going support with career advice & job hunt within sector Close supervision in order to develop skills and gain valuable work experience. Opportunity to learn skills used in countryside management. Opportunity to obtain training in the use of chainsaw and brushcutters with nationally recognised training certificates. Full Enhanced DBS check

Training and support

Opportunity to obtain training in the use of chainsaw and brushcutters with nationally recognised training certificates.

Time commitment

This is a full day volunteering on a regular weekday.







DBS (criminal records) check



We are based at The ARC, Manchester Road, Stocksbridge and we travel out to various locations.

Travel information

The 57 bus and SL1 Supertram link bus from Middlewood stop right outside. We are approx 11 miles or 30 minutes by car from the Students Union
  • CausesEnvironment and conservation
  • FrequencyEvery week
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsCommunication skills, Gardening, Hands-on tasks, Listening, Outdoors

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