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Woodcraft Folk looking for young nature enthusiast

Charity Woodcraft Folk have signed up to be part of the New to Nature programme.

New to Nature is an exciting programme of paid work placements in nature-focused roles
for 18-25-year olds. As part of the national UK programme, Woodcraft Folk are looking for a Trainee Centre Assistant who will be based at the charity’s stunning Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre located in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

This is one of 70 roles that will be created across the UK to encourage young and diverse talent into the Natural Environment sector.

The Work Placement will be Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will include additional elements of training and personal development support provided by Groundwork UK and partners, as well as placement training and support from Woodcraft Folk.

This is a unique opportunity for a young person to try something new, and take a first step on a career path where they can make a real difference to the natural world.

The successful applicant will be working with staff and volunteers to support with the smooth running of Woodcraft Folk’s Lockerbrook Centre/site for groups of children and young people. Tasks/training will include assisting with general site maintenance and upkeep, getting the centre ready for visiting groups, occasional catering support, engaging in onsite decarbonisation activities and conservation tasks, first aid training and much more!

Established in 1925, Woodcraft Folk run co-educational groups and centres for children & young people. The charity aim to build sustainable futures, developing rights, equality, friendship, peace & co-operation.

If you want to find out more about the work placement or apply, head here or email Jo on The role will be 35 hours a week, fixed for 12 months.

Interviews will take place (by telephone or video call) the week beginning 21st November will an anticipated star date of Monday 9th January.

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