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Ryevitalise Catchment Restoration North Yorkshire - graduate placement opportunity (closing date Oct 11th)

Ryevitalise is a new £3.4 million Landscape Partnership Scheme supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund working to: conserve, enhance and restore the natural and cultural heritage of the River Rye and its tributaries; and encouraging people to reconnect with the history, wildlife and landscapes of the area. We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled graduate with a passion for wildlife, landscapes and people to join the team.

We have an exciting new opportunity for you to put your academic knowledge into practice and develop your career with two years practical work experience joining our Ryevitalise team. You’ll help us develop and deliver conservation agreements to conserve the habitats, wildlife and landscapes of the River Rye catchment.

Reporting to the Ryevitalise Catchment Restoration Officer, you will assist with developing and delivering action for the water, catchment and aquatic ecology aspects included in the Ryevitalise Landscape Partnership scheme.

We’ll want you to be able to tell us about your;

• Knowledge of river processes, resource protection, and/or conservation/habitat and species management
• Previous countryside conservation work experience
• Excellent organisation skills and self-motivation
• Experience writing reports, ideally management plans/programmes of work

Based at our Headquarters in Helmsley, you will be working as part of a fully committed and supportive team. You will also be able to take advantage of our excellent personal development and flexible working opportunities.

If you want to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact James Caldwell, Ryevitalise Catchment Restoration Officer on 01439 772700 or email

Join our team of Demonstrators

The College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (comprising the School of Natural Sciences, the School of Ocean Science and the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering) is seeking to recruit demonstrators to support teaching, particularly laboratory and field-based work. Demonstrating provides an opportunity to gain experience in teaching, an essential aspect of the CV for those wishing to pursue a career in Higher Education. Prior to the start of the academic year, a list of opportunities will be posted here.

Suitably qualified and eligible students, and particularly research students, are encouraged to apply to join our team of demonstrators. Ideally, applicants should be studying for a postgraduate research degree in a relevant subject, but applicants from students on postgraduate taught programmes and the 4th Year of the undergraduate M-degree will also be considered. Duties may include assisting with teaching in laboratory classes or field courses in biology, zoology, geography, oceanography, marine sciences, conservation, environmental sciences, computer science or electronic engineering. Research students should discuss the extent of their contribution with supervisors before applying. Postdoctoral researchers are welcome to contribute but may not be paid additionally depending upon their employment contracts with the University.

If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator you should register on the University’s Casual Worker System.  Proof of eligibility to work in the UK must be shown prior to starting the work. Visa nationals may be restricted to either 10 hours or 20 hours per week depending on their individual visas
The rates of pay can be found here.

To apply for a demonstrator position please use the online form

For further information, please contact James Balfour ( / 01248 382453).

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