Vacancies and Volunteering

Are you looking to build your skills in marine and coastal environmental management? Are you thinking of pursuing an environmental career? Do you want to contribute to innovative research projects?

Explore the information below to find the role that’s right for you.  There are lots of different opportunities for volunteering, work placements and career progression, across the coastline and with a variety of partners.

YMNP Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council 

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated person to lead on the development and delivery of the Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership (YMNP). This is a temporary post to provide maternity cover for a maximum of 12 months.

As Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership Development Officer you will be expected to facilitate and lead the ongoing work of the Partnership, focusing on the collaborative and coordinated management of our natural heritage. You will build on local expertise and current relationships to engage with new partners, progress active projects and seek new opportunities for the Partnership’s development.

  • £37,336 – £40,221 per year
  • Fixed term (maximum of 12 months)
  • Full time or Part time (various hours per week)
  • Closes 19th May 2024

Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership Develpment Officer (

2024 Waves of Waste Beach Cleans

Join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on beaches across the coast to reduce the threat of marine pollution.

For all dates, locations and booking information, please click on the link below:

Waves of Waste

Recreational Activity Surveyor (YMNP)

We’re looking for active and independent volunteers who can spend one day per week recording recreational activities amongst the UK’s largest mainland breeding seabird colony, throughout the summer months.

You will visit various locations across Flamborough and Filey cliffs, recording recreational activities and observing the response of seabirds.  The data you collect will help us to understand more about our unique seabird colony and how we can better protect it.

Full training will be given, however access to your own vehicle is required due to the rural nature of the monitoring locations.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Volunteering is a great way to build experience, meet new people, improve your wellbeing and develop skills.  Opportunities are available throughout the year with our partners – check out the links below for more information:


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

North York Moors National Park

National Trust

Hull and East Yorkshire Volunteering

We’re still building this resource, please get in touch to talk about adding your vacancies and volunteering opportunities [email protected]
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