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Logo: River Holme Connections

River Holme Connections

Year in industry placement 2020/2021

Placement duration: 11 month placement (expected start July 2020)

Stipend: A stipend of £6,000 will be paid in monthly instalments.

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hour week, Flexible working hours.

Other benefits: An annual leave allowance, travel allowance (£1,000) and City & Guilds Training will also be provided in strimming/brushcutters, the safe use of pesticides (PA1), knapsack spraying on land and water (PA6 AW), pesticide injection equipment (PA6INJ). First aid training will also be provided.

Background

From its source on the moorlands above Holme, West Yorkshire, the River Holme winds its way through the countryside and villages before reaching Huddersfield town centre where it joins the River Colne. The river over the years has been the lifeblood of villages, a leisure facility for anglers, walkers and a place for locals and visitors to relax and enjoy the views. Yet, years of neglect, the arrival of invasive species and littering had taken their toll.

The Placement

The successful student will be based in the charity`s office in Honley (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire), working alongside the small team of staff, trustees and volunteers.

The student will have the opportunity to get involved in all the work of the charity including practical river restoration and conservation work with volunteers (such as tree planting, footpath improvements and wildflower planting), invasive non-native plant control, supporting staff and potentially delivering school education events, citizen science work (fish population monitoring and riverfly sampling), helping at public events, social media (facebook, twitter and instagram) updates, funding bids, river surveying, geographical information system updates (QGIS) and general admin work.

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Submissions must be received no later than 5pm on Tuesday 14th of April 2020.

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