This is an apprenticeship type role

Logo: River Holme Connections

River Holme Connections

Year in industry placement 2023/2024

Placement duration: 11 month placement (expected start July 2023)
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 for work related travel (£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). First aid training will also be provided.


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 environmental education work, practical river restoration and conservation work with volunteers (such as tree planting, footpath improvements and wildflower planting), invasive non-native plant control, citizen science work (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.

Please send a CV and covering letter by email to Pam King at

Your letter should explain why you are interested in this placement, what you think you can contribute to the role, what you hope to get from it in terms of your skills/personal development.

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Sunday 22nd of January 2023.

For more information and to apply click here  

Closing Date: 22/01/2023  Location: Honley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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