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Refer a friend

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Refer a friend

Help us spread the word

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Refer a friend

We simply couldn’t exist as an organisation without the help and support we receive from our members. By telling your friends and family about the important work we do, we can grow our support network and achieve more for our small charity. Thank you.

You can send your friends the link to this page, where they can fill in their details and receive a free copy of our glossy Lapwing magazine and information on becoming a member. As a special offer if they join, you’ll both receive a complimentary voucher for a brew for two at one of our beautiful visitor centres and cafés* where you can sit back, relax and take in our spectacular county with a cuppa.

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Temporary Conservation & Landscape Operative (Excavator Driver)

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Temporary Conservation & Landscape Operative (Excavator Driver)
Closing date:
HR Tue, 09/10/2018 - 14:54
Salary: £15,573.87-£19,012.50 per annum pro rata (dependant on experience)
Due to volume of work, the Contract Service Department at The Lancashire Wildlife Trust requires individuals who have the skills and abilities to undertake practical conservation and landscaping work as directed by the Contracting Manager. This role requires a licence to operate 360 deg tracked excavators (CPCS or NPORS).
Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Full time
Location:

Previous experience of working in a similar position would be a distinct advantage as would the ability to carry out manual tasks on a daily basis. Training and licences for the use of equipment such as chainsaw, brushcutter or dumper is desirable, but not essential. A driving licence is essential.

This post is available for an immediate start if you have the experience and skills we are looking for. The post will be offered on a fixed term basis until the 31st March 2019.

 

Please review the job description below before you apply.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form and a diversity monitoring form and return it by email here before the closing date.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is:  28th October 2018

It Is Envisaged Interviews Will Be Held:  2nd November 2018

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Temporary Conservation & Landscape Operative

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Temporary Conservation & Landscape Operative
Closing date:
HR Mon, 08/10/2018 - 10:22
Salary: £15,573.87 per annum pro rata
Due to volume of work, the Contract Service Department at The Lancashire Wildlife Trust requires individuals who have the skills and abilities to undertake practical labouring tasks, as directed by the Contracting Manager.
Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Full time
Location:

Previous experience of working in a similar position would be a distinct advantage, as would the ability to carry out manual tasks on a daily basis. Training and licences for the use of equipment such as chainsaw or brushcutter is desirable, but not essential. A driving licence is essential.

This post is available for an immediate start if you have the experience and skills we are looking for. The post will be offered on a fixed term basis until the 31st March 2019.

 

Please review the job description below before you apply.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form and a diversity monitoring form and return it by email here before the closing date.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is:  28th October 2018

It Is Envisaged Interviews Will Be Held:  2nd November 2018

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My Wild City Project Officer

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My Wild City Project Officer
Closing date:
HR Mon, 08/10/2018 - 09:53
Salary: £18,084.04 per annum
We want to change the way we and communities in Manchester look at the biodiversity of the City forever. Do you have the drive, ability and confidence to help us deliver this ambition?
Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Part time
Location: Environmental Resource Centre, 499-511 Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6BH

Lancashire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Manchester City Council, are looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional people skills, good ecological knowledge and the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences to spearhead the Trust's 'My Wild City' programme which aims to transform Manchester into a nature-rich city.

As the 'My Wild City' Officer you will have a unique opportunity to make a significant difference for wildlife in Manchester. You will be responsible for co-ordinating and leading a programme of engagement to raise the profile of nature in Manchester to galvanise and generate activity amongst the public, partners and other stakeholders.

Working alongside colleagues you will spearhead the development and publication of a new 10 year biodiversity strategy for this internationally important city which will help to inspire individuals, communities, partners and businesses across the city to create, restore and connect space for wildlife throughout our urban landscape.

 

Please review the job description below before you apply.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form and a diversity monitoring form and return it by email here before the closing date.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is:  31st October 2018

It Is Envisaged Interviews Will Be Held:  w/c 5th November 2018

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MyPlace Trainee (x3 posts)

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MyPlace Trainee (x3 posts)
Closing date:
HR Mon, 08/10/2018 - 09:23
Salary: National Minimum Wage
We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who have some experience and knowledge in working with local community groups and individuals on environmentally based projects. The post holder will focus upon supporting the delivery of the practical sessions, personal development of participants during sessions and helping recruiting and working with specific audiences.
Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Part time
Location:

All 3 posts will be based at Lancashire Wildlife Trust Offices:
1 at Burnley
2 at Brockholes

These posts are part of the Myplace project, which is funded by ESIF and The Big Lottery Fund and which aims to provide environmental volunteering opportunities for people who are facing multiple disadvantages, thereby increasing their skills and confidence that will support progression into further skills development or employment. 

Target participants will include women, older people, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and young people. 

Applicants should be proactive and creative in supporting Project Officers with planning practical sessions that are inclusive and accessible for people from “hard to reach” communications while maintaining good levels of retention and facilitiating the personal development of our participants.

Our Trainee Placements will have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, able to contribute to the successful delivery of targets and be able to collaborate with a range of partners, Trust colleagues and groups in order to assist with effective site based project delivery.

In return, the successful applicants will receive training and development opportunities as part of the exciting and innovative Myplace project and will have the opportunity to make a real difference to local people’s lives.

 

Please review the job description below before you apply.

Should you be interested in applying for this role, please complete an application form and a diversity monitoring form and return it by email here before the closing date.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: 22nd October 2018

It Is Envisaged Interviews Will Be Held:  6th November 2018

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People’s Postcode Lottery

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People's Postcode Lottery

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Engaging schoolchildren with wildlife and outdoor learning through Forest School

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working with players of People’s Postcode Lottery since March 2015 to bring Forest School outdoor learning to inner city schoolchildren and train their teachers as accredited Forest School leaders. People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery that emphasises supporting good causes in the heart of players’ communities, fitting perfectly with The Wildlife Trusts’ emphasis on protecting wildlife where our members live.

In 2017, thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery we were able to expand our Forest School project into Liverpool. Since starting in 2015 we have:

Worked with 24 learning facilities
Trained 74 teachers as Forest School Leaders
Engaged 2650 children with Forest School

Read more about the twin Forest School projects in Manchester and Liverpool supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery on the dedicated sections of our website:

Discover the impacts that this project has been having in this inspiring short video.

Working locally across the country

National ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts' Forest School projects, TV naturalist and Wildlife Trusts vice-president Nick Baker, declared “the enthusiasm, sense of momentum, and community spirit has been overwhelming” when he visited our work at Moston Fairway nature reserve in 2015.

The Wildlife Trusts are very lucky to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery. People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery in Great Britain where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes whilst raising money for charities. Find out how players support our vital work here.

More information can be found on People’s Postcode Lottery below and on their support for the Wildlife Trusts here.

The Wildlife Trusts have been receiving generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery since 2014, when we were given £300,000 to help our work. In 2015, the Wildlife Trusts recieved £525,000, which was again increased to £2.4m in both 2016 and 2017. The support each year has massively helped us in our work across England, Scotland and Wales.

In 2018, The Wildlife Trust continued to recieve support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery with an amazingly generous £2.8m towards our work. Thanks to this support, The Wildlife Trusts are inspiring and connecting people to nature through precious species and wild places, providing thousands of children of all ages with opportunities to spend time in nature through a series of Forest School and outdoor learning activities and standing up for and defended wild places when they faced significant threat.

In 2019 we will be extending our project aims to bring Nature Tots and Forest School taster sessions to both cities so watch this space.

Nick Baker Wildlife Trust
“This is what it’s all about, opening up our natural world to young enthusiasm and inspiring kids to love learning and being outdoors.”
Nick Baker
TV naturalist and Wildlife Trusts vice-president
players of postcode lottery logo

People’s Postcode Lottery is regulated by the Gambling Commission.

For more information on People's Postcode Lottery visit their website here.

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People’s Postcode Lottery

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People's Postcode Lottery mtoal Sat, 06/10/2018 - 13:36

People's Postcode Lottery

(c) Alan Wright

Engaging schoolchildren with wildlife and outdoor learning through Forest School

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has been working with players of People’s Postcode Lottery since March 2015 to bring Forest School outdoor learning to inner city schoolchildren and train their teachers as accredited Forest School leaders. People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery that emphasises supporting good causes in the heart of players’ communities, fitting perfectly with The Wildlife Trusts’ emphasis on protecting wildlife where our members live.

In 2017, thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery we were able to expand our Forest School project into Liverpool. Since starting in 2015 we have:

Worked with 24 learning facilities
Trained 74 teachers as Forest School Leaders
Engaged 2650 children with Forest School

Read more about the twin Forest School projects in Manchester and Liverpool supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery on the dedicated sections of our website:

Discover the impacts that this project has been having in this inspiring short video.

Working locally across the country

National ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts' Forest School projects, TV naturalist and Wildlife Trusts vice-president Nick Baker, declared “the enthusiasm, sense of momentum, and community spirit has been overwhelming” when he visited our work at Moston Fairway nature reserve in 2015.

The Wildlife Trusts are very lucky to receive generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery. People's Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery in Great Britain where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes whilst raising money for charities. Find out how players support our vital work here.

More information can be found on People’s Postcode Lottery below and on their support for the Wildlife Trusts here.

The Wildlife Trusts have been receiving generous support from players of People's Postcode Lottery since 2014, when we were given £300,000 to help our work. In 2015, the Wildlife Trusts recieved £525,000, which was again increased to £2.4m in both 2016 and 2017. The support each year has massively helped us in our work across England, Scotland and Wales.

In 2018, The Wildlife Trust continued to recieve support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery with an amazingly generous £2.8m towards our work. Thanks to this support, The Wildlife Trusts are inspiring and connecting people to nature through precious species and wild places, providing thousands of children of all ages with opportunities to spend time in nature through a series of Forest School and outdoor learning activities and standing up for and defended wild places when they faced significant threat.

In 2019 we will be extending our project aims to bring Nature Tots and Forest School taster sessions to both cities so watch this space.

Nick Baker Wildlife Trust
“This is what it’s all about, opening up our natural world to young enthusiasm and inspiring kids to love learning and being outdoors.”
Nick Baker
TV naturalist and Wildlife Trusts vice-president
players of postcode lottery logo

People’s Postcode Lottery is regulated by the Gambling Commission.

For more information on People's Postcode Lottery visit their website here.

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The Cafe at Moss Bank Park

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Hive Cafe 2

Welcome to the Cafe at Moss Bank Park

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has now taken ownership of the Cafe at Moss Bank Park, which is just next to our wonderful nature area, The Hive.

With fresh food served daily from 10am, delicious cakes available all afternoon, and a stunning view of the park right outside, it's the perfect location to relax after a walk at any time of year for all the family

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 9am - 4pm

Menu

Breakfast

Toast, two slices of white or granary served with butter and jam £1 
Toasted teacake with butter £1.25  
Add Jam for 50p 
 
Bacon or Sausage Barm £2.25 
Add an egg or mushrooms for £1.00 extra 
 
Full breakfast £4.95 
2 bacon, 2 sausage, egg, beans, mushroom and toast 
Add any hot drink for £1 extra

Lunch Menu - served from 11:30am

SANDWICHES 
See our deli counter for freshly prepared sandwiches or the specials board 
 
SOUP OF THE DAY £3.45 
Served with bread roll 

SALAD BOWL £3.95 
Mixed leaves, cucumber, tomatoes and peppers drizzled with olive oil and balsamic dressing. Select one of the following fillings: 
Hummus, Grilled Halloumi, Tuna, Boiled egg,  Ham  
 
JACKET POTATOES all served with fresh salad 
Fillings include beans, cheese, tuna and coleslaw  
Simply butter - £2.85 
One filling £3.50, extra fillings £0.50 
 
TOASTIES  
Cheese Toastie £2.50 
Cheese and Tomato Toastie £2.75 
Cheese and Onion Toastie £ 2.75 
Ham and Cheese Toastie £ 3.00 
Ham, Cheese and Tomato Toastie £3.25 
Add a portion of chips for £1.50

PANINIS
All served with side salad, coleslaw and tortilla chips 
Mozzarella, tomato and pesto £3.95 
Chicken bacon mozzarella £4.95 
 
CAFÉ CLASSICS 
Portion of chips £2.00 
Chip Butty £2.75 
Side order of gravy £1 
Jumbo Fish Finger Butty with chips £3.95 
6 OZ Beef Burger served with mayo, salad and chips £4.95 
Add on Cheese £1, Bacon £1 or both for £1.50 
 
Children’s Menu 
See special board 
Beans / scrambled egg on toast £1.50 
Children’s Lunch Bag £4.25 Choice of sandwich, pom bear crisps, portion of fruit and fruit drink

HOT DRINKS 
Pot of tea £1.50 
Tea for two £2.80 
Peppermint tea, green tea, earl grey and fruit tea all £2.25 
Cappuccino £2.25 
Americano £1.80 
Latte £2.25 
Cafe Au Lait £2.25 
Single Espresso £1.50 
Double Espresso £2.00 
Cafe Au Lait £2.25 
Hot Chocolate £2.25 
Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows £2.75 

Cakes served all day    
Please see counter for today’s special  
Scone with jam £1.50  
Blueberry or Chocolate Muffin £1.50 

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Aviation funding for our mosslands

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Aviation funding for our mosslands

A new stream of funding

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust's Little Woolden Moss nature reserve has been chosen as one of the pilot areas for a new stream of funding from the aviation industry, which forms part of a wider sustainability strategy.

The funding comes through the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), designed to complement the basket of mitigation measures the air transport community is already pursuing to reduce CO2 emissions from international aviation.

Funding is from Defra and Heathrow Airport, which has ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2020.

Why have we accepted this funding?

One of the main objectives of The Wildlife Trust movement is to engage and inspire people about the natural world. Lancashire Wildlife Trust believes this objective should extend to the private sector.

The funding from Heathrow Airport through the CORSIA Agreement will help us restore globally important habitats. It will communicate not only with Heathrow as an organisation, but with its customers, that the carbon emissions from the aviation industry cannot go unnoticed or without action to rectify some of the damage caused.

Over 98% of our mosslands have already been lost

Peat extraction has degraded others beyond repair and we need to act now to save what remains of these sites, before they are lost forever. Once a mossland has been degraded beyond a certain point, it cannot be restored. If this project didn’t go ahead we would be at risk of losing this precious piece of the jigsaw forever.

Find out more about mosslands

How will we use this funding?

This project is part of wider work by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to save and restore our precious mossland sites. Once the site has been re-wet, carpets of sphagnum moss and cotton grass will be introduced. This will encourage more wildlife to move back in, and to thrive. Just some of the benefits of this project include;

  • Restoring globally important habitats.
  • Re-introducing species such as the Manchester Argus butterfly (the large heath), which is currently extinct in this area.
  • Creating a wider network of habitats where wildlife can thrive.
  • Maintaining our natural carbon storage.

This will also ensure that key species such as brown hare, common darter dragonfly and black darter dragonfly can thrive, alongside stone curlew, short eared owl, breeding skylark and the rare bog bush cricket.

Our UK mosslands are a globally important habitat which is currently under threat. We must do all we can to protect and restore these wonderful landscapes.