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Bar Staff

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Quick summary: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve currently requires bar staff to join the Restaurant Team and work alongside the Functions Supervisor to assist with the effective operation of the bar offer on a regular basis for Weddings and special events.

The Bar staff at Brockholes will deliver great customer service to a broad range of customers and will do everything possible to maximise sales. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and a pro-active team player on a busy mobile bar. The main duties will involve serving, cleaning and preparing the bar, along with getting the mobile bar into position; and tidying before, during and after a wedding or event.

Salary: 
£6.95 per hour (or National Minimum Wage if appropriate)
Closing date: 
Tue, 06/03/2018 (All day)
Location: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston

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Forest School come rain or shine

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Release date: 
Tue, 20/02/2018 (All day)
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Summary: 
It’s been a chilly and damp start to 2018, but this hasn’t stopped us from getting our new schools outdoors in Liverpool...

Forest School Officer Louise Gaffing has introduced children and teachers from Knotty Ash Primary School and Millstead Primary School to their first taste of forest school this half-term.

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Catering Assistant

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Quick summary: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve has a number of vacancies for Catering Assistants to join the Restaurant Team. The successful candidates will be required to work during the week, at weekends and during the school holidays, according to the needs of the business.

Duties will include food service, cashiering, waiting on and additional basic kitchen duties. Previous experience of working in a similar position would be a distinct advantage; along with having a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service and communicating effectively with a wide range of people. The ideal candidate will be reliable, passionate about delivering excellent food and service, will be people orientated and will have outstanding organisational and team working skills.

Salary: 
National Minimum Wage
Closing date: 
Tue, 06/03/2018 (All day)
Location: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston

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Membership Recruiter

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Quick summary: 
Are you interested in wildlife and nature? Are you looking for flexible part time work or a way to boost your income without working weekends? The Lancashire Wildlife Trust are looking for Door to Door membership recruiters, with excellent people skills and energy to join our successful membership recruitment team.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts, which together make up the Wildlife Trusts Partnership. We are supported by our 29,000 members, over 3000 Volunteers, and have the simple aim of protecting Lancashire’s wildlife for the future.

Salary: 
Generous commission paid on a monthly basis. Uncapped potential earnings.
Closing date: 
Mon, 02/04/2018 (All day)
Location: 
Residential areas in Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

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Casual Events Assistant

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Quick summary: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve has vacancies for Casual Events Assistants to join their Team. The successful candidates will be required to work on an as and when required basis.

Brockholes Nature Reserve has vacancies for Casual Events Assistants to join their Team. The successful candidates will be required to work on an as and when required basis, dependent upon timings of events; however, the successful postholders will be required to work at weekends, bank holidays and during the school holidays, and may be required to work some evenings and early mornings.

Salary: 
National Minimum Wage
Closing date: 
Fri, 02/03/2018 (All day)
Location: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston

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Visit the wild Falklands!

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 21/03/2018 - 7:30pm

Wed 21 March 2018 at the Visitor Centre, Mere Sands Wood, Rufford, at 7.30pm.

Terry Lake, a member of the Friends of Mere Sands Wood committee, will give an illustrated talk about his recent visit to the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic, including their flora, fauna, landscape, history and cultural heritage. Terry has relatives living there, so will be able to provide an insight into life in this wild, remote and beautiful place.

Note this event will be held in our smart new building next to the car park.

Summary: 
Join our local Friends of Mere Sands Wood group talk about their recent visit to the Falklands, including an overview of the natural and cultural heritage. Try something different this Spring...
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
Yes
Admission details: 
Admission is £2 for members of the Friends, £3 for non-members. Children half-price.
Audience: 
All
Contact number: 
01704 821809
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
Location
Meeting place: 
Friends of Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve Holmeswood Road Rufford L40 1TG

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Cutacre Monthly Work Parties

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Sun, 04/03/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mon, 05/03/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/04/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mon, 02/04/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 03/06/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mon, 04/06/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mon, 02/07/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Cutacre volunteers meet on the first Sunday and Monday of each month to carry out tasks aimed at improving wildlife and access onto the reserve. Jobs include drainage, sowing wildflower seeds, checking and re-stocking hedgerows and of course monitoring our wonderful grazers, the cows and ponies.

Summary: 
We need extra volunteers to help manage the habitats on the Cutacre Nature Reserve over the Spring and Summer months. Regular wildlife monitoring training days available, read more here...
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
Adults
Contact name: 
Sue Lonsdale
Contact email: 
slonsdale@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
Not suitable for people with limited mobility
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Dogs: 
Yes – Dogs on lead welcome
What to bring?: 
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather as well as wellies that can get muddy, a lunch pack and drink.
Location
Meeting place: 
Bank House Farm Track, Off Mort Lane, Tyldesley, M29 8PB

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How we’re making a positive difference to people’s lives

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Release date: 
Fri, 09/02/2018 (All day)
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Summary: 
Children’s Mental Health Week (5–11th Feb) is all about encouraging young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. This year’s campaign is all about highlighting the importance of #BeingOurselves and here at the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside we couldn’t agree more.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust are delivering numerous projects aimed at improving individual’s mental health through increased contact with nature and wildlife. In some recent research conducted by the University of Essex on behalf of The Wildlife Trusts, nature volunteering was shown to improve the wellbeing of 95% of participants who took part. Participants reported significantly enhanced feelings of positivity, increased general health, pro-environmental behaviour, higher levels of physical activity and more contact with greenspace.

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Lytham St Annes – Sand Dunes Guided Walk

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Sat, 10/02/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Our knowledgeable and passionate guided walk leaders will point out lots of the interesting wildlife and plantlife found in the dunes and talk about all of the conservation work happening here on the Fylde Coast. Walks usually last 2 hours and sturdy footwear is recommended.

Summary: 
Come along and discover the wonders of the Lytham St Annes sand dunes and Local Nature Reserve on this FREE guided walk!
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Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Joining instructions: 
<p> No need to book onto these walks, just meet in North Beach Car Park, St Annes for a 10am start. This is the car park behind the Coastguard station (FY8 2TR)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
Contact name: 
Kate Owen
Contact email: 
kowen@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
What to bring?: 
Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Address
Location: 
North Beach Car Park
County: 
Lancashire
Postcode: 
FY8 2TR
Town: 
St Annes

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Great Easter Eggcase Hunt

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Date / Time
Start date: 
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

At least 21 species of skate, ray and shark are found in UK waters and we will be collecting the empty eggcases to discover what species may be laying their eggs in the Irish Sea. 

We can identify the species of eggcase and will be sharing our findings with The Shark Trust, who keep a record of UK finds. 

No booking is required, just dress appropriately for the weather.

We will meet on North Beach Car Park and head down to the beach together.

Summary: 
Come and join us for an Easter egg hunt with a twist! We'll be hunting for shark, skate and ray eggcases (mermaid's purses) on the strandline.
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Mermaid's Purses
Booking details
Booking required?: 
No
Admission charge: 
No
Audience: 
All
Contact name: 
Emily Parr
Contact number: 
07734 301320
Contact email: 
eparr@lancswt.org.uk
Fully booked: 
No
Cancelled: 
No
Other details
Mobility: 
People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
Wheelchair: 
Not suitable for wheelchair users
Address
Location: 
North Beach Car Park
County: 
Lancashire
Postcode: 
FY8 2TR
Town: 
St Annes