Hello and thank you for taking a look at our jobs page.

We know our work makes a real difference in our community; if you’re looking to be part of that then you’ve come to the right place.

It takes a great deal of effort to provide all that we do, and whilst the majority of that effort comes from our fantastic volunteers, occasionally we also have paid positions available.

All job vacancies are listed below, but if there’s nothing available at the moment then please check out the volunteers page. Gaining experience through volunteering is an excellent route to finding paid work in the outdoor industry.



General Assistant

Due to the growing popularity of our reserve and its facilities, we have a positions available. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist us with all of our day to day activities and duties associated with managing public access. This will include cleaning, café duties and some outdoor work.

This part time contract will offer approximately 15 hours per week. The successful applicant must be flexible and willing to work weekends and bank holidays.

To apply please take a copy of the Job Description and Application Form    below. Completed applications should be sent via email to or by post to Ryan Dobson, Watchtree Nature Reserve Ltd, Great Orton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5 6NL.

Please note that the application should be completed in full, however you are welcome to also send your CV for reference.

Deadline for applications: Friday 4th May 2018. All applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted no later than Friday the 11th of May. As we anticipate receiving a large volume of applications we may not be able to contact all unsuccessful applicants.

Interviews for this position will take place the week commencing 14th of May 2018.

Job description – General Assistant

General Assistant Application Form