Vacancy for an Activity Assistant

We are looking for an Activity Assistant to help deliver nature activities as part of Gosforth’s Wild Web, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

Are you a creative person who enjoys sharing your enthusiasm with others around you? Are you looking to gain some valuable paid experience? Do you like planning and running nature activities? If so, then the Natural History Society of Northumbria would love to hear from you! 

Gosforth’s Wild Web engages with local communities to notice and enjoy nature on their doorstep, cultivating the appreciation of the big and small things, with Gosforth Nature Reserve at its centre, in a 10 X 10 kilometre square area, to mark the reserve’s centenary in 2024.  

As the Activity Assistant, you will be helping to deliver nature-based activities, outdoors and indoors, with community groups and schools. You will work with local residents, teachers and school children, working alongside our Senior Nature Ranger and enthusiastic NHSN Volunteers.

Job titleActivity Assistant
Based atGreat North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle, and Gosforth Nature Reserve, with    some home-working and visits to community group venues in and around the project area
Contract typeFixed term, 10 months, September 2024 to June 2025, full-time  
Hours 37 hours per week 
Salary£23,000 – £24,500 per annum
Reporting toSenior Nature Ranger, Julie Ross
Working relationshipsCommunity groups, individuals from local communities, school groups and teachers

Information for applicants

Download a copy of the application form here.

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The closing date for applications is Monday 27 May 5pm. Please send your completed application form to 

Interviews will take place Monday 3 June 2024 in Newcastle at the Great North Museum: Hancock. 

If you would like to know more about the role and project, come along to our drop-in session on Wednesday 15 May between 2 and 5pm at The Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne. 

For any further enquiries relating to your application, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Ross, Senior Nature Ranger at