Guided Nature Walks Volunteer, Bempton Cliffs

Posted:
Wednesday 5 July 2017
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Bempton Cliffs

What we're looking for

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We deliver daily seabird walks throughout the summer; showing visitors the sights, sounds and smells of 250,000 seabirds and providing them with information on the birds that live here. This role serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourages return visits.

The skills you need

Essential •Approachable, with a friendly demeanour •Love of the outdoors •Ability to walk along cliff top paths in all weathers •Confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public •Ability to communicate well and listen •Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation •Willingness to learn and relay accurate information (which will be provided) •Willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development Desirable •Knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently •Knowledge of some RSPB work and a familiarity with Bempton Cliffs •First Aid certificate •Own transport •Some knowledge of Bempton Cliffs wildlife (particularly seabirds) •Experience of working with the public

Your time

Minimum:
1 day a week
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round, but in particular March-September

What's in it for you?

•The opportunity to spend your days out on the sea cliffs surrounded by up to a quarter of a million nesting seabirds •The chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others •An opportunity to be part of the country's largest nature conservation charity •The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team •Regular line management support •Opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative •Training in the safe use of all relevant equipment •References if appropriate

How to apply

Contact

Sarah Aitken, Bempton Cliffs
Tel: 01262 422212
Email: Sarah.Aitken@rspb.org.uk

Notes

All background information, uniform and training will be provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed (up to a 25 mile radius). Reference number: 1397 The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

Reference number 1397