You'll need to be at least 18 yrs old, and be able to stay for a minimum of four weeks (longer stays would be welcome depending on experience). A friendly manner is essential, with an interest in conservation and enthusiasm for talking to the public about wildlife. You'll also need good enough wildlife identification skills to be confident pointing out the species most frequently seen from the watchpoint, or be able to become familiar with these birds fairly quickly (eg hen harriers, buzzards, fulmars, meadow pipits).
You should be comfortable manning the watchpoint alone on some days, following an induction period (unless volunteering as a couple). There are no buildings at the watchpoint but there is an RSPB van for shelter. The accommodation is within a small community nearby, at the north end of Hoy, at some distance from shops and services. A driving licence and willingness to drive the RSPB vehicle would be helpful.