Residential Volunteer- Visitor Experience - Bempton Cliffs

Wednesday 8 November 2017
Vacancy type:
Residential volunteering, Showing people wildlife, Inspiring young people, Helping visitors at our reserves
Bempton Cliffs

What we're looking for

We are looking for two residential volunteers for 2018 to join us from March/April to September for 6 months full-time (negotiable) to ensure all our visitors, young and old, have a fantastic time when they visit the reserve. You'll help us to achieve this through visitor engagement, interpretation, marketing, education and volunteer management. One volunteer would do predominantly visitor experience tasks, with a small amount of education, the other would be predominantly working with the education team helping with school visits to the reserve, with areas of visitor experience. When applying please state which role you would be most interested in.

The skills you need

Essential: • Excellent people and communication skills • Approachable and confident personality • Ability to work as part of a team • Happy to give anything a go – from guided walks to marketing • Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation (specialist knowledge not required as all training provided) Desirable: • Understanding of customer service, planning and promoting events • Understanding of marketing and promotions through different communication channels (especially families

Your time

full time
Six months (negotiable)
March/April to September



Application form (PDF)
To be completed and returned to us before a booking can be made

Brochure about residential volunteering (PDF)
Find out more about residential volunteering on this, and our other reserves within this scheme. Also included are answers to the most frequently asked questions

What's in it for you?

Experience of planning, delivering and promoting events • Specialist experience of delivering a stunning visitor experience at the largest mainland seabird colony in England • Training in first aid, safeguarding, volunteer management, social media and marketing • Excellent all-round experience of working in a team on a RSPB nature reserve • Experience of supervising other volunteers • Free accommodation (all bills also covered, apart from food) in a stunning location just 1 mile from the reserve

How to apply


Sarah Aitken, Bempton Cliffs


Bempton Cliffs reserve is located near Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast. The reserve stands atop spectacular 122m (400ft) chalk cliffs, and supports England's largest seabird colony, with almost a quarter of a million seabirds during the summer including guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins. The reserve is also home to the UK's largest mainland gannetry and is set against a backdrop of beautiful grasslands (home to owls and farmland birds), a healthy breeding population of tree sparrows and dense carpets of red campion. The spectacle here really is amazing and with over 110,000 visitors a year you'll have plenty of opportunity to hone your visitor engagement skills!

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