Live Seabird Interpreter, Bempton Cliffs

Posted:
Wednesday 5 July 2017
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Bempton Cliffs

What we're looking for

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out and about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife and point them in the right direction. We also need you to report back your sightings to the Seabird Centre, so that visitors have an idea of the wildlife they may encounter on the reserve. 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 •A desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care •Ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather •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 •Be confident in dealing with tricky situations •Knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently •Love of the outdoors •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 but in particular March to 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:
Email: Sarah.Aitken@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Please note you need to be fit and able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner and comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training will be provided). Applicants must be over 18 years old and able to work without a chaperone. All background information, uniform and training will be provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed (up to a 25 mile radius). Reference number: 4538 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 4538