Seabird Cruise Assistant - Bempton Cliffs

Tuesday 7 January 2020
Vacancy type:
Publicity and promotional, Showing people wildlife
Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre

What we're looking for

As you sail out of the harbour and alongside the towering chalk cliffs; soaring gannets, flapping puffins, splashing water and a cacophony of seabird chatter greets you. Sound like your sort of thing? RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to almost half a million seabirds over the spring and summer months, including puffins, gannets and kittiwakes. From May to September we run a series of very popular, mostly weekend seabird cruises from Bridlington harbour to show visitors our 'Seabird City' at close quarters. We are looking for knowledgeable volunteers for these three-hour cruises to help ensure that passengers have an amazing experience. Our cruises attract passengers of all ages and ability, so if you're happy engaging with a range of people and you have a love of wildlife (and good sea legs!), we'd love to hear from you.

The skills you need

•A good knowledge of seabirds in this area •An interest in wildlife in general •An awareness of the RSPB's work, or willingness to learn •The enthusiasm and confidence to greet and initiate conversations with members of the public •Good speaking and listening skills •A warm and friendly personality •A willingness to get stuck in •Availability for several weekends between May – early September •A good stomach for sailing!

Your time

At least 2 days per month
May - early September

What's in it for you?

•The chance to experience these cruises for yourself whilst helping others to enjoy the experience •An opportunity to be part of the country's largest nature conservation charity •A chance to pass on your knowledge of and passion for nature •The opportunity to meet and enthuse people of different ages and backgrounds •To become part of a friendly, supportive team •To use and develop skills and personal initiative

How to apply


Kim Smales, Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre
Tel: 01262 422212


All background information will be provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed (up to a 25 mile radius). Reference number: 4668. Bridlington Harbour for the RSPB Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre,

Reference number 4668