Seabird Research Officer


Bempton Cliffs Reserve, East Yorkshire
£16,504 - £17,880 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01262 422206 Kim Smales

Reference: A3511117

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 08 January 2018

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is at the heart of the UK's largest mainland seabird colony, supporting nine species of over 400,000 seabirds at the height of the breeding season. Each year, the site undertakes an intensive programme of monitoring throughout the season, and these data provide insights into the health of the colony and the various species using the Yorkshire coast for breeding and supporting young.

This one year, full-time Seabird Research Officer position will help deliver, interpret and communicate the the seabird monitoring programme across the Flamborough and Filey Coast proposed Special Protection Area (pSPA).

You will play a key role in co-ordinating, supporting, training and leading a team of seabird monitoring volunteers as well as a full-time seasonal residential volunteer responsible for delivering monitoring and research objectives across the pSPA. Previous fieldwork experience is essential, as is report writing, data analysis and the ability and willingness to work with and lead volunteers and engage with the general public. Long hours outdoors in all weather conditions will be required.

Outside the monitoring period, you will work with the Warden and Visitor Experience Manager to undertake a series of agreed objectives to deliver reports and other communication and interpretive tools to help us better present our data, analysis and findings to the general public and other audiences, including publication.

The post is funded for 12 months (April 2018 to March 2019).

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