Guided Nature Walks Volunteer

RSPB

Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire
Voluntary

Volunteer • Part Time • Temporary

www.rspb.org.uk Sarah.Aitken@rspb.org.uk 01262422213 Sarah Aitken

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 01 January 2018


What we're looking for

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We deliver daily seabird walks throughout the summer; showing visitors the sights, sounds and smells of 250,000 seabirds and providing them with information on the birds that live here. 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 
  • Love of the outdoors 
  • Ability to walk along cliff top paths in all weathers
  • 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

  • Knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently
  • Knowledge of some RSPB work and a familiarity with Bempton Cliffs 
  • First Aid certificate 
  • Own transport 
  • Live with one hours drive of the reserve 
  • 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 round, but in particular March-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

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