Live Seabird Interpreter


Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time • Temporary 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 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


  • 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 


  • 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 
  • Live within one hour 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 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

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