Spurn Volunteer Lighthouse Keeper

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Kilnsea, East Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.ywt.org.uk volunteering@ywt.org.uk 01904 659570 Marie Fooks

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 12th February 2018  


Why do we need this volunteer?

The Lighthouse at Spurn has undergone a major restoration project and is now a Heritage must see for visitors to the area. The Lighthouse tells the story of Spurn through beautifully crafted interpretation story boards and also has a fabulous audio visual experience for visitors to enjoy. The story of Spurn spans across five floors and will enable visitors to get a glimpse into the past of this unique place; the journey concludes at the top of lighthouse where visitors will get a chance to see what Spurn is like from the top of the Lighthouse. We are looking for volunteers who can help bring the story of Spurn to life while our visitors are taking a look around.

What will the volunteer be doing?

You will inspire and interact with our visitors while they are in the Lighthouse by bringing the story of Spurn to life through talking to them and sharing knowledge about the history and changing landscape that is Spurn today.

You will move around the floors of the Lighthouse and be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have and monitor numbers. Part of this role will be to collect entrance fees so you must be happy with handling money and welcoming visitors.

Making sure visitors are well informed about potential hazards of tides and weather are also a key part of this role, plus keeping the Lighthouse free of any litter that could be a fire hazard.

We’ll be holding an open day on Sunday 4th February 2018 for you to come along find out more about all the roles, meet some of the team and see Spurn. Please contact us to book a place. Booking is essential for transport around the site.

Details for booking a place, role descriptions and applications forms can be requested here: volunteering@ywt.org.uk or please call 01904 659570. Application Deadline: 12th February 2018 with informal interviews taking place on 23rd February 2018 (alternative times could be arranged).

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