Volunteer Nature Activity Leader


Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk dave.ohara@rspb.org.uk 01262 422201 Dave O'Hara

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 30th April 2020  

Do you remember your first wildlife experience – maybe it was finding your first ladybird or seeing a baby bird leave its nest for the first time? We believe all children and young people should have the same opportunity to connect to nature. Visiting school and youth groups at Bempton Cliffs explore our clifftop habitats and learn all about our amazing seabirds as part of our inspiring outdoor learning programmes. With bags of enthusiasm and a love for wildlife, you will lead our outdoor sessions using resources, games and play to engage children at one of Europe’s most important seabird colonies and top wildlife spectacles.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse children and young people
  • The opportunity to have fun in an outdoor learning environment with young people
  • An opportunity to be part of the country’s largest nature conservation charity
  • The opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team
  • Opportunities to use and develop skills and personal initiative
  • Training in the safe use of all relevant equipment
  • References if appropriate

The skills you need

  • Approachable, with a friendly demeanour
  • Be confident in dealing with tricky situations
  • Enjoy being part of a team
  • Familiarity with Bempton Cliffs
  • Ability to communicate well and listen
  • Aware of aims of environmental education
  • Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation
  • Ability to work with large groups
  • Passionate about inspiring children
  • Experience of working with children
  • Ability to be on the go all day
  • Own transport
  • Willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development
  • Basic ecological knowledge, but training will be given
  • Prepared to lead sessions with school groups
  • Able to work as part of the wider Bempton Cliffs reserve team
  • DBS checked, or willing to be checked

Please note this role requires someone who is available and able to lead school groups one day a week from March to July to cover school terms. If you have any doubt about your availability please speak to Dave before applying for this role.

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