Live Seabird Interpreter

Why we want you

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.

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

The skills you need

 

Approachable, with a friendly demeanour

Be confident in dealing with tricky situations

A desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care

Knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently

Ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather

Love of the outdoors

Confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public

Knowledge of some RSPB work and a familiarity with Bempton Cliffs

Ability to communicate well and listen

First Aid certificate

Enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation

Own transport

Willingness to learn and relay accurate information (which will be provided)

Some knowledge of Bempton Cliffs wildlife (particularly seabirds)

Willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development

Experience of working with the public

Please note that this role is not for the faint-hearted. You need to be fit, able to stand for long periods of time in all weathers, should be a quick learner and comfortable with using optical equipment efficiently (training will be provided). Applicants must be over 18 years old and able to work without a chaperone.

How to Apply

For more information please contact Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk or call 01262 422213.

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Key Information

Organisation:

RSPB

Duration:

Permanent, Temporary

Hours:

Part Time

Level:

Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior

Sectors:

Conservation, Marine Conservation, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.