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
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 email@example.com or call 01262 422213.
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Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate, Senior
Conservation, Marine Conservation, Nature & Wildlife
RSPB Bempton Cliffs, United Kingdom
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