- Organisation Name
- Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
- Title of role
- Lighthouse keeper
- Number of volunteer places available
The Lighthouse at Spurn has undergone a major restoration project during 2015 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 any of litter that could be a fire hazard.
Volunteers will be required to attend a formal induction and essential training prior to their stay and once volunteering will be expected to commit to at least 1 week to access the free accommodation. We anticipate a closing date of August 11th for applications to this opportunity.
Spurn point , Kilnsea, East Yorkshire hu12oub
- What kind of support/supervision will you receive?
- Personal qualities and requirements
•A head for heights!
•Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new skills and knowledge
•A good orator- someone who likes to talk to people and inspire their imagination.
•You must be physically fit as you will be required to ascend and descend several flights of narrow steps in the Lighthouse whilst volunteering.
•Local knowledge is desirable but not essential as you will receive training in the history of the site.
Experience of working with the public. -
- Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
The Lighthouse is open every day and volunteers are needed 10-4pm
- Additional Info
Please contact for more information:
Yorkshire wildlife trust Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01904 659570
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- Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) required