About Flamborough Head European Marine Site Management Scheme
The Management Scheme is a partnership of organisations that all have a responsibility to ensure that the special marine environment around Flamborough Head and Filey Brigg is maintained in a good condition. As a partnership, we work together to make sure that the site is managed appropriately and that all users of the area are aware of its special status.
The Management Scheme is responsible for looking after:
The Flamborough and Filey Cliffs Special Protection Area - designated to protect the 300,000 strong breeding seabird colony. This includes the UK's biggest colony of black-legged kittiwakes, England's only mainland colony of gannets, thousands of guillemots and razorbills, along with puffins, herring gulls and fulmars. This designation protects the cliffs of Flamborough and Filey and 2km of the marine inshore area.
The Flamborough Head Special Area of Conservation - designated to protect the unique chalk geology of Flamborough Head. This protection ensures that the extensive vegetated sea cliffs, hundreds of sea caves and the rich habitat of the subtidal chalk reef are maintained in a good condition.
What are they looking for?
This role will suit someone with an interest in wildlife and the environment, although you don't have to be a seabird expert! Basic skills in accurate record-keeping and bird identification would be beneficial, along with an interest in conservation and environmental issues, but full training will be given.
You will gain skills in surveying, seabird identification and accurate data collection, whilst spending at least one day a week along the cliffs of one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Yorkshire.
Due to the rural location of the protected area, you will need to have access to your own vehicle. Although there will not be a large amount of walking involved, you will need to be of good physical fitness, due to the terrain of the cliffs, and be comfortable working alone.