Sea Watch Observer

Location: Yorkshire East Coast Watching Stations, Yorkshire East Coast, YO15 1AE
Are you passionate about protecting marine wildlife? Do you have a special interest in cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises)?

Could you help us to learn more about Yorkshire’s cetacean populations by regularly carrying out surveys?

By becoming a Sea Watch Observer you will provide important information about how, where and when cetaceans use Yorkshire coastal waters, enabling us to better protect these animals using conservation measures. Anyone can be an Observer: all you need is enthusiasm, a pair of binoculars (provided), a little patience and a commitment to attend the training course provided. If you enjoy spending time by the coast regularly, why not take time to record what you see – and what you don’t?!

Sea Watch observations can be made from 'watch stations' along the East Yorkshire Coastline, and will be agreed in advance with Sea Watch Observer Volunteers.

We will provide full training on how to undertake dedicated cetacean surveys for all volunteers. Liaising with the project co-ordinator, you will decide on a ‘watching station’ on the coastline from which to regularly conduct surveys.

The full day training course on Saturday 4th April in Redcar is essential for all volunteers, so please ensure you are able to attend this day before applying.

To apply, please complete the application form below and send to

The closing date for this role is 15th March 2020, but applications may end sooner if all places are filled.

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To apply, complete the application form at the bottom of the page. Please return your application to