Bicentenary Community Coordinator

Bicentenary Community Coordinator

Volunteer area
North and East
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
54.215152, -5.89053
Time commitment
Flexible with seasonal requirements
Fundraising, Marketing & Media
Responsible to
Community Manager
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Bicentenary Community Coordinator. 

In 2024 the RNLI reaches its 200th birthday. 

There are not many organisations that reach this milestone, let alone ones held so close to the heart of the nations they serve.  And our birthday brings a very special opportunity for our charity to become even more well known and supported in the future by celebrating, commemorating and inspiring our supporters and the public with the amazing lifesaving services we provide. 

This new volunteer role is an exciting chance to get close to the history, heritage and plans for the bicentenary; a chance to gather in stories, identify historical objects and be a point of contact for our volunteers on the programme of events. 

We would like to first trial this new volunteer role in two areas in Northumberland and Norfolk, using your talent for sharing information and your ability to gather in information.  If it is successful in your local area, then we will recruit others to do the same in elsewhere. 

So if you live in Northumberland or Norfolk and think this might be a volunteer role you would be interested in then please read on….. 

What you will be doing

  • Being the point of contact at your station or branch and in your local community for the Bicentenary Campaign, sharing information and cascading regular updates. Taking part in relevant meetings and discussions.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders both within the RNLI and local communities to further develop and share information relating to the RNLI Bicentenary Campaign
  • Preparing and collecting a list of local RNLI historical objects and stories, and putting this information onto a database for potential future Bicentenary activity.  Working alongside the volunteer Community Curator where appropriate to do this.
  • Suggesting new and innovative ideas for the appeal. Having oversight and a timetable of the range of different activities that are being organised in the local community. Publicise events and activities
  • Encouraging and welcoming a diverse group of new members/supporters into the RNLI.

What do you need for this role?

  • Interpersonal skills, enjoy working with people.
  • Influencing, tact and diplomacy
  • IT skills: word/excel/email/familiarity with social media. In these times, we are relying more on virtual communications, so being familiar and confident to work in this way, is as important as good face-to-face communication skills
  • Interest in the history of the RNLI.

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people, and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back to your community

Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed.