Branch Vice Chairperson - Plymouth

Branch Vice Chairperson - Plymouth

Volunteer area
South West
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Plymouth, Devon
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
50.3630409240722, -4.15038204193115
Time commitment
Flexible with monthly requirements
Responsible to
Branch Chairperson
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves. 

We are currently looking for a Branch Vice Chairperson to lead the Plymouth branch. 

The impact you will make 

You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by leading volunteers in vital fundraising activity in your local community. 

What you will be doing 

  • Supporting the Chair to lead, guide and motivate group members to deliver vital fundraising activity
  • Liaising with the Community Manager to achieve agreed fundraising targets
  • Encouraging and welcoming new members and supporters into the RNLI and helping to drive our One Crew ethos
  • Liaising with the Community Manager to support development of the group whilst following RNLI policies and procedures
  • Attending branch meetings and assisting at fundraising events and activities

Find out more about becoming a fundraising and events volunteer 

What you need for this role 

  • Enthusiasm
  • Good interpersonal and leadership experience
  • Basic IT skills
  • Excellent communications skills and confident speaking in public
  • Confident handling money

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


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment  or exploitation.  The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.