Community Safety Adviser

Community Safety Adviser

Volunteer area
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Volunteer location
Buckie, Banffshire
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
57.680866241455, -2.95271205902099
Time commitment
Entirely flexible
Lifesaving Operations
Responsible to
Lifesaving Operations Manager
Safeguarding level
2: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required and online safeguarding training module required to be completed upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, but it’s not limited to launching a lifeboat or providing lifeguards to save lives.

Water Safety fulfils one of the four strands of the RNLI’s concept of operations, saving life at sea by providing free education and advice and facilitating other interventions through Community Lifesaving Plans (CLPs).

The impact you will make

This role will help us save lives at sea by promoting RNLI community safety messages to local target audiences in the RNLI’s bid to reduce the number of preventable deaths and incidents that occur within the local coast and inland waterway environment

What you will be doing

  • This is a public facing role as you will be going out into the community and delivering the RNLI community safety advice directly to members of the community.
  • Whilst other members of the team will be designing the Community Lifesaving Plan which is aimed at reducing fatalities and serious incidents, and targeting particular ‘at risk’ groups, we are asking for advisers to provide that face-to-face intervention.
  • Whilst you are out in the community we would ask you to take the opportunity to seek out further openings to promote the RNLI’s safety messages advising the Volunteer Community Safety Co-Ordinator of opportunities which may arise.

Find out more about becoming a water safety education volunteer

What you need for this role

  • Good people skills
  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of public speaking (desirable)
  • Experience/knowledge of coastal activity in the area (desirable)
  • Coastal/marine qualifications (desirable)

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