Lifeboat Press Officer

Lifeboat Press Officer

Volunteer area
Wales and West
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Criccieth, Gwynedd
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
52.9180641174316, -4.23047876358032
Time commitment
Variable with weekly requirements
Lifesaving Operations
Responsible to
Regional Media Officer
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Criccieth is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Press Officer. 

Established in 1853, Criccieth Lifeboat Station is located on the northern shores of Cardigan Bay. It currently operates a B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat and an Arancia inshore rescue boat. The crews have been presented with nine awards for gallantry. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities  and supported by a Shore Crew team. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and water safety presenters. 

The impact you will make 

This role will help us save lives at sea by raising awareness of the RNLI, through promoting the activity of the lifeboat station, highlighting the lifesaving work of our volunteers and sharing key messages via local, digital and social media. 

What you will be doing 

  • Keeping local media informed of lifesaving activity, promoting newsworthy rescues, lifeboat station events and RNLI campaigns via a variety of channels
  • Producing and distributing regular new releases with photos and/or video, to a standard RNLI format by email, uploading to the RNLI News Centre and posting to social media
  • Being available to answer media enquiries
  • Supporting or arranging media opportunities when requested by the Media Engagement Team
  • Briefing station representatives and crew members for interview or acting as spokesperson
  • Keeping the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Regional Media Engagement Team informed of all media activity and reputational concerns
  • Attending station management meetings and liaising regularly with fellow officers about current activity
  • Acquiring and maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of your lifeboat station and the RNLI

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer 

What you need for this role 

  • Excellent writing, communication, and IT skills
  • Good interpersonal and media relations skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and be flexible
  • Influencing, tact and diplomacy skills
  • Interest in new media/video editing/photography

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

Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on