Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer - Southend-on-Sea (V10435)

Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer - Southend-on-Sea

This role will help us save lives at sea by raising awareness of the RNLI by promoting the activity of the lifeboat station through local media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location description
Southend-on-Sea
Time commitment
Variable estimate 1-5 hours a week depending on operational activity.
Volunteer area
London and SE Region
Volunteer type
Lifeboat Station
Closing Date
20-12-2019
Reference
V10435
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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety messages and flood rescue we are committed to saving more lives.

Southend Lifeboat Station has two boathouses, one at each end of Southend's 1.25 mile long pier. One houses a B class and a D class inshore lifeboat, while the other houses a D class lifeboat and a hovercraft.

The lifeboat crew are mostly 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 youth education presenters.

The role of the Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer is to support and deputise for the Lifeboat Press Officer. The role involves building and maintaining friendly relationships with local press, radio, television and online media. You’ll be involved in keeping the community informed of operational activity, promote newsworthy rescues and lifeboat station events, using a variety of channels, such as email, phone, or social media, using photos and video where possible.

This is a good opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea.

If you have good communication, writing and IT skills this could be the role for you.

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.

We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding.  Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.

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. 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).   

We are an equal opportunities employer.