over 2 years ago
Do you have a passion for the water and want to make a difference in your community? The RNLI is looking for volunteers in Torquay and Brixham to join its coastal safety team to help educate and advise on how best to stay safe at sea and by the coast
Working as part of a team, the Coastal Safety advisor will help implement safety initiatives designed to tackle common causes of lifeboat incidents. This role is suited for somebody who’s passionate about safety and saving lives through prevention, has a background in water activities and enjoys talking to people
John Turner is the Lifeboat coastal Safety officer. He says: 'This is a great volunteer opportunity for somebody who is passionate about keeping water users safe and to try to reduce the amount of people getting into difficulty around our coast. The role is extremely varied and includes working with other organisations and individuals, including likeminded folk within the team of advisors and lifeboat team.
'I find my role to be extremely satisfying and also a lot of fun. When someone tells you that ‘if I had not listened to you we would have been in very serious trouble’ it makes all my efforts worthwhile.'
This is a great role for somebody who has good communication and people skills and possibly some experience of public speaking but if not, the desire to gain some skills and/or confidence in this area. The ability to interact within a team will be important and, whilst it would be desirable to have some knowledge of coastal activity, this is by no means a requirement to be considered for this role.
If you would like to join a friendly, dedicated and motivated team and fit the criteria above or, have some of the required skills and would like to develop further in this area, we would like to hear from you. Training will be provided to ensure a full knowledge of the RNLI and in particular the work of Community Safety Team.
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.
For more information or to apply for the role, please visit https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-rnli-community-safety-adviser-torquay-devon-274550.html