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Volunteer Education Presenter - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Education Presenter - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary 0
Job Published 29 Jan 2015
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Job Description - EXPIRED

Education Volunteer Presenters

Would you like to be part of a happy band of volunteers that are helping to save lives at sea without even getting wet!! Could you respond to a call to action from a local school, youth group or event in your community and deliver messages about the work of the RNLI and staying safe near water to groups of eager children?

Volunteering as part of the RNLI’s Education Team is an important role within the charity as we aim to save the lives of young people through our fantastic education programme. A message given today could be a life saved tomorrow.

Your role would be to engage with young people to deliver our vital water safety messages alongside promoting the work of the RNLI to inspire and motivate the next generation of RNLI supporters.

Just as we give all our Lifeboat crews the right training and equipment to carry out their lifesaving work, we provide Education Volunteers with all the necessary training and support to carry out their role effectively. Education volunteers have access to a range of online learning materials, as well as opportunities for one to one support from fellow volunteers and RNLI education specialists.

As an Education volunteer you will have the opportunity to meet lots of new people and develop your skills in talking to young people.

After their first mission as Education Presenters our volunteers often say; ‘I feel like I am performing an important public service and its good to be a part of that’.

Please join us in making a difference to the safety of young people.

Why the RNLI needs this role
This role will help us save lives at sea by raising awareness of the RNLI and communicating water safety messages to young
people, with a focus on primary aged school children.

Potential time commitment: On a flexible basis
Team: Education
Location: Within your local community
Responsible to: Youth Education Manager
Responsible for: N/A
Role Specific Requirements: Level 2 - RNLI Safeguarding Policy

  Expectation to comply with the Volunteer Commitment
  To present water-safety messages to young people’s groups at schools and other youth organisations
  To seek out opportunities for presentations through active networking and localised marketing and encourage repeat visits
  To identify local family friendly opportunities to promote the RNLI’s core messages where appropriate

Measures of Success
  An aspiration to deliver 9 presentations a year
  An increase in the awareness of the RNLI and water safety messages in the locality
Training and Support
  Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided
  The RNLI will aim to provide opportunities for personal development in your volunteer role

What you will get from this role
  Make a positive difference towards raising water safety awareness with young people
  Join a lively, motivated and dedicated team
  Gain valuable experience that will enhance your CV and set you apart in the job market
  Develop skills and experience within the charitable and education sectors
  Meet new people
  Gain charity sector contacts within a supportive environment
  Reasonable travel and lunch expenses covered

RNLI Values
The RNLI has set values as an organisation that we ask all our staff and volunteers to uphold:
Selfless: Willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture
and act in the best interests of the RNLI. Inclusive and respectful of others.  Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims.
Dependable: Always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and
improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises.
Trustworthy: Responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity
and impartiality.
Courageous: Prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our
mission to save more lives at sea.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and
comply with the RNLI Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to ensure safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
Health and safety responsibilities:

To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of others with whom you volunteer, by reporting all potential and actual health and safety
matters including accidents using the correct procedures.

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Ref: EXPIRED - SH473 | Published: 29th Jan 2015