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Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer - Walmer, Kent - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer - Walmer, Kent - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Walmer
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 14 Sep 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

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.

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Walmer is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Press Officer. Celebrating over 150 years of saving lives at sea, Walmer lifeboat crew members have been presented with more than 25 awards for gallantry - most recently in 2000..Walmer lifeboat was one of 19 lifeboats that took part in the evacuation of the British expeditionary force from Dunkirk in 1940.

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 youth education presenters.

The role of the Lifeboat Press Officer is to build and maintain friendly relationships with local press, radio, television and online media, keeping the community informed of 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 at or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663 346 or by email on You can also contact the local station on 01304 374 475 or email at

Ref: EXPIRED - LF833 | Published: 14th Sep 2016