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Volunteer RNLI Community Safety Adviser - Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer RNLI Community Safety Adviser - Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, Devon - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Torquay
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 06 Oct 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

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.

For more information or to apply for the role, please visit

Ref: EXPIRED - LF870 | Published: 06th Oct 2016