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Volunteer RNLI TRiM Manager - various locations - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer RNLI TRiM Manager - various locations - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location United Kingdom
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 17 Jun 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

This will help us save lives at sea by supporting our volunteers and employees when they have experienced a traumatic event in their service to the RNLI, ensuring that they remain well and able to continue to carry out their role in the organisation

Location description
Pilot areas: Wales and North West; London and East; Southwest (Calshot to Cornwall)
Time commitment
Flexible hours (outside of contracted hours if employed) – initially anticipate approx. 5 hours per week and then responsive to incidents
Volunteer area
West Region (including Wales), Eastern Region, South West Region, North Region, London and SE Region

The RNLI are looking to pilot TRiM, a post incident support system, for twelve months starting in July 2016. We recognise that our volunteers and employees can be placed at risk of being exposed to traumatic events and that as an organisation we have an obligation to provide ongoing care post exposure. 

TRiM is a peer-support system, born out of the armed forces, that has been adapted for use by emergency services. It is quickly becoming the industry standard as an effective way of assessing for potential negative psychological impact from exposure to traumatic events.TRiM is compliant with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) PTSD Management Guidelines (2005)

We have an opportunity for a Volunteer RNLI TRiM Manager to be recruited on a volunteer basis, who will ideally already be trained to Practitioner level in the TRiM process or be able to demonstrate significant experience in applying the TRiM or similar principles. RNLI can provide professional training (by March on Stress) to act as a Volunteer RNLI TRiM Manager, to accompany the existing 2 Volunteer RNLI TRiM Managers in the RNLI. This will consist initially of 3 days of training with an expectation that there could a reasonable number of incidents in the pilot period that would require you to carry out TRiM quality checks and support Volunteer RNLI TRiM Practitioners, and may require additional travel and overnight stays. The training dates are scheduled for 6th & 7th July in London.

As a Volunteer RNLI TRiM Manager, you will help us shape the future of this service and work with other outside agencies to ensure that an affective service is provided, and that our Volunteer RNLI TRiM Practitioners uphold the standards expected. It is important that you live within easy reach of the above locations; this is for the pilot only, which will run for 1 year, commencing in July 2016.

If you are selected to be trained then the communication skills and insights you will develop as a result will be of benefit to you both professionally and personally.

On your application form please include a comprehensive personal statement which should highlight specific skills and experience that you feel you could bring to the role, as well as key reasons for your interest.

If you are an existing employee or volunteer and are interested in applying, please ensure that you have spoken with your line manager first.

We are also keen to hear from anyone who is already trained and experienced to a TRiM practitioner level, and who may not necessarily live in the geographical areas stipulated above, for potential future roles.

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.

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Ref: EXPIRED - LF710 | Published: 17th Jun 2016