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Youth Education Marketing Volunteer - EXPIRED

Job Title Youth Education Marketing Volunteer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Swords, Dublin, Ireland
Salary 0
Job Published 05 Feb 2015
REF SH484
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Job Description - EXPIRED

Education Marketing Volunteer ad

Would you like to be part of a happy band of volunteers that are helping to save lives at sea without even getting wet?  Would you like to be the person that helps us to find new opportunities where we can raise the awareness of the youth education team and promote even more education messages in schools and youth groups?

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for somebody who has an inquisitive mind and can help us to research new opportunities within a local area where a member of our education team can promote our vital water safety messages and help to save the lives of our young children.

In this role you would learn all about the types of resources which are available for different youth audiences and as such, the role would aim to promote these resources when seeking out new opportunities.

There would be lots to learn including understanding how the RNLI’s youth education presentations can feed into the national curriculum.  This awareness could be developed whilst you are in the role and will assist in targeting the approaches that are made accordingly.

Just as we give all our lifeboat crews the right training and equipment to carry out their lifesaving work, we provide all of our volunteers with the necessary training and support to carry out their role effectively. You will 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.

This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone with good communication, bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to be proactive in the local area.  Experience of interacting with young people would be useful and, to take on this role you will occasionally need to travel within the locality.  If you are interested, you should be IT literate and having your own access to emails would be helpful.

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’s Youth Education Team and promoting volunteer education presentations to schools and youth groups, with a current focus on primary aged children.


Potential commitment: On a flexible basis
Team: Education
Location: Home Based
Responsible to: Youth Education Manager
Role specific requirements: Level 2 – RNLI Safeguarding Policy
 

Responsibilities
• Expectation to comply with the Volunteer Commitment
• Research and highlight new presentation opportunities for Youth Education Volunteer Presenters within a defined local area in liaison with the RNLI’s Youth Education Team.
• Maintain an up to date knowledge and promote all of the Youth Education’s resources to different youth audiences.
• Have an awareness of potential National Curriculum opportunities which RNLI presentations offer so approaches can be targeted appropriately
 

Measures of Success
• An increase in the awareness of the RNLI, its heritage and water safety messages in the local area
• An increase in the number of schools and youth groups requesting youth education volunteer presentations
• Development of on-going relationships within local schools for repeat visits by Youth Education Volunteer Presenters
 

What you will get from this role
• Make a positive difference by raising awareness of water safety and the RNLI 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
• Gain charity sector contacts within a supportive environment
• Reasonable travel and lunch expenses covered
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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.
Safeguarding
 

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 the 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.

If you are interested in applying for this role please visit our website: http://rnli.org.uk/volroles

Ref: EXPIRED - SH484 | Published: 05th Feb 2015