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Volunteer Deputy Press Officer opportunity at Port Talbot RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Port Talbot RNLI are searching for a good communicator to help spread the word of station activities within the local media and across the station’s social media channels.

Port Talbot lifeboat crew are searching for a volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer to help support the station’s Lifeboat Press Officer in publicising all aspects of station activities. The role involves building and maintaining friendly relationships with local press, radio, television and online media. Keeping the local community informed of operational activity, promoting newsworthy rescues and events helps raise the station’s profile, which in turn help’s the volunteer fundraisers raise money to keep the lifesaving service going.

This is a good opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea. Full training will be provided as part of the role.

If you have good communication, writing and IT skills - this could be the role for you.

RNLI volunteer Mel Cooper explains more:

‘The Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer will be a vital role in helping to publicise the station’s activities. Working with the Lifeboat Press Officer, this person will help to inform the public of lifeboat services as well as help publicise fundraising events across all media channels. Sharing and helping people to understand our safety messages is vital to saving lives at sea.’

To apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on

RNLI media contact

For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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