New RNLI volunteer vacancies available across Pembrokeshire

Lifeboats News Release

There are currently volunteering opportunities available at Lifeboat Stations across Pembrokeshire’s coast including at Little and Broad Haven, St Davids and Fishguard.

The RNLI relies on volunteers to help save lives, with 95% of the people at the RNLI being volunteers. There are plenty of different opportunities to volunteer with the RNLI, and with some you don’t even have to get wet! By becoming an RNLI volunteer, you can work closely with local communities and organisations to spread awareness of key safety messages on a mission to prevent drowning.

Little and Broad Haven are currently inviting applications for the role of volunteer Lifeboat Administration Officer, who is expected to be the primary contact point on general administrative matters of interest to the lifeboat station. This role is best suited for someone with good communication, organisation and IT skills and a knowledge of or willingness to learn about the local station.

Little and Broad Haven Lifeboat Station are also looking for a volunteer Boathouse Manager who will co-ordinate access to the lifeboat station for a range of people, ensuring a safe and healthy environment during the visit. This role is well-suited for a team player with good organisational and time management skills, who can support the Lifeboat Operations Manager.

St Davids Lifeboat Station are currently searching for a new volunteer Shops and Visits Guide, who will raise awareness of safety messages within the local community and tourist population and generate life-saving funds. This role is perfectly suited to someone who is enthusiastic about the RNLI, with good communication skills.

St Davids are also looking for a volunteer Shop Manager to champion the RNLI and build its reputation in the local area, by interacting with the public and providing a high level of customer service. If you are motivated, a problem solver and a people-person, then you will be well-suited for this role.

St Davids are searching for a volunteer Lifeboat Visits Officer to promote the work at the RNLI station within the local community and tourist population. The Lifeboats Visits Officer is expected to encourage local schools, youth and adult organisations to visit the lifeboat station and to deliver educational talks alongside colleagues. This role is well-suited to a proactive team player with good communication skills.

Fishguard Lifeboat Station is currently looking for a Lifeboat Operations Manager to supervise the current team. This role is a great opportunity if you are a team player, with local maritime knowledge and good leadership skills. The Lifeboat Operations Manager will join a motivated and enthusiastic team whilst contributing to saving lives at sea.

Fishguard Lifeboat Station is also searching to fill the role of Deputy Launching Authority, who is expected to authorise the launch of lifeboats, provide leadership in the absence of the Lifeboat Operations Manager or as delegated and ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats. If you are a team player with leadership skills and local maritime knowledge, then this could be the role for you.

For detailed information about volunteering, to check out the role specifications, and to apply, check out the Volunteering vacancies page on the RNLI website. Applications for all of the above roles will close on 31 July 2019.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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