Newcastle RNLI seeks new volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
The team at Newcastle RNLI is calling for a new volunteer to help them to save lives at sea.
The charity is looking for a volunteer to take up the Lifeboat Press Officer role at the station. This role will help raise awareness of the RNLI through the promotion of lifesaving activity at the lifeboat station including newsworthy rescues carried out by the crew.
Newcastle RNLI is seeking someone who can produce and distribute regular new releases, be available to answer media enquiries, work to support media opportunities and facilitate interview requests. The role is best suited to someone with good writing and communication skills, who lives locally and can be flexible with their time.
Lisa Ramsden, Newcastle RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘Volunteering with us gives people the opportunity to make a real difference in their local community, to save lives and become part of the larger RNLI family. We can’t keep people safe without the support of our wonderful volunteers, who truly make a difference every day no matter which role they are fulfilling.
‘Becoming a volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer is a great chance to play a crucial part in helping to save lives. We’re looking for an enthusiastic person with good writing and interpersonal skills and who enjoys working with people and at times under pressure to inform the media and update our community on the various lifesaving activities that are happening at the station from rescues to fundraising, community safety to events.’
Anyone interested in finding out more or wants to apply can use this link:
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.