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Recruitment opens for RNLI fundraising ambassadors in the south west

Lifeboats News Release

Applications are now open to become one of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) face-to-face fundraisers in the south west. This vital role includes sharing safety messages and encouraging new supporters to sign up and donate to the lifesaving charity.


Sadie Pascoe RNLI Face to Face fundraiser in Cornwall

The RNLI’s face-to-face fundraisers work around the coast and at events across the UK and Ireland, including the regions flag ship beaches and lifeboat station open days. This year, the lifesaving charity is looking to recruit around 220 face-to-face fundraisers, with part-time, full-time, seasonal and year-round opportunities available.

A role within the face-to-face fundraising team offers flexible working in some great locations, with fundraisers receiving competitive rates of pay whilst developing valuable skills for life. If you are dynamic, engaging and have great interpersonal skills, this could be the role for you – acting as an ambassador for the RNLI and helping to save lives at sea, whether by delivering lifesaving safety messaging to help people enjoy the beach safely, or inspiring new supporters to donate to the charity.

Lucy Hampson, Senior Face-to-Face Fundraising Manager at the RNLI, said: ‘Our face-to-face fundraiser roles are the perfect fit for anyone who is friendly, energetic and able to talk to anyone. It really is a vital role, sharing safety advice with thousands of beach visitors every summer, as well as inspiring them to support our work with a donation.

‘We provide full, high-quality training to make sure that all our fundraisers feel confident and capable of being a lifesaving ambassador. I’d encourage anyone, no matter what career you are considering, to take up the challenge and apply for a face-to-face fundraising role.’

Sadie Pascoe is a RNLI Face to Face fundraiser in Cornwall, she started working with the charity when she was at college. She says;

‘I’m able to fit my work around my course at university, its flexible in that way and during the summer you’re out on the beach most days.

Its really benefitted my communication skills, the whole concept fundraising was out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to push myself and I am much more comfortable talking to people now.

I would recommend the job to anyone, it gives you lots of different perspectives on the world as you’re speaking to different people, lots of transferable skills so you grow in all aspects. And I think makes you a better person as you’re able to listen and consider people’s point of view a bit more.’

RNLI face-to-face fundraising vacancies are available across the south west with a range of hours from part- to full-time. To apply or find out more information, visit

Note to editors

- Please find attached an image of Face-to-Face fundraiser Sarah Pascoe and a group photo of a team of RNLI Face to Face fundraisers credit RNLI

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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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