Peterhead RNLI seeks new Volunteer Press Officer

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Peterhead is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Press Officer.

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Peterhead RNLI Lifeboat Station is located on the most easterly point of mainland Scotland and operates in the UK’s largest mackerel and herring port. It currently houses a Tamar class all-weather lifeboat and its volunteer crew launched 20 times in 2021, coming to the aid of 23 people and saving 6 lives.

Crewed by volunteers, funded by public donations and answering the call of help day or night whatever the weather. The RNLI has an incredible story to tell, could you be the person to help tell the story of how volunteers in your community are working to save lives at sea?

The role of Lifeboat Press Officer is to build and maintain friendly relationships with local press, radio, television, and online media, keeping the community informed of operational activity by promoting newsworthy rescues and lifeboat station events.

This is a great opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea.

If you have good communication, writing and IT skills, and you are interested in finding out more, please contact Natasha Bennett, Regional Media Officer for Scotland at [email protected] or follow this link to apply: https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/lifeboat-press-officer-peterhead-499779.html

The RNLI provides first class training and equipment, guidance and support to all volunteers, from volunteer lifeboat crew to shop volunteers and event marshals. Find out more about the opportunities available near you at www.rnli.org/volroles.


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RNLI media contacts

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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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Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

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