Could you be a lifesaver? Silloth RNLI seeks new Lifeboat Press Officer

Lifeboats News Release

The team at Silloth RNLI is looking a new volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer to help them to save lives at sea.

Two people smiling and looking at the camera

RNLI/Nigel Millard

RNLI Lifeboat Press Officers

Lifeboat Press Officers are a vital part of the station and the wider RNLI. They work alongside the crew to promote their local station and its lifesaving work. This may be writing press releases about shouts and notable events at station, liaising with their local media and arranging interviews. Some Lifeboat Press Officers also run social media and help with editing videos.

Lifeboat Press Officers can come from all kinds of backgrounds, and full training is provided.

Ryan Jennings, RNLI Area Lifesaving 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 enthusiastic people with good communication and IT skills to be part of the amazing team in Silloth.’

The RNLI provides first class training and equipment, guidance and support to all volunteers. If you think you have the skills and the time to volunteer at Silloth you can apply here

Notes to editors

· Photo credits

o Shot of Silloth Lifeboat – RNLI/ Nicholas Leach

o Shot of Lifeboat Press Officers – RNLI/ Nigel Millard

RNLI media contacts

For more information, please contact Regional Media Officer, Claire Elshaw on [email protected] or 07468 353082

Lifeboat and crew crashing through some waves

RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Silloth Lifeboat in action

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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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