The RNLI is looking for new members to join Regional Council for Scotland

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI is looking for people to help play an important part in making sure the charity continues to always be there to answer the call to those who need their help.


Fraserburgh's Trent class lifeboat

As the RNLI approaches its 200th anniversary, the charity is seeking a new Chair, as well as 2 new members to join the Regional Council for Scotland.

Ideally candidates should be based in Scotland with connections across the region and understand the breadth of RNLI activities within the region.

These important roles will assist in governance by providing a link between local communities, partners and the lifesaving and fundraising activity that the RNLI carries out within the Scottish region.

RNLI Spokesperson: ‘As a member of our Regional Council for Scotland, you will be someone who truly champions our One Crew philosophy, through recognising and supporting our volunteer and staff activity. We would encourage those that share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and help us work towards our vision of saving everyone.’

The closing date is 29 January 2023. To find out more and to apply, please visit

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone.


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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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.