Volunteer RNLI Community Safety Adviser - Barra

Recruiter
Location
Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Closes
05 Nov 2017
Ref
V7333
Skills
Fundraising
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, but it’s not limited to launching a lifeboat or providing lifeguards to save lives.

Community safety fulfils one of the four strands of the RNLI’s concept of operations, saving live at sea by providing free education and advice and facilitating other interventions through Community Lifesaving Plans.

The Community Safety Adviser is a public facing role as you will be going out into the community and delivering the RNLI community safety advice directly to members of the community.  Whilst other members of the team will be designing the Community Lifesaving Plan which is aimed at reducing fatalities and serious incidents, and targeting particular ‘at risk’ groups, we are asking for advisers to provide that face-to-face intervention. Whilst you are out in the community we would ask you to take the opportunity to seek out further openings to promote the RNLI’s safety messages advising the Volunteer Community Safety Co-Ordinator of opportunities which may arise.

This is a great role for somebody who has good communication and people skills and possibly some experience of public speaking but if not, the desire to gain some skills and/or confidence in this area. The ability to interact within a team will be important and, whilst it would be desirable to have some knowledge of coastal activity, this is by no means a requirement to be considered for this role. 

If you would like to join a friendly, dedicated and motivated team and fit the criteria above or, have some of the required skills and would like to develop further in this area, we would like to hear from you. Training will be provided to ensure a full knowledge of the RNLI and in particular the work of Community Safety Team.

This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.

We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding.  Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.

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