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.
Water safety contributes to the RNLI’s vision of saving every one, by developing Water Safety and Lifesaving Plans and working with Partners to help influence improved safety, to reduce the number of preventable deaths and incidents that occur within local coastal and inland waterway environments.
The Water Safety Officer is a pivotal role in that you would be involved in the design and implementation of the Water Safety and Lifesaving Plan, liaising closely with the local Lifeboat Operations Team, Area Lifesaving Manager, and the Water Safety team. A Water Safety and Lifesaving Plan is designed to identify “at risk” groups to reduce fatalities and serious incidents by working with partners to develop specifically targeted interventions.
This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone who can be effective both within a team and on a stand-alone basis. If you would like to join a friendly, dedicated, motivated team and you fit the criteria above or, have some of the required skills, we would like to hear from you.
The impact you will make
Contribute to the RNLI’s vision of saving every one, by developing Water Safety and Lifesaving Plans to reduce the number of preventable deaths and incidents that occur within local coastal and inland waterway environment.
What you will be doing
Design and implement the Water Safety and Lifesaving Plan to ensure delivery of targeted interventions to specific ‘at risk’ groups
Coordinate activity and interventions of the Water Safety and Lifesaving Plan
Lead regular water safety meetings and be a member of and represent water safety on the Operations team at the lifeboat station
Collate and report water safety activity
Be involved in other activities as required
What you need for this role
Good knowledge/experience of coastal/inland waterway environment and local water based activity
Understanding of risk management
What’s in it for you
Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
Gain the satisfaction of giving back
Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed
We are the RNLI: the charity that saves lives at sea. Since 1824, our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of our organisation - ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supported by expert staff, all working together to help communities at home and abroad save lives.
Minimum age: 18
This opportunity is not listed at a specific location but is advertised across East Lothian.