Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037736

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.


Current opportunities

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events, from coffee mornings to reindeer runs, emptying collection boxes to running an online fundraiser, raising vital funds to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team themselves. We are keen to welcome new people with new ideas and skills to help raise vital funds to save lives at sea. By joining us you are you’ll be making a lifesaving difference as the RNLI’s champion in your community. The impact you will make You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by leading volunteers in vital fundraising activity in your local community. What you will be doing • Creating attractive displays of souvenirs and gifts for sale at local events • Stock ordering and completion of relevant financial records • Recording and banking of sales income and completion of annual stock take. • Encouraging and welcoming a diverse group of new members/supporters into the RNLI and helping to drive our One Crew ethos. What you need for this role • Enthusiasm • Good communication skills and personable manner • Ability to contribute as part of a team • Organisational skills • Customer service-related skills • Access to vehicle for stock transportation (related • expenses reimbursed in line with policy) • Basic numeracy 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

Nairn, Highland Entirely flexible Team Engagement Responsible to Branch Chair Closing Date 25-02-2024 Reference V16771 About Us The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves. We are currently looking for a branch treasurer for the Nairn Branch. The Impact you will make You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising activity in your local community. What you will be doing Following financial procedures and maintaining accurate online records of financial transactions relating to the group. Main point of contact for the Branch Accounts Team in relation to reporting and auditing Attending meetings and assisting fundraising events and activities Encouraging and welcoming a diverse group of new supporters into the RNLI to assist with fundraising activities and helping to drive our One Crew ethos Presenting a financial report at meetings and completing an annual statement of accounts Find out more about becoming a fundraising and events volunteer What you need for this role Enthusiasm Good interpersonal and communication skills IT, organisational and administration skills Experience of accounting procedures and willingness to learn and adhere to RNLI financial processes 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. Safeguarding The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process). Diversity at the RNLI 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. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One. Equal opportunities The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea without prejudice. We aspire to be an organisation where our people are valued no matter who they are. We aim to be truly inclusive, benefit from diversity and appreciate everyone for their individual contribution. What next? Apply for this role Hear back from the volunteer manager Have an informal chat If successful, supply references (if applicable) Agree start date Induction (and training if applicable) + − Leaflet | © OpenStreetMap contributors RNLI Values As one crew, we strive for excellence and are Trustworthy, Courageous, Selfless and Dependable Safeguarding The RNLI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the RNLI Safeguarding Policy and procedures Where applicable we will carry out appropriate safeguarding checks (i.e. DBS, PVG or Garda checks) Safeguarding level 1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.

Broughty Ferry, Dundee Flexible with monthly requirements Team Engagement Responsible to Community Manager Closing Date 26-05-2024 Reference V16785 Volunteer Lead Shop Volunteer - Role Description.pdf (PDF, 259.31kb) About us The RNLI shops started life as simple cake stalls, run by volunteers and their supporters to raise money for the local Lifeboats and stations. These stalls started selling commemorative RNLI products in around 1920 and quickly moved on to selling souvenirs and Christmas cards. The first shop to be run as part of an actual station opened in 1990. Today we operate 160 RNLI shops and this number is growing, based inland and on the coast across the UK and Ireland, attracting almost 1 million visitors every year selling an excellent range of unique and competitively priced products ranging from jam to clothing, and key rings to model boats, all to raise vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards. For many people, buying something from an RNLI shop will be the first time that they come into contact with our Charity, and as a shop volunteer you could be the person that engages them to support us now, and in the future. The impact you will make You will help save lives at sea by generating vital funds as well as promoting the work of the RNLI to customers and raising awareness of key safety messages. What you will be doing Delivering the smooth day-to-day running of the shop, maintaining a safe environment and alerting line management to any issues. Offering a great shopping experience, creating a friendly and welcoming environment. Operating the till (including end of day cashing up) and card machine. Championing the RNLI, it’s key messages, One Crew ethos and building its reputation in the local area. Additional responsibilities to be carried out, to be agreed Find out more about becoming a shop volunteer What you need for this role Enthusiasm. Good communication skills and personable manner. Ability to contribute as part of a team. Confident handling money. Comfortable volunteering in a customer service environment. 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 Safeguarding The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process). Diversity at the RNLI 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. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One. Equal opportunities The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea without prejudice. We aspire to be an organisation where our people are valued no matter who they are. We aim to be truly inclusive, benefit from diversity and appreciate everyone for their individual contribution. What next? Apply for this role Hear back from the volunteer manager Have an informal chat If successful, supply references (if applicable) Agree start date Induction (and training if applicable)

Broughty Ferry, Dundee Flexible with monthly requirements Team Engagement Responsible to Shop Manager Closing Date 26-05-2024 Reference V16784 Shop Volunteer - Role Description.pdf (PDF, 249.08kb) About us The RNLI shops started life as simple cake stalls, run by volunteers and their supporters to raise money for the local Lifeboats and stations. These stalls started selling commemorative RNLI products in around 1920 and quickly moved on to selling souvenirs and Christmas cards. The first shop to be run as part of an actual station opened in 1990. Today we operate 160 RNLI shops and this number is growing, based inland and on the coast across the UK and Ireland, attracting almost 1 million visitors every year selling an excellent range of unique and competitively priced products ranging from jam to clothing, and key rings to model boats, all to raise vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards. For many people, buying something from an RNLI shop will be the first time that they come into contact with our Charity, and as a shop volunteer you could be the person that engages them to support us now, and in the future. The impact you will make You will help save lives at sea by generating vital funds as well as promoting the work of the RNLI to customers and raising awareness of key safety messages. What you will be doing Delivering the smooth day-to-day running of the shop, maintaining a safe environment and alerting line management to any issues. Offering a great shopping experience, creating a friendly and welcoming environment. Operating the till (including end of day cashing up) and card machine. Championing the RNLI, it’s key messages, One Crew ethos and building its reputation in the local area. Find out more about becoming a shop volunteer What you need for this role Enthusiasm. Good communication skills and personable manner. Ability to contribute as part of a team. Confident handling money. Comfortable volunteering in a customer service environment. 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 Safeguarding The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process). Diversity at the RNLI