RNLI looking for press officer at Macduff

Macduff Lifeboat in action.
Macduff Lifeboat in action.

The RNLI is seeking a volunteer to raise the profile of Macduff Lifeboat Station.

The charity wants to appoint a volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (LPO) whose role would be to publicise the charity’s activities, including call outs, at the station.

The RNLI currently has a team of 50 LPOs working on the Scottish coastline to promote lifeboat stations and is now looking to fill the vacant position at Macduff.

Richard Smith, the RNLI’s Public Relations Manager for Scotland, said: “The LPO role is an important position. It is a role which will help us save lives at sea by raising awareness of the RNLI at Macduff which, in turn, encourages people to fundraise and so fund the activities of our emergency service.

“The RNLI will provide extensive training for a new LPO at Macduff. This includes writing news releases, working with radio and television stations, editing videos taken of call outs, and using social media.

“The role is suitable for anyone of any age from 18 upwards and those people interested do not have to have prior experience of the media or the RNLI. There is also scope to job-share this volunteer role.”

Further details are available from Richard on 01738 642956 or via email at richard_smith@rnli.org.uk