Mechanic (Former Employee) – Margate, Kent – 21 November 2017
Very interesting job with plenty of variation. You never knew what to expect and the team work is second to none. You learn a lot about yourself and the people around you when out at sea in some very challenging conditions.
getting out of a warm bed to go out in a cold wet boat.
Senior Buyer (Current Employee) – Poole, Dorset – 26 September 2017
It appears as a female this is very male dominated. Females are rarely promoted within. As a charity it depends on a lot of good will from the employees and suppliers however they have beaten this out of both.
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – North Devon – 19 September 2017
RNLI beach lifeguard is the best job in Britain. Working on the best beach in Europe really helps to show that. My colleagues are all similar thinking, young adults and work is an enjoyable place to be.
Senior Face to Face Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Wales – 10 August 2017
Hard job. Working long hours, senior role expected to do 12 hour days. Workplace / work house / work beach AMAZING. An experience to never be forgotten. Tough work, as senior role sees you managing 6 fundraisers, ensure they get to the beach, they meet their targets, they keep motivated, they keep up standards, spread safety messages, and keep the image of the RNLI at all times. Rewarding job, as each supporter that we gain, we can work out how much money is raised for the charity, and what we can buy for the charity.
A typical day starts at 0900 till 1700 when on base.Although when out at a site or station you could work round the clock.The skills i have learned and brought to the job would mostly be diagnostics and electrical fault diagnostics.The job its self I really enjoyed although some of the management i think were not really up to the job position they filled.The hardest part of the job I would say was the long distance driving from place to place. And the most enjoyable part was meeting new people and visiting all the different locations.
Volunteer Shop Assistant (Current Employee) – Wallasey, UK – 18 May 2017
A typical work day would include, hard work to ensure that the shop was ran smoothly and efficiently. I have learnt how to operate tills, handle money, how to order stock and, talk to customers while ensuring the security of the shops products. The management are great and very supportive. The most enjoyable part of the job, is getting to work as part of a fun team, where everyone looks after each other. The RNLI is completely voluntary based. Including the brave people whom go out to sea, and save peoples lives, right up to management.
Close to work.
If enough people don't volunteer to work, then the RNLI can't run there business.
Educational Presenter (Current Employee) – Various – 23 November 2016
Since 2014, I have been an Educational Presenter for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution delivering messages about the work of the RNLI and raising awareness and communicating sea and water safety to young people.
I enjoy teaching people about staying safe near water. I aslo helps build up my confidence.
Working for the RNLI allowed me to develop new skills such as time management, working with different services such as police, ambulance and council. It has also developed my knowledge on dealing with different types of the general public. Allowing me to work in many different workplaces.
helping the public when in need
cullerocats being a rough beach and having no support from police at times