Media Engagement Graduate Placement

Various locations
£16,258 per annum
19 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Full Time

RNLI lifeboats and lifeguards help thousands of people each year around the UK. It’s quite a story and you can help us tell it.

We’re looking for five new or recent graduates to join the RNLI’s Media Engagement Team for three months during the summer - our busiest time of the year.

The RNLI is a 24/7 search and rescue organisation and you should be ready to work outside normal office hours on occasion.


  • South West regional base in Saltash, Cornwall
  • South East, based in either London, Chichester or Ramsgate (dependent on successful candidate’s location)
  • North East, based at the Bolden Support Centre, Wearside, Wales
  • West regional base in St Asaph, North Wales
  • National team at RNLI HQ in Poole

About You

  • Keen learner
  • Good basic understanding of communications and PR principles
  • Skilled communicator
  • Confident to hit the ground running – whether that’s writing press releases or picking up the phone to our lifeguards, lifeboat crew or the media
  • Must have a valid UK driving licence


  • Gain a broad range of experience, from publicising lifeguard and lifeboat rescues and helping handle communications around major incidents, to dealing with the media and protecting the reputation of a well-loved charity
  • Find out how to use a multi-media, multi-channel approach to promote a large organisation and discover what it’s really like in a busy regional press office
  • Occasional opportunities to travel across the region to support RNLI colleagues, volunteers and lifeguards with media liaison


Successful candidates will need to be available for a start date of 4 June 2018, and able to travel to Poole for training during that week.


  • South West – 3 April
  • South East – 4 April
  • Wales and West – 10 April
  • North East and East – 4 April
  • Poole HQ  - 10 April