Could you be a RNLI lifesaver?

Oban Lifeboat Station is looking for a volunteer water safety officer

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Oban RNLI is looking for a volunteer water safety officer to help save lives.

One of the tasks of the role would be to come up with and put into practice a community  lifesaving plan to help keep identified ‘at risk’ groups safe.

The volunteer will also lead regular water safety meetings and join Oban lifeboat’s operations team.

Michael Avril, Scotland’s water safety lead for the RNLI and chairman of Water Safety Scotland said: ‘We’re looking for a volunteer to work within the local community to help keep people safe. Lots of accidents and incidents that occur could be prevented by following safety advice.

‘This is an ideal opportunity for someone to help prevent tragedies within their local community by ensuring users have access to important and relevant safety information.

‘What we are saying is, we want people to enjoy being on or around the water, but we want them to be able to do so safely and we are here to help them do that.’

This role is a great opportunity for someone living in the Oban area, added Mr Avril.

The RNLI gives extensive training, support and guidance to all volunteers and anyone interested in the role can find out more and apply at –

Deadline for applications is May 16.