TO:
The Provincial/ District Chairman
The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs
Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries
Saint Andrews Club Executive
Associate Members

CC:
The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors
ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff

Date: 11th June 2018

Subject: Seeking Volunteers

Please see below current volunteer opportunities available within the RLSS.

As the Society only has a small headquarters team based in the UK, they rely on volunteers to help co-ordinate and implement their objectives and currently have the following volunteer opportunities available

Volunteer Webmaster

RLSS relies on its website (www.rlsscommonwealth.org ) to promote the Society and to communicate with its Members. We want to enhance its look, content and usability and seek to appoint a volunteer Webmaster to lead this development

Duties and Responsibilities of a RLSS Webmaster

  • Maintain functionality, appearance and accuracy of the RLSS website which uses the content management system, WordPress
  • Update the website in conjunction with the Headquarters team
  • Optimise website exposure by analysing search engine patterns to direct online placement of keywords or other content
  • Create and report on website use
  • Assist in creation and delivery of internal electronic communications
  • Assist in the development of strategies for the use of the website and social media
  • Assist in the development of appropriate policies and ensure compliance with them

 

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Expertise in WordPress
  • Expertise in HTML and CSS
  • Experience of use of a variety of social media platforms
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with web marketing best practices
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet
  • Ability in the development of strategies and policies
  • Possess excellent organisational skills
  • Strong command of written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the Society’s overall business and its objectives
  • Ability to perform in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.

 

Member of the Fundraising Working Group

The Fundraising Working Group works under the leadership of the Treasurer and the Executive Director to identify and raise funds for RLSS Projects and Events

 Duties and Responsibilities of a Grants Seeker

  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
  • Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record
  • Create and store grant information in a suitable database or spreadsheet
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities

 Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Possess excellent organisational skills
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives
  • Ability to perform in a cross-functional team
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet

We would be grateful if you would share these opportunities with your members and if anyone is interested in these posts, please ask them to submit a covering letter and relevant CV by email to commonwealth@rlss.org.uk

Yours faithfully,
(No signature – electronic document)
Dylan Tommy
President

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