About the role

Become a face-to-face fundraiser and spend your days outside, giving important lifesaving advice, and raising vital funds to help the RNLI’s lifesaving work.


What does face-to-face fundraising involve?

Working as a face-to-face fundraiser, you’ll share inspiring stories of volunteer crews and lifeguards with beachgoers and people at events. You’ll help teach beachgoers how to Respect the Water and sign up supporters for a regular donation to the RNLI. The best part is the work you do could help save lives.

Our season dates are flexible, but our standard working hours are usually 10am–5pm. There are a variety of roles available, from part-time opportunities, to full-time seasonal work in the summer.

Read the full face-to-face fundraising job description.

What are the benefits to becoming a face-to-face fundraiser?

This is a great role for your CV – you’ll be paid to work for a respected charity and have the chance to develop your professional and personal skills.

You’ll receive competitive rates of pay and you’ll also get enrolled into our reward scheme, so we can recognise and thank you for your achievements. If you are looking to work for a charity in future, then this role will provide you with skills that truly benefit fundraising careers.

Where you can work as a face-to-face fundraiser?

There are nine regions around the UK and Ireland where you could be working as a face-to-face fundraiser. We prefer to place fundraisers in their local area. So when you apply, please select the area nearest to where you live. 

If your local area is not commutable, we may be able to provide you with accommodation (subject to taxable benefits). This will be offered on a case-by-case basis and will be discussed in more detail at interview stage.

Watch face-to-face fundraisers in action

A day in the life of a fundraiser

What’s it like spending your working day outdoors? Helping people stay safe at the beach? Raising money to save lives? Three face-to-face fundraisers from previous years share with us their different roles and experiences.

Anna finds being a senior fundraiser very rewarding. She enjoys the numbers, hitting targets and doing a job where she can see the direct benefit of her work.

Simon joined us for his second year running last year - in 2014 he was a level 1 fundraiser. He reckons the qualities you need are: 'to be personable, fun-loving and up for a laugh'.

Yasmin was new to fundraising when she joined us. She is from Birmingham, so the thought of a summer on the beach having the 'time of her life' was too appealing to resist!

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Requirements and training
The RNLI is well known for the quality of its training – nothing but the best is good enough when it comes to saving lives. Face-to-face conversations are crucial for education, as well as fundraising, so this role is no exception to our standards. 
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Become a face-to-face fundraiser
If you love the idea of working outdoors at exciting locations, while making a real difference to thousands of people every day, then becoming a face-to-face fundraiser is the perfect job for you.
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