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RNLI recuitment drive after walk out of volunteers

16th October 2013
Magazine feature on Whitby Lifeboat Station.
Pictured Whitby fundraiser Ada Myers
Picture by Gerard Binks.

16th October 2013 Magazine feature on Whitby Lifeboat Station. Pictured Whitby fundraiser Ada Myers Picture by Gerard Binks.

A recruitment day is being held to find people to man Whitby’s RNLI charity shop - after some of the volunteers staged a walk out.

Last week the Gazette reported how they went on strike when the post of the popular previous manager was made redundant leaving the shop closed throughout the week.

But now the lifesaving organisations says it is changing the way the Whitby branch, on Pier Road is being run.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “After careful consideration, we feel the time is right to move back to the ‘RNLI norm’ of a volunteer-run shop and museum in Whitby.”

“We have spoken to all our shop and museum volunteers at Whitby about these plans. “Most understand what we are doing and why we are doing it. “They appreciate that, as a charity, we have a responsibility to make the very best use of our resources and are happy to work with us to move the shop and museum into a new era.”

Therefore it is advertising for a temporary Museum Development Co-ordinator.

The successful candidate will be expected to review the current volunteer roles and numbers, recruit new volunteers and train them.

The recruitment sessions for volunteers are tonight between 6pm and 8pm and 10am to 4pm tomorrow (Saturday).

 

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