Becoming a RLSS UK Trustee

Have you thought about becoming a Royal Life Saving Society UK Trustee?

You could help shape the future of the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

This year (2018) we have two vacancies on RLSS UK Trustee Board.

Trustees are vital to our continued success and the application pack within essential documents explains what we are looking for and the information to help you decide whether this opportunity is right for you. If you are not a current member, this should not stop your interest in becoming involved. All we ask is that you do join our Society before submitting your application as stated in the pack.

Each applicant will need to submit an application form and be voted for as part of ‘one member one vote’.  The deadline for Trustee applications is midnight Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Thank you again for your interest.

Dawn Whittaker, Chair
Royal Life Saving Society UK

Di Steer, CEO

Royal Life Saving Society UK

Appointment of new Youth Advisor to the Board of Trustees.

We are excited to open applications for the Role of RLSS UK Youth Advisor to the Board of Trustee’s. This role operates as a champion of youth issues to the board, working in partnership with volunteers and staff to ensure youth views are promoted and valued in all of the Charity’s activities. The role is open to any member aged between 16 and 30 years.

We are looking for members who have had experience of other committees or not-for-profit organisations and are keen to share their acquired skills and develop new ones whilst supporting RLSS UK. This is a fantastic opportunity and you will be supported by staff and trustees to understand everything necessary for the role.

To apply for the position please visit the essential documents page and download the application form and pack.

How to apply

Step 1
Download the Trustee Application Pack and Trustee Application Form from the Essential Documents page.

Read the Trustee Application Pack to fully understand what’s involved in being a Trustee.

Step 2
Express your interest in becoming a Trustee by emailing [email protected].

Stephanie will get in touch with yourself to arrange a convenient time for a phone call between a current RLSS UK Trustee and yourself. This call is purely so a current RLSS UK Trustee can make clear the governance duties of a Trustee and ensure you’re clear on the responsibilities involved. It’s also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have.

Deadline – Sunday 29 April 2018.

Step 3
Receive your telephone call from an RLSS UK Trustee.

Step 4
Email your completed Trustee Application Form and photo of yourself to [email protected]

Deadline – Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Key Dates for 2018


Monday 16 April 2018
Trustee application date opens with Trustee Application Pack and Trustee Application Form available to download from the Essential Documents page.

Between Monday 16 April and Sunday 29 April 2018
Expressions of interest to be emailed to [email protected].  Phone calls between a current RLSS UK Trustee and potential candidates held to make clear governance duties of a Trustee.

Tuesday 8 May 2018 (Midnight)
Trustee Application Form and photo deadline.

Wednesday 6 June 2018
‘One Member One Vote’ voting opens online

Thursday 28 June 2018 (10:00am)
‘One Member One Vote’ voting closes

Saturday 30 June 2018
RLSS UK’s Annual General Meeting, including voting results and installation of Trustees

Friday 28 September 2018
New Trustee inductions

Saturday 29 September 2018
Trustee board meeting

Saturday 8 December 2018
Trustee board meeting