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Volunteer Lifeboat Management Group Chair - Falmouth, Cornwall - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Lifeboat Management Group Chair - Falmouth, Cornwall - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Falmouth
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 24 Jun 2016
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety messages and flood rescue we are committed to saving more lives.

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Falmouth is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Management Group Chair.

Since the station opened in 1867, Falmouth’s heroic crews have been presented with 19 awards of gallantry. Today, the station runs both an all-weather Severn class lifeboat and an inshore B class lifeboat. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team. All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and youth education presenters.

The role of the Lifeboat Management Group Chair is to provide local leadership to ensure that all functions of the local station are co-ordinated by holding regular meetings, developing local relationships and communicating effectively with all stakeholders.

It is a good opportunity for the right person to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea without even getting wet!

If you have good communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team, have an interest in the RNLI and the ability to chair a meeting effectively this could be the role for you. No maritime experience is necessary.

This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.

We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding.  Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.

For more information or to apply for the role, please visit

Ref: EXPIRED - LF717 | Published: 24th Jun 2016