over 1 year ago
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 Eyemouth is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Management Group Chair.
Eyemouth lifeboat station has been operating for over 140 years from the Gunsgreen side of the town. They now have a 14m Trent class all weather lifeboat and a D Class inshore lifeboat, both are alongside the pontoon in the Gunsgreen basin. The stations call outs range from commercial fishing boats, dive charter vessels, pleasure yachts and various other marine activities. 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, 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 necessary.
Please apply online at https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/chair-lifeboat-management-groupeyemouth-317881.html or for further information contact the station direct on 018907 50293 or email Eyemouth@rnli.org.uk
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