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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.
New Brighton has a remarkable history of bravery with 48 awards for gallantry. The Lifeboat Station is currently looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of Inshore Lifeboat Crew.
Following an unsettled period at New Brighton Station we are opening our doors to look for new volunteers who will join the existing team in the role of Inshore Lifeboat Crew.
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 role of ILB Crew is to undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary to fulfil the role of crew member, to be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, to attend exercises and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.
This is a great opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea. As a member of the RNLI team at New Brighton you will be provided with the equipment and training to ensure you carry out your volunteering duties with us effectively and safely in a welcoming environment. In return we ask you to commit to the values and behaviours of the RNLI which we ask of all of our volunteers as part of the RNLI Volunteer Commitment.
If you are a team player with good general fitness and the ability to learn new skills this could be the role for you. No previous maritime experience needed. You must live or work in close proximity to the lifeboat station and be between 17 and 55 years of age.
The roles will be live on our website until Sunday 11th September 2016 and we will accept applications we receive ending on that date. We will review applications received and all applicants who fit the required criteria will be invited in for an informal chat week commencing the 26th September – date and time to be confirmed.
For further information or details on how to apply, please go to https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-crew-member-ilb-new-brighton-wirral-275851.html