over 2 years 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 Aldeburgh is looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of Shore Crew.
Aldeburgh celebrated 180 years as a lifeboat station in 2006, with the first lifeboat being placed at Sizewell in 1826 by the Suffolk Association. Fifteen Medals have been awarded for outstanding rescues during the station's history, the last in 2000. 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 Shore Crew is to assist with the launch and recovery of the lifeboats on service and exercise, to maintain competence under Competency Based Training for the role and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.
This is a good opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea.
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 within 3 miles of the station and be between 17 and 65 years of age.
For more information or to apply for the role, please visit https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-shore-crew-aldeburgh-suffolk-259831.html