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Volunteer Crew Member - Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Crew Member - Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Largs, Ayrshire
Salary 0
Job Published 29 Jan 2015
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Job Description - EXPIRED

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Largs is looking to hear from anyone in the community who would be interested in volunteering for the RNLI as a crew member to join its existing team.    

Situated on the west coast of Scotland on Greenock Road, north promenade in Largs, the Lifeboat Station provides 24 hour marine emergency cover. Our volunteer crews provide cover on the Firth of Clyde and surrounding areas.

The RNLI first opened a station in Largs in 1964 and it currently has an Atlantic 85 Lifeboat on station named R A Wilson provided by funds from the Toby Charitable Trust. 

All of our crew members are volunteers and many will say that it’s a way of life and will testify that you get out what you put in!

Given the nature of life-boating the pager can go off at any time of the day or night therefore, there is often an element of unsociable hours.  Being a lifeboat crew member means you’re available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week and committing to an extensive RNLI training program which will turn you into a lifeboat crew member is all part of the deal!

All of our crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and will provide you with first class training and support to ensure that you have everything that you need to help us save lives at sea!

The station now needs new volunteer boat crew and tractor drivers to join the team at Largs

No previous maritime experience needed.

Must live or work in Largs

This is a great opportunity to join a motivated, fun and enthusiastic local team whilst meeting new people within your community.  You will have the satisfaction of helping to save lives at sea whilst all of the time you are building on skills and experience within a leading national charity.

To find out more, come along and meet the team at the Lifeboat Station on 22nd March at 10am – 2pm, or email:, or phone 07785 593264.

Why the RNLI needs this role
This role will help us save lives at sea by ensuring that our lifeboats are in a state of permanent readiness and crewing the lifeboat on service and exercise, under the command of the Helmsman.

Potential time commitment: Will vary depending on the operational need of the lifeboat station. W illingness to volunteer at weekends and anti-social hours.

Team: Operations
Location: Largs Lifeboat Station
Responsible to: Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM)
Stepping down age: 55

Prime Responsibilities
  Expectation to comply with the RNLI Volunteer Commitment.
  Undertake training, become competent and then maintain competence under Competency Based Training (CoBT) as necessary
to fulfil the role of crew member.
  In conjunction with the crew and other volunteers contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment including making ready for service, on ce a service or exercise is completed.
  Maintain good relationships, the trust and confidence of other volunteers and staff involved with the station and its management.
  Contribute to the overall reputation of the Institution by being a good ambassador for the lifeboat station, afloat, ashore and in the community.
  Be familiar with the Green Book of Regulations, Synergy Based Working Practices and other volunteer policies and documents appropriate to your role.
  To become involved in other activities as required.
Measures of Success
  Completion of competencies as required by CoBT applicable for volunteer roles.
  Lifeboat and Station in a permanent state of readiness

Training & Support
  CoBT will be provided and should be maintained in order to perform this role.

What you will get from this role
  Join a motivated, fun and enthusiastic team
  Opportunity to meet new people within your community
  Satisfaction of giving back
  Build on skills and experience within a leading national charity

RNLI Values
The RNLI has set values as an organisation that we ask all our staff and volunteers to uphold:
Selfless: Willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI. Inclusive and respectful of others. Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims.
Dependable: Always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises.
Trustworthy: Responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality.
Courageous: Prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea.

Health and safety responsibilities:  Meet and maintain RNLI fitness and medical standards for this role. Volunteers would normally be requested to have a five yearly medical or as advised. To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of others with whom y ou volunteer, by reporting all potential and actual health and safety matters including accidents using the correct procedures.

Safeguarding: The RNLI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the RNLI Safeguarding Policy and Procedures to ensure safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Ref: EXPIRED - SH475 | Published: 29th Jan 2015