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Volunteer Tractor Driver - Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Tractor Driver - Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Burnham-on-Sea
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 17 May 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 Burnham-On-Sea is looking for a volunteers to join the existing team in the role of Tractor Driver.

The RNLI lifeboat station at Burnham-On-Sea has been operational since 2003 and is crewed by a highly trained, efficient and enthusiastic bunch of men and women. 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 station supporters.

The role of the Tractor Driver is to take charge of the launch vehicle and rig during the launch and recovery of the Inshore Lifeboat for services and exercises under the direction of the Head Launcher, Coxswain or Helmsman, to maintain competence under Competency Based Training (CoBT) and to contribute to the operational efficiency 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 local maritime knowledge and the ability to learn new skills this could be the role for you. You must live or work nearby and be between 17 and 65 years of age.

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663 346 or by email on
and/or contact the local station 01278 789 375.

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.

Ref: EXPIRED - LF649 | Published: 17th May 2016