ALB Crew - Harwich

ALB Crew - Harwich

Volunteer area
North and East
Volunteer role type images
https://volunteering.rnli.org/incl2016/images/LBS_ALB1.jpg
Volunteer location
Harwich, Essex
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
51.9485969543457, 1.28712201118469
Time commitment
Variable with weekly requirements
Team
Lifesaving Operations
Responsible to
Lifeboat Operations Manager
Safeguarding level
2: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required and online safeguarding training module required to be completed upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
03-03-2024
Reference
V16973
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About Us

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Harwich is looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of All Weather Lifeboat Crew.

Harwich Lifeboat Station was built in 2002 and accommodates a B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat. Its Severn class all-weather lifeboat lies afloat on a pontoon, close to the station.

The impact you will make

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 coxswain.

What you will be doing

  • Undertake training and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary to fulfil the role of crew member
  • Be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’
  • Attend exercises
  • Contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer

What you need for this role

  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • General fitness
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Live or work within close proximity miles of the station and be between 18 and 65 years of age

What’s in it for you

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back
  • Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on [email protected]

Safeguarding

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment  or exploitation.  The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.