Chairperson - Lifeboat Management Group

Chairperson - Lifeboat Management Group

Volunteer area
Wales and West
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Morecambe, Lancashire
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
54.0751113891601, -2.86361193656921
Time commitment
Variable with weekly requirements
Lifesaving Operations
Responsible to
Area Lifesaving 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
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The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Morecambe is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Management Group Chair.

Celebrating 50 years as a lifeboat station, Morecambe has been presented with 11 awards for gallantry. The first RNLI rescue hovercraft was placed on service in 2002 and is now one of only four stations operating a hovercraft alongside conventional lifeboats.

The impact you will make

This role will help us save lives at sea by ensuring good communication, information sharing and joint cooperation between the RNLI, local team members and the local community, and by providing good local leadership.

What you will be doing

  • Providing local leadership to ensure that all functions of the local station are co-ordinated, information shared, and to develop a joint approach in representing the activities of the RNLI to the local community
  • Holding regular meetings with members of the Lifeboat Management Group to discuss all matters relating to the RNLI locally, ensuring that these meetings are minuted and agreeing plans of action for specific items as appropriate
  • Developing local relationships and become the common contact point for general non-operational RNLI matters locally
  • Encouraging and facilitate leaders of all the supporting teams to co-operate on an informal and regular basis
  • Ensuring that the appropriate output from the meetings is communicated via the team leaders to all RNLI volunteers and staff
  • Ensuring that leaders of all the supporting teams are aware of policy matters communicated from RNLI Support Centre, Poole
  • Meeting regularly with the Area Lifesaving Manager to discuss matters relating to the management of the RNLI locally

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer

What you need for this role

  • Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Interest in/knowledge of RNLI
  • Ability to chair a meeting effectively

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