Deputy Launching Authority

Deputy Launching Authority

Volunteer area
South East
Volunteer role type images
https://volunteering.rnli.org/incl2016/images/LBS_ILB2.jpg
Volunteer location
Poole, Dorset
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
50.7126884460449, -1.99197494983673
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
22-01-2021
Reference
V11482
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The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Poole is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Deputy Launching Authority. 

Operating from the historic Poole Quay, Poole Lifeboat Station operates two inshore lifeboats: a B class Atlantic 85 and a D class. 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 water safety volunteers. 

The impact you will make 

This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service. 

What you will be doing 

  • Authorise launch of the lifeboats (and hovercraft if appropriate)
  • Provide leadership in the absence of the Lifeboat Operations Manager or as delegated
  • Ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service.

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer 

What you need for this role 

  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Leadership skills
  • Local maritime knowledge
  • IT literate (desirable)
  • Knowledge of the RNLI (desirable) 

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 volunteering@rnli.org.uk