Volunteer Crew Member - Anstruther (V10252)

Volunteer Crew Member - Anstruther

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/helm.




Location description
Time commitment
Will vary depending on the operational need of the lifeboat station. Willingness to volunteer at weekends and anti-social hours.
Volunteer area
Volunteer type
Lifeboat Station
Closing Date
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The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Anstruther is home to Kingdom of Fife, a Mersey class, all-weather Lifeboat and Akira, a D class, inshore Lifeboat. We are looking to recruit new volunteers in the role of lifeboat crew with availability that would allow them to respond to service calls from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday.  

With a specific need to strengthen daytime availability of crew, we are looking for interested parties to help the community in providing essential lifesaving work to prevent the loss of life at sea. The station has an excellent opportunity for members of the local community to become part of the team, learn new skills that will enhance your CV and gain the satisfaction of playing your part in the community in which we serve.

All of the 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!

Successful applicants will hold role descriptions and training plans for both ALB and ILB roles as well as shore crew.

Lifeboat crew (ALB/ILB)

The role of Crew is to undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary, to be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, to attend exercises and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals that;

-         live or work within 4 miles of Anstruther RNLI lifeboat station,

-         Have capacity and availability to commit to training,

-         Personal circumstances or a compassionate employer that would allow you to respond to service calls from 8am – 6pm Monday – Friday

-         Have a driving license and access to a vehicle,

-         Are aged between 17 and 55 years of age.

-         Can work well as part of a team.

-         Previous maritime experience is NOT essential         

If you feel that you can make a contribution to the team and would like to gain the satisfaction of playing your part in the local community, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants will be subject to a selection process with successful applicants being subject to a one year probation period in order to assess an individuals ability become a competent crewmember and display the necessary behaviors and commitment associated with working as part of a team.

To find out more, email: anstruther@rnli.org.uk or apply via www.rnli.org/volroles

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.

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. 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).   

We are an equal opportunities employer.