Volunteer Deputy Launch Authority - Newhaven

Volunteer Deputy Launch Authority - Newhaven

Volunteer area
South East
Volunteer role type images
https://volunteering.rnli.org/incl2016/images/LBS_RNLIflag.jpg
Volunteer location
Newhaven, East Sussex
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
50.7885398864746, 0.0537220016121864
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
V16945
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About us 

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Newhaven is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Deputy Launching Authority. 

Established in 1803, Newhaven Lifeboat Station covers from Beachy Head to Brighton. It’s a modern afloat station and operates an all-weather Severn class lifeboat. The crews have been awarded 19 medals for gallantry.

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 
  • 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)
  • Live or work within close proximity of the station and be between 18 and 70 years of age
  • 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

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.