Volunteer Shore Crew - Newbiggin (V9987)

Volunteer Shore Crew - Newbiggin

This role will help us save lives at sea by assisting with the safe launch and recovery of the lifeboat on service and exercise.

 

Location description
Newbiggin
Time commitment
Will vary depending on the operational need of the lifeboat station. Willingness to volunteer at weekends and anti-social hours.
Volunteer area
North Region
Volunteer type
Lifeboat Station
Closing Date
30-08-2019
Reference
V9987
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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety messages and flood rescue we are committed to saving more lives.

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

Newbiggin Lifeboat Station, the oldest operational lifeboat boathouse in the United Kingdom, dating back to 1851. The crews have been presented with 16 awards for gallantry, and today the station operates an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.  The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities  and supported by a Shore Crew team who are responsible for helping to launch the two lifeboats, managing the safety of the area during a launch and refuelling and servicing the boats when they return from a ‘shout’ or training exercise. 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 youth education presenters.

The role of Shore Crew is to assist with the launch and recovery of the lifeboats on service and exercise, to maintain competence under Competency Based Training for the role and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

This is a good opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea.

If you are a team player with good general fitness and the ability to learn new skills this could be the role for you. You must live or work within approximately 10 minutes of the station and be between 17 and 65 years of age.

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk

 

 

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.