RNLI launches appeal for volunteers to fill vacancies at Seahouses lifeboat station

An appeal has been launched to help fill several roles on the Seahouses lifeboat team.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 5:26 pm

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is looking for a Lifeboat Operations Manager to lead the station’s team of volunteer crew and oversee the operational management of the lifeboat station.

This volunteer role may also include authorising the launch of the lifeboat on a day-to-day basis.

There is also an opportunity to join the team as a Deputy Launching Authority. This role involves coordinating the safe and effective launch of the lifeboat.

Seahouses all-weather lifeboat. Picture: RNLI

Both volunteer roles would be suited to team players who have local maritime knowledge, good communication and leadership skills, experience of people management, strong organisational and time management skills, while potential recruits would need to live or work within five miles of the station.

Ben Mitchell, RNLI area lifesaving manager, explained: ‘We have two exciting opportunities for people to join our team at Seahouses RNLI.

"Both volunteer roles would involve leading and bolstering the existing team and managing the operations of the Shannon class and D class lifeboats.

“The RNLI provides comprehensive training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers and by volunteering, people will gain some fantastic experience, knowledge and skills with the RNLI in Seahouses.

Seahouses inshore lifeboat.

“Around 95 percent of RNLI people are volunteers and find the experience an extremely rewarding one. It’s a great way to make new friends while helping to save lives at sea.”

For more information and to apply for the volunteer roles, please visit: https://rnli.org/support-us/volunteer/volunteering-opportunities

Seahouses RNLI would also to like to hear from people who might be interested in joining their volunteer lifeboat crew. For more details, please email: [email protected]

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