Volunteer Crew Member- Inshore Lifeboat [ILB]- Looe

Looe, Cornwall
15 Aug 2017
15 Nov 2017
Long Term

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.

Since 1866 the lifeboat crews and lifeboats of Looe Lifeboat Station have been saving lives at sea, currently operating an Atlantic 85 and D Class Inshore Lifeboats. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team.

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Looe is now looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of Inshore Lifeboat Crew, on call to drop everything, rush to the boat and launch into the water. This role will help us save lives at sea by ensuring that our lifeboats and crew are in a state of permanent readiness on service and during exercises, under the command of a helmsman.

ILB Crew must undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary to fulfil the role of crew member, be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, attend exercises and 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. No previous maritime experience needed. You must live or work within three miles of the station and be between 17 and 55 years of age.

Interested? Apply online here or find out more by emailing volunteering@looelifeboats.co.uk

Lifeboat crewmen are our unsung heroes, on call to drop everything, rush to the boat and launch into the water. In the words of one crew member, “The first few minutes are intense, but it's an enormously rewarding thing to do". 

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