Volunteer Crew Member [ILB] Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Recruiter
Location
Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
Posted
06 Sep 2017
Closes
06 Dec 2017
Ref
V7410
Skills
Other
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
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. 

Located on the Somerset coast, Burnham-on-Sea Lifeboat Station was established in 1836. The current station was opened in 2003 and operates two inshore lifeboats. 

The role of ILB Crew is to undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary to fulfil the role of crew member, to be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, to attend exercises and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment. New recruits are normally invited to take up the role of Shore Crew initially, which involves assisting with the launch and recovery of the lifeboats on service, before progressing to Lifeboat Crew training. 

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 a 3 mile radius of the station and be between 17 and 55 years of age.

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