Volunteer Crew Member - Inshore Lifeboat [ILB] - The Mumbles

Swansea Vale, Swansea
29 Sep 2017
29 Dec 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.

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in The Mumbles is looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of All Weather & Inshore Lifeboat Crew; especially if you have daytime availability.

There have been lifeboats stationed continuously at The Mumbles for over one hundred and fifty years. The RNLI established the lifeboat station in 1863, and in 1866 the lifeboat was moved from Swansea to her new boathouse and slipway at Southend, in Mumbles. The station was originally named Swansea; changing its name to The Mumbles in 1904.

On 8 February 2014 Roy Barker IV was placed on service and on 14 March the new 9.4M boathouse at the end of Mumbles Pier was officially opened. In 2015 The Mumbles station was the busiest station in Wales with 100 shouts.

Today, sailing, fishing and other water sports are among the main attractions. 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 wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and youth education presenters.

The role of 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.

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 The Mumbles & West Cross 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.

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