Volunteer Tractor Driver - Hunstanton

Recruiter
RNLI
Location
Hunstanton, Norfolk
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
08 Apr 2018
Ref
V7808
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.

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Hunstanton is looking for a volunteer to take up the role of Tractor Driver.

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station has seen several different types of rescue craft during its history. It saw the RNLI’s first motor tractor and today it operates an inshore B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat and one of only four inshore rescue hovercraft.

The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team. 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 the Tractor Driver is to take charge of the launch vehicle and rig during the launch and recovery of the ALB or ILB for services and exercises under the direction of the Head Launcher, Coxswain or Helmsman, to maintain competence under Competency Based Training (CoBT) and to contribute to the operational efficiency 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 local maritime knowledge and the ability to learn new skills this could be the role for you. You must live or work within 15 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