Fishguard Lifeboat Station - Pembrokeshire, Wales
£25,156 to £29,295 (dependent on experience)
There is a unique opportunity at Fishguard Lifeboat Station for someone whose management capabilities and strength of character and personality is just as strong as their ability to handle a boat.
The majority of your time will be divided between ensuring the lifeboat and equipment work to the highest order and training the crew. Inspiring their progress, you’ll take them on seagoing exercises, identifying ways they can improve and imparting your valuable knowledge - so that when an emergency shout does occur, you, your crew and your lifeboat will be absolutely prepared. And because there’s always a high degree of interest from the public, you’ll have the opportunity to meet them and talk about your work.
Ashore under the direction of the volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager you will play a lead role in the operational management of the station. You’ll need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management qualities with exceptional communication and relationship management skills and have the ability to motivate and maximise people’s potential.
As we work towards our aims of reducing preventable loss of life you will take the lead on proactive education and safety programmes working collaboratively with internal RNLI partners and wider external organisations.
You’ll already ideally be adept at handling all weather lifeboats (equivalent to medium sized vessels up to 17 metres) and have a detailed knowledge of navigation principles and ‘IRPCS’. You will be a qualified RYA Yacht Master with suitable maritime experience. Ideally you will be willing to be passed out as an RNLI mechanic OR hold a qualification for the operation of small, medium speed, propulsion. If not, you will have the drive and dedication to attain this qualification.
As this is a sea going appointment you will be required to be on call 24 hours per day, weekdays and weekends, with agreed permitted weekend and annual leave being planned in advance with your deputies. In order to meet callout response criteria, this appointment is subject to satisfying medical and eyesight requirements, and has associated conditions of service.
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Closing date: 2 April 2017.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.
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