Stranraer lifeboat looking for new volunteers to join the crew

Stranraer lifeboat station is looking to hear from anyone within the local community who are interested in volunteering for the RNLI as either shore crew or inshore lifeboat crew.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:56 pm
Stranraer lifeboat station has appealed for volunteers

The role of shore crew is to assist with the launch and recovery of the lifeboats on service and exercise, to maintain competence under Competency Based Training for the role and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

Shore crew should be aged 17–65, can lead as well as work well as part of a team, previous maritime experience is desirable and previous management experience is essential.

The role of inshore lifeboat crew is to be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary to fulfil the role of crew member, to attend exercises and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

Inshore lifeboat crew should be aged 17-50, with a retirement age of 55.

A spokesperson said: “We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who live or work within 10 minutes drive of Stranraer RNLI lifeboat station, have capacity and availability to commit to training, and personal circumstances or a compassionate employer that would allow you to respond to service calls.

“If you feel that you can make a contribution to the team and would like to gain the satisfaction of playing your part in the local community, we would love to hear from you.

“Applicants will be subject to a selection process with successful applicants being subject to a one year probation period in order to assess an individuals ability become a competent member of the team and display the necessary behaviors and commitment associated with working as part of the station.”

To find out more about volunteering in either role email [email protected]

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.