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Coxswain Mechanic (Seahouses)

Seahouses Lifeboat Station

RNLI (360x180)

There is an opportunity at Seahouses Lifeboat Station for someone whose resilience and leadership skills are just as strong as an ability to handle a boat in adverse sea conditions. Relocation assistance may be provided.

£25,156 – £29,595 (dependent on experience)

Seahouses Lifeboat Station, Northumberland, NE68 7SH

Ref: 7282

The majority of your time will be divided between ensuring the Mersey Class lifeboat and her equipment work to the highest order and training and assessing volunteer crewmembers to the RNLI’s competence standards. Inspiring their motivation and 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 frequent opportunities to meet them and talk about your station’s work.

You’ll need to demonstrate leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and maximise people’s potential. You must also be familiar with the correct operation, maintenance and repair of associated machinery and equipment. You’ll already ideally be adept at handling a Mersey all weather lifeboats and have a detailed knowledge of navigation principles, ‘IRPCS’ and a detailed local knowledge of the area.

Relevant maritime qualifications would be an added bonus to complement your verifiable marine experience and ideally, you will either have experience in routine maintenance, mechanical repair, identifying defects, logging and reporting them on a database, or you will be willing to learn. You will be required to live in close proximity to the lifeboat station, as you’ll be on call, when not on leave, to enable a rapid response when a shout occurs. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with volunteers at the lifeboat station, the local community, regional technical support and national fundraising office.

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Closing date: 6 August 2017.


The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

Registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736).

Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland.

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