Arbroath RNLI seeking shore crew volunteers
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.
Established in 1803, Arbroath is one of the oldest lifeboat stations in Scotland and the last Scottish station with a slipway. The station is currently home to a Mersey class all-weather lifeboat and a D class inshore lifeboat.
Our volunteer crews follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme as required to fulfil their roles and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats. Attendance at training exercises is required and all crew contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.
Alex Smith, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Arbroath lifeboat station, said “This is an excellent opportunity to join our motivated and enthusiastic 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. You must live or work within 5 miles of the station and be between 17 and 65 years of age.
Please contact Arbroath lifeboat station directly on 01241 873235 or by email on Arbroath@rnli.org.uk for further information.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.