Could you help save lives at sea? Port Isaac seeks Lifeboat Operations Manager

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI team at Port Isaac, Cornwall, have an exciting opportunity to become part of the crew as a volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) - heading up the team and carrying out the day to day management of the station.


Port Isaac RNLI lifeboat station

The lifeboat crew at Port Isaac – made up entirely of volunteers – have been saving lives at sea along this hazardous stretch of the North Cornish coast since 1869. The LOM is a crucial role that authorises launch of the lifeboat, provides leadership of the operations team and ensures a constant state of readiness for launching on service.

Dickon Berriman, Area Lifesaving Manager in north Cornwall, said:

‘Volunteering with us gives people the opportunity to make a real difference in their local community, to save lives and become part of the larger RNLI family. We can’t keep people safe without the support of our wonderful volunteers, who truly make a difference every day no matter which role they are fulfilling.

‘Becoming a volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager is a great chance to play a crucial part in helping to save lives. We’re looking for a team player with leadership skills and local maritime knowledge. Anyone interested in finding out more should apply online.’

You must live or work close enough to the station so as to respond swiftly and safely (within an approximate 3 mile radius) and be between 17 and 70 years of age.

Retiring LOM Chris Bolton said:

'It is with great regret that I feel the time has come for me to stand down as LOM.

'I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed my 7 years as LOM and couldn’t have worked with a better bunch than the Port Isaac crew. Port Isaac Lifeboat Station has a lot to be proud of.”

The RNLI provides first class training and equipment, guidance and support to all volunteers, from volunteer lifeboat crew to shop volunteers and event marshals. Find out more about the opportunities available near you at

Notes to editors

· Anyone interested in the role can find the post and apply on our website.

· If you want to ask any questions about the role, please contact Area Lifesaving Manager Dickon Berriman at [email protected].

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For more information, please contact Marianne Quinn, Regional Media Officer, on [email protected] or 07786 668847.


Port Isaac's D class lifeboat with the crew

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