Criccieth RNLI search for new recruits to help continue lifesaving work

Lifeboats News Release

The local RNLI lifeboat station in Criccieth is looking for two new volunteer recruits to help lead and support the lifeboat crew as they save lives at sea.

Criccieth RNLI inshore lifeboat
Criccieth RNLI inshore lifeboat

Ahead of a busy summer season, Criccieth RNLI are looking to recruit three new volunteers to their team. The station is looking for a volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager and two Deputy Launching Authority to contribute to the charity’s lifesaving efforts in the area.

The Lifeboat Operations Manager will play a key role in operations, carrying out the day-to-day management of the lifeboat station to ensure the lifeboat is always ready to launch when needed to help those in trouble.

The Deputy Launching Authority will aid in the authorisation of lifeboat launches as well as supporting the Lifeboat Operations Manager and the maintenance of lifesaving operations.

Andy Dodd, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager said:

‘We’re looking for three people to join the fantastic team at Criccieth RNLI to help them to continue saving lives at sea.

'More people than ever are expected to head to the coast this year for a ‘staycation’ instead of travelling abroad, which could mean a busy summer for the volunteer lifeboat crew.

‘These two volunteer roles at Criccieth are a great opportunity for someone to give back and support their local community whilst gaining varied experience and meeting lots of new people as part of our One Crew. By donating your time, you can make a real difference and help the RNLI to continue to save lives around the Gwynedd coast.’

If you’d like to find out more information about either role, please see the links to our website below:

Lifeboat Operations Manager:

Deputy Launching Authority:

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