Our crew needs you to lead our lifesaving team!

Lifeboats News Release

Kessock Lifeboat Station has an exciting volunteer vacancy for the right member of the local community to take the Helm as their new Lifeboat Operations Manager. You could become part of the team by leading their lifesaving emergency response in the waters of the Moray and Beauly Firth.

RNLI/Gordon Bain

If you’ve ever seen the orange RNLI Atlantic 85 in action and thought you’d like to play some part in the organisation then this could be the chance for you.

The role of Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) will help the crew to save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service.

It is a vital role which draws together the sea-going boat crew, shore crew, lifeboat management team and fundraisers into “one crew” to oversee the RNLI family at Kessock.

A spokeswoman for RNLI Kessock said, “Like any team we thrive best when we have a commited leader who looks out for our needs and enables us to have the resources we need to deliver our roles effectively. It’s a serious role but there is opportunity for fun when you’re working with volunteers from all walks of life and backgrounds, but with one shared goal to save lives at sea.”

RNLI volunteers currently in the role at other stations say that being LOM carries an enormous sense of responsibility for the overall leadership and ultimately the safety of the volunteer crew, but also a huge amount of satisfaction.

The demands of the role include authorising the launch of the lifeboat, providing leadership of the operations team and ensuring that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboat and station to be in a constant state of readiness for launching on service.

To be considered for this role you should be a team player with excellent communication and leadership skills, and with transferrable management experience.

Local maritime knowledge and interest in the RNLI would be an asset but is not essential. Personal circumstances must allow you to have the capacity and availability to commit to training, with a compassionate employer that would allow you to respond to service call.

If you live or work within 10 minutes drive of the station in North Kessock and think you might have what it takes to lead the diverse and enthusiastic team of volunteers then apply via the link on the RNLI Kessock Facebook page or https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancy/volunteer-lifeboat-operations-manager-north-kessock-ross-and-cromarty-433207.html?_ga=2.232269977.706461275.1634910775-534775685.1634910775. Or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

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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, in a normal year, 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.

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 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.

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