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RNLI Clacton opens exciting vacancies for volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

It is an exciting time for RNLI Clacton-on-Sea with a new Shannon class ALB (All-weather Lifeboat) due to arrive in 2024, and we need to expand our fantastic 'We are one crew' volunteer crew team.

Photo of RNLI Clacton-on-Sea Lifeboat Station showing both lifeboats.

RNLI/Mark Walsham

Photo of RNLI Clacton-on-Sea Lifeboat Station showing both lifeboats.

Established in 1878, Clacton-on-Sea Lifeboat Station currently houses two inshore lifeboats in a modern boathouse built in 2006. The crews have received 24 medals in their long history of lifesaving. Three volunteering roles have become available, and we would love to hear from you.

  • Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) – Can you lead our team of dedicated volunteers to ensure the lifeboats and station are at a permanent state of readiness, 24/7, 365 days a year?

  • Deputy Launch Authority (DLA) – Supporting the LOM and a pivotal role in the co-ordination and launch of our lifeboats – can you rise to this challenge?
  • ALB Crew – Be at the forefront of our charities goal of ‘saving lives at sea’ you will be on call to use your training and skills to do just that, aboard our lifeboats.

RNLI Clacton Press Officer Mark Walsham said ‘The new state of the art Shannon class ALB lifeboat is a fantastic capability coming to Clacton to be operated by the dedicated and skilled crew at Clacton-on-Sea.

With this new and much larger vessel, we need to expand our crew locally. We recruit a wide range of people from many different backgrounds to volunteer for us - we have volunteers who are in education, working, unemployed, retired, and from diverse community backgrounds, so why not look at the link below and help us.

We welcome anyone who is committed to the charity’s purpose of saving lives at sea.’

Learn more by visiting RNLI Volunteering Website

Notes to the Editor

Links to resources

LOM Job Description – Clacton-on-Sea Lifeboat Operations Manager - Job Description
DLA Job Description – Clacton-on-Sea Deputy Launch Authority - Job Description
ALB Crew Job Description – Clacton-on-Sea ALB Crew - Job Description
RNLI Volunteering Guide - RNLI Volunteering FAQ

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact:
Mark Walsham, RNLI Clacton volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07468511158, or
[email protected]

RNLI Clacton - 'We are one crew'

RNLI/Mark Walsham

RNLI Clacton - 'We are one crew'

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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 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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