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Fraserburgh RNLI seeks Lifeboat Operations Manager

Lifeboats News Release

Fraserburgh RNLI’s appearance on Thursday’s episode of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC2 and iPlayer reiterated the lifesaving role volunteers play in saving lives at sea.

Phil Broadhurst

Coxswain Mechanic, Vic Sutherland, featured on Series 8, Episode 5 of Saving Lives at Sea.

The RNLI’s lifeboat station in Fraserburgh is looking for a volunteer to lead the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Operations Manager.

Established in 1858, Fraserburgh was one of the first RNLI stations in Scotland. It operates from the rugged north-east coast and the crew have been awarded 16 medals for gallantry.

All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboat. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and youth education presenters.

The Lifeboat Operations Manager will help 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. As a Lifeboat Operations Manager, you will provide leadership and ensure all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment.

You’ll need to be a team player, a good communicator and display leadership skills. Local maritime knowledge is desirable, but not essential.

To find out more and to apply, visit

Notes to editors

· Fraserburgh lifeboat station has been operating since 1858. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

RNLI media contacts

Billy Watson, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Stuart Fenty, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Stephen Hadden, Lifeboat Press Officer, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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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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