Coxswain Mechanic – Lifeboats (Temporary Until Nov. 2019) 

Scarborough, North Yorkshire
£25,407 - £29,891 (dependent on experience) pro rata 
12 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Coxswain Mechanic – Lifeboats (Temporary Until Nov. 2019) 
Filey, Nr Scarborough, West Yorkshire 
£25,407 - £29,891 (dependent on experience) pro rata 

Our client is the charity that saves lives at sea. They are now looking for a Coxswain Mechanic to join their lifeboat station in Filey on a temporary basis until November 2019. 

Our client’s front-line services are a little different and this is a sea-going role where you will lead one of their crews in directly saving lives from a Filey-based vessel. 

The Filey lifeboat station has a rich history dating back 200 years and has seen crews decorated for bravery eight times. 

Boasting both all-weather and in-shore vessels, at Filey, there is a Mersey-class all-weather lifeboat and a D-Class inflatable for in-shore rescues. Although not the most modern in the fleet, the Mersey-class provides a solid backbone with a versatile range of launching options and, with a relatively shallow draft, the ability to operate in-shore as well as in the roughest seas. 

As the Coxswain Mechanic, you will specifically, be tasked with ensuring the operational effectiveness of the lifeboat station through the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment and machinery. 

You will make sure that both of the lifeboats are ready for launch at any time. The North Sea can be a rough working environment and so you need to be sure that everything that goes to sea is in perfect working order. 

When at sea, you will command our client’s all-weather Mersey-Class lifeboat, overseeing her safe launch and recovery. 

Additionally, you will work to attract and train volunteers to ensure that there are the available staff and crews to enable our client’s teams to operate effectively. 

Interested? To be considered, you will need: 

- An RYA Yacht master certification plus CoBT operational pass out; Command of the Lifeboat and CoBT for Station Mechanic 
- A marine and/or mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent to NVQ level 4, or suitable experience plus CoBT Station 
- A mechanic’s operational pass out 
- Thorough maritime and/or engineering knowledge and the ability to command, lead a crew and safely operate and handle vessels up to 20 metres in length 
- Knowledge of RNLI and/or SAR lifeboat operations 
- A valid driving licence 

An articulate leader, as the Coxswain Mechanic, you will also need to be hands-on in your approach with excellent communication and team building skills. Dedication and passion for the sea will also be key attributes. 

Please note, the closing date for applications is the 21st May 2017. 

Our client’s staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. They respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within their teams, and consider it essential to help them deliver a world-class lifesaving service. Our client is an inclusive organisation and welcomes applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, they also look for applicants who share their commitment to living their values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping work towards their goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using their expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning. 

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