Mechanic / Coxswain - Hoylake

Wirral, Merseyside
£30,671 DOE Plus Benefits
10 Jul 2018
22 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanic / Coxswain – Hoylake
Wirral, Cheshire
From £30,671 DOE Plus Benefits including: Pension, 26 Days’ Holiday (rising with service) + Bank Holidays, Employee Recognition Scheme, Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Schemes, Sports & Social Clubs, Season Ticket Loans, & Many More 

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. A vacancy has arisen for a full time Mechanic / Coxswain at Hoylake Lifeboat Station. 

Our full time Mechanics / Coxswains contribute to the operational effectiveness of the lifeboat station through the operation, maintenance and repair of the lifeboats and their associated machinery and equipment.

You will need excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with volunteers at the lifeboat station, the supporters locally and RNLI staff beyond.

You will work closely alongside the full time station Coxswain, and play an important and active part in the training and assessment of volunteer crewmembers to the RNLI’s competence standards. Inspiring their motivation and progress, you’ll take them on seagoing exercises, identifying ways they can improve and imparting your valuable knowledge - so that when an emergency shout does occur, you, your crew and your lifeboat will be absolutely prepared. 

To be considered, you will need: 

- Extensive maritime experience and the ability to command lead a crew and safely operate/handle vessels up to 20 metres in length 
- Experience of maintaining and operating high speed marine diesel engines and their ancillary systems 
- Operational leadership skills 
- Knowledge of SAR operations 
- An RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Power) qualification or equivalent 
- A marine and/or mechanical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent to NVQ level 3 standard

As well as being required to live in close proximity to the lifeboat station in order to meet callout response criteria, this seagoing appointment is subject to satisfying medical and eyesight requirements, and has associated conditions of service.

Successful candidates will be expected to fully complete a Coxswain plan to help provide flexibility in working and improve cover within the region. There is an expectation that the Hoylake candidate will be required to support flanking stations, specifically with Planned Maintenance over a defined period.

Ideally, you’ll have an RNLI COBT for ALB Coxswain and Command of the lifeboat operational pass out / RNLI COBT for ALB Mechanic and Command of machinery operational pass out, but this isn’t essential. 

The closing date for applications is the 22nd July 2018, with interviews scheduled to be held on the 1st and 2nd August 2018. 

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

To apply for the role of Mechanic / Coxswain, please apply via the button shown. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Additional Keywords: Mechanic, Marine Mechanic, Coxswain, Lifeboat Driver, All Weather Lifeboat Driver, RYA Yachtmaster, Maritime, Maritime Specialist, Marine.

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