Plymouth, Devon
From £30,671 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits 
25 Jan 2019
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Plymouth Lifeboat Station
From £30,671 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits 

Our client is the charity that saves lives at sea. An opportunity has arisen for a full-time Mechanic at Plymouth Lifeboat Station. Their full-time mechanics contribute to the operational effectiveness of the lifeboat station through the operation, maintenance and repair of the lifeboats and the associated machinery and equipment based on site.

You should have successfully completed a marine or commercial engineering apprenticeship or have relevant marine and mechanical experience. You should also have experience of maintaining high-speed, diesel engines and the associated electrical and electronic systems of fast modern boats of up to 20 metres in length. You will also be required to be confident using a variety of different computer systems.

You will need excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with volunteers at the lifeboat station, the supporters locally and staff beyond. You will work closely alongside other full time staff and volunteers and play an important and active part in the training and assessment of volunteer crew members to our client’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 keep flexibility with cover, applicants will ideally have Coxswain skills or the ability to develop these skills. 

As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.

Our client is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. They expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).   

The closing date for applications is the 10th February 2019. 

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. They are an inclusive organisation and welcome 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 them work towards their goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.

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