Mechanic / Coxswain – Fleetwood

Fleetwood, Lancashire
From £30,671 DOE Plus Excellent Benefits 
29 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanic / Coxswain – Fleetwood

Fleetwood Lifeboat Station

From £30,671 DOE Plus Excellent Benefits

Our client is the charity that saves lives at sea. A vacancy has arisen for a full-time Mechanic / Coxswain at Fleetwood 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 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 staff beyond. 

You will work closely alongside the station volunteers and play an important and active part in the training and assessment of crewmembers to the organisation’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’ll 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

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. Proficiency in Microsoft systems and associated software would also be an advantage.

To support the full range of volunteer crew members at the station, ideal applicants will also have the ability to fulfil the afloat role of Coxswain or demonstrate the capacity to develop this skill in the future.

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 17th February 2019, with interviews scheduled to be held on the 28th 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, Marine Mechanic, Coxswain, Lifeboat Driver, All Weather Lifeboat Driver, RYA Yachtmaster, Maritime, Maritime Specialist, Marine.

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