Regional Resilience Coxswain / Mechanic - North East Scotland

Aberdeen City
£30978 per annum
16 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Regional Resilience Coxswain / Mechanic - North East Scotland
Covering the North East of Scotland

About the organisation

Our client’s purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, their crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. They’re looking for a Regional Resilience Coxswain / Mechanic to join their lifesaving Operations team.

Some of the benefits

- Salary from £30,978 (dependent on experience)
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
- Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 24% of basic salary)
- Life assurance
- Health and dental cash plan

Your role

As a Regional Resilience Coxswain / Mechanic, you will:

- Be required to develop and mentor the lifeboat station to ensure your role can be utilised as a resilience person within Scotland
- Be competent to carry out Coxswain, Helm and/or Mechanic duties as required at lifeboat stations in the Scotland region during periods of relief cover
- Inspire and motivate your team; managing their progress by leading them on seagoing exercises, conducting shore-based training, identifying ways they can improve and imparting your valuable knowledge
- Be responsible for the management and welfare of the station volunteers
- Meet and talk to the general public about our client and station’s work
- Take the lead on Safety, Health and Environment issues, helping to develop a positive culture within the stations
- Support the day-to-day running of the lifeboat station; this may be in the form of answering emails, ensuring maintenance records are maintained or updating the station’s monthly assurance report

In this role, our client is looking for the successful candidate to be based out of Buckie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Aberdeen or Montrose Lifeboat Station. You will mentor and develop the station to its full potential. Alongside working out of your lifeboat station, this role will be required to provide resilience for ALB and ILB lifeboat stations primarily throughout the Grampian area, but you may be required to cover at stations across Scotland, and on occasion, elsewhere in the UK and Ireland.

About you

You may already be a lifeboat coxswain and/or mechanic, or you may not be either. Although current RNLI qualifications are desirable, training and development is available for candidates offering suitable maritime/mechanical experience. External qualifications are desirable.

To be considered as the Regional Resilience Coxswain / Mechanic, you will need:

- Demonstrable leadership experience in an operational role
- Excellent communication and operational leadership skills
- Thorough maritime knowledge and the ability to command and lead a team
- To be able to safely handle/operate boats up to 20 metres in length in a variety of conditions
- Knowledge of RNLI/SAR and lifeboat operations
- Experience of working within assurance and audit systems
- Sound knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental considerations within the workplace

Other organisations may call this role Coxswain, Helm, or Coxswain / Mechanic.

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 charity’s staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. Our client respects and values 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 our 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.

The closing date for applications is the 29th November 2020. Interviews are scheduled to be held on the 9th, 10th and/or 11th December 2020.  

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