Coxswain Mechanic - Pwllheli

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Pwllheli, Gwynedd
£30,978 - £36,445 (dependent on experience)
21 Apr 2021
19 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Coxswain / Mechanic

Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales

Salary: £30,978 - £36,445 (dependent on experience)

There is a unique opportunity with our client for someone whose management capabilities and strength of character and personality are just as strong as their ability to handle a boat.

Most of your time will be divided between ensuring the lifeboat and its equipment are maintained to the highest possible standard, training the crew and inspiring their progress. You’ll take them on seagoing exercises, identifying ways they can improve and imparting your valuable knowledge to them so that when an emergency call out does occur, you, your crew and your lifeboat will be absolutely prepared. Because there’s always a high degree of interest from the public, you’ll have the opportunity to meet them and talk about your work.

You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management qualities with exceptional communication and relationship management skills and have the ability to motivate and maximise people’s potential.

You will already ideally be adept at handling medium sized vessels (up to 17 metres) and have a detailed knowledge of navigation principles and ‘IRPCS’.  Also, you will be a qualified RYA Yacht Master or have substantial maritime experience, preferably in the SAR field. You will also be passed out as a marine mechanic or hold a qualification for the operation of small, medium speed, propulsion. If not, you will have the drive and dedication to attain a successful pass out as a Mechanic.

As this is a seagoing appointment you will be required to be on call 24 hours per day on weekdays and weekends, with agreed permitted weekend and annual leave being planned with your deputies. In order to meet callout response criteria, this appointment is subject to satisfying medical and eyesight requirements and has associated conditions of service.

An appreciation of the importance of the Welsh Language to the local community in Pwllheli is essential, and a willingness to take Welsh lessons when possible is desirable.

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).  

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 Vision: To save everyone.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Coxswain Mechanic, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Closing Date: 02/05/2021