Coxswain

RNLI
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  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: 9046

There is a unique opportunity at Oban Lifeboat Station for someone whose management capabilities, strength of character, and personality is just as strong as their ability to handle a boat.

The majority of your time will be divided between ensuring the lifeboat and equipment work to the highest order and training the crew. Inspiring their 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. And 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.

Ashore, you will lead the operational management of the station and provide regular assurance on compliance and activities to the Lifeboat Management Group and area management teams. You’ll 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.

As we work towards our aims of reducing preventable loss of life, you will take the lead on proactive education and safety programmes working collaboratively with internal RNLI partners and wider external organisations.

You’ll already be adept at handling all weather lifeboats or equivalent medium sized vessels up to 17 metres and have a detailed knowledge of navigation principles and ‘IRPCS’. Ideally you will be a qualified RYA Yacht Master with suitable maritime experience.

As this is a seagoing appointment you will be required to be on call 24 hours per day, weekdays and weekends, with agreed permitted weekend and annual leave being planned in advance 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.

Candidates must be located within close proximity of the station in order to fulfil on-call responsibilities. As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our recruitment page.

Closing date: 4 November 2018.

Interview date: w/c 12 November 2018.

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