Peel RNLI is looking for new volunteers to join its onshore based crew.

The lifeboat station is one of five on the Isle of Man, it has recently launched the first Shannon class all weather lifeboat, the most advanced in the RNLI fleet, to be based in the Isle of Man.

The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities  and supported by a Shore Crew team who are responsible for helping to launch the lifeboat, managing the safety of the area during a launch and refuelling and servicing the boat when they return from a ‘shout’ or training exercise. All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboat. The wider RNLI team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and water safety volunteers. 

If you are a team player with good general fitness and the ability to learn new skills this could be the role for you. You must live or work within a reasonable distance of the station and be between 17 and 65 years of age. 

Although you will start as shore crew, you may progress towards head launcher and tractor driver for the lifeboat station if you wish. 

You can found out more about the role and how to apply here.

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