Swanage Lifeboat Station is Recruiting New Volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

We are currently recruiting four non-seagoing volunteers to join our lifesaving team.

Swanagelifeboat crew on the slipway in front of the all-weather lifeboat George Thomas Lacy

RNLI/Roydon Woodford

Swanage lifeboat crew on the slipway
The roles available at Swanage are:

  • Volunteer Chair of Lifeboat Management Group - This role will help us save lives at sea by ensuring good communication, information sharing and joint cooperation between the RNLI, local team members and the local community, and by providing good local leadership.
  • Volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager - This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service.
  • Volunteer Deputy Launching Authority - This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service.
  • Volunteer Lifeboat Administration Officer - This role will help us save lives at sea by providing administrative support to the Lifeboat Operations Manager and to the Chairman of the Lifeboat Management Group.

Full details of each role can be found on the RNLI website vacancies page - https://volunteering.rnli.org/vacancies where you can search for roles at Swanage.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Neil Hardy said 'A number of our volunteers are retiring later this year and we are therefore looking to find new people to fill these roles. The retiring volunteers, including myself, will be on hand to help handover to the new volunteers. I have held my voluntary role with the RNLI for over 30 years, during which time our station has saved over 200 lives. I'm proud to have been part of this lifesaving work and I encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved to find out more.'

If you are willing to dedicate your time to one of these roles and would like to join our team of volunteers, please get in touch.

Notes to Editors

  • Photograph of the Swanage Lifeboat volunteers. Credit Roydon Woodford

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