Coastguard Rescue Teams are made up entirely of specially trained and equipped volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to a wide range of emergency incidents including persons in the water, technical rope rescue incidents, mud rescue incidents, Search and Rescue Helicopter Operations, and vulnerable missing person searches.
Coastguard Rescue Teams also work closely with the other blue light services, MRTs and RNLI and assist with broken down vessels being towed into marinas as well as visiting schools, clubs and community events to promote coastal and water safety.
As a Coastguard Rescue Officer you may be called out at any time of the day or night in all weather conditions and may have to work in hazardous situations and carry out physically demanding tasks.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in then we want to hear from you. Full training and equipment is provided and no previous emergency service or maritime experience is required.
We do require you are aged over 18 years, have a full UK driving licence and live within 20 minutes driving time of your local station.
You also need to be fit and in good health and will require to take a health and fitness test and meet eyesight and hearing requirements prior to becoming operationally deployable.
Being part of a Coastguard Rescue Team is a big commitment and requires regular attendance at training sessions and at emergency incidents. We are particularly interested in people with good daytime availability during the course of the standard Monday to Friday working week.
If you meet the above criteria and interested in applying, please send a note of interest via e-mail including your name, age, current address, contact number, current employment status and a bit of information about yourself to: firstname.lastname@example.org.