Assessor / Trainer (Lifeboats) - Scotland
Home/Field Based (predominantly covering RNLI locations throughout Scotland)
Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. The RNLI provides an on call 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal beach lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue teams, we are committed to saving lives by working through our communities and in partnership with others.
An opportunity has arisen to join our Learning and Organisational Development department as an Assessor / Trainer. You will be fully involved in supporting our crews to achieve and maintain the exacting standards required by the RNLI's competence framework for operational activities, both afloat and ashore.
Some of the benefits
- Salary of c£30,978 per annum
- Flexible working
- 26 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays
- Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
- Life assurance
- Health and dental cash plan
Under the direction of the Assessor Trainer Manager, you will be involved in a wide range of activities, from assisting new crew members to understand their role and responsibilities within their station, through to supporting identified crew members preparing for command responsibilities.
Your role will also involve ensuring crew are fully prepared for one of our many residential courses at the RNLI College. Combined with this, you will also be involved in a programme of formal training and assessments at lifeboat stations to confirm standards are being achieved and maintained.
You are required to have documented experience as a practical assessor / trainer within the maritime environment. The role requires significant travel, so you will require a full clean driver's licence including the towing endorsement. This appointment will also allow you the opportunity to develop within the assessor / trainer profile.
This post will predominantly service RNLI locations throughout Scotland. The successful candidate will be expected to live within this geographical area. The successful candidate will be required to spend nights away from home and, on occasion, the role may require more extensive travel elsewhere within the RNLI. Flexibility over working patterns is essential - our volunteer crews are generally available after normal working hours and on occasions only at weekends.
The successful candidate will be part of a dedicated team which contributes to community lifesaving, both at sea and inland, by incorporating the elements of Rescue, Coastal Safety and Prevention.
Other organisations may call this role Maritime Assessor, Maritime Trainer, Lifeboat Trainer, Sea Survival Training Instructor, or Emergency Services Training Instructor.
This post requires a valid driving licence.
As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.
The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We 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).
We are an equal opportunities employer.
The closing date for applications is the 25th October 2020.
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