Tobermory RNLI needs you!

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI is looking for new lifesavers in a variety of roles and anyone interested is invited to come to an open day on Saturday 8th December.

Tobermory RNLI recruitment open day poster

RNLI/Sam Jones

Tobermory RNLI recruitment open day poster

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat station is recruiting for a number of volunteer roles at the station, including crew, deputy launch authorities (DLAs), fundraisers and shop volunteers. Those interested in joining the crew must be aged between 17 and 65. DLAs must be aged between 17 and 70.

For the crew and DLA positions, you should ideally live and work in Tobermory although the station will consider crew applicants who work in Tobermory on a regular basis (i.e five days a week). Previous maritime experience is not necessary although it would be a bonus. Full training will be given for all roles.

Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dr Sam Jones said: 'All of our volunteers are lifesavers as we couldn't launch the lifeboat without our DLAs, fundraisers or shop volunteers. Joining the crew or being a DLA does require a regular commitment, however, even if you can only give up a few hours a month, there may be a role for you at the station, particularly in the shop or in the fundraising group. We are a very friendly team and we are looking for new people to join us. If you are interested, you are very welcome to come to our open day at the lifeboat station between 10am and 2pm on 8th December 2018.'

Notes to editors

For further information, please contact Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager on 07747601900 or Gemma Macdonald, Regional Media Officer for Scotland on 07826 900639.

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