Have you a track record in leading a team? Are you passionate about search and rescue?
Ascension Island Government (AIG) recruits, trains and deploys volunteers to provide its Sea Rescue Service in the coastal waters of Ascension. This is a vital role which delivers an essential emergency rescue service for people stranded or in difficulty at sea within island waters. This is a new role, giving the postholder an exciting opportunity to further develop the existing service, team and training priorities.
Your main focus will be to lead the SLRS (staff and volunteers) and to ensure the team is available and equipped to deal with all emergency calls and requests for assistance effectively and efficiently. Key responsibilities include recruiting and training team members, ensuring a fully operational on-call rota is in place, coordinating emergency response calls, ensuring vessels and equipment are in working order, developing and delivering training. As well as leading the team, you will also be part of the rota (generally one week on-call out of four) to deliver a volunteer rescue service for people stranded at sea.
Closing date: 5 April, 2021