Support Team

This encompasses a wide variety of roles in the team and can be combined with other roles or as a standalone role

Shore Crew

Duties include:​

  • Prepare and Launch Lifeboats​

  • Fulfil landside SAR and First Aid requirements for Lepe Country Park​

  • Act as operational support for Lifeboat​

  • Communicate with SAR assets and Coordinating Authorities​

  • Conduct routine shore side patrols​

  • Recover Lifeboats, check and maintain equipment ready for the next duty​

Reports to the Duty Manager 

Maintenance Crew

Duties include:

  • Maintaining both our lifeboats 

  • Maintaining our vehicle fleet

  • General building maintenance 

Reports to the Maintenance Manager 

Mini Medics 

Duties include:

  • Working with the unit secretary to book venues such as schools and local groups 

  • Running classes (full training will be provided)

For this post a valid first aid certificate is required as well as an enhanced DBS check

Reports to the Clinical Lead


Duties include:

  • Managing the accountancy of the unit 

  • Producing annual accounts 

  • Reporting to the senior team the state of finances as requested


Reports to the Chairman  

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Registered Address 9 Sycamore Way, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4RX

Operating Address  Via Lepe Country Park, Exbury, Hampshire, SO45 1AD