Posted: Sat 22nd Jun 2019

Last call for new Flint Coastguard Rescue Team recruits as application deadline draws near

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jun 22nd, 2019

Got what it takes to become a Coastguard Rescue Officer? The Flint-based team is looking for new officers – but you will need to get your application in quickly – the deadline is at the end of the month. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

HM 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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Teams 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 police, ambulance and fire service, mountain rescue teams, and RNLI Lifeboat crews. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers also visit schools, clubs and community events to promote coastal and water safety. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Coastguard Rescue Officers are called upon at any time of the day or night in all weather conditions, sometimes working in hazardous situations and carrying out physically demanding tasks. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Full training and equipment is provided by HM Coastguard and no previous emergency service or maritime experience is required. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesman for HM Coastguard Flint said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“To be a Coastguard Rescue Officer you have to be aged over 18 years, have a full clean UK driving licence and live within an area close to our Chester Road station in Flint. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

You will need to be reasonably 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 for both training and call outs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If this sounds like something you would be interested in then we want to hear from you.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone interested is asked to send a message of interest via e-mail including your name, age, current address, contact number, current employment status and a bit of information about yourself to: area15@mcga.gov.uk with a subject heading of ‘Recruitment 2019’. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Application closing date 30th June 2019, any late applications will not be processed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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