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Could you volunteer for the RNLI Whitstable Lifeboat Station as a Deputy Launching Authority?

We are looking for a willing and available volunteer to authorise launch of the lifeboat and provide leadership in the absence of the Lifeboat Operations Manager or as delegated and ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service.

If you are a team player with leadership skills and local maritime knowledge this could be the role for you. You must live or work within 10 minutes of the station and be between 17 and 70 years of age. Please apply online at Or contact the Lifeboat Operations Manager, Mike Judge; on 07802 474757 to find out more.