Full-time roles for Coastguard volunteers

Jaimie Alexander from Tarbert will be taking up his new role in Argyll while Colin Willis will be working from Lerwick.

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Two Argyll volunteer Coastguard rescue officers have successfully applied for full-time roles and are taking up senior positions in the organisation.

Jaimie Alexander will be staying in Argyll and Colin Willis will be taking up a job in Lerwick, Shetland in their new roles as senior coastal operations officers with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Coastal Operations Area Commander for Argyll and the Isles Dave Graham said: ‘Just one of the many reasons for volunteering for HM Coastguard is the opportunity to apply for full-time positions.

‘Volunteering doesn’t guarantee you the job and it is a tough recruitment process but having coastguard experience is beneficial.

‘It’s really great to see our volunteers getting the opportunity to work full-time, they bring operational experience and a passion to the role that can only come from volunteering for us, as well as bringing their own unique experience from their professional lives.’

To find out more about volunteering as a coastguard visit www.gov.uk/volunteer-as-a-coastguard and contact the relevant area email address.