In order to sustainably maintain our search and rescue operational capabilies we have two types of members: Operational and Support. Further details about the roles of each team and links to their respective application forms are below.
Trainee Team Member
All team members, regardless of background and experience, are first required to undergo a period of training. As potential team members arrive with varying amounts of transferable skills and ability to acquire core skills there is no fixed time frame to become fully operational. This is an opportunity for you to learn the skills required to become an operational team member and also for the team to monitor your progress along the way.
The Exmoor Search and Rescue Team are a professional organisation supporting the Police. Therefore any team member or trainee must show dedication and professionalism at all times. All team members and trainees are expected to regularly attend team training sessions in order that necessary skills are kept current in the event that they need to be called upon at a moments notice.
With our Operational team members spending on average 250 to 300 hours in a typical year training and attending callouts, at all hours and in all conditions, we rely heavily on our Support team to keep the operational team functioning.
Without our incredible Support team, there would not be an Exmoor Search and Rescue Team and we are always looking for new members to assist. Roles are varied and range from mechanics, keeping our vehicles on the road, to trustees on the Executive Committee, managing social media, marketing and PR and all the way through to attending local schools and youth groups, to give talks and demonstrations on what the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team are about and to raise the team profile in our area of operation.
As we are a charity and only survive on the generosity of the public and donations, our Support team’s most important function is that of fundraising. Our Supporters are found throughout the year at events far and wide across North Devon and Somerset, standing outside supermarkets with collection tins, attending carnivals or manning a stand at a local country fair or fete.
Our support team are all part of the local communities that we serve, and we are always looking for new members to join and help us.
If you are interested in becoming part of our support Team and would like some more information, please email the Support Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, submit an application now, by clicking the Apply Now button above.