WARWICKSHIRE Search and Rescue is looking for volunteers.
The charity, which is part of the UK’s Lowland Rescue service and is regularly deployed by the police to conduct high risk missing person searches, will be holding its next recruit selection event on May 28.
Any successful candidates must first qualify as a search technician before they can be deployed on operations, which typically takes nine to 12 months.
Established search technicians with the necessary aptitude may eventually progress onto other roles, including water search specialists, dog handlers, drone operators, medical first responders, team leaders, search planners and more.
Anyone wishing to apply must be over the age of 18, in good physical health, with good eyesight, and have a full UK driving licence with their own transport. Due to the nature of the team’s work, all successful candidates will need to pass a police vetting check.
A solid grounding in outdoor skills would be a major advantage, but these can be taught during training. At the selection event, candidates will need to demonstrate good judgement, mental resilience, positive attitude, physical fitness and teamwork.
The team naturally attracts current and former members of the emergency services and armed forces, but the team recruits candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. The team is especially keen to hear from people who may be available to deploy when others are not, such as shift workers, those who are retired or semi-retired and the self-employed.
For more information visit https://www.warksar.org.uk/