PENARTH'S RNLI station has launched a recruitment campaign for new members of crew.

Jason Dunlop, lifeboat operations manager at the station said: “We are looking for willing and available volunteers to undertake and maintain competency based training to fulfil the role of crew member, to be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, to attend exercises and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

"This is a real opportunity to join a fantastic group of people who regularly attend incidents across our operational area.

"Penarth station remains a busy one, with between 40 and 60 shouts each year.”

The crew are looking for team players with good general fitness, and the ability to learn new skills.

Prospective crew members do not need any previous maritime experience.

All applicants must live or work in Penarth and be between 17 and 55 years of age.

Training for new volunteers includes station based training, sea based training and the opportunity to undertake courses at the RNLI College in Poole.

The current crew comprises of individuals with a wide range of skills and careers, from project management, to photographers and graphic designers, to police officers and paramedics.

All applicants must apply online, following the link below. The closing date is December 1.