Applications will open 22 July 2015 for aspirant members.
Applications will close at midnight on 22 August 2015.
Applications received after that date will not be considered for this round of applications.If you like the outdoors, are a team player and want to join a friendly team of volunteers who dedicate their time to helping others in need, this may be just the opportunity for you.
The application form can be accessed from the link below. Applications will be considered by the membership sub committee and successful applicants will be notified early September for a 4 September 2015 induction (evening)…. meet the team have a chat etc see if its for you?
It is important for applicants to understand that they will need to commit to a period of initial training and will include several weekends of navigation, basic search related training & scenarios , first aid and culminating in A COMPULSORY Search Technician course.
There will be additional friday night sessions as indicated on the training page of this website. These courses are compulsory. Please do not apply for this intake if you are unable to commit to training for this period.
The Search Technician’s course is compulsory and is residential from the friday night until sunday afternoon, including night exercises. Standard Friday night sessions will also be held as friday night is our regular training night.
All applicants and Members are expected to attend and staff fundraising events (bag packing etc). MerSAR is a volunteer organisation. We are not paid – training and call outs are undertaken at the individual’s own risk. We are all adults and rely on participants to inform us if they feel uncomfortable doing any activity at any time.
Any equipment that is provided is purchased from funds raised. Members will need to provide much of their own personal equipment (rucksack, waterproofs, torches, batteries, vehicles, petrol, food) plus cover their own travel costs.We welcome team players who are relaxed, have a sense of humour and who are happy to take part in our activities as probationary team members.
It is very important to us to keep our team ethos and atmosphere. Subject to team requirements, there may be opportunities, at the discretion of the committee, for progression to Team Leader and Search Manager once probationary members have been offered full membership and served a suitable period of time and evidenced commitment to the team. Team Leader and Search Manager require further courses and training.
We are a friendly bunch, run some great courses and if you are into the outdoors and are a down to earth person with a good sense of humour and a team player, we look forward to receiving your applications and to welcoming you to the team and a very worthwhile cause.
Please follow the link to the online application form.