Working for MCA

Information about applying for jobs with and volunteering for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Job Vacancies

Vacancies for permanent and fixed term jobs are shown on the civil service website.

Volunteer to be a coastguard rescue officer

Find out more about the role of a coastguard rescue officer, and how to join a team.

Current vacancies for coastguard rescue service volunteers

If there are no vacancies in your area, please email crsenquiries@mcga.gov.uk with your contact details and where you live. We’ll put you in touch with your local Senior Coastal Operations Officers (SCOO) who can tell you more about the Coastguard Rescue Service in your area, any local requirements and whether there may be vacancies coming up soon.

HM Coastguard Area Chart

Please download the HM Coastguard Area Chart (PDF, 2.64MB, 1 page) for the new MCA numbered area layout to check against our listed vacancies below.

Area 1

Email Area1@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Orkney

Shetland

Area 2

Email Area2@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Inverness

Cromarty

Applicant requirements: Ideally available during normal working hours; preferably live within 10 minutes of Cromarty.

Dornoch

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live and work within 20 minutes of the station and be available during the day.

Helmsdale

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live and work within 20 minutes of the station and be available during the day.

Area 3

Email Area3@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Arbroath

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live and work within 20 minutes of the station, and be available during the day.

Montrose

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live and work within 20 minutes of the station, and be available during the day.

Stonehaven

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live and work within 20 minutes of the station, and be available during the day.

Carnoustie

Applicant requirements: Daytime availability desired.

Nairn

Applicant requirements: Ideally, living and working in Nairn.

Area 4

Email Area4@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Arran

Eyemouth

Dunbar

North Berwick

Area 5

Email Area5@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Redcar

Applicant requirements: Live within 20 minutes of Redcar.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Applicant requirements: Live within 20 minutes of Robin Hoods Bay.

Skinningrove

Applicant requirements: Live within 20 minutes of Skinningrove.

Staithes

Applicant requirements: Live within 20 minutes of Hinderwell.

Whitby

Applicant requirements: Live within 20 minutes of Whitby.

Sunderland

Berwick upon Tweed

Holy Island

Seahouses

Howick

Amble

Area 6

Email Area6@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Scarborough

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants will have daytime availability.

Filey

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants will have daytime availability.

Bridlington

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants would have daytime availability.

Hornsea

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants would have daytime availability.

Withernsea

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants would have daytime availability.

Easington

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants would have daytime availability.

Hull

Applicant requirements: Ideally applicants would have daytime availability.

Area 7

Email Area7@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Cley

Wells

Lowestoft

Southwold

Hunstanton

Cromer

Winterton

Happisburgh

Felixstowe

Area 8

Email Area8@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Selsey

Applicant requirements: Recruiting for autumn 2016, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station.

Littlehampton

Applicant requirements: Recruiting for autumn 2016, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station with daytime weekday availability.

Shoreham

Applicant requirements: Recruiting for autumn 2016, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station with daytime weekday availability.

Eastboure

Applicant requirements: Recruiting, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station with daytime weekday availability.

Bexhill

Applicant requirements: Recruiting, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station with daytime weekday availability.

Hastings

Applicant requirements: Recruiting, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station with daytime weekday availability.

Rye Bay

Applicant requirements: Recruiting, applicants must live/work within 15 mins of the station with daytime weekday availability.

Area 9

Email Area9@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Portsmouth

Applicant requirements: Must live within 10 minutes of the coastguard station and ideally be available during daytime/working hours as well as weekends.

West Bay

Applicant requirements: Daytime availability is a priority.

Kimmeridge

Applicant requirements: Daytime availability is a priority.

Bembridge

Needles

Southampton

Southbourne

Area 10

Email Area10@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Lyme Regis

Applicant requirements: Must live within 10 minutes of Lyme Regis.

Berry Head

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live and work within 20 minutes of the station, and be available during the day.

Prawle Point

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live within 10 minutes of the station.

Bigbury

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live within 10 minutes of the station.

Hope Cove

Applicant requirements: Ideally, live within 10 minutes of the station.

Mevagissey

Area 11

Email Area11@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Portscatho

Mullion/Lizard

Falmouth

Area 12

Email Area12@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

No vacancies are currently listed for Area 12

Please return to this web page regularly for information on opportunities as they become available.

Area 13

Email Area13@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Penarth

Fishguard

Applicant requirements: Ideally available during normal working hours; preferably live within 10 minutes of the station.

Dale

Applicant requirements: Ideally available during normal working hours; preferably live within 10 minutes of the station.

St Govan

Applicant requirements: Ideally available during normal working hours; preferably live within 10 minutes of the station or in the area of Pembroke.

Area 14

Email Area14@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Rhoscolyn

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Llanwrog

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Porth Dinllaen

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Criccieth

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Barmouth

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Harlech

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Gwbert

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Borth

Applicant requirements: Must live within 20 minutes of the station and hold a full UK drivers licence.

Area 15

Email Area15@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

No vacancies are currently listed for Area 15

Please return to this web page regularly for information on opportunities as they become available.

Area 16

Email Area16@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

No vacancies are currently listed for Area 16

Please return to this web page regularly for information on opportunities as they become available.

Area 17

Email Area17@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

Vacancies available throughout area.

Please return to this web page regularly for information on opportunities as they become available.

Aeronautical Operations Officer

Area 18

Email Area18@mcga.gov.uk for more information about current vacancies and future opportunities in this area.

No vacancies are currently listed for Area 18

Please return to this web page regularly for information on opportunities as they become available.