Lowland Rescue Team Leader
The Team Leader has the responsibility of completing the search task given by the Search Manager, as well as for the welfare of the team whilst this task is performed.
This involves ensuring the team is fit and well to perform the task, is adequately equipped and that they receive a brief from the Lowland Rescue Search Manager which they also disseminate to their team members.
The team may be made up of 3 to 5 people who between them will cover the following roles:
The Team Leader is qualified to the Lowland Rescue National Standards and needs to be proficient in all aspects of search including navigation, radio operation, first aid, scenes of crime preservation and rescue techniques.
The Team Leader may have experienced members as well as those that are less experienced in their team so they need to be able to coach members in their role during the search.
The Team Leader also needs to be proficient in many soft skills such as being able to give briefings, manage the team, interviewing / gathering information from third parties, handling difficult / sensitive situations, ensuring care of the team before, during and after the search as well as de-briefing the team at the end of the search.
Moreover the Team Leader needs to be proficient in the skills needed to be able to deal with finding a Missing Person, regardless of the condition they are found in.
Finally the Team Leader needs to brief the Search Manager on the aspects of their team’s search and complete all associated paperwork.
The Team Leader can also lead these teams once qualified in that discipline: