RNLI looking for lifeguards for ‘Britain’s best summer job’ in North Norfolk

Lifeguards News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is seeking extra lifeguards to help keep a watchful eye over Wells-next-the-Sea beach this summer.

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RNLI lifeguards training

RNLI lifeguards support the charity’s aim to keep people safe and to prevent them from getting into danger. Opportunities are still available for lifeguards to join the team at Wells from 7 July to 9 September.

Successful applicants will receive world class training in search and rescue, lifesaving and casualty care techniques, as well as boosting their CVs with invaluable skills that will impress future employers.

Recruits will also be trained in using the latest lifesaving equipment including rescue boards, rescue tubes and defibrillators.

Arun Gray, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, said: ‘WelIs-next-the-Sea is such a nice place and I think working as a lifeguard has got to be one of Britain’s best summer jobs.

‘Of course it’s incredible to be able to call the beach your office but far more importantly than that, you are there to make sure the public enjoy it in the safest possible way.

‘But make no mistake. This is a demanding job requiring commitment, skill and a clear head. We want people with the courage, determination and the ability to draw on their training and make the right decision if someone’s life is in danger.’

To apply to become an RNLI lifeguard, applicants need to hold a valid ILS-recognised beach lifeguard qualification. For people who don’t have this, a SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Course will be running from 28 May to 2 June in Skegness. Candidates must be able to swim 400m in a swimming pool in under eight minutes to attend the course. For more details, please contact: [email protected]

Find out more about how you can make a difference and apply to be part of the lifesaving team at: : https://jobs.rnli.org/vacancy/lifeguards-skegness-mablethorpe-to-wellsnextthesea-338161.html

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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