Ever dreamed that your office was at the beach?
It can be your reality. This is your chance to make a difference this year and save lives. Preparations are being made to recruit a fit, enthusiastic team of lifeguards to patrol the beaches in Camber, Hastings and Bexhill, East Sussex.
RNLI lifeguards began patrolling beaches in 2001 and are now an essential part of the seamless rescue service from beach to open sea. In 2017 they responded to 15,500 incidents and helped over 24,000 people.
Unlike many jobs, every shift is different depending upon the tides, the weather and how busy the beach is. Lifeguarding opens plenty of doors for professional development no matter what career you aspire to. Throughout your time as a lifeguard you will undergo an intensive training programme to build the skills needed to be competent and to ensure that people on the beach are safe, ultimately perhaps saving lives. The salary is dependent upon your role and can range from £9 - £13.47 an hour. Typically it is a 40 hour week with flexibility around your work and family commitments.
A good lifeguard rarely gets wet because 95% of her/his work is preventative. This enables them to effectively save lives by teaching families and individuals how to respect the water, to understand the tide times and knowing how to get help quickly.
Alex, when asked last season what makes a good lifeguard said, ‘Holding to RNLI values and being active and fit are expected but what is really important is to be approachable and outgoing.’
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Let your dream become a reality and make a difference by keeping our beaches a safer place to be.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.