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Lifeguards News Release

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.

lifeguard in forefront with surf board teo other lifeguards in the picture on the beach


Lifeguards are always prepared and on the alert

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.’

So if this is your dream job contact

[email protected]

Or apply on line

htpps:// lifeguard

Let your dream become a reality and make a difference by keeping our beaches a safer place to be.


being a lifeguard is like being part of a big family


Lifeguards can move speedily around the beach


Lifeguards keeping in touch with colleagues


lifeguards were on Camber beach till the end of October last year

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 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.