Save a life this summer as an RNLI lifeguard

Lifeguards News Release

The RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, is currently recruiting for lifeguards for this summer.

Two RNLI lifeguards putting up windbreak with safety messaging, both wearing face masks.

RNLI/Nathan Williams

Two RNLI lifeguards putting up windbreak with safety messaging, both wearing face masks.

The RNLI operates more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and the Channel Islands, including Littlehampton East Beach. RNLI Lifeguards have a unique opportunity to make a difference to thousands of beachgoers – in 2018 they helped over 32,000 people.

Craig Maltby, RNLI lead lifeguard supervisor for West Sussex, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, said: ‘To apply, you need to be of school leaving age, have a right to work in the UK, be healthy, able to swim 400m and meet our specific fitness criteria. If you’ve got a beach lifeguard qualification, you’re halfway there already – if not, we might be able to help you with that.’

For more information and to register your interest, email ChichesterSC@rnli.org.uk or call 01243 530492.

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.

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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.

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