Last chance to apply for best summer job

Lifeguards News Release

As sunnier and warmer weather returns the Royal NationaI Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are offering the opportunity to spend your summer outside and saving lives as a lifeguard on the beautiful beaches of Skegness.

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RNLI lifeguards at beach.

The charity is encouraging anybody who likes the thought of having a beach as their office to get involved and get in touch. The window to apply for anyone interested runs until the end of June with these lifeguard roles covering a two month period between 4 July and 4 September.

Last year RNLI lifeguards, who cover over 240 beaches across the UK and Channel Islands, saw more people than ever visit a lifeguarded beach – more than 20 million – the highest number recorded since the charity that saves lives at sea introduced its lifeguard patrols in 2001.

Now the charity wants to hear from potential lifesavers who will play a vital role in keeping people safe this year while they enjoy the summer at beaches in Skegness.

Arun Gray, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for the North East says: ‘Lifeguarding is a really unique and rewarding role. You can gain some invaluable skills and training whilst working on the beach and being part of an incredible team. If you enjoy working in a challenging environment, have the ability to work under pressure and you like helping others, it really is a job you will love.’

The RNLI is urging anyone visiting the coast this summer to make sure they always choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags.

Notes to editors

For more information about the taster day and beach lifeguard course, please contact Arun Gray on: 07879602548

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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.

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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.