Thank you for your interest in working with the RNLI Lifeguard Service for the 2020 season. 

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting measures put in place by the UK Government to control the spread of the virus we are not in a position to deliver the lifeguard service as yet and it is still too early to tell if we will be able to provide a service later in the year.

With the situation changing regularly, we will keep this under review. If services are restored, application may open again.

As an RNLI lifeguard you’ll build your work – and life – experience, get good rates of pay and lifesaving skills for the career you want.

You can apply whether you live inside or outside the UK – you just need to be of school leaving age, have a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (or equivalent) and meet a specific fitness criteria and have a right to work in the UK. If you’re not qualified yet, don’t worry! Find out how you can get qualified by visiting the requirements and training section.

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About the role

As an RNLI lifeguard, you have a unique opportunity to make a difference to the safety of thousands of beachgoers. In 2018, our lifeguards helped over 32,000 people.

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Requirements and training
Being an RNLI lifeguard is a unique and rewarding job that puts you at the frontline of lifesaving – so there are criteria you need to meet in order to apply.
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