Thank you for your interest in working with the RNLI Lifeguard Service for the 2020 season. Whilst recruitment for new lifeguards remains closed, we are now working hard to roll out our lifeguard service to as many beaches as quickly as possible. With the situation changing regularly, we will keep this under review.

If you would like to express an interest for the 2021 season, please click ‘register your interest’. Please note this is not an application and if you express an interest, we will contact you when the full application process has re-opened, so you can submit an application if you wish.

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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