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.
Lifeguarding opens plenty of doors for professional development – no matter what career you aspire to.
To help you make the most out of your experience and training, you’ll get to work on a wide range of beaches and finish the summer with new qualifications and transferable skills.
You’ll earn a salary as an RNLI lifeguard which, depending on your role, can range from £9.30 – £11.40* per hour.
Whereas availability for the whole season, which you are applying for, is essential to running a lifeguard service, we recognise that you might have other commitments, such as family care or shift work with another employer, as well as pre-arranged holidays. We are open to working flexibly around these.
Throughout your time as a lifeguard, you’ll undergo an extensive training programme to build your skills – from how to handle equipment on the beach, to first aid and casualty care – and you’ll receive continuous, on-the-job training.
The training provided by the RNLI is outstanding and invaluable. It has given me the confidence, skill and ability to handle the many varied incidents I've encountered as a beach lifeguard – and as a full-time firefighter in the London Fire Brigade.Tristan Sheppard, Senior Lifeguard[Quote Author Role]