Rhyl RNLI are on the look out for new beach lifeguards this summer to work on some of Denbighshire’s finest beaches.
The lifeguards help people stay safe while they enjoy the beach. They share practical safety advice with beach goers to help prevent incidents before they happen and physically rescue anyone who does get into trouble.
The job varies depending on where you’re working. From busy resort beaches to semi-rural surf beaches, every beach has its own characteristics and challenges. Lifeguards can operate from static lifeguard units or with patrols. Rescue boards and tubes are most commonly used but, depending on the beach, lifeguards also use quad bikes, four-wheel drives, rescue watercrafts (RWCs or ‘jet skis’), and surf rescue boats.
All our lifeguards need to be over school leaving age. If you’re under 18 years old, we welcome your application, just bear in mind a couple of things: you will need to have parental permission and some locations have fewer posts available to under-18s because of our safeguarding commitment.
To apply to be a lifeguard with the RNLI, you’ll need to hold a valid International Life Saving Federation (ILS) recognised beach lifeguard qualification and, as the job can be physically demanding, you’ll have to pass a fitness and competency test. We’re looking for lifeguards who are professional, with excellent rescue and people skills. For equivalent overseas qualifications, please see the ILS equivalency tables for your local beach or surf lifeguard equivalent.
All RNLI lifeguards also have to pass health and eyesight checks.
The RNLI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials including an enhanced DBS check. Suitability to work with children may be explored at interview.