RNLI seeking extra lifesavers for East Lindsey’s beaches

An RNLI lifeguard in action.
An RNLI lifeguard in action.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is looking for people who are interested in becoming summer lifeguards in East Lindsey to join the team during the peak season from Saturday, July 5.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is a highly varied job and lifeguards can be called upon to deal with anything, from locating missing children through to performing major first aid procedures and lifesaving rescues.

The charity’s lifeguards must hold an internationally recognised lifesaving qualification.

To help potential candidates who don’t hold the relevant certificates, the RNLI will be running a Royal Lifesaving Society Beach Lifeguard (RLSS) course in Skegness.

The six day course will take place from June 24.

Modules within the course include timed swims, rescue skills, beach knowledge, first aid and CPR.

The minimum age for applicants is 16 and candidates must have a high level of general fitness.

People who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed an interview for work as an RNLI lifeguard.

Daniel Cooper, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, said: “RNLI lifeguards develop CV enhancing skills and it really is a summer job with a difference - one moment you could be offering safety advice to beach users and the next performing major first aid”

“RNLI lifeguards earn a competitive rate of pay and can work up to 48 hours per week and there’s the added bonus of knowing that you’re fulfilling a vital and worthwhile role within the community”, he added.

For more information about the lifeguard course and how to apply, call Daniel Cooper, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, on 07795 812249 or email daniel_cooper@rnli.org.uk