Beach could become office

RNLI lifeguards put on a display of first aid skills during the launch of the new lifeguard service SUS-150302-100545001
RNLI lifeguards put on a display of first aid skills during the launch of the new lifeguard service SUS-150302-100545001

NEW recruits are needed for the best summer job in Bognor Regis.

On Monday, the RNLI opened recruitment for beach lifeguards in the town.

The call comes as new figures revealed Bognor lifeguards dealt with 18 incidents, administered first aid 12 times and gave safety advice to beachgoers on almost 4,700 occasions, during their first summer patrolling the area’s beaches.

Ed Stevens, RNLI lifeguard manager, said: “Being an RNLI beach lifeguard is not only Bognor’s best summer job - it’s got to be Britain’s best summer job as well. The beach is your office.

“You get paid to train, practice saving people from drowning and first aid skills, so you’re ready to leap into action and save a life at a moment’s notice.

“Lifeguards come from all walks of life including teachers, business owners and gap year travellers, but we do recruit a lot of university and college students because it’s a seasonal job.”

New candidates will need to prove they are courageous, selfless, trustworthy and dependable, which are the RNLI’s core values, to make the grade and win the right to call the beach their office.

The RNLI is looking for people who are aged 16 or over, fit and healthy, strong swimmers visit www.rnli.org.uk/jobs.

You can email Ed Stevens at ed.stevens@rnli.org.uk for more details.