Posted: Sat 20th Feb 2021

RNLI gearing up for summer as it looks to recruit lifeguards for Rhyl and Prestatyn

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Feb 20th, 2021

New lifeguarding opportunities have opened up as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) look to strengthen their numbers ahead of Summer.

The lifeboat service is offering students and seasonal workers a chance to join their teams in Rhyl and Prestatyn, offering safety advice and rescuing those in trouble.

The successful applicants will receive ‘world-class’ lifesaving training and ‘good’ rates of pay as well as develop ‘valuable’ skills for a future career, according to RNLI themselves.

In 2019, RNLI beach lifeguard teams helped 29,334 people and attended 17,356 incidents.

Their presence can mean the difference between a great day at the beach and a tragedy.

RNLI lifeguards cover more than 240 beaches around the UK and the Channel Islands.

Robbie Warrington, Head of Lifeguard Services at RNLI, said: “This year, the RNLI anticipate seeing a huge number of visitors to UK beaches if current lockdown measures are eased.

“Setting up the lifeguard service is complex in normal times even without the challenges of doing so during a pandemic.

“However, we have been here before, and with the added benefit of being able to plan ahead and develop contingencies should things change.

“The protocols and measures that were introduced last year because of coronavirus will continue to be in place.”

Celebrating its 20 years of service to the country, the RNLI looks to add 500 new seasonal lifeguards across the UK as well as see a return to action for their 1,000-strong workforce.

Mr Warrington added the charity are working with lifesaving clubs and their governing bodies, local authorities and landowners to roll out the service to over 240 beaches in the UK.

This particular position in St Asaph requires the successful applicant to be:

  • approachable
  • over school leaving age;
  • focused, vigilant and proactive;
  • professional, with excellent rescue and people skills.

It also requires them to hold a valid International Life Saving Federation (ILS) beach lifeguard qualification and pass a fitness and competency test, as well as health and eyesight checks.

If applicants do not yet hold a relevant beach lifeguard qualification they can still apply, but are required to include in their application how they plan to obtain said qualification.

Salary for the job is between £9.30 and £11.40 per hour, with those working hours listed as ‘seasonal’ or ‘casual’, and the closing date for applications is 4 April, 2021.

For more info and how to apply, visit the job listing here at https://jobs.rnli.org/vacancy/lifeguards-st-asaph-rhyl-to-prestatyn-433053.html?fbclid=IwAR1W3kIgtYAro6MrRLPryncqAncdoWIgiD6HWYz_QZnRhNN773e73Q3KIdU.

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