RNLI Looking for new Summer Recruits
Written by Scott McGerty on 16th January 2018
The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of Tyne and Wear’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2018’s beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers.
Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI to reduce the number of people who drown on our coasts, and to help keep people safe by providing essential local safety advice to the thousands of holidaymakers who visit the region’s beaches every summer.
The RNLI lifeguards patrol over 240 beaches around the UK and Channel Islands and at the forefront of the RNLI’s lifesaving work, they saved 127 lives and helped 20,538 people in 2016.
Successful applicants receive world-class training in search and rescue, lifesaving and casualty care techniques, as well as developing transferable skills.
Carl Harris, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager, said: ‘Working as a lifeguard has got to be one of the best summer jobs – you get to call the beach your office for a start! But far more importantly than that, you are there to make sure the public enjoy it in the safest possible way.
‘This is a demanding job requiring commitment, skill and a clear head. We’re looking for people with courage, determination and the ability to draw on their training and make the right decision if someone’s life is in danger. It is an incredibly rewarding role.’
The RNLI is also recruiting face-to-face fundraisers, who’ll work alongside lifeguards to provide beach visitors with important safety advice, playing a vital role in saving lives by educating the public on risks at the coast.
Applicants will need to be dynamic and act as a positive ambassador – encouraging support for this lifesaving charity is just one of the things these fundraisers will do this summer season.
Callum Moffat, RNLI Face to Face Fundraising Manager, said: ‘A good fundraiser generally has to be friendly and relaxed, but also energetic, able to talk to anyone and be passionate about what they do.
‘We provide quality training which ensures new fundraisers feel confident and capable in the role. Developing new skills and working in a team at the beach for a national charity really has to be one of Britain’s best summer jobs.’
Find out more about how you can make a difference and apply to be part of the RNLI’s amazing lifesaving teams here or search for #BestSummerJob on Facebook and Twitter.
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