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The RNLI is on the lookout for lifeguards to patrol Scarborough's beaches.
The RNLI is on the lookout for lifeguards to patrol Scarborough's beaches.

The RNLI is on the lookout for lifeguards to patrol Scarborough’s beaches during the busy summer season.

The charity is encouraging suitable candidates to sign up for the role, which will involve protecting bathers in the town’s North, South and Cayton Bays.

The job could includes anything from locating missing children through to performing dramatic lifesaving rescues.

David Brant, 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.

“Our lifeguards earn a competitive rate of pay and there’s the added bonus of knowing that you’re fulfilling a vital and worthwhile role within the community.”

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

The RNLI will be running lifeguard courses for candidates in Scarborough and Bridlington from Monday April 6 to Friday April 10, with the assessments taking place over the weekend.

Modules within the training programme include beach theory, first Aid, life support, beach rescue and pool work.

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

The lifeguard service starts on May 23 and runs until September 6, seven days-a-week from 10am to 6pm.

For more information about the lifeguard course and how to apply call David Brant on 07827307683 or email david brant@rnli.org.uk