BEACH LIFEGUARD – JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible to: Head Lifeguard

Scope and purpose of position:

To assist in the running of the Beach Lifeguard Unit ensuring effective provision of the lifeguard service.  To assist in managing the beach ensuring it is litter and dog free.  To give help and advice to beach and water users and to provide and/or co-ordinate rescue activities as and when required.

Duties and responsibilities:

Assess the prevailing conditions and to place zone flags/warning signs/public information in appropriate positions on the beach and car park area so as to minimise the risk of the public getting into difficulties in the sea.

Closely monitor all persons bathing or surfing or taking part in other activities in the sea.

Carry out the rescue of any persons seen to be in difficulty in the sea and to inform other services if backup is required.

Carry out other duties such as: first aid, lost children giving advice, reporting of hazards, etc.

To maintain daily logs, provide written reports and keep a log of all incidents, ensuring all paperwork is completed correctly.

Be thoroughly conversant with the lifeguard service, NOP and EOP.

Responsible for conducting daily and weekly maintenance of the equipment and completing the relevant documentation.

Notify the Estate Manager, or in his absence, his deputy of any faulty/or damaged equipment.

Maintain a personal training log of all training activities.

Provide educational literature and information to school visits.


Beach Lifeguard                                Click here to apply

The natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering has been a favourite destination for a family day out for generations, and our Lifeguards play an important role in our visitor experience.

The role of a Beach Lifeguard is dynamic.  Every day is different and Lifeguards must be trained and prepared to work in a variety of situations from water rescues to lost children and advising members of the public on beach safety. The role can be very demanding at times – especially in peak season, however it can also be extremely rewarding.

The fundamental purpose of the role is to prevent situations from occurring by responding to the fluid environment of the beach, with ever-changing tides, sea and weather conditions and educating the public.

The successful candidate will:

hold a current National Beach Lifeguard Qualification

work effectively as part of a team and be self-motivated

have excellent observation and communication skills

have a good knowledge of beach and surf environments

have the ability to remain calm and in control in emergency situations

be available for the 2017 summer season.

On successful completion of a fixed term contract with West Wittering Estate, there is an opportunity for the NBLQ course cost to be refunded.

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