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2020 RNLI Lifeguard recruitment is open!




To view the available Lifeguard jobs in Jersey click here




  • National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) or equivalent to become an RNLI lifeguard. If you already have a beach lifeguard qualification, it needs to be equivalent to the ILS Beach Lifeguard qualification. Find out if yours is recognised on the ILS website.

  • A health assessment (including an eyesight test) to ensure you are physically up to the job. This applies even if you've worked as an RNLI lifeguard before.

  • A 400m pool swim in under 7½ minutes, the first 200m of which must be completed in under 3½ minutes.

  • A 25m pool swim underwater and a 25m surface swim consecutively in under 50 seconds.

  • A 200m beach run in under 40 seconds.

  • Availability for the whole season which you are applying for.


It may sound like a big ask, but we’ll be there every step of the way to help you reach these criteria – and become the best lifesaver you can be.


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