Recruitment has opened for lifguard jobs at Coldingham Bay during the summer months.
The RNLI, in partnership with Scottish Borders and the Fife Coast Countryside Trust, provides a lifeguard service on Coldingham Bay beach and six Fife beaches.
A week long training course ending in a nationally recognised qualification will be provided free of charge to candidates who show the potential to patrol Scotland’s busiest beaches this summer.
Lifeguards can earn upwards of £7.85 per hour; minimum entry age is 16.
The RNLI is running a lifeguard course from April 4-8 in Glenrothes to give people with the potential, but not necessarily the qualifications, a chance to train up to become the lifeguards of the future. For those who pass the fitness tests the course will be free of charge.
RNLI fitness standards: 200m pool swim in under 3.5 minutes; 400m pool swim in under 7.5 minutes; 25m pool swim underwater and 25m surface swim consecutively in under 50 seconds; 200m beach run, under 40 seconds.
Lifeguarding is mostly preventative, offering beachgoers helpful advice including tide times and any potential hazards to avoid, ensuring everybody has a safe and enjoyable day at the beach.
For information: website www.rnli.org/lifeguardjobs or contact Tim Doran at firstname.lastname@example.org.