Have you got what it takes to be a Brighton & Hove beach lifeguard?

Brighton & Hove’s seafront team is currently recruiting lifeguards to patrol the city's world-famous beaches throughout the summer season.

Our lifeguards play a crucial role in helping to keep residents and visitors safe and happy on our beaches, patrolling the seafront, offering safety advice, helping swimmers, and enforcing the local byelaws.

Saving lives

During an average year, Brighton & Hove’s lifeguards respond to 150 incidents in the sea and on the beach, last year saving 30 lives. They also administer first aid to around 250 beach goers, give safety advice to around 30,000 people and reunite hundreds of children with their families.

Recruitment to join the team for the summer season is open now!. 

Shortlisted lifeguard applicants will be invited to a swim test to show they can swim 400 metres in seven minutes 30 seconds or under. Those successful in their swim tests will be invited for interview. 

We're also looking for a seasonal patrol boat coxswain

The new recruits will join a large team dedicated to ensuring the safety of the millions of residents and visitors who visit Brighton & Hove’s beaches.

Fun and rewarding

Councillor Martin Osborne, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture committee, said: “Our seasonal lifeguards do a fantastic job supporting our seafront officers, making sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time on our beaches and in the sea.

“Lifeguarding in Brighton & Hove is both fun and rewarding and many of our lifeguards return year after year to be part of this friendly and dedicated team.”

The new recruits will complete a beach lifeguard qualification and a week-long induction course acquiring a wide range of skills from assessing sea and weather conditions and dealing with beach hazards, to carrying out first aid and water rescues.

They will take up their posts from 28 May and will be patrolling beaches from the Marina to Hove Lagoon, until 4 September.

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