Seasonal Lifeguard Supervisor – Ramsgate – Temporary

Salary c. £15.11 per hour Contract type Temporary: Seasonal Hours Full Time Additional information This is a Seasonal role from May to September 2023. The start date for this role is 8 May 2023 Location description Ramsgate Support Centre Interview date To Be Confirmed Closing Date 15-01-2023 Reference 14899 Documents (please view all documents)

  • Seasonal Lifeguard Supervisor – Job Profile.pdf
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  • We are looking for a Seasonal Lifeguard Supervisor to cover our operations across the Area 11 and 12 beaches from the Ramsgate Support Centre.

    The role would be supervising the beaches of Ramsgate to Sheerness. You will need to be proficient and experienced at working, training, and supporting lifeguard teams and their operations in such conditions. 

    This post is operationally focused with some interesting challenges, including:

  • Working with other Supervisors on the recruitment, training, supervision, welfare, and development of the lifeguard team.
  • Ensuring the safe and effective delivery of the lifeguard service to the highest of standards. 
  • Manage and support lifeguard operations on demanding popular surf beaches, including responding to emergency situations.
  • Contribute to the operational procedures, lifeguard service model and strategic planning.
  • You will possess a sound knowledge of the beach environment and sea based recreational activities along with extensive experience in the provision of RNLI lifeguard services. As an excellent communicator, you will have the ability to deal effectively with a broad range of people and situations. 

    It would be desirable for candidates to hold the National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification – Trainer Assessor.

    Candidates will be required to work with other Supervisors to cover weekend and early/late shifts, ability to be flexible if required, and manage their time effectively.

    This post requires a valid driving licence.

    This post requires an ILS recognised lifesaving qualification.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore any offer of employment will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check.

    This post requires a valid driving licence.

    This post requires an ILS recognised lifesaving qualification.


    The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

    Diversity at the RNLI

    Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.