Lifeguards are being recruited as part of a campaign to keep beaches safe over the summer.

A campaign has been launched in West Sussex to ensure beaches are fully patrolled from April.

The lifeguards, provided by the RNLI, will help to rescue beachgoers from the water as well as provide first aid and safety advice to the public.

Tom Ward, RNLI lead lifeguard supervisor for West Sussex, said: “Working as a beach lifeguard is a rewarding job that helps you develop many transferable skills for any career path. In addition, it helps you build confidence and leadership and improves your ability to work as part of a team, which often brings life-long friendships.

“There is so much opportunity for progression in the role, and you make a huge difference in your community by preventing potentially life-threatening situations. We are looking for people willing to learn and put their training into action to make the right decision if someone’s life is in danger.”

The Argus: A lifeguard in LittlehamptonA lifeguard in Littlehampton (Image: Anthony Fogg)

Successful applicants do not need to be qualified and will be given specialist training before patrolling beaches in Littlehampton and Bognor.

Lifeguards can expect "world class lifesaving training" as well as good rates of pay and flexible working patterns.

More information on the application process can be found at