The search is on for this year’s Hartlepool beach lifeguards

Published Tuesday, 26th March 2024

Have you got what it takes to join Hartlepool’s lifeguards?

Hartlepool Borough Council’s recruitment drive is underway for this year’s beach lifeguards, to cover the main beach at Seaton Carew.

A total of 14 lifeguards are required for the school summer holiday period – every day from 19th July to 2nd September.

Lifeguards will be paid £12.80 per hour.

Would-be lifeguards should hold a current National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification.

For those who currently don’t have a relevant qualification, the Council is hosting a Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) National Vocational Beach Lifeguard course.

The course costs £160 per person and will be held at Mill House Leisure Centre and on Seaton Carew beach over three weekends: April 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st.

For more information about the courses and course requirements visit the RLSS course finder website and to book places contact Debbie Kershaw on 07881 858812 or email

For the Hartlepool Borough Council beach lifeguard vacancies, application forms and further details are available at For an informal chat, call Debbie Kershaw on 07881 858812.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the beach lifeguard vacancies is 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd April.