Beach Patrol

Post Number: 



1B SCP 2 - £10.60 an hour


As and when required (weekends and school holidays)

Closing date: 

Tuesday, 6 June, 2023 - 17:15

Interview date: 


Tendring District Council are looking for additional Beach Patrol team members for the 2023 season, ending in September. You must have a minimum of the RYA powerboat handling level 2 and/or RYA powered watercraft qualification to be considered.

You will be operating through the school holidays including bank holidays and weekends. Working hours are between 10:30am and 6pm.

We are looking for people with excellent communication skills, an eye for detail and the ability to work with a minimum of supervision in a demanding and challenging role.  You will provide a vital link for the public offering help, information and advice.

You will need to be able to change task quickly, deal with a variety of enquiries covering all areas of the seafront.  This position requires close working with other colleagues to provide cover when required and maintain a high level of customer service.

You will operate at one of the Council’s beach patrol/Seafront warden buildings at designated bathing beaches along the coastline (Clacton, Walton, Frinton, Brightlingsea and Dovercourt). When patrolling the Seafronts you will be advising bathers of potential hazards and dangers. In the event of an emergency you will be required to work calmly under pressure, co-operating efficiently with the relevant emergency services. Training is provided in case the need to give first aid to members of the public arises.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate a mature and responsible attitude and a sound ability to represent the council in a professional way. You will need to show the ability to operate and understand a variety of equipment such as jet skis, ribs and quad bikes.

Successful applicants will be able to communicate clearly with colleagues, the public and management, provide regular progress reports on current tasks and feedback any issues.

In the role, you will have the opportunity to receive many qualifications relevant to the industry including the RLSS beach lifeguard qualification if you do not already have it.

If you consider that you are self-motivated, reliable, have an enthusiastic and flexible attitude and would like the opportunity to work for us, please apply.

Please send your CV, detailing your RYA qualification, and a supporting statement highlighting why you feel you are suitable for the role to to apply.

Please do not include your photo, date of birth, or your personal characteristics in your CV.

Please note that your CV and supporting statement will be shared with the Recruitment Panel.

Last updated on: 23/05/2023 - 12:48