Beach Lifeguard jobs In our coastal county’s of Ireland

Please scroll down to your county of choice, You will find  Galway, Donegal, Mayo, Cork, Dublin, Clare, Limerick, RNLI in Northern Ireland and more to be added. Please note closing date for applications does not mean you have to have your qualification, in some county’s you need it at the interview  stage, others require you to be booked into a course and have qualification at time of taking up position

  • Galway County counciL

Galway County Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Beach Lifeguard for Summer 2012.

Age Limit:                  Not less than 17 years of age on 1st May, 2012

Qualifications:         RLSS OR  IWS Beach Lifeguard Award or equivalent

Applicants possessing Rescue 4 Certificate and preparing for Beach Lifeguard Award, may apply.  A knowledge of Irish is desirable but not essential.

Application Forms are available from the Human ResourcesDepartment, Galway County Council, County Hall, Prospect Hill, Galway, Tel. (091) 509303, and on our website at, or by contacting  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 4.00 p.m. on Monday 26th March, 2012.


  • Limerick County Council

Invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to form panels for the above posts.

Candidates must:

(a) hold an  RLSS or IWS beach lifeguard award or equivalent qualification

(b) be not less than 17 years of age on 1st April 2012

(c) have knowledge of resuscitation including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Other desirable qualifications: S-VHF Certificate, First Aid, ISA Powerboat Level or higher, Manual Handling, Occupational Health & Safety.

All candidates will be required to undergo a test in swimming ability, resuscitation and rescue techniques conducted by an examiner nominated by Irish Water Safety.  Employees will be required to maintain a daily training routine unless they are engaged in lifesaving operations.

Rate of pay: €409.50 per 35 hour week/€245.70 per 21 hour week

Lifeguards will be required to work irregular hours to coincide with tidal conditions and bathing periods, including split shifts, work at weekends and particularly over holiday weekends.

Successful applicants must be available for duty for the June Bank Holiday weekend and full-time for the months of July and August 2012.

Application forms and Particulars of Employment are available to be downloaded below:

or can be obtained from Human Resources, Limerick County Council, County Hall, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick Tel:             061 49 63 31      ;

Latest date for receipt of completed application forms in the Human Resources Department is 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 15th March 2012

  • Dublin City Council

Lifeguard, Dollymount Beach (Temporary)

Dublin City Council invites applications, on the official form, from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for inclusion on a panel from which temporary vacancies for Lifeguards, for Dollymount Beach, may be filled. The positions are temporary and the successful candidates will be employed, subject to satisfactory service, on a fixed term contract basis, for the 2012 summer season.

For more detailed information and to download an application form log on to Dublin City Councils website Alternatively, email or contact the Human Resources Department, Block 4, Floor 4, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, tel:             (+353) 1 2223041      .

Completed application forms should be submitted not later than 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th March 2012.

Applications will only be accepted on the official form.

Completed application forms will not be accepted via email.

  • Donegal County Council

Panel of beach lifeguards are required.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment as Beach Lifeguards for the 2012 Summer season.

All candidates will be required to undergo a pool test. Proposed date for pool test – Sunday, 15 April 2012 in Ballyshannon Leisure Centre, Co. Donegal. Candidates may be called for interview carried out by Donegal County Council.

Period of Employment: Lifeguards required for the bathing season which runs from: – 1 June 2012 – 15 September 2012 on a part time and full time basis.

Weekly Wages Range: €490.23 – €511.11 per 39-hour week.
Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale.
Rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy.

How to Apply:
Submission of application form should be made by way of e-mail to: –
Application forms and further information available on recruitment pages at –
Closing Date: The latest date for receipt of completed application is –4.00 pm on Friday 16th March 2012.
  • Clare County Council

Panel of beach lifeguards are required.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for employment as Beach Lifeguards for the 2012 Summer season.

  • Age limit: Not less than 17 years of age on 1st April 2012.
  • Qualifications: RLSS or Current Irish Water Safety Beach Lifeguard Award or equivalent.
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a water test
  • The Garda vetting process will be carried out in respect of all applicants.

Completed applications and completed Garda Vetting forms must be forwarded not later than 4.00 p.m on Friday 2nd March, 2012, marked Private and Confidential, to Siobhan O’Keeffe, Administrative Officer, Human Resources Department, Clare County Council, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co.Clare.

  • RNLI Northern Ireland

To work as a lifeguard for the RNLI you must hold and maintain a valid surf lifesaving qualification. Please ensure you have read all of the essential information before you start your application.

In 2012 The RNLI Lifeguards will patrol approximately 163 beaches around the coast of Ireland, Wales and England.
They have produced a number of videos detailing our lifeguard fitness and competency tests to give you a better idea of how you will be tested. Here are the beaches for patrol.

  1. Benone Strand
  2. Portrush east strand
  3. Portrush west bay
  4. Portstewart strand
  5. Whiterocks
  6. Downhill
  7. Castlerock

Follow this link

  • Mayo County Council

have just released applications for jobs on mayo beaches this summer, here is the application form, fill it out and send it to the council offices, then make sure your booked into a course with Atlantic Coast Lifeguards to get qualified in time for the interviews!

2012 App Form Beach Lifeguard Mayo


  • Cork county council

are now hiring for Beach Lifeguards.

Application forms and further details are available from

  1. Web:,
  2. e-mail:
  3. Tel: 021-4285511      .

Closing date 5.00pm on Monday, 5th March 2012. Make sure you get your application in then book a course with Atlantic Coast Lifeguards So your ready in time for the interviews