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28 May 2022

Baywatch in Donegal! Council starts recruiting for lifeguards for this summer

Pay ranges from €14.56 to €16.48 an hour

Baywatch in Donegal! Council starts recruiting for lifeguards for this summer

It may not have quite the glamour of the hit television show Baywatch but Donegal County Council is looking to recruit temporary beach lifeguards for the summer bathing season.

The local authority wants junior and senior lifeguards to work at various beaches around the county.

The pay for junior lifeguards is €14.56 an hour while senior lifeguards will get €16.48 an hour.

According to the council, applicants will be required to pass a pool test carried out by Water Safety Ireland prior to being appointed, and must have a Beach Lifeguard Certificate.

The pool test includes a requirement to be able to swim 200 metres freestyle in under four minutes; to do a 100m tow with a can-buoy/rescue tube in under four minutes, as well as surface dive and deep water resuscitation manoeuvres. 

Positions on Bundoran and Rossnowlagh beaches begin full time June 1; posts on all other beaches begin at weekends only from June 4 and subsequently operate on a full time basis from July 1.

The closing date for applications is March 7.

More details are available HERE

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