FOR Stirling beach services co-ordinator John Snook, a day in the office is a day at the beach.
Mr Snook said working as a professional lifeguard was an immensely rewarding job.
“A day at the office looks very different to a normal job in that you are at the beach every day. I think it is the best job in the world,” he said.
“You need to be physically fit and the job ensures your fitness is tip-top with our rigorous weekly training sessions.
“Most of all, you are literally a lifeline to many on the beach from all walks of life.”
Stirling lifeguards work seven days a week at Brighton, Scarborough, Mettam’s and Trigg.
Mr Snook said the team was looking for new recruits for the upcoming season.
“I don’t know of any other job you can say you get paid to go to the beach each day, and if you are physically fit and have the credentials we are looking for,” he said.
“There are many people walking around today who simply would not be alive had our lifeguards and beach inspectors not been on patrol to rescue them, and to a lesser extent, provide others with minor medical treatment when injured at the beach.
“We have a couple of female lifeguards in our team already, so we encourage both men and women to apply if you have what it takes.”