Welcome to My RLSS UK, an online area dedicated to providing our qualification holders, members, stakeholders, and supporters with easy access to the latest industry safety guidance, policies, resources, and opportunities. As well as providing specialist information, the area signposts you to relevant services and features within your RLSS UK Account (powered by tahdah). 

Every individual, organisation, club, branch, and group in our community is invaluable to us, and we endeavour to provide solutions and added value wherever possible in the hope that you will become a lifelong ambassador of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK). Together we can work towards the Charity's mission to be the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding in the UK and Ireland. By sharing our combined expertise and knowledge, with as many people as possible, we can provide everyone with the potential to save lives and enjoy water safely. 

We hope you find the area useful, if you require further support please call 0300 323 0096 or email [email protected]. 

Member applications for Trustee vacancies

This year we have two vacancies on our Board of Trustees. If you are a member with a passion for RLSS UK and want to play a critical role in guiding the charity, why not consider putting yourself forward as a candidate? Applications close on Monday 22 July.  Please send questions to [email protected].

Role summary (NB. This is intended as an outline, full details are in the pack)
  • Time commitments - 5 Board meetings a year on Saturday in Worcester with travel/hotel expenses included. In addition, attendance at AGM, Honours, Committee Teams meetings and preparation for all meetings is required. The term of office for elected Trustees is three years. 
  • Who can apply – RLSS UK members aged 18 years over along with meeting other eligibility criteria
  • Duties of a Trustee - Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run.  Read more details about trustees.
Skills required
  • Has proven professional skills in designing, developing, implementing and or maintaining IT projects of scale in a business environment.
  • Experience in recruitment, retention and progression of people, including developing people and HR policies in a business environment.
  • Have trustee experience in another charity of equivalent size or larger.
  • Have strategic leadership experience in public, private or voluntary sector organisations.
How to apply

1.    Read our Information Pack for details on what is needed from a Trustee
2.    Before starting your application form prepare the following:

a) Curriculum Vitae
b) High-resolution photograph 
c) 500 words detailing why you should be a Trustee and how you meet the skills listed above

3.    Complete your application form (through your RLSS UK Account - RLSS UK Trustee Application 2024 Form NB. You can view your completed form on your RLSS UK Account. 
4.    Read the Rules for the Elections 2024
5.    Read the Candidate Guidance

Deadlines for the elections 2024:
  • Monday 1 July – Trustee applications open
  • Monday 22 July – Trustee applications close
  • Thursday 3 October – Voting opens 
  • Thursday 17 October – 5 pm voting closes
  • Saturday 19 October – AGM at 10:30-11:30, Coombe Abbey Hotel before Honours

More information about the Board of Trustees