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Coastal Warden
  • Employer: Adur & Worthing Councils
  • Reference: CD/21/162783
  • Published: Wed 25/08/2021, 11:35 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 32.1 hours per week, Annualised 32.1 hrs per week (Including regular weekend working)
  • Salary: Starting From £30,451 to £34,728 per annum (Pro Rata for 32.1 hours)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Adur area, Worthing area, Surrey, West Sussex

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Coastal Warden

Coastal Warden  x 2


Salary: Starting From £30,451 to £34,728 per annum (Pro Rata for 32.1 hours)

Grade: Grade  6

Hours: Annualised 32.1 hrs per week (Including regular weekend working)

Place of work: Based at The Coastal Office, Marine Parade, Worthing

Closing date: 28th September 2021, 23:55pm 

Interviews: 14th October, 2021


This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a talented, environmentally passionate and organised person to join our small but dedicated Coastal Warden team.  As a Coastal Warden you will be assisting in providing a high quality foreshore and water safety service and helping to create a sustainable and biodiverse coastline. 

You will have a meticulous approach and promote our beach, foreshore and inshore waters between Ferring (to the west) and Shoreham (to the east) including Worthing and its iconic pier.  You will be carrying out daily safety and environmental reconnaissance patrols on quad bikes or on foot and in the summer months on safety vessels.

You will ideally have a maritime or conservation background and hold a RYA Powerboat Level II or PWC certificate, hold a VHF SRC certificate, along with a full driving Licence (B+E categories) and an in date ML5 Marine Medical certificate or be able to obtain one.

You will regularly work in liaison with the emergency services and the conservation sector to provide a dedicated and professional service in which to enhance and protect our environment and provide visitors with a high quality seafront service.

You will also deal with all types of emergencies such as missing persons, suspected ordnance, mammal strandings, injured or deceased wildlife, spillages and reacting to weather events. You will be practical, level headed, robust and be calm yet resolute under pressure.

You will also be working with community groups and other stakeholders who use and visit our beaches on environmentally driven projects and initiatives alongside local people, contractors, elected members and other agencies to improve the beach and coastal environment. You will also assist in helping ensure our extensive foreshore events programme is successful, therefore ensuring that our foreshore and inshore waters are well used by tourists and local residents.

You will work an annualised work pattern working a rotational 40 hours per week 5 days on and 2 days off during the summer  (1st April to 30th September) and a four days on and four days off shift pattern of 7 hours per day during the winter (1st October to 31st March. The average is 32.1 hours per week and you will be expected to work weekends and public holidays as they fall on a rotational basis. Attendance at some out of hours incidents and emergencies is also required.

This is a varied and dynamic role, requiring an individual committed to enhancing the biodiversity of our coastline and inshore waters, hold a good working knowledge in the maritime sector and be a committed team player.

Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees.  This includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holidays 
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.

For an informal discussion about this post, contact Robert Dove, Senior Coastal Warden at