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    The RYA employs over 170 staff in a wide range of roles, from boating specialists to professional staff to co-ordinators and administrators. Most work from our headquarters in Hamble, near Southampton, but some are based in other parts of the UK. We offer modern, accessible office facilities with free parking, up to date IT systems and a competitive range of benefits.

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    Chief Instructor, Shorebased

    Our aim is to deliver the most successful leisure and small commercial vessel training schemes in the world. With almost 50 years’ experience in delivering both practical and shorebased training to more than 250,000 people per year, the RYA is the world leader in this sector.

    This exciting new role has been created to support the continued growth and development of the RYA Training schemes globally. The successful applicant will take on responsibility for managing the RYA shorebased training scheme which supports and feeds into the practical training schemes for all types of sail and power boating. You will ensure syllabi and course content remain relevant and accessible to the boating public. You will produce outstanding course work material used by RYA recognised training centres to develop, nurture and test learners. You will work closely with the RYA publications team and the three practical chief instructors to ensure our practical and shorebased training remain integrated and complement each other. 

    We seek someone from a maritime background with experience in small craft, who also has teaching, coaching or instructing experience. An eye for detail is essential as is the ability to work as part of a close knit team. Flexibility and adaptability are also a must for this role.

    The role is based out of our head office in Hamble, near Southampton and a range of attractive benefits are available to the successful applicant. These include; pension scheme, free life insurance, cycle2work scheme and 28 days annual leave plus public holidays.

    Salary £35,000 - £37,000 per annum, dependent upon experience

    The full job description can be view here. If you wish to apply please complete an application form and equality monitoring form. All completed applications should be returned to, along with a copy of your CV.

    Closing date for applications is Friday 9 March 2018, with interviews taking place over the following two weeks.

    The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity.
    The Royal Yachting Association, based in Hamble, near Southampton, is the national governing body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating. It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.

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    Technical Support Administrator

    The RYA is looking for a friendly, patient and customer-focused individual to fulfil the role of Technical Support Administrator, with a strong focus on customer service.

    Working with the RYA’s Training & Publications department, under the supervision of the eLearning Manager, the successful candidate will provide customer support for users of RYA eBooks, the RYA website, online learning and other online and digital training resources and services. They will also assist in developing support materials and testing new developments.

    The ideal candidate will be a ‘people person’, self-motivated, with excellent attention to detail and communication skills, in order to help customers in a friendly and efficient manner.

    Due to the nature of the platforms and products to be supported, you will also need to have a keen interest in mainstream technology and have a logical mind to help with diagnosing and solving basic technical issues, using a variety of web browsers and operating systems.

    Salary £20,000 - £22,000 per annum, 35 hours per week

    Range of benefits including pension scheme, free life insurance, 23 days annual leave plus public holidays.

    To apply please review the full job description and complete an application form along with an equality monitoring form, returning to Please note that we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form.

    Closing date for applications: Tuesday 20 March 2018

    The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity

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