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High Performance Manager

The RYANI are seeking a High Performance Manager to lead and manage the RYA Northern Ireland Performance Team with responsibility for delivering the performance elements of the RYA Northern Ireland Strategic Plan.

To support this ambition, the High Performance Manager will:

  • Be responsible for the ongoing evolution of  a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Northern Ireland;
  • Work as part of the RYA British Youth Sailing team to deliver the UK wide remit of ‘developing the best young racing sailors in the world’.
  • Ensure NI athletes have access to the best support programmes locally in order to help them perform on the international stage.

The accountabilities of the post holder will include but are not limited to:  

  • Manage RYA Northern Ireland’s performance programme investment.
  • Work with colleagues within RYA, RYANI and with key stakeholders to secure and develop investment in high performance activity.
  • Oversee the delivery of the Open Pathway Training, Youth Performance Programme and Performance Academy.
  • Work closely with Performance Academy sailors, ensuring appropriate guidance and support is given.
  • Work closely with High Performance athletes to develop individualised programmes and to meet SportNI Sporting Winners objectives.

To apply please review the job description, and complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.   Please note that CV’s will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.  

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Should you have any queries please contact or 02890383812.  

Closing date for applications: 1st December 2017

The RYANI is an equal opportunities employer

Board Directors

The RYA Northern Ireland (a Company Limited by Guarantee) is seeking to appoint Directors to the Board in the following roles:

Vice Chair
Performance Chair
Training and Development Chair
Equality and Diversity
Membership and Marketing

A full role description for all Director roles is available from the RYANI office. 

Please email if you would be interested in a copy.

Women and members of the Catholic community are currently underrepresented on the Board of RYANI; nominations would be particularly welcome from these groups. Nominations for Directors must be received by the 8th September 2017.   

Directors shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting held on 23rd October 2017 at Holywood Yacht Club, details of which are available from the office of RYANI.

Director Advertisement

Director Nomination Form 

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