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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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    The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity.

     

    Project Manager (Digital Transformation)

    Fixed Term Contract (12 – 13 months)

    Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum

    Full-time (35 hours per week)

    Location: Hamble, Southampton

    The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a total annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays).

    Our ambition is for RYA’s digital capabilities to give members and other stakeholders more reasons to stay engaged with the RYA and support the RYA brand.

    The RYA is entering a period of Digital Transformation – replacing the existing infrastructure with a modern platform that will enable the RYA to make a series of step changes in capability, specifically in our ability to deliver personalised experiences to create more meaningful points of engagement.

    We are seeking an experienced IT Transformation Project Manager to lead this project to success! As the Project Manager, your duties will include (but are not limited to);

    • Working with the implementation partner to develop and evolve a robust delivery plan with associated milestones, dependencies and actions. Ensuring delivery in line with agreed objectives, principles, timescales and budget;
    • Providing timely reporting on project performance and progress, ensuring risks and issues (together with proposed mitigations) are escalated promptly;
    • Ensuring the project has the time and resources available to deliver, with overall control and governance of the project and continual scrutiny;
    • Being the operational point of contact for internal stakeholders, ensuring clear, appropriate and timely communication is maintained throughout the project lifecycle;
    • Being the operational point of contact for the management and liaison with the external delivery partners and vendor platform partner; and
    • Developing change plans for the roll-out of any new processes or solutions.

    Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of; working with modern experience platforms (Web and omnichannel CRM); working with complex organisations with a variety of stakeholders; managing budgets; and working with Agile methodology.

    You should also have knowledge of digital technology/web-based systems and PRINCE2® Practitioner or Association for Project Management accreditation.

    The successful candidate should be able to start at the end of January 2020.

    To Apply

    Please review the full job description and download & complete an application form. Completed application forms should be returned, along with an equality monitoring form to Lisa.Rogers@rya.org.ukPlease note: we do not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form.

    Applications reviewed on: Friday 13 December 2019

     

    Performance Sailing Officer (RYA Scotland)

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland 

    Permanent. Full-time (35 hours per week)

    Salary: £24,600 per annum

    The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a competitive annual leave package.

    RYA Scotland protects and promotes the interests of a 76,000 strong boating community and 21,000 people in 300 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres across Scotland.

    Its Class Academy programme is particularly successful and has been the springboard into their performance programme for many aspiring young sailors. We are very proud of our achievements and our innovative approaches and plan to keep pushing forward to be the best we can be.

    RYA Scotland are seeking an exceptional individual to join their Performance Team as its Performance Sailing Officer.

    The Role

    As the Performance Sailing Officer, you will:

    • Coordinate the delivery of RYA Scotland's Class Academy programme and ensure the right resources are deployed to facilitate this;
    • Facilitate the connections and relationships with the various pathway classes that RYA Scotland supports and works with to ensure our work compliments theirs and creates synergies that enable Scottish Sailors to develop the key attributes to succeed in the Performance pathway;
    • Support and deliver a number of key racing events throughout the year and connect to programme evolution, supporting and generating successful club and class racing across Scotland; and
    • Be responsible for operating a significant proportion of the Performance Department budget.

    You will join a tight knit, supportive, integrated team which supports grass roots sport development, coach development, equality, inclusion and volunteer development. We see these functions as an ecosystem that is supported by and equally supports the performance aspect of our sport.

    Applicants

    You will have a background in sports development with experience as a coach and / or instructor.  You are already a self-starter capable of working independently and also as a supportive member of a dynamic and energetic staff team in the RYA Scotland Office.

    You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a track record of working within a team and managing your time effectively to meet deadlines.

    To Apply

    Please review the full job description and download & complete an application form. Completed application forms should be returned, along with an equality monitoring form, to Lisa.Rogers@rya.org.uk  Please note: we do not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form.

    Closing date for applications: Mid-day on Monday 13 January 2020

    Interviews to be held on: Monday 20 January 2020

    For more information please visit www.rya.org.uk/scotland

     

    High Performance Manager (RYA Cymru Wales)

    Location: Plas Menai Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon

    Permanent. Full-time.

    Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 per annum

    The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a total annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays).

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide leadership and management of the RYA Cymru Wales Performance Team, with responsibility for delivering the performance elements of the RYA Cymru Wales strategic plan which aims to ensure the success of Welsh athletes in national and international competition and support more Welsh athletes competing for the British Sailing Team at all levels.

    RYA Cymru Wales is looking for a self-motivated individual who will support the organisation in attaining its strategic targets.

    The High Performance Manager will be responsible for the ongoing evolution of a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Wales and will be expected to work as part of the RYA British Youth Sailing team to deliver the UK wide remit of ‘developing the best racing sailors in the world’.

    You will have a background in coaching with good technical understanding of the recognised junior and youth classes, plus have an awareness of Olympic Class sailing and other British classes.  You are already a self-starter capable of working independently and also as a supportive member of a dynamic and energetic staff team in the RYA Wales Office.

    You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a track record of working within a team and managing your time effectively to meet deadlines. The ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and volunteers, together with excellent organisational, planning and communication skills is essential. Due to the wide range of partnerships linked to this position the ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is considered desirable.

    To Apply

    Please review the full job description and download & complete an application form. Completed application forms should be returned, along with an equality monitoring form, admin@ryacymruwales.org.uk. Please note: we do not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form.

    Closing date: 17:00 on Monday 6 January 2020

    Interviews will be held in Plas Menai on: Friday 17 January 2020

    For more information please visit www.rya.org.uk/rya-regions/rya-cymru-wales

     

    Technical Officials Committee Member

    Voluntary - Expenses Reimbursed

    The RYA’s Technical Officials Group (TOG) is currently looking for volunteers to join the committee who wish to contribute to the development of the measurers and technical race officials and other technical aspects of sail racing.

    Do you have a keen interest in boat measurement and rules compliance alongside the technical side of sailing, perhaps you would like to be more involved in developing the quality and quantity of technical race officials? There are no formal qualifications required to join the committee; however a prior experience of sail and boat measurement and/or event equipment inspection along with a working knowledge of the Equipment Rules of Sailing and Class Rules would be a distinct advantage.

    The group meets 4 times a year in London or via conference call (travel expenses are reimbursed) to discuss and progress ongoing initiatives surrounding the development of measurers & equipment inspectors as well as promoting best practice.

    To Apply

    If you would like to join and feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please email technical@rya.org.uk with information about yourself and your experience that would contribute to being a TOG member.  All applicants must be a current RYA member and any application would be subject to the RYA Committee Membership Procedure.

    The RYA actively promotes diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    Closing date: Friday 31 January 2020

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