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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.

    If there are no vacancies shown below, there are none available at this time.

    The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity.

     

    Certification Administrator (Maternity Cover)

    Fixed Term Contract: 12-14 months

    Salary: £17,000 - £17,500 per annum

    Location: Hamble, Southampton

    Full Time: 35 hours per week

    The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a total annual leave package of 26 days (plus public holidays).

    The RYA sets and monitors the standards for national training schemes in sailing and powerboating, which are delivered by RYA qualified instructors through our network of recognised centres. The Certification team are responsible for maintaining the database detailing the holders of RYA qualifications, and the issuing of the appropriate certification. They are therefore the first point of contact for administrative enquiries from instructors, examiners, training centres and the general public.

    We are seeking an individual who has accurate keyboard skills, a helpful telephone manner and the ability to work well under pressure without sacrificing accuracy, to join our team as a Certification Administrator. 

    Your responsibilities as a Certification Administrator will include, but are not limited to:

    • Receiving and responding promptly to administrative queries by phone, email and letter, from instructors, examiners, training centres and the general public;
    • Maintaining the database of qualified instructors and certificate holders to ensure all relevant members of staff have access to the most up to date information at all times;
    • Accurately and efficiently checking and processing examination reports, application and renewal forms and issuing certificates in accordance with RYA’s policy and statutory requirement; and
    • On an occasional basis, representing the RYA at Boat Shows and relevant events in order to provide information to the public on the RYA's training schemes.

    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 Friday 7 February 2020

    Interviews to be held: Tuesday 18 February 2020

     

    Publishing Assistant (Part Time)

    Salary: circa £20,000 per annum (full-time equivalent)

    Permanent – Part-time (24/25 hours per week over 4/5 days)

    Location: Hamble, Southampton

    The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a total full-time equivalent annual leave package of 26 days (plus public holidays).

    The RYA is seeking a Publishing Assistant to join the Publications Department on a part-time basis. We will consider applications for 24 hours over 4 days a week or 25 hours over 5 days a week.

    The ideal candidate will excel at liaising with all relevant RYA departments and a wide range of partners, external suppliers, contractors and distributors on the production and sale of RYA publications. There is a particular focus on maintaining our online shops, supporting events, licensing and promotion. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, friendly and accomplished publishing team.

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

    • Maintaining our retail webshop, our trade shop and the Publications area of the RYA website, including uploading new products, adding reviews and managing delivery dates in line with stock control;
    • Planning and setting up for events by creating discount codes, forms, organising stock and creating supporting materials (i.e. for boat shows, training days etc.);
    • Promoting products, liaising with other departments, organising review copies, and other activity through various channels; and
    • Liaising with foreign publishers on fees, terms, payments and supporting the publications manager with contracts and other matters.

    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 Friday 31 January 2020

    Interviews to be held on: Monday 17 and/or Tuesday 18 February 2020

     

    High Performance Manager (RYA Cymru Wales)

    Salary: Negotiable (please contact Gerwyn Owen, CEO, for further details on 07918 716344)

    Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

    Location: Plas Menai Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon

    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 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 our strategic targets

    The High Performance Manager will be responsible for the ongoing evolution of a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Wales and 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.

    Flexible working is a requirement for this role.

    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 admin@ryacymruwales.org.uk  Please note: we do not accept CVs in lieu of a completed application form.

    Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 31 January 2020

    Interviews to be held: in Plas Menai on Thursday 6 February 2020

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

     

    Training Committee Member

    Voluntary - Expenses Paid

    Due to an upcoming retirement the RYA Training Committee is seeking a new member.

    The committee is the policy making body for RYA Training and works closely with the Director of Training and staff within RYA Training. The department has a wide brief which includes delivering both the shorebased and practical training schemes and ensuring that they remain up to date. It also manages and administers recognition for all RYA recognised training centres to ensure they maintain the standards required through annual inspections. The Training Department team also manages the RYA ELearning platform.

    Members of the Training Committee serve for a fixed term and due to an impending retirement, we have a need to recruit a new member. Committee members are selected on the basis of competency in specific boating disciplines to ensure we maintain representation across the entire range of RYA training schemes. If you feel you have the relevant skills and knowledge to add value to this important body, and in particular have experience in the Motor Cruising, Dinghy Sailing, Personal Watercraft and Inland Waterways training schemes, we would like to hear from you.

    The Training Committee meets three times per year, usually in Hamble, Southampton. We would anticipate the selection process lasting several months while we ensure we canvass our very broad instructor base. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply.

    To Apply

    Please email expressions of interest including a brief summary of your boating and RYA instructing background to tracey.knubley@rya.org.uk, for the attention of the Training Committee Chairman.

    Closing date for the current round of expressions of interest is: Friday 6 March 2020

     

    Technical Officials Group 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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