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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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    RDO (Regional Development) Manager

    Salary: £44,000 - £45,000 per annum

    Permanent, 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).

    The RYA has a mission to increase the diversity and number of boaters within the United Kingdom, in order to protect our network of clubs, centres, class associations and support the broader marine sector and industry. Having introduced over nearly a million young people into boating since 2005 through the RYA’s OnBoard programme and 32,000 a year through Push the Boat Out, the RYA has achieved a great deal. However, the world is changing and boating needs to work hard to continue to attract new participants and ensure they are supported through a lifetime within the sport.

    The Role

    The RYA is looking for an accomplished people manager and leader who will be integral to the RYA’s Sport Development team.

    Their remit will be to manage our team of Regional Development Officers who are central to the work the RYA does; working with clubs, commercial centres, volunteers and the broader marine industry to increase participation in boating. This will include working with the Director of Sport Development to deliver the participation element of the RYA Strategy and facilitate the creation and execution of a series of Regional Plans which tailor our approach to the unique opportunities and challenges each RYA Region presents us.

    The ability to think strategically will be key, as will the ability to network and influence more broadly across the RYA and with the many stakeholders and partners in which the RYA works with. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in project or programme management and a detailed understanding of the sport or the marine sector. They will have experience of managing and developing a team and working with a complex network of supporting stakeholders.

    As our Regional Development Officer Team work remotely, experience of leading, motivating and managing a field-based team to achieve set objectives and demonstrable experience of setting and delivering individual and team objectives is essential.

    Based at RYA HQ in Hamble, Southampton this role will involve some travel and attendance to conferences and events outside of normal office house which time off in lieu is allowed.

    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 Please note that we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form.

    Closing date for applications: Mid-day on Friday 5 April 2019

    Interviews to be held on: Monday 15 and/or Tuesday 16 April 2019


    Web Developer (ASP.Net)

    Salary: up to £35,000 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 an annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays).

    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), 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 sportsboats, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.

    We are seeking a driven multi-skilled ASP.Net developer to join a thriving & friendly full service digital team here at the RYA. You will provide support to a wide range of internal partners spanning across multiple differing departments, including Training, Racing & Membership. You will also play a key role in our future development of new content management platforms and system functionality, and will work across our main domain as well as several other high profile sub-sites (such as the British Sailing Team). You will also support the development of various apps and our two e-commerce platforms.

    Our website attracts 250,000 monthly visitors and has approximately 180+ internal users - we currently work in a Microsoft SharePoint environment with Sitecore Commerce. The RYA promotes the development of its employees, and as the post holder you will have the opportunity to become certified in these technologies.

    We are presently undertaking a next generation platform review which this role will play a key part in.

    Do you have the following skills to be successful in this role?:

    • Proven ASP.Net hands on expertise;
    • Experience of programming using C#;
    • Experience of using T-SQL to create stored procedures;
    • JavaScript / jQuery skills;
    • Design, development & deployment of E-commerce systems. 

    Click here to view the full job description for this role.

    To Apply

    Please contact Lisa Rogers, HR Advisor, to express your interest in this position. Email:


    BUSA Administrator

    Please note: this role is not employed directly through the RYA.

    The British Universities Sailing Association (BUSA) is the governing body for university sailing in the UK.  It is affiliated to, and supported by, the RYA.

    BUSA are seeking an individual to provide administration support to the provision of university sailing, and secretarial support (previously provided through the RYA).

    Please see the full job description for this role.  Candidates should complete an application form if they wish to be considered.

    Closing date: Midnight on 29 March 2019

    Interviews to be held on 8 April 2019.

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