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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.

     

    Regional Development Officer (South West)

    Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 per annum

    Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

    Location: South West Region, home-based

    The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a company car, 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 39,000 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 experienced people and project manager, who will lead a team to deliver the RYA South West Regional Plan. Their remit will be to lead on RYA boating development within the RYA’s South West Region. This requires working collaboratively with a diverse network of volunteers, clubs, commercial centres and other partner organisations to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding British boating in the South West.

    The ability to work constructively with a wide range of people is key, as will be the ability to network and influence more broadly across the RYA and with the many stakeholders and partners with which the RYA works. 

    Due to the detailed nature and breadth of the role, the successful candidate will have a strong background in instructing and/or coaching RYA disciplines and a detailed understanding of the sport or the marine sector. The role requires the ability to manage multiple projects to ensure the successful delivery of the Regional Plan. They will have experience of managing and developing a team and working with a complex network of supporting stakeholders.

    As our Regional Development Officers work remotely, the ability to work independently and with little supervision is vital. As is the ability to work to detailed targets, goals and ambitions. Home based, the role involves significant travel to clubs, centres and other venues within the region and regular attendance to conferences and events outside of normal office hours 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 Lisa.Rogers@rya.org.uk. Please note that we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form.

    Closing date for applications: Mid-day on Friday 31 May 2019

    Interviews to be held in the South West on Thursday 20 June 2019

     

    Administrator, Performance Operations

    Salary: £18,500 per annum

    Permanent –Full-time (35 hours per week), we could also accommodate part-time working of 25 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 26 days (plus public holidays).

    Do you want to be part of a team that has an ambition is to be the best sailing nation in the world? We are looking for some extra support in our Performance Operations Team – who provide operational and logistical support to the British Sailing Team (BST) and British Youth Sailing (BYS).

    Your days will consist of a wide variety of tasks including ordering, despatching and stock controlling of all BST & BYS team kit, maintaining databases and processing financial transactions. On top of this you will be expected to contribute to the general smooth running of the team and provide ad-hoc support wherever needed. Reporting to the Performance Operations Manager, you will work alongside six other Senior Administrators forming a cohesive team of outstanding individuals.

    Computer proficiency is paramount, we love an excel spreadsheet, do you? We are also after someone who can function to a high degree of accuracy. While computer literacy is essential you also need to be a good verbal communicator. We need someone who is not afraid to talk, or listen; be sympathetic, yet stand their ground. If you are an organised, energetic, self-starter with a meticulous and methodical mind then please fill out the application form and make us notice you by highlighting your capabilities and relevant experience.

    To Apply

    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 Tuesday 28 May 2019

    Interviews to be held on: Thursday 6 June 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 RYA.org 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: Lisa.Rogers@rya.org.uk

     

    Chief Executive Officer, RYA Cymru Wales

    Salary: £43,911 per annum

    Full time: flexible working is a requirement

    Location of post: Can be home based but will require regular visits to the team at Caernarfon office, as well as travel required throughout Wales

    RYA Cymru Wales offers a range of benefits including pension, 28 days holiday plus public holidays.

    An exciting opportunity to provide executive direction to one of Wales’s leading sports governing bodies with a diverse range of boating activities.

    RYA Cymru Wales is seeking a dynamic individual to take on the role of Chief Executive, to lead our small team of staff in the further development and delivery of our strategic objectives and secure the continuing success of our organisation.

    Success will require building effective relationships with partners and funding organisations, pursuing potential sponsorship and commercial opportunities and representing the organisation to build on our existing successful base to maintain and move the sport and organisation forward.

    The successful applicant will have a proven track record of managing people, finance, budgets and projects and of increasing profile and income. The ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and volunteers, together with excellent organisational, planning and communication skills is essential. An awareness of contemporary issues in sports governance and experience of the sports that RYA Cymru Wales represents would be an advantage. 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 to admin@ryacymruwales.org.uk

    Closing date: 17:00 hrs on 29th May 2019

    Interviews will be held in Chester on 18th June 2019

     

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