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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.

     

    Head of Performance Support

    Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum

    Permanent – Full-time (35 hours per week)

    Location: RYA’s Performance Unit in Portland

    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 is currently recruiting for a Head of Performance Support. Working as part of the World Class Programme (WCP) senior leadership team to lead and manage the Sports Science & Sports Medicine (SSSM) support team ensuring that support and research are aligned with and impact on sailing performance.

    As the Head of Performance Support your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • As part of the WCP senior leadership team, maintain and develop strong relationships with the Olympic Performance Manager and Head Coaches and bring insight, knowledge and challenge to the WCP;
    • Lead the RYA performance support services to the WCP including line management of all SSSM staff and their performance and development, working collaboratively with stakeholders (technical leads/UK Sport people development) as required;
    • Through technical planning with coaches and practitioners, identify the priority performance support plans that capture the objectives and outcomes that SSSM support will make to performance;
    • Drive accountable and responsive impact from SSSM practitioners in the facilitation of world class performance planning and through the understanding of What It Takes To Win in Sailing;
    • Manage the World Class Sports Science & Sports Medicine budget; and
    • Managing the safe operating environment for the SSSM team, specifically within the Performance Unit, ensuring compliance with relevant Health & Safety and other regulations.

    For the role of Head of Performance Support we are seeking a committed, flexible and adaptable individual who has excellent interpersonal, communication and people management skills. You should also be effective at solving problems and managing your own time.

    The ideal candidate will have a degree in Sports Science or equivalent and experience of working with elite athletes on a World Class Performance programme or in professional sport.

    An awareness of the demands of Olympic class sailing would be beneficial in this role, but is not essential.

    This role is predominately based from the RYA’s Performance Unit in Portland, but travel to RYA HQ and overseas will be required from time to time.

    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: 9.00am on Monday 4 November 2019

    Interviews to be held: Thursday 14 November 2019

     

    High Performance Manager, RYA Scotland

    Salary: £31,700 - £36,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

    Permanent – Full-time (35 hours per week)

    Location: Edinburgh

    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).

    RYA Scotland is one of the foremost Sport Governing Bodies in Scotland. We protect and promote the interests of the 76,000 strong boating community and the 21,000 people in 300 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres across Scotland.

    The High Performance Manager is responsible for delivering the performance elements of the RYA Scotland strategic plan which aims to ensure the success of Scottish athletes in national and international competition and support more Scottish athletes competing for the British Sailing Team at all levels.

    You will be responsible for the ongoing evolution of a strong and sustainable performance pathway within Scotland and 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’.

    The High Performance Manager operates a significant portion of the RYA Scotland budget. Within this and working closely with the volunteer led Performance Committee, you will oversee the delivery of a Scotland wide programme supporting Class Academies, talent identification, national development teams and an elite athlete programme. You will be part of 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 national or international competition either as an athlete or coach and experience of working within a national level coaching team. You will have experience within the high performance aspect of a sport that has an Olympic pathway and an understanding of talent identification, selection and long term athlete development.

    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 have excellent project management skills and a track record of managing your time effectively to meet deadlines.

    The role involves considerable travel across Scotland as well as travel to wider UK locations and occasionally overseas.

    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 1 November 2019

    Interviews to be held in Edinburgh on: Monday 18 November 2019

     

    IS Support Technician

    Salary: £16,000 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 26 days (plus public holidays).

    The RYA is primarily a membership and information-based organisation and communication with its members, committees, clubs, training establishments and other associated bodies is critical to its successful operation. The role of our Information Systems (IS) team is a key factor in this process, providing and maintaining facilities for electronic communication, processing, data storage, telecommunications and printing services.

    The RYA’s IS team provide first and second line support for approximately 180 employees, the majority of which are based from our HQ in Hamble but this also covers remote users and satellite offices. The team handles approximately 3,000 calls per annum.

    We are seeking an IS Support Technician to join our team – this role would suit an individual who has recently completed a relevant apprenticeship and is looking to kick start their IS career!

    As an IS Support Technician your role will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Responding to calls for assistance from internal and external uses on the use of MS Office products, MS Operating Systems, Citrix, remote access and all hardware;
    • Assisting with backup routines and maintenance;
    • Carrying out routine server maintenance including software updates;
    • Maintaining a support call log for all IS calls, prioritising calls as appropriate;
    • Assisting in the enforcement of IS policies on the use of the network, email system, web access, databases, telephone and other communication systems, as well as other resources; and
    • Assisting in the cleaning and maintenance of data accuracy and records in our CRM system.

    To be successful in this role you should have an excellent telephone manner, with good communication skills and the ability to prioritise your workload whilst managing your time effectively. You should also have some experience of working in a Helpdesk environment.

    A keen interest in technology, knowledge of PC and laptop hardware and knowledge of basic Network fundamentals are all essential for this role.

    To Apply

    Please review the full job description and download & complete an application form.  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 Wednesday 30 October 2019

     

    Environmental & Sustainability Administrator

    Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum (pro-rata)

    Permanent –Part-time (28 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).

    The RYA’s purpose is to maintain and promote safe, responsible recreational boating. To support this aim the RYA launched a joint programme with British Marine in 2005, The Green Blue. This programme focuses on educating and informing the recreational boating industry and individual boaters regarding environmental issues and best practice. We are now seeking to recruit for the new position of Environmental & Sustainability Administrator (part-time, 28 hours a week) to help support the administration of The Green Blue, as well as provide wider support to the Environmental team.

    As well as The Green Blue, the RYA have recently started an EU LIFE funded project, whose aim is to mitigate the impacts of seagrass and related habitats. This role will also provide support on this project.

    As the Environmental & Sustainability Administrator you role will include, but will not be limited to:

    • Ensuring databases are kept up to date with RYA member interactions and British Marine member interactions;
    • Responding to requests for electronic and physical resources for free issue or loan;
    • Organising meetings, events (including occasional attendance), travel and accommodation as required;
    • Collating data to contribute to the reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);
    • Maintaining project financial records in line with project guidance; and
    • Contributing to the development of materials and resources.

    To be successful in this role you will need to have good communication skills, both on the telephone and in writing, the ability to manage your time effectively whilst prioritising to meet deadlines and experience of working within a busy administrative role.

    An understanding of recreational boating would be an advantage but is not essential.

    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 25 October 2019

    Interviews to be held on: Friday 8 November 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 

     

    Regional Chair – South

    Voluntary - Travel Expenses Reimbursed

    Location: Based within the RYA South Region geographic area. This being Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, West Berkshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands and the part of West Sussex which falls within the Chichester Harbour AONB.

    The RYA South Region has the exciting opportunity for an inspirational and experienced leader to undertake the Chair role for its Regional Committee. This person will lead the region alongside the Regional Development Officer (RDO) to support and deliver an agreed action plan which aligns with the RYA’s strategic objectives within a local context, this being outlined currently in the RYA South Regional Plan 2017 – 2021. The region is also entering a time of forward planning, which the chair will play a central role in the creation and facilitation of a stakeholder engagement process leading to the production of the 2021 – 2025 RYA South Regional Plan.

    The Chair will work with the region’s committee, specialist appointment holders, and staff team to maximise the effectiveness of the RYA locally, through playing a lead role together with the RDO in ensuring that these three teams work in an integrated manner.

    The Chair will act as leader and principal spokesperson for the Regional Committee. Usually chairing all regional meetings of the committee and be the committee’s representative at the English Regional Forum. In addition, the Chair will represent RYA South on other regional bodies as needed.

    The Chair should have broad experience of boating within the South Region and be able to think strategically, taking a regional view. In addition, the chair will need to be organised, diplomatic, IT literate and have good communications skills.

    A full role description can be found here.

    To stand

    If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this role please submit a CV with a covering letter FAO of Richard Brown & Susie Moore. Email: rdo.south@rya.org.uk

    All candidates will stand for election at the region’s AGM on the 19th October 2019. Please note that all standing candidates must be proposed by an affiliate from within the region so please include details of this information in your covering letter.

    In the event of there being more than one candidate a vote will be conducted with present voting affiliates and the candidate obtaining the highest number of votes being elected.

    Deadline line for expression of interest: 19 October 2019

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