Boating Information Officer


Job Role:   Boating Information Officer

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Full Time: 35 hours per week (part time applications will be considered)

Location:   Hamble (hybrid working)

The RYA offers a range of benefits which include:

  • 36 days holiday including public holidays
  • 10% RYA contribution to a personal pension scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • Discounts platform for retail, entertainment, holidays & gym membership
  • Free charging point for electric vehicles whilst on your working days at the office
  • Social Events
  • RYA Membership

The Boating Information Officer plays a critical role in maintaining accurate and up to date information for member advice and supports the wider team in gathering and coordinating insight and knowledge from a range of sources. Enabling the department to effectively represent member interests, shape policy and positively influence regulation affecting recreational boating. It would suit a technologically savvy individual who loves detail and communicating with different audiences, possessing excellent organisational and information management skills. As well as being a brilliant note taker, quickly able to recognise salient points to report decisions and actions, you will be curious with an ability to research information that can be translated into helpful resources and content. You will be required to work as part of a team, managing your time effectively so you can work flexibly across different subject areas. An understanding of boating and / or the environment would be a bonus but not essential.

Your responsibilities as a Boating Information Officer will include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as a first point of contact for recreational boaters seeking advice. Provide a timely and accurate response to routine enquiries, and or direct to information available on the RYA website.
  • Regularly review related RYA website content submitted for publication to ensure it remains accurate and is updated, where necessary.
  • Monitor trends in enquiries and identify opportunities for social media posts, website news articles and content in the RYA magazine.
  • Work with subject matter specialists to create and update briefing notes on key issues, to support rapid and accurate responses to enquiries.
  • Review marine and inland water planning applications and offshore renewable energy installation consultations received against RYA’s planning checklist and draft the RYA response.
  • Provide logistical, budgetary. and organisational support to the European Boating Association (EBA) so that it can function effectively.
  • Attend EBA General Assembly meetings, when requested by the Secretary, to ensure the meetings run smoothly and take the minutes (recording actions, decisions and key points in discussions).
  • Provide day-to-day support (externally and internally) for users of the RYA SafeTrx App including maintaining and updating the relevant guidance and resources available.
  • Provide support to maintain the Coastal Atlas (GIS) database and retrieve reports when the team are considering the impact of planning applications or responses to consultations as and when required.

To Apply:
Please review the full job description and send a completed application form and an equality monitoring form to

Closing date for applications: 17th August 2023 (this may close early if a suitable candidate is found)
Interviews: Week commencing 21st August 2023

The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity.

The RYA as an equal opportunity and disability confident employer, celebrates and welcomes diversity in all its forms and believes that a diverse workforce boosts innovation, productivity and creativity. We are dedicated to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion and strive to be an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone can be their authentic selves. We would particularly encourage applications from ethnically diverse candidates who are currently underrepresented at the RYA