Certification Administrator


Salary: £20,000 per annum                                                                 

Location: Hamble, Southampton

Full Time: 35 hours per week (opportunity for overtime during busy periods)

The RYA offers a range of benefits including: a total annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays), a personal pension scheme, life insurance, access to discounts through Sodexo, employee health assistance programme, trained mental health first aiders and others.


Are you a process driven individual with an attention to detail? Do you enjoy being part of an open and friendly team, working together and supporting each other to get the job done? Then we could have the perfect role for you in our Certification team.

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. 

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 complete an application form and Equality Monitoring Form. All completed forms should be sent to jobs@rya.org.uk


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.