Having recently completed a review of the RYA Regional Teams and having revised their structure and Terms of Reference, our Regional Teams are now better placed to support engagement, provide support and deliver specific projects that enable the delivery of our strategy Together on Water.
In addition the process for recruiting and inducting volunteers has been improved to make it easier and more rewarding to volunteer for the RYA. Whilst we have made some good steps forwards, we now need to implement these changes, so this is an important role for the ongoing success of the region.
2-3 days per month for a term of 2 years with the option to extend by 2 years with the approval of the Board.
To support the overall RYA Strategy Together on Water in the South region. More specifically the purpose of the Regional Team is:
170 RYA Affiliated Organisations in Region
252 Recognised Training Centres in Region
15,500 RYA members
74,000 members of Affiliated Clubs
The South Regional Team is a non-policy-forming committee of the English Regional Forum covering the following areas – Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, West Berkshire, Chichester Harbour, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The Regional Team will comprise a Regional Management Group, a Regional Engagement Group and a Regional Volunteer Team. The number of members of the Regional Team varies, but the Regional Management Group is limited to 7 persons to include a Regional Development Officer. The Chair will work closely with this RYA staff member to achieve the purposes of the Regional Team, with the Chair leading the volunteers within the Regional Team.
The Chair will usually chair all regular meeting of the Regional Team and represent the region at the English Regional Forum as well as on other bodies as needed.
The English Regional Forum enables interaction between the RYA regions, the RYA Chair, Chief Executive and senior development and performance staff. It positions the English regions alongside those of the other Home Countries, RYA Cymru Wales, RYA Northern Ireland and RYA Scotland, and provides the regions with the opportunity to support and learn from each other.
The Regional Chair will need to be:
For further information please read the RYA South Regional Team Terms of Reference
For an informal conversation about the role please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please send your CV and a short statement about why you are interested in the role to email@example.com by 5pm Thursday 19 October.
We will hold Individual meetings with shortlisted applicants to discuss the role until 23 October.
We intend to appoint the new Chair in November 2023.