RYA Awards Panel


Help the Royal Yachting Association make a difference…

Today, 4 million people are free to enjoy the UK’s coastal waters and inland waterways - be that a relaxing leisure pastime or a high-performance sport. But the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) never takes this for granted, as the voice of boating it tirelessly strives to protect our public right to navigation, maintaining these freedoms for everyone tomorrow.

We deliver a range of programmes to support clubs and centres with their development and we are looking for an individual club member passionate about volunteering to join the RYA Awards Panel. This is a great opportunity to apply your skills to support our sport, while gaining valuable professional, leadership and governance experience.

We are looking for an individual to join the awards panel which selects recipients of the RYA Awards programme (currently Volunteer Awards and Club of the Year Award). There is also the opportunity to be part of the team which supports RYA staff develop and monitor the Awards to ensure they reflect the strategic priorities of the RYA.

The RYA is an equal opportunity and disability confident employer and believes that a diverse workforce boosts innovation, productivity and creativity.  The RYA is dedicated to promoting equity and inclusion and celebrates and welcomes diversity in all is forms.  We strive to be an inclusive and diverse workplace where everyone can be their authentic selves. In the role you would be alongside a team with extensive professional and voluntary experience in supporting sporting opportunities, project management, business development, innovation, commercial leadership and health and wellbeing initiatives.

The position is voluntary; travel expenses are provided to attend meetings and relevant events.

A member of the RYA team would be delighted to speak directly with interested candidates about the opportunity. Please contact them on 023 8060 4199. The deadline for applications is Midday 25th May 2022.

Interested parties should in the first instance complete the expression of interest form. Those selected will be contacted for an informal online meeting after which a decision will be made. All those who have expressed an interest will be informed of the Panel’s decision before the 1st June 2022.

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