RYA Midlands Committee


Want to shape the future of boating?

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 individuals passionate about grassroots activity to join the RYA Midlands regional committee. This is a great opportunity to apply your skills to support sport, while gaining valuable professional, leadership and governance experience.

We are looking for individuals to join the regional team to provide support on both strategic and operational matters. Committee members will perform a critical role in helping staff, cascading strategy, regional governance, and providing a key feedback loop from the region to the central board. We are looking for people with the following skill sets to contribute on a flexible basis: Digital engagement; sustainability; diversity and inclusion, funding opportunities.

So if nurturing future talent from grassroots to World Champions, promoting sustainable boating for cleaner, healthier waters and growing participation and building inclusive and diverse communities are topics that float your boat, and you’re interested in lobbying to keep boating free from unnecessary regulations, please apply and tell us why your skills and experience will help RYA make a difference.

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 well being initiatives.

The positions are voluntary; travel expenses are provided to attend meetings and relevant events. The RYA will be assisted in this appointment by executive search firm Perrett Laver.

For more information, please visit: https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting the reference 5788. A member of the team would be delighted to speak directly with interested candidates about the opportunity. The deadline for applications is Midday 9th May 2022.

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