Job Role: Director of Legal, Governance and Integrity
Salary: Competitive - Band 6 SMT
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Location: Hamble (hybrid working)
Do you display the highest standards of corporate governance, risk management and integrity?
Do you have demonstrable experience working in a way that supports a collaborative culture?
Most importantly, are you passionate about what you do?
The RYA is the National Governing Body for a broad range of sailing and boating activities with an extensive network of affiliated clubs, class associations and training centres. We are a membership organisation of over 100,000 members and a world-leading provider of training schemes and publications. The RYA is also home to the British Sailing Team, the most successful Olympic sailing nation in history. We are immensely proud of our heritage and in 2025 we will celebrate our 150th anniversary – a perfect opportunity to promote the value of sailing and boating in supporting the health and wellbeing of society in the future. Our plans for growth mean we’re looking for a Director of Legal, Governance and Integrity to join our team.
You will be responsible for establishing the Legal, Governance and Integrity Department, with existing functions and their teams in order to support the RYA, in achieving the highest standards of corporate governance, risk management and integrity. You will lead through effective collaboration with all other RYA departments, supporting and enabling excellent governance, safeguarding and a commitment to position integrity practices central to how the RYA operates. Through the lens of corporate risk, you will help to create ways of working that will support a collaborative culture - one that enables and empowers colleagues to drive sustainable change. You will be able to balance legal and ethical considerations in decision-making processes and draw on your effective communication and influencing skills, to ensure early engagement and nurturing of relationships with key stakeholders. You will be a strategic thinker, but action orientated happy to roll up your sleeves and support others to deliver.
You will have a strong commitment to promoting safeguarding, equity, diversity and inclusion. Cultural sensitivity, strong critical listening and emotional intelligence will be amongst your suite of qualities. You will also be readily aligned to our values of Open, Impactful, Responsible and Influential.
As well as the job satisfaction you’ll find in this new role, you’ll receive a range of benefits, including:
The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity
As an equal opportunity and disability confident employer, we celebrate and welcome diversity in all its forms and believe that a diverse workforce boosts innovation, productivity, and creativity. As an Inclusive employer we are also committed to prioritising inclusion and creating a truly inclusive workplace.
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.
Please review the full job description and send a completed application form and an equality monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to have a confidential conversation about the role please contact Alison Cross on 02380 604291.
Closing date for applications: 26th October 2023
Interviews to be held: First Round Interviews - 2nd November
Second Round Interviews – 9th November