Talent Academies Manager


Job Role:   Talent Academies Manager

Salary: £38,000 - £44,000 per annum

Full Time: 35 hours per work

Location:   1 day a week in Hamble / 4 days field based

Do you have comprehensive knowledge of long-term athlete development principles?

Do you have strong skills in mentoring, leadership and influence?

Do you have experience of working with performance athletes and coaches with the ability to influence and inspire?

The RYA is looking for an individual to fulfil the role of Talent Academies Manager, with the passion and commitment to identify, support and develop sailors with medal winning potential.

This new role has been introduced to lead on the development of the British Youth Sailing Academy initiative. The aim of the programme is to identify sailors with high potential annually, create high performance environments with expert coaching to support transitions and sailor development at a regional level.

The programme has a clear intent and purpose and the role of the Talent Academies Manager is to take this concept and turn it into an effective and inspirational talent programme.

What you’ll be doing:

  1. Leading 4 English Academies
  2. Engage with Home Countries to integrate Home Countries Acadameis
  3. Recruit, lead and manage a coaching team at each Academy
  4. Coordinate and lead National camps
  5. Management of budgets

In return for your work, you’ll receive a range of benefits including:

  • 36 days holiday including public holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • 10% RYA contribution to a personal pension scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • Discounts platform for retail, entertainment, holidays & gym membership
  • 2 Volunteering days (paid)
  • Free charging point for electric vehicles whilst on your working days at the office
  • Social Events
  • RYA Membership
  • Optional Team Sailing Days


    To Apply 

    Please review the full job description and send a completed application form and an equality monitoring form to jobs@rya.org.uk

    Closing date for applications: 09 June 2024
    Interviews to be held: 20 / 21 June 2024

    Job description | Application form Equality monitoring form

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    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.

    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.

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