Work for RYA Scotland


RYA Scotland currently employs 14 staff in a wide range of roles, from performance to training to development alongside administrators. There are also around 70 volunteers contributing and leading our work for the boating community in Scotland.


If there are no vacancies listed below there are no current vacancies, however if you are interested in getting involved with RYA Scotland as a volunteer please do get in touch.


Increasing Administration Support for RYA Scotland

The Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) team is recruiting! We are expanding the Admin Support Services Team and, with the support of sportscotland, are creating a new role for an Administrator who will support the Participation and Development Team and other admin support activities across RYA Scotland.


This role will complement the other members of the Administration Support Services Team.

Therefore, we are looking for an individual who has:


  • Proven experience in a similar role with excellent organisational and administration skills.
  • Excellent keyboard skills and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office in particular Excel, Word and databases.
  • Excellent numerical and literacy skills to undertake wide range of tasks and ability to produce accurate work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise competing deadlines.
  • A friendly, helpful and approachable manner when dealing with enquiries from members, clubs, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • An ability to work as part of team.




Office base in Edinburgh, opportunity for flexible working.


Salary of £20,000 35 hours per week


Benefits package includes pension and life insurance, free RYA Membership and associated preferential staff discounts, 26 days holiday plus public holidays. 


Closing date 12 noon on Friday 13th August 2021


Interviews will be held Online on Week beginning 30th August 2021



For more information about this role, please have a look at the job description and person specification or please contact the Senior Administrator – Pauline McGrow – should you have any specific questions on the role:  CVs are not accepted; to apply please complete the application form.

RYA Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity.

We are passionate about equality and inclusion and welcome applications from all. 

We are proud to be the first and only Sport Governing Body in Scotland to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundations Charter and to have been the first in Scotland to achieve the Sport Councils Advanced Equality Standard.  We have a focus on engaging women in sailing, disability is no barrier to participation, and we are actively changing to include young people in our decision making so when we say we welcome applications from all – we really mean it!  Please complete our  Equality Monitoring form.


RYA Scotland is one of the foremost Sport Governing Bodies in Scotland.  We protect and promote the interests of the 76,000 strong boating community and the 21,000 people in 272 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres across Scotland