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RYA Northern Ireland employs 5 staff in a number of roles, from performance to club development, active clubs and administration. Full time staff are based in our headquarters in Newtownards.

Can you develop and retain the best young sailors in Northern Ireland?

If you have significant coaching experience and believe you know what it takes to develop and retain the best junior and youth sailors, this could be a role for you:

Youth Performance Programme Coaches

 We are looking to appoint 2 coaching teams in the Youth Performance Programme for Toppers and Lasers. We are looking for Lead Coaches and also Assistant Coaches. The exact composition of the coaching team may vary but we would expect each team to consist of a person to lead, plan and organise training of the group and to take on additional responsibility of the class lead on specific class coaching development and innovation.

The right coaches will have aligned views with the RYANI Core values.  With regards to sailor development they will be able to evidence that they can create a safe and enjoyable environment while ensuring each sailor is given appropriate challenges to maximise their development.

RYANI should look to identify and ingrain core values for sailors, parents, coaches and staff; especially the further up the performance pathway an athlete progresses.  This is to help develop aspects for high performance campaigning and also a supportive and positive culture that enhances racing. These are underpinned by our Critical Success Factors.    

For further information please read the Recognised Training Groups Coaching Roles document.

Applications should be made to James Farrell, RYANI Performance Manager by email, completing the form Coach details’ form and a CV or covering letter detailing relevant coaching and leadership experience along with which roles, classes you would wish to work and what you will bring to enhance the Performance Programme.

Please do contact the Performance Manager for more information if required.  

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 19th August, 2020  


Instructors looking for casual work should contact the Regional Development Officer

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