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Volunteering with RYA Scotland

Thank you for the fantastic response and interest in our new Director positions. 

We have now closed applications however are still seeking applications for our Youth Director position. 

Please see details below:

Youth Director

This role is possibly the most exciting and certainly one closest to our hearts. We are so committed to engaging with young people that it was the first we put into the new structure.

We know we have quite a bit of work to do here so we really want someone with bags of energy and great ideas to help us reach out to young people in boating and to ensure their voice is loud and clear across the organisation. You might have connections into University sailing, be instructing, competing or an active member of a club in Scotland but really the key thing here is that you are able and willing to get out and meet young people of all ages across Scotland.

AND you need to be under 25.

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!

Board meetings will move around the country and with options to meet electronically being a normal part of our methods, we are keen to have representation from across Scotland.

This role is voluntary and is not remunerated, however RYA Scotland will meet your expenses for attending meetings and support your development in your chosen role.

The best way to find out more about this opportunity is to speak to James Allan the CEO. Feel free to call him on 0131 317 7388

You can also take a look at the role description in the documents section. If you want to apply right away then please email your CV with a short covering letter to

The New Director will be invited to join the Board and other RYA Scotland Volunteers at a Volunteers day on 25 January 2020 ahead of our Annual Awards at the Falkirk Wheel.

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