Royal Yachting Association Scotland
Royal Yachting Association Scotland
The Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) has two distinct roles. Firstly we are a membership organisation charged with looking after the interests of individuals, clubs, training centres and affiliates of the RYA in Scotland. Secondly we are the recognised governing body for sailing in all it’s forms in Scotland.

Current vacancies

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £59,000
  • Edinburgh - travel across Scotland as well as travel to wider UK locations
  • Closing 5th December 2022

The Royal Yachting Association Scotland is seeking an exceptional individual to inspire and lead the RYA Scotland Team as Chief Executive.

RYA Scotland is one of the foremost volunteer-led Sport Governing Bodies in Scotland. We are also a membership organisation that values the freedoms of recreational boating and the positive impact it provides to the people, places and communities who participate.

RYA Scotland protects and promotes the interests of Scotland’s varied boating community, working closely with key stakeholders and across 268 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres, who all help contribute to our purpose.

RYA Scotland is focussed on continuous improvement with sustainability, equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout our activities. We are proud of the achievements and the impact on the sport we have had at the highest levels of competition, while also ensuring that getting afloat is accessible, and open to all.

The successful candidate will lead our wider team of staff and volunteers who support grass roots sport development, coach development, and performance activities, alongside representing member interests, communications, marketing, and administration support.

The Role

The Chief Executive role is at the heart of an organisation that protects and promotes safe, successful, and rewarding boating in Scotland. We are looking for someone who can:

  • Lead the strategic development, governance, operations, and promotion of recreational boating within Scotland.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and management of our staff.
  • Build strong relationships with all our stake holders.

Applicants

You will have a demonstrable history of exceptional leadership of organisations. You will have a background in sport preferably national governing body level within a leadership position.

The role involves travel across Scotland as well as travel to wider UK locations, consequently a full clean UK driving licence is essential. The candidate should be available to work flexibly, including a number of evenings and weekends throughout the year.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £20,000
  • Edinburgh -opportunity for flexible working
  • Closing 17th September 2021

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 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, centres, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • An ability to work as part of team.
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Regional Development Officer (North)

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Potential hybrid working, with an Inverness Touchdown/Base area
  • Closing 3rd May 2022

Are you interested in supporting the development of People, Places and Communities within Boating in Scotland?

We have an exciting vacancy which will give you a chance to get involved!

Regional Development Officer (North)

The Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) team is recruiting for a Regional Development Officer for the North. This post will help us to continue to grow our reach and support for clubs, centres and communities in the Highlands, Western Isles, Shetland Islands and Orkney Islands and enable them to thrive and become as sustainable as they can be.

As we continue to move to a more regional approach the RDO team will be responsible for delivering on, along with other team colleagues, a strong and vibrant regional work plan reflecting both the RYA Scotland Strategic Plan and the needs of the local and regional communities.

Therefore, we are looking for an exceptional individual to add to our team, who is:

  • Enthusiastic, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has a track record of working collaboratively within a team.
  • Has experience of working with a variety of partners using sport & physical activity to create impact and bring about positive changes for clubs, communities, and people.
  • Creative and curious to explore new ideas to be more effective and have a bigger impact on individuals, clubs, centres, and communities.
  • Passionate about developing partnerships, people, and places.
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise tasks.

The RDO role will work directly with clubs, centres, organisations, and other local partners, taking the time to understand their challenges and work with them to build creative solutions that address their needs. The role will continue to connect both the boating and the local community, share information and support affiliated organisations in their plans to develop vibrant, engaging activity that makes a positive impact across Scotland. We seek to grow the opportunities for anyone to access boating and ensure sport is available for life.

For this role there is considerable travel across the region as well as travel throughout Scotland and occasional travel to wider UK locations. Consequently, a full clean UK driving licence and access to a car are essential as is the availability to work flexibly including regular evenings and weekends throughout the year. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake a PVG check upon offer of the role, as this position involves regular contact with children and/or adults at risk.

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!

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 271 RYA Affiliated Clubs, Class Associations and Training Centres across Scotland.

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Administration Support for RYA Scotland

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Office base in Edinburgh, opportunity for flexible working
  • Closing 21st October 2022

The Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) team is recruiting! We are recruiting an Administrator who will 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.
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