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  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £23,000
  • Office base in Edinburgh, opportunity for flexible working.
  • Closing 30th June 2023

  • Advertised from 12th June 2023
  • 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.


Looking for an Administrator role with a difference working in sport?

We are recruiting a Full Time Administrator who will support activities across RYA Scotland and will complement the other three members of the Administration Support Services Team.

This is not your standard Administrator role. The Administration Support Services Team provide a wide range of crucial administration and support services so that the organisation can develop sailing and boating opportunities in Scotland. We are looking for a proven multitasker with the ability to be flexible and cope with a busy and varied workload. You’ll be a problem solver who enjoys finding innovative solutions and working as part of busy team.

Therefore, we are looking for an individual who has:

• Extensive experience in similar roles with excellent organisational and administration skills.

• Excellent keyboard skills and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office in particular Teams, Sharepoint, Excel and Word.

• Excellent numerical and literacy skills to undertake wide range of tasks and ability to produce accurate work and work on own initiative.

• 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.

Benefits package includes the following:

• 26 days annual leave per year, 9 bank holidays, 3 privilege days leave granted between Christmas & New Year

• 2 x Volunteer days (paid) per year

• Pension scheme

• Cycle2Work Scheme

• Free RYA Membership

• Access to Discounts Scheme portal

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Life Insurance cover equivalent to 4x salary

• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

• Company sick pay

Application notes

Closing date 12 noon on Friday 30th June 2023

Further information can be found on our website or call 023 8060 4105 or e-mail

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:

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