The Royal Yachting Association, based in Hamble, near Southampton, is the national governing body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating.  It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sportsboats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.

Salary: £40,000 – £44,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)
Range of benefits including pension scheme, free life insurance, 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

We are seeking a passionate, engaging and enthusiastic individual to lead our Environmental and Sustainability team.  The Environmental and Sustainability team look to represent the interests of the recreational boating community, ensuring their interests are protected within UK Government or international policy and legislative proposals and being able to identify any future planning or environmental threats to recreational boating.

Applicants should have detailed knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues affecting coastal and inland boating, as well as knowledge of Government policy relating to marine and inland waters environment.  Being able to lead on top down culture change and build strong working relationships with a multitude of stakeholders is also essential for this role.

It is important for the RYA’s Environmental and Sustainability Manager to be an effective representative, advocate and negotiator, whilst also ensuring complex issues are communicated clearly and effectively to suit a variety of audiences.

The Environmental and Sustainability Manager will be accountable for (inclusive but not exhaustive):

  • Creating and overseeing the implementation of an evolving Sustainability strategy. This will include working towards the achievement of the ISO 14001 Standard.
  • Developing and maintaining effective links with UK Government at all levels.
  • Representing the RYA on planning and environmental matters at a European and International level.
  • Monitoring all planning and environmental policy & legislation, land-use plans and coastal & marine management plans.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant academic or professional qualification as well as have several years’ experience of working in a relevant field.

To Apply
The full job description and an application form can be downloaded from note that we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form.

Closing date for applications: Mid-day on Wednesday 27 June 2018

The RYA is committed to equality of opportunity.

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