Regional Development Officer x 2

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Glasgow and Inverness with potential flexible working
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 11th January 2022
  • Salary qualification depedent, 35 hours per week.


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

We have a couple of vacancies 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 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.

Regional Development Officer (West)

We are also looking to recruit a Regional Development Officer for the West, fixed term until July 2023. This role will continue to support organisations within the West Region, build on current and make new connections, and help to ensure West organisations continue to thrive.

As we continue to move to a more regional approach the RDOs 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 two exceptional individuals who are:

• Enthusiastic, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have a track record of working collaboratively within a team.

• Have 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 roles 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 roles 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 both roles 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.

Application notes

For more information about this role, please have a look at the job description and person specification or please contact the Development Manager – Liza Linton – should you have any specific questions on the role: – Liza Linton

Closing date for completed application forms is 12 noon on 31st January 2022

Interviews, for both roles, will be held Online on 10th February 2022.

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

The RYA Scotland Strategic Plan and Annual Reviews are available on our website

Please complete an application form and return it, along with a completed equality monitoring form, to the HR Department ( prior to the closing date. CVs are not accepted.