The RYA offers a range of benefits including: a total annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays), a generous personal pension scheme (RYA will contribute 10%), life insurance, access to discounts through Sodexo, employee health assistance programme, trained mental health first aiders.

The purpose of the role is to provide World Class administrative support to organise and implement the RYA’s Olympic Programme – the British Sailing Team (BST) and British Sailing Squad (BSS). The RYA must continue to provide the best coaching and support system to the BST & BSS in order to stay ahead of other countries worldwide and remain as the World’s No.1 sailing nation.

Reporting to the Olympic Operations Manager, the Officer is responsible for supporting BST & BSS programmes. This including UK-based training and international regattas, administering the programmes back-of-house operations, and supporting preparations in the Olympic Games sailing venue. 

The role is a combination of office-based at the RYA offices in Hamble (typically 2 days per week) and home working. However, there is a regular need to attend meetings at the Weymouth & Portland training base or elsewhere outside the office.  Consideration will be given to applicants living in Dorset to have their principal place of work at the training base rather than in Hamble.

The role involves working with a wide range of personnel connected to the BST programme, including athletes, coaches, sport science & technical team members and external stakeholders. It will also involve overseas travel in support of Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Olympic preparations.

The successful candidate should be skilled at multi-tasking and have strong administration skills with outstanding levels of attention to detail which are not sacrificed during periods of high work volume. The successful candidate should be comfortable working independently as well as part of a team within a busy, dynamic and fast-moving environment. The successful candidate should also have experience of event planning and organising international travel and logistics including flights, travel and accommodation. Knowledge of international shipping and freight would be advantageous.

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