Chair / Chair Person - RYA

Location
Hamble-le-Rice
Salary
Voluntary (Expenses Paid)
Posted
09 May 2018
Closes
23 May 2018
Ref
11276
Position/Level
Board
Responsibilities
Executive Management
Contract Type
Voluntary / Trustee
Language
English

Chair / Chair Person  - RYA    
Voluntary
Hamble-le-Rice

The RYA actively promotes diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The Royal Yachting Association, based in Hamble, is the national governing body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, personal watercraft, inland cruising and narrowboats and has an annual income of over £22 million.

Chairperson:

The RYA is seeking a Chairperson to manage and provide leadership to the Board. We are looking for experienced individuals with a proven track record of successful Chairpersonship within a multi-faceted organisation and with personal gravitas to lead a significant national organisation. Individuals should also possess tact, diplomacy and excellent powers of communication and persuasion. Professional skills and experience within the Legal, Commercial or Government sectors are highly desirable.

The Chair of the RYA is a high profile position within both the boating and the sporting world. Despite being a volunteer position it requires a significant time commitment, estimated at the equivalent of up to 50 days per year.

Purpose

The purpose of the Chair of the RYA is to:

  • Ensure effective decisions are made by the Board
  • Represent the RYA both externally and internally
  • Support the senior volunteers and executive directors
  • Act as the arbiter of questions on the governance of the RYA and of the interpretation and application of the Regulations

Accountability & Authority:

The Chair of the RYA is accountable to the Board and to the Members and is authorised to represent all of the Association’s views and policies to external bodies and stakeholders without the need for prior clearance.

Eligibility:

The Chair must be legally eligible to serve as a company Director in England and Wales and be, or become, a personal member of the RYA. Due to the responsibilities and profile of the role, careful management of perceived or actual conflicts of interest is of paramount importance. Candidates must declare any interests and these will be taken into account in the recruitment process.

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