Honorary Treasurer: RYA Scotland

A vacancy is forthcoming on the board of directors of The Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYA Scotland) and we are actively seeking an energetic, forward thinking individual to appoint as Honorary Treasurer.  We are able to offer a supported period of transition through to June 2018 when the new Honorary Treasurer will formally take up position. 

RYA Scotland is the recognised governing body in Scotland for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing, inland cruising, canal boats and personal watercraft.

Our purpose is; to protect and promote successful, rewarding boating across Scotland.  We represent several thousand individual members, support a growing number of local clubs and training centres and work with a diverse range of partners to achieve our aims.

We have responsibility for delivering Scottish athletes to the UK Olympic programme, developing the grass roots of the sport, supporting the training and club infrastructure across Scotland and representing the interests and needs of the recreational boating community. This extensive portfolio is overseen by the Management Committee (our Board) and Council of RYA Scotland and is supported by specialist committees and a staff of twelve.  We are a dedicated team who consider serving our community a privilege.

The Honorary Treasurer sits within a Management Committee of six who provide strategic direction and governance to the business. The committee is the legal board of directors for RYA Scotland, a company limited by guarantee with an annual turnover of around £700k.

The main duties of the Treasurer are to ensure that RYA Scotland meets its regulatory commitments and that our financial position and practice remains robust. These duties are in the main supervisory, as RYA Scotland has a team of professional staff to support this function. A more detailed description of the role is available on our website 

The Management Committee seeks an individual who has the vision, skills and experience to take the lead on strategic financial planning and to guide the organisation into the future. This senior voluntary role will provide the successful candidate with an interesting, exciting and enjoyable portfolio of responsibilities.

An interest in boating is desirable but not essential – we would be delighted to introduce you to our world and the warm community within which we operate.

Interested parties are welcome to contact the Chief Executive Officer, James Allan, to find out more. Application is by submission of a CV for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer at the address below. 

Contact details: RYA Scotland, Caledonia House, 1 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, EH12 9DQ.

Tel - 0131 317 4611. Email admin@ryascotland.org.uk

RYA Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

Date published: 14 February 2018
Date updated: 14 February 2018


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