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Certification Administrator

  • Location: South West
  • Organisation: Royal Yachting Association
  • Salary: £20,000
  • Closing Date: 30 June 2022 | Admin

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, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft.

Are you a process driven individual with an attention to detail? Do you enjoy being part of an open and friendly team, working together and supporting each other to get the job done? Then we could have the perfect role for you in our Certification team.

The RYA sets and monitors the standards for national training schemes in sailing and powerboating, which are delivered by RYA qualified instructors through our network of recognised centres. The Certification team are responsible for maintaining the database detailing the holders of RYA qualifications, and the issuing of the appropriate certification. They are therefore the first point of contact for administrative enquiries from instructors, examiners, training centres and the general public. 

Your responsibilities as a Certification Administrator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Receiving and responding promptly to administrative queries by phone, email and letter, from instructors, examiners, training centres and the general public;
  • Maintaining the database of qualified instructors and certificate holders to ensure all relevant members of staff have access to the most up to date information at all times;
  • Accurately and efficiently checking and processing examination reports, application and renewal forms and issuing certificates in accordance with RYA’s policy and statutory requirement; and
  • On an occasional basis, representing the RYA at Boat Shows and relevant events in order to provide information to the public on the RYA's training schemes.

To Apply

Please review the full job description and complete an application form and Equality Monitoring Form. All completed forms should be sent to

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