Sustainability Officer

Posted 3 months ago by Royal Yachting Association
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £28,000 - £30,000
Sector Environment Management, Environment, Sustainability
Posted 3 months ago
Apply by Wednesday, 27 February 2019

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.


Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)

Location: Hamble, Southampton

The RYA offers a range of benefits which include; a personal pension scheme, free life insurance and a total annual leave package of 28 days (plus public holidays).

The RYA aims to maintain and promote safe, responsible recreational boating, and to become a leader in sustainability within the boating community.  To help us with our ambitions we have created a new position for a Sustainability Officer, to join our Environment & Sustainability team. 

We are seeking a self-motivated, proactive and engaging individual who has experience of delivering sustainability initiatives with demonstrable outcomes.  As a successful candidate you will have broad knowledge of sustainability issues, knowledge of the application of international (ISO) standards and be educated to degree level or equivalent in an environmental / sustainability field. You should also have strong skills in developing strategies and report writing.

The ability to be diplomatic whilst maintaining integrity, effective at advocating and negotiating and building & maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is essential for this role.

As the Sustainability Officer, your key duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the introduction of an Environmental Management System that meets the requirements of the ISO14001:2015 standard;
  • Reporting on performance against sustainability targets, for both internal and external use;
  • Working with RYA departments to manage the environmental impact of events, products and services; and
  • Working with the Environmental and Sustainability team to embed a culture of sustainability throughout the RYA.


To Apply

Please visit our website to review the full job description and download & complete an application form: note that we do not accept CVs in lieu of a fully completed application form.

Closing date for applications: Mid-day on Wednesday 27th February 2019

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 14th and/or Friday 15th March 2019