Following the recent regional Affiliated Club Conferences, in January the RYA will be running a series of online club development workshops to cover the topics that conference delegates said are most important. These free workshops are a repeat of the workshops presented at the conferences so are ideal if you were a delegate and now want to revisit the content, as well as for those who were unable to make their live regional event. Each workshop will leave you with the latest information and ideas to create or update your plans and find out what support is available from the RYA.
10th January – 8-9 pm – How can you plan to retain more members?
17th January – 8-9 pm – How can you plan to recruit and retain more volunteers?
24th January – 8-9 pm – How can you plan to develop or replace your facility?
31st January – 8-9 pm – What are the governance and legal challenges that your club is facing?
If you register for the workshop you will be able to view a recording if you cannot make the live session. These are open to representatives from RYA Affiliated Clubs so do share the details with others involved with running your club.
HMS Example visited Chatham Historic Dockyard this week. She is a P2000 Patrol Boat of the Royal Navy Coastal Forces Squadron, supporting some operational training with Port of London Authority and Met Police Marine Unit.
Assistant/Trainee Shipwright Full Time With restoration work now underway we are looking for someone to join the shipwright team. A rare opportunity to work with a credited national expert on barge restoration, learn heritage skills, and contribute to the regeneration of Sittingbourne and Swale Heritage. More details at http://adobe.ly/3ejJo3U
Artist in Residence £3600 based on 2 days a month of heritage-based community arts activities. Applications sought from artists living, working, or with a strong connection to Swale. Timescale April 2021 until December 2022. More details at https://tinyurl.com/hfruzhca
Socially Engaged Artist Mentorship 10 working days over a year. An opportunity to work alongside Salford Makers, a highly experienced arts collective, commissioned to deliver a programme of heritage-based arts engagement during 2021. Would suit an early career artist living, working, or with a strong connection to Swale. More details at https://tinyurl.com/3mwm6k3w
Medway Yacht Club is looking for an RYA Senior Instructor to take on the Chief Instructor role on a full time, permanent basis. The role requires a flexible approach with the successful candidate working a minimum of 37 hour contract over weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required. Typical working week Wednesday – Sunday.
The position is designed to lead and manage the existing Club Sailing groups: Junior, Youth, Adults, Royal Engineers, NAS school all operating from March to November with Winter Training Sessions mostly for the Youth team. The position will also involve delivering Powerboat, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, shore-based courses as well as Team Building days. The successful applicant will lead on training at the Club and report to the Commodore and Flag Officers. The applicant will work closely with the other employees and volunteers.
On Saturday, Lijia (“Lily”) Xu with her coach Jon Emmett conducted a boot camp and gave talks at Medway Yacht Club. Among her many achievements, Lily won a gold medal in the Laser Radial class at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she was the flag bearer for China at the closing ceremony.
Medway YC is running Powerboat Level 2 course on 13th and 14th February and on the 22nd we will have the VHF Short Range Certificate course. Contact Inti Guaschino, Training Manager & RYA Principal, Medway Yacht Club. www.medwayyachtclub.com
Queenborough Harbour Trust has a vacancy for a Level 2 Marina & Boat Operative Apprenticeship. Applicants need to be 18-21 years old, courteous with good Maths and English GCSEs.
This is an exciting opportunity to acquire the necessary experience and recognised qualifications for a career afloat with an emphasis upon the maritime leisure industry. The job entails water services for harbour operations, on the job learning and off site training courses, variable shift to cover harbour operations from 0900 to 2200 hrs during peak season and 0900 to 1800 hrs out of season, 9 hours per day. At peak times there may be additional periods to cover for leave and sickness as required. For more information download the job description below or email firstname.lastname@example.org