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Could you help the RYA navigate uncharted waters of public policy?

by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA 5 Aug 2019 23:15 PDT
CGAC chair recruitment © RYA

Policy and regulation have become increasingly unpredictable. The challenge of keeping ahead of change is great, and success is dependent upon the capacity to look long and wide.

The RYA is now seeking a new Chair for its Cruising and Government Affairs Committee (CGAC) responsible for public policy. Whoever fills this important voluntary role must be able to bring out the best from the talented members of the committee.

As Chair of CGAC, you'll have:

  • A good understanding of public policy processes
  • Ability to analyse information on a wide range of public policy topics, including maritime matters
  • A keen interest in working with the national body for one of the UK's leading sports
You'll need to be able to:
  • Bring out the best in a high-calibre group of expert volunteers and staff
  • Encourage diversity within the committee
  • Help guide decisions on when and how to intervene in public policy decisions
  • Foster positive relationships with colleagues and with external partners
The CGAC is a policy-forming committee of the RYA Board; it plays a key role in keeping the RYA at the forefront of public policies affecting boating. The committee brings together a range of relevant talent, volunteers and RYA professionals, to debate and determine RYA policy. Its subjects range from matters of safety to sustainability, and from the international (not least the impact of Brexit) to the very local. Public policy affects boating on a daily basis.

In addition to the four committee meetings a year in Central London, the Chair reports on the policy work of the committee to the RYA Board. The Chair is encouraged to engage actively in a range of RYA activities. This is a great opportunity for someone keen to fill a non-executive chair position within a reputable national organisation, reporting directly to the Board. The term of office is four years and all expenses are reimbursed.

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Peter Cardy (CGAC Chair, , 07785 393593) and/or Siobhan Kenny (CGAC Standing Member, , 07932 675133).

The RYA is also seeking a new Chair for its Inland Navigation Panel, a sub-committee of the CGAC. To view all job vacancies and volunteering opportunities at the RYA, visit rya.org.uk/go/jobs.

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