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    Posted: 09 Jan 19 at 6:54pm
For someone making big decisions on the future of our sport:

Although not essential, an interest in boating or sport would be beneficial

Really?
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Well, I suppose you could argue that the RYAs mission is so wide that almost no-one is going to be interested in all of it, so logically it shouldn't be too much of an issue if they don't have an interest in any of it. A demonstrable lack of bias for racing against cruising, engines against sails etc isn't altogether a bad thing either. I don't think I'd regard it as a problem if an accountant wasn't interested in the organisation's mission, so long as they were a good accountant. Is the same true of a Director of Strategy?
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I would add that someone with no interest in any form of boating would be an asset.
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Can somebody explain what exactly is being discussed here?


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On the front page of Y&Y, RYA looking for a director of strategy.
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It is like putting Gove in charge of education or Hunt the NHS. 

As long as they are good strategic thinkers knowledge or experience is not necessarily required. 

What could possibly go wrong. 

Putting a non Sailor in charge of World Sailing has worked out brilliantly. 


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"The Director of Strategy will be responsible for providing overall strategic leadership, with a particular focus on the following cross-functional areas: 

Strategic Planning owning the 4-yearly cyclical process of creating the RYA Strategic Plan......" 

It's not clear to me if the Director of Strategy decides on Strategy or if he/she directs its implementation once it has been decided.

If it is implementation only the RYA  need a good Technician who can come from anywhere as long as they have a proven appropriate  track record. Interest in sailing and boating is not so important.

So does the Director decide strategy as well as implement it?

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They clearly don't expect a "blue skies" approach as the first bullet point in the job description is 

"Strategic Planning owning the 4-yearly cyclical process of creating the RYA Strategic Plan"

Now what comes round every four years, I wonder ??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 19 at 9:59am
I have applied for this position, I used to work in a brewery as party organiser, I was quite good
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Originally posted by Old Timer

 

What could possibly go wrong. 

Putting a non Sailor in charge of World Sailing has worked out brilliantly. 
 

Question - if the specific individual you refer to who's 'in charge of World Sailing' was a sailor do you really think it would have made any difference?  Just a thought  Wink
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