Rossendale Valley Sailing Club: RTE Principal.
Rossendale Valley Sailing Club is going through a period of transition whereby roles within the club are being both vacated and created. In order to ensure a culture of openness, fairness and accountability the Council propose to put in place agreed procedures for appointing these roles that provide a transparency open to scrutiny and criticism.
The first such role to be considered is the RTE Centre Principal. As a consequence of the previous Principal relinquishing the role, the club found itself in a possible invidious position such that the future of the RTE could have been jeopardised, on completion of the recent RYA inspection, our Commodore Douglas Forbes stepped into the position of Centre Principal to prevent this potential conflict.
In the spirit of implementing the new processes, it has been agreed in Council to advertise the position of RTE Principal to allow suitable RVSC members to apply.
The Centre Principal is primarily a management position, overseeing paperwork, liaising and facilitating the contact between the Club and RYA, the Principal holds overall responsibility for compliance with the RYA Recognition Guidelines.
Recognition primarily covers standards of safety and instruction during RYA training activities; however training centre Principals are expected to ensure ALL activities at the Centre are conducted within the spirit of recognition using suitably qualified or experienced staff, including volunteers, temporary and permanent members of staff.
The Principal must be aged 18 or over and have sufficient authority within the organisation to manage activities. A Principal need not be a qualified instructor, but where a Principal is not a qualified instructor, a Chief Instructor must be appointed for each discipline.
The Principal is required to give a personal undertaking to ensure compliance by the Centre with the RYA Recognition Guidance Notes, subject to the terms and conditions of recognition.
Any interested parties should indicate their intentions to be considered for the role by Friday 15th January, accompanied by a brief supporting statement, to the club secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org