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The R&A employ staff in a diverse range of departments including golf development, course management, equipment testing, hospitality, Championship operations, Rules, finance, IT, marketing and communications, and golf heritage.  

Our jobs vacancies page displays employment opportunities in both permanent and temporary roles.  We are always on the lookout for talented individuals and encourage those who wish to develop their career at The R&A to upload their CV.

We will hold personal details for a maximum of six months. If an appropriate vacancy arises during that time our HR team will be in touch. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further details on how your information will be stored.

The R&A is currently developing its operations in a number of areas and is creating several new positions across the organisation in 2017. If you would like to be part of a dynamic and growing team working at the heart of golf then please see the vacancies below


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Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs The Open, elite amateur events, international matches and rankings. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs the sport worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, on behalf of over 36 million golfers in 140 countries and with the consent of 153 organisations from amateur and professional golf.

We are looking for an Events Administrator to join the growing Professional Championships department. The role will involve working closely with the Manager Professional Championships, Qualifying in delivering the administrative support required to deliver 13 Regional Qualifying and four Final Qualifying tournaments which cater for approximately 1600 golfers looking to qualify for The 147th Open at Carnoustie. The chosen candidate will also be asked to work closely with the Player Relations Manager to coordinate the accreditation requirements for players taking part in The Open. This will include working with player managers to accredit the appropriate team who will support players during the week of the Championship.

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The R&A (the governing body for golf and organiser of The Open Championship and the Women’s British Open is seeking to fill an exciting permanent post in the Championship Department. Based in St Andrews and reporting to the Director – Championships,  this key role will embrace a wide range of duties in organising The Open – The World’s pre-eminent golf event and working along side the Director-Championships on the business planning for WBO over the next 3 years when this event will then be fully owned and staged by The R&A.

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The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is seeking seasonal staff to join this famous established organisation of over 260 years standing.  We are open 7 days a week offering a food and bar service.  Food service is predominately based at lunchtimes but evening functions are also a feature of these posts.

We are looking for both full and part-time staff to join this dedicated team in providing an excellent service to our members throughout our busiest period and in return you will receive full comprehensive training and a very competitive rate of pay.

If you possess excellent customer service skills, are reliable and hardworking and have relevant experience, please can you send a covering letter stating which role you wish to apply for and your availability on hours, and your C.V. using the 'Apply Now' button below.

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The Royal Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is seeking a number of experienced bar and waiting staff to join this famous established organisation of over 260 years standing. We operate 7 days a week with staff working 5 days out of 7. Food service is predominately based at lunchtimes but evening functions are a feature of this post. 

We are looking for one full-time and one part-time chef to join our dedicated team in providing excellent food to the highest standards for our members.

To apply for this vacancy, please send your C.V. and covering letter, stating your preference of role and hours available to work via the 'Apply Now' button below.

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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is seeking to recruit a new Members’ Secretary, following a change in role for the current holder of the position. The Members’ Secretary handles all matters affecting Members of the Club, working with the Club and Membership Committees, and seeks to ensure the very highest standards of service to Members. This role is pivotal in maintaining the connection between the Club, the Committees, the Members and the R&A Executive Team.  As one of the senior R&A executive team reporting to the Chief Executive / Secretary, responsibilities include the organisation of the Club’s Spring and Autumn Meetings, and the day-to-day orchestration and management of the Club’s staff, finances and facilities.

The successful candidate will possess a thorough commitment to service as well as highly developed communication skills, a strong ability to forge relationships across a diverse and international membership, and to represent the Club to all appropriate constituencies with ease. Candidates will need to bring exceptional people management and leadership experience, allied to exacting administrative skills. Familiarity with a committee structure and/or a membership organisation would be helpful, but the ability to operate at a senior level within a complex environment will be key. Candidates must be keen golfers, with experience of organising golf competitions and who appreciate the values of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and The R&A.

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