The R&A - Working for Golf

Work at The R&A

The R&A employ staff in a diverse range of departments including Golf Development, Equipment Testing, Hospitality, Championship Operations, Rules, Finance, IT, Marketing and Communications, and Golf Heritage.


We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who wish to develop their career at The R&A. If you meet the requirements for any of our available roles then we encourage you to submit an application. 


Would you like to work for The R&A? Please visit our online portal to view our current vacancies.


How your information will be used

In order to progress your application, for administrative purposes, The R&A will record, keep, and hold the personal data which you have provided in this application form stored in our Human Resources files. Your data will not be transferred to any third parties outside of The R&A Group of Companies . If your application is successful, The R&A will hold this data as part of your employee record which will be stored on the basis of our Privacy Policy. In the event that your application is unsuccessful, we will hold the application form and the data contained for three months in case of a future vacancy which we may invite you to apply for, following which we will delete it.

If you have any questions about The R&A’s use of your data, please contact us by email at


Work at The Open

We are delighted to be able to offer the opportunities to work at The 150th Open in St Andrews. If you are interested in any of these roles, please register your interest here.

The Open relies on the recruitment of temporary employees and volunteers to help deliver a memorable experience for the thousands of spectators who will be part of the Championship in July 2022.

There are both paid and voluntary roles available here.