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, course management, equipment testing, hospitality, Championship operations, Rules, finance, IT, marketing and communications, and golf heritage.  

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

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. 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

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 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

Join us in summer 2021 when golf's oldest Championship returns to Royal St George’s, on the beautiful Kent coastline for the first time since 2011.

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 2021.

DP&L is working in partnership with The R&A to recruit for many different types of positions. There are both paid and voluntary roles available here.


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Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs professional championships including The Open and the AIG Women’s Open, elite amateur golf events, international matches and manages golf rankings.  The R&A also owns and operates the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. 

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 143 countries and with the consent of 157 organisations from amateur and professional golf. The R&A is at the forefront in modernising the sport and making it more relevant to today’s society. 

The R&A Group has expanded significantly in the last five years with group turnover now in excess of £100 million and a full-time staff of over 200. 

The R&A’s purpose is to make golf more accessible, appealing and inclusive and to ensure it is thriving 50 years from now. The Finance department, currently number 14 members, plays a key role in supporting that purpose. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Finance team at The R&A.  We are looking for an Accounts Assistant to provide administrative support including preparing for bank account reconciliations, invoice and expenses processing and supporting the accounts receivable function. This is an entry level role and we are looking for a candidate who is a quick learner and has an interest in accounts. 

Interviews for this role are scheduled to take place in early January 2021.

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