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 British 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. It’s purpose is to make golf more accessible, appealing and inclusive and to ensure it is thriving 50 years from now. 

The purpose of the HR department is to work as strategic partners supporting the goals of the R&A in enabling colleagues to have engaging, fulfilling and happy careers.  We do this by ensuring we create a best in class employee experience throughout every touchpoint within the organisation. 


We are currently seeking to recruit a Payroll & HR Assistant to provide comprehensive administrative support to the day-to-day operations of a busy HR and payroll function. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced payroll professional wishing to develop their career in HR.    While the priority for this role is to deliver a seamless monthly payroll function for circa 250 staff there is opportunity to evolve the role to include HR/HR System Administration and support the end to end recruitment process. 

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The R&A, the governing body for the Rules of Golf worldwide (excluding the USA and Mexico), is seeking to recruit a permanent, full-time Executive Assistant to provide high-level support to the Chief Development Officer. This role presents an excellent opportunity for the right candidate. This role requires a high level of commitment, organisation and attention to detail.

Accustomed to dealing with people at all levels, you will have a professional and discreet nature and be able to manage conflicting priorities effectively to ensure a high level of service provision at all times.

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