Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy – Deputy Chief Executive

Located at the northern tip of the Isle of Portland, Dorset, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is the principal sailing venue in the UK and was host to the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Its aims are to promote the sport of sailing at all levels of competence and ability, through courses, training and events, and to contribute to the economic development of the area. It hosts major international competitions using its world class facilities and sailing areas in Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay.

Deputy Chief Executive

The Academy is creating a new role of Deputy Chief Executive in recognition of the continued growth in activity and the desire to deliver high quality and cost effective services. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent leadership skills in a complex multi activity environment involving several teams of staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a high performing team in a dynamic and constantly changing environment where excellence and high standards are the norm.


• To provide support to and act as the CEO’s deputy • To ensure the Academy has a qualified, experienced and motivated workforce • To lead on operational procedures and quality standards • To ensure the successful delivery of WPNSA events • To manage the business administration and operating budgets optimising efficiencies and income generation • To manage the facilities portfolio

Accountability and Authority

The Deputy CEO is accountable to the Chief Executive in ensuring business delivery against the strategic framework and business plan set by the Board. The individual will attend Board meetings as an observer.


The WPNSA actively promotes diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you would like to join the Academy and feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please email Peter Allam, CEO, at peter.allam@wpnsa.org.uk for further details, including Job Description and Person Specification. If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding the role, please provide a contact number when responding by email.

The closing date for applications is 29th March 2019 and short listed candidates should be available for interview on 23rd April 2019.

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