CEO - The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy


Company:   The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA)

Job Role: Chief Executive

Salary: Negotiable

Type: Permanent

Location:   Dorset

WPNSA is a world-class NFP organisation dedicated to the promotion and development of sailing in all its forms. Building on from the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, the academy continues to host prestigious sailing events and training programmes, as well as other innovative projects and events.

This is a true CEO position reporting directly to the board of trustees and holding full P&L responsibility across multiple and diverse revenue streams. As such our ideal candidate should be commercially minded but also have passion for the NFP aims and objectives in line with the WPNSA’s mission statement.  An ability to see the bigger picture on projects to drive operational excellence is intrinsic to the role as is the need to foster and cultivate positive relationships with external stakeholders and organisations, upholding the Academy's reputation, and championing continuous improvement.

Brief Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing appropriate strategic options and policies for approval by the board and final responsibility for the delivery of those approved strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for introducing innovative approaches to ensure that the profile of the Academy, the events it hosts, and its activities are commensurate with the World Class status of the venue.
  • Engaging effectively with people at all levels in partner organisations

“The Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy’s (WPNSA) primary purpose is to provide world class sailing facilities, deliver major events, to facilitate sailing tuition, training and community activities in a safe and sustainable environment.”

To find out more or to have a confidential conversation, please contact Marine Resources -  Oliver Wells 07458 040285/ or Jo Priestley