Employment


General Manager, Itchenor Sailing Club

Itchenor Sailing Club is seeking to appoint a General Manager following the decison of the current General Manager to step down after more than 12 years in the post.

The Club is one of the leading sailing clubs in the country, situated in Chichester Harbour, itself an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers extensive and top quality racing and training programmes in keel boats and dinghies as well as cruising rowing and other on the water activities. In addition the Club has a House operation consisting of a bar and restaraunt, and overnight accomodation of 15 rooms, all extensively used by its members, but also available for external functions particularly weddings.

The Club is a members club with approximately 1500 members.

The General Manager, who is responsible to the Commodore, and through him or her, the Flag Officers and the General Commitee of members, leads a team consisting of a House Manager and Sailing Manager, with relevant staff supporting them. The Club’s turnover is in the region of £1 million.

The successful applicant should have the skills experience energy and personality, to lead and inspire his or her team, to develop the business and offerings of the Club for the benefit of its members and customers, and to implement change where necessary in accordance with policies laid down by the Flag Officers. A key role is to get to know the members and to respond to them in a positive way so as to maintain a friendly positive and enthusiastic outlook for members and staff.

The role is full time, 40 hours per week, but the General Manager should have a flexible approach, available to attend occasional evening meetings, and also to be at the Club on duty during the busier weekends in the summer sailing season, but as a result able to work fewer days per week during the quieter winter months.

The position offers 5 weeks paid holiday a year.

Salary will be in the range of £45,000 to £50,000 per annum, depending on the applicant’s skills and experience.

Applicants should submit their letter of application with C.V. addressed to the Commodore at recruitment@itchenorsailingclub.co.uk to be received by 31st January 2019.


Itchenor Sailing Club occasionally advertises for permanent and seasonal staff.

For further information call the General Manager, Stephen Carden-Noad on 01243 512400