Managing Director Vacancy

Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd


Job Description


Job Title:         Managing Director


Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd is the marina, boatyard and events business owned by Cowes Town Waterfront Trust Ltd. This important part of the Cowes sailing infrastructure is home to regattas such as Cowes Week, Round the Island, Commodore's Cup, Classic, Panerai and Swan Regattas.


The Directors of Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd seek a Managing Director to manage and expand the four business activities of the Trust and Cowes Yacht Haven:


·         The boatyard

·         Cowes Marina

·         Event management

·         The property portfolio


The successful candidate must lead and motivate a diverse Yacht Haven team, communicate effectively at all levels of the business as well as with customers, berth holders and the Board. The preferred candidate will also represent Cowes Yacht Haven within the wider Cowes Community and with its various stakeholders, and demonstrate the ability to think strategically and implement the Cowes Yacht Haven’s ongoing investment programme.


Ideally candidates will have a passion for sailing, be educated to degree level and will have a proven track record running a business at a senior level. A background in event and / or marina management would be preferred.


Salary and employment package by negotiation.


Interested individuals should submit their CV together with a covering letter to Joanna Despard at who is acting on behalf of the Chairman of Cowes Yacht Haven Ltd.


Closing date for applications is 15th January 2018