Portaferry Sailing Club
38 Shore Road, Portaferry, 028427 28770




Portaferry Sailing Social Club is a community based social enterprise and sports club interested in providing recreational services to help the health and wellbeing of the local community and the visitor experience to Portaferry & Strangford Lough.  The Club, in partnership with its sister company Portaferry Community Services Ltd., are currently spending in the region of half a million pounds redeveloping our premises and creating a ‘Recreation Hub’.  The Hub will expand our current facilities and we are looking for a manager with a flair for developing a business and an interest in community and recreational activities.

This is a new position, which the post holder can develop, managing staff and resources, producing and implementing business, funding and marketing plans and engaging with local groups and recreation based stakeholders to develop this unique facility.  The post will provide you with the opportunity to generate income; to develop your management skills; increase business opportunities; plan and sustain a full activity programme and help make the HUB a leading ‘community provider’ and ‘must use’ centre for visitors.

Over its history the Club has taken an active role in the development of the community’s business, tourist and recreational activities.  Although currently involved mainly in and water based recreational activity we wish to expand into environmental, historical and cultural activities.  Currently the Club caters for Sailing, has bar facilities for members and a thriving restaurant open to the public.  The post holder will be expected to co-ordinate these activities with the new to create a fully integrated and thriving centre.

Next year is our fiftieth anniversary and this is a terrific time to get involved providing you with an excellent opportunity to be in at the beginning of a newly created business, demonstrate your skills and start a new career.

Closing Date:
The closing date for applicants is Friday the 24th November 2017 at 4 pm. And the probable Short-Listing date around the end of November with interviews in early December.  Dates are subject to the number of applicants and business commitments.

Applicants should return a full CV and a Letter of Competence, demonstrating how they can meet the job criteria, by 4 pm on Friday 24th November in a sealed envelope marked ‘Hub Manager’ and addressed to the ‘Club Secretary’, Portaferry Sailing Social Club, 38 Shore Road, Portaferry, BT22 1JZ 

For a Job Specification, salary details, benefits, qualification and experience requirements please click here or contact the Club Secretary by emailing portaferrysc@gmail.com 

We are an equal opportunities employer.