Howth Yacht Club, in County Dublin is one of Ireland’s premier yacht clubs, wishes to recruit a Club Manager. Although previously advertised last March, the recruitment process was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. The position is now being re-advertised. Previous applicants who still wish to be considered for this position do not need to reapply.
Howth Yacht Club (HYC) is 125 years old, has over 1,700 members and an annual turnover of €2.2m. It operates from its award-winning building overlooking Howth Harbour that houses office, bar, dining, and changing facilities. Apart from the Clubhouse, HYC has a 250-berth marina, two cranes and a boat storage area. In addition. its moorings in the harbour are serviced by launch.
The Club employs up to 31 staff during the summer and is the largest employer in Howth village. HYC normally provides an annual programme of club racing on a year-round basis as well as hosting a full calendar of International, National and Regional competitive events. It operates a fleet of two large committee boats, 9 RIBs, 5 J80 Sportboats, a J24 and a variety of sailing dinghies that are available for members and training. The Club is also growing its commercial activities afloat using its QUEST sail and power boat training operation while ashore it hosts a wide range of functions each year, including conferences, weddings, parties and the like.
Details of the Club Manager position are as follows:
The Club Manager, reporting to the Commodore, will be responsible for implementing decisions as directed by the Commodore and General Committee, the overall operation of the Club, ensuring compliance with all legislation, overseeing services provided and ensuring customer service is to the standard that positively reflects on the Club.
The successful candidate will be dynamic and customer focussed, have an appropriate third level qualification or suitable experience in Finance, Engineering or a Marine related activity, a proven track record in management, good interpersonal and social skills coupled with a practical and pragmatic approach to problem solving. A genuine interest in marine activities and the environment is needed.
If you believe that you have these attributes and would enjoy using your skills and expertise in one of the busiest sailing clubs in Ireland, please submit your application by 29 June 2020, in writing or email, with your CV to:
The Commodore, Howth Yacht Club, Middle Pier, Howth, Co Dublin, Ireland. D13E6V3
A Job Specification and Description can be found here