Jobs in Weymouth, United Kingdom

The Sea, a Harbour and a Beach

Weymouth first developed in the 12th and 13th centuries as a seaport on the southwest side of Weymouth Harbour. In the early years, it competed with Melcombe Regis, another port a few miles north, but the towns were united by an Act of Parliament in 1571 to form the double borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. Thereafter, the centre of commercial activity was based in Melcombe Regis, uses of the harbour and beach development were based in the original Weymouth, and the united borough was popularly known as Weymouth.

Tourism has been the largest industry for decades. It got its start at the end of the 18th century when the Duke of Gloucester – brother of King George III – built a grand residence in Weymouth and the King passed holidays there on a number of occasions between 1789 and 1810. Weymouth’s esplanade was developed during the Georgian and Regency periods, and the architecture of that time has been preserved, even though the structures have now been converted into apartments, shops, hotels and guesthouses. The esplanade forms a long continuous arc around Weymouth Bay and is dotted with monuments and memorials recalling famous people and events. Since the 18th century the Weymouth beaches have been linked to the main town centre in Melcombe Regis by successive bridges over the narrowest part of the harbour. Weymouth is very low-lying and sea walls are needed in some parts to prevent flooding.

In 1974 the borough of Weymouth and Portland was formed through the merger of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis with the Isle of Portland. The waters of the Weymouth and Portland bay are ideal for sailing, and many regattas are held there. The main sailing events of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which had been built recently on Osprey Quay and offered state-of-the-art facilities without the need to construct a new venue. Also, the region planned to develop a new 600-berth marina and extend the Quay with more on-site facilities.

Weymouth’s wide and shallow sandy beach is ideal for beach sports and has been used as the venue for various beach sport events, including beach motocross, the international handball championships, and the beach volleyball classic. Over two hundred festivals and events are held there each year, and the international kite festival in May and the annual carnival in mid-August both attract tens of thousands of visitors. Weymouth Bay is also a venue for water-sports. The reliable wind is favourable for wind and kite-surfing and the sheltered waters in Portland Harbour are used for angling, diving to shipwrecks, snorkelling, canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing, and swimming.

The main venue for live performance is the Pavilion Theatre, built in 1960 and owned by the Borough Council until 2013. During the run-up to the 2012 Olympics, an ambitious plan was put forward for conversion of the theatre and surrounding area into a  large new multi-use Pavilion Complex, but the plan was not funded and instead the theatre was leased to Weymouth Pavilion CIC, a not-for-profit set up by a local businessman to manage it.

The business community in Weymouth is not large, but it is dedicated to developing opportunities created by the 2012 Olympics and Weymouth’s position as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The fashion company ‘New Look’ has its global headquarters and regional distribution centre in Weymouth. In 2007 plans were approved to develop the New Look site to include new headquarters, retail warehouses and industrial units, a hotel, fire station, and a medical centre with ambulance station. 

In 2013, when the company took occupancy of its new office building, a hotel and restaurant had already opened, and a new Sainsbury’s with petrol station and restaurant was nearing completion. Development of the New Look site was the first Weymouth Gateway project, and more are expected to follow. Also in 2013 local businesses voted in favour of creating the Weymouth Business Improvement District (BID) to improve services such as bus schedules, parking metres and trash collection, and promote the town through its website – We Are Weymouth.

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Schneider Electriccreates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th February
Assists the Team Leader in all aspects of daily operations including profitability, expense control, buying, merchandising, labor, regulatory compliance and special projects as assigned. Leads and develops Team Members ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th February
Schneider Electriccreates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
Childcare For 2 Days new Add to Favorites
New to the area and need someone to watch my 2 kids while they are on winter break for 2 days that I am working. They are 7 and 9 and pretty low maintenance and I also have a 1-year-old lab who will be here as well.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th February
We need help getting our 2 kids (high school and middle school aged) to and from sports practices and other after school activities. Ideally we would like to find someone who can also occasionally help with homework. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
Performs all duties related to dishwashing and maintaining general cleanliness of the kitchen area. All Whole Foods Market Retail jobs require ensuring a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th February
Part-timeEast Weymouth family needs a part-time babysitter. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. About the family: We are hard working and really like each other. We have a cat and will be ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Schneider Electriccreates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Weymouth family needs a full-time nanny. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. Some light housekeeping is required. Responsibilities would include meal prep. Looking for a caregiver for my ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th February
Schneider Electriccreates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Seeking hands-on care near East Weymouth for myself in my 50s. Schedule Details: I have another personal care assistant the other four mornings per week. I live alone in an apartment building.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
Schneider Electriccreates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
Part-timeProvides support as a member of the Front-End team to include assisting customers during the check-out process, performing all cash register functions, bagging groceries, and working at the customer service ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th February
We need a sitter to take care of 2 dogs in Weymouth. Please see below for responsibilities, schedule and more.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th February
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Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following; other duties may be assigned) Oversees safe and economical daily and long-term maintenance of equipment at assigned power plant. Ensures safety of employees, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th February
Nanny new Add to Favorites
My husband and I have a 21-month-old son named L, and are looking for a reliable, loving nanny for our growing family. We are hoping to find someone who is enchanting, lively and organized to help take care of our ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
We need a walker to take care of 1 dog in North Weymouth. Please see below for responsibilities, schedule and more.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
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McSwiggans
Looking for experienced bar manager for busy Irish bar in Weymouth. Must have 3 years experience. Knowledge in Microsoft word, excel, POS Touch, BevNet a plus. Must have drive, enthusiasm, willing to take instructions, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th February
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South Shore Bank
Overview North Weymouth SCHEDULE - Monday-Saturday/Friday off At South Shore Bank, we set the highest standards to maintain confidentiality, trust and goodwill. We strive to provide exceptional customer service in a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st February
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baesystems
Systems Engineer Would you like to play a key role in the development of navigation systems for the UK’s new submarine platform? We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Engineer at our sites in either Frimley ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February