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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Senior Care new Add to Favorites
Currently seeking weekend help and backup during the weekdays if possible. Pay is through Agency Experience in doing Bowel Program. Help in bathing and dressing. Help in Board Transfer from bed to wheelchair. I am a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Pet Care new Add to Favorites
North Weymouth family needs a boarding for 1 dog. Must love animals! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Child Care new Add to Favorites
We are need a nanny for our 3 children. And we're looking now! About the family: We need someone to keep the kids safe, but also let them have fun and who will have fun with them. They love to go swimming during the ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Pet Care new Add to Favorites
Part-timeNorth Weymouth family needs a part-time pet sitter for 1 dog. Must love animals! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. Non-smoker
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th April
Now Brewing – Future Leaders! #tobeapartner Starbucks is known for developing extraordinary leaders who drive business success by doing the right thing for partners (employees), customers and communities ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
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 April
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 April
Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th April
InStore Assistant Branch Manager new Add to Favorites
CITIZENS BANK
Description Responsibilities As an Assistant Branch Manager (ABM), you’ll be responsible for the daily operations, and opening and closing of the branch. This includes management of sales and service professionals ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Bakery Manager Job new Add to Favorites
BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 16 states from Maine ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
South Shore Health
Job Summary Cleans walls, lights, fixtures and furniture in all assigned areas of the Hospital to maintain an aseptic environment and prevent nosocomial infection through using standard cleaning procedures and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Why Work Here?“Traveling Opportunities, Hands-on and Off-Site Training, Fun Working Environment”Customer Service Representative Expectations:Attracts potential customers by answering product and service ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th April
SPAR Field Services
     Resets in Automotive Retailer Project Description: Being an Independent Contractor working with SPAR Field Services Inc. means enjoying a flexible environment. Most of the merchandising ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th April
Cheerleading Coach new Add to Favorites
Premier Spirit Athletics
Part-timeWe are adding an additional All-Star Cheerleading coach to our very talented staff. Fun environment and great opportunities for growth! (Weymouth,MA)If interested- Please submit your resume to learn more.Job ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Diet Aide - Nutr & Food Patients new Add to Favorites
South Shore Health
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Manager and/or Supervisor, duties include all activities required for the preparing, serving and retrieval of patient trays. All patient food service duties are performed in ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Member Services Representative new Add to Favorites
Planet Fitness - MA
$12 an hourPart-timeJob Summary The Member Services Representative will be responsible for creating a positive member experience by providing a superior level of customer service to Planet Fitness members, prospective ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Credit Analyst II new Add to Favorites
South Shore Bank
Overview SUMMARY Responsible for in-depth credit and financial statement analyses to assess and evaluate the financial condition of businesses which have obtained or seek to obtain credit from the bank. Preparation of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 21st April
Service/ Installation Technician new Add to Favorites
Interconnect Computer Cabling Services, Inc.
Seeking low voltage service technicians to install structured cabling, access control, CCTV, security, and audio visual starting immediatelyCompetitive rates of pay.Training is available for those eager to learn.Ability ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 20th April
Delivery Driver new Add to Favorites
D&D Mulch and Landscape, Inc.
Part-timeNOTE: There are multiple positions available in the MetroWest (MA) area!Job Background: D&D Mulch and Landscape, a local company selling exterior yard products (loam, mulch, decorative and stone ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th April