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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Case Manager new Add to Favorites
Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.
Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. a leading Massachusetts human services organization, seeks a Case Manager for New Hope TSS, a sixty-bed short-term residential Transitional Support Services (TSS) program for substance ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Customer Team Member new Add to Favorites
Co-operative Group
Customer Team Member (Customer Assistant) Location: Chickerell Road, Weymouth, DT4 9TPPay: £8.38 per hour & amazing benefits Contract hours: 12 hours per week regular overtime, part timeNo experience needed as ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 10th June
Sr. Practice Assistant new Add to Favorites
Harbor Medical Associates is seeking an Senior Practice Assistant. The Senior Practice Assistant will be responsible for the daily oversight of the department and its staff. Must work well as part of a team.High school ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th June
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN new Add to Favorites
In accordance with state and federal regulations, assists the pharmacist, under direct supervision, in the practice of pharmacy. Assists the pharmacist in the performance of other Pharmacy Department duties in ...
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Outside Sales Representative new Add to Favorites
Best Version Media
Join One of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Media Companies in North America. We Are Recognized Year After Year for our Outstanding Growth, Positive Culture and Opportunity.Rated 2019 Best Places to Work - ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th June
Survivorship Coordinator new Add to Favorites
South Shore Health
Job Summary:Working in the Cancer Center on the Second Floor to support the Oncology patients and their survivorship needs based on the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation standards. The ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Systems Engineer new Add to Favorites
BAE Systems
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 16th June
Cleaning Technician new Add to Favorites
Champion Cleaning
compensation: $14 by the houremployment type: part-timeWANTED PROFESSIONAL CLEANER PART-TIME 33 hours Mon @ Fri / Day hoursCleaning company is looking for a person with experience in commercial cleaning to work 33 hours ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Carthage Management Group
We pride ourselves on our competitive, but extremely friendly and family oriented work environment. Our culture promotes constant personal and professional growth, based on principles of respect, trust, and challenge.We ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
Customer Service Specialist new Add to Favorites
LD Matchmaking
LunchDates, Boston's most respected matchmaking service, is looking for a talented, energetic person to join our team. This person will contribute to LD’s success by promoting the company and maintaining a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th June
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER - TRANSMISSION The Construction Manager will be responsible for managing a 13 mile new 115kV transmission line and associated substation upgrades. The Construction manager makes decisions on ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
BAYADA Home Health Care
Work in your neighborhood and give back to your community. BAYADA Home Health Care has an immediate need for HHA - Home Health Aides to care for our clients. As a member of our home care team, you will be valued, ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Tailor new Add to Favorites
Drycleaning by Dorothy
Looking for a full time tailor to work with our current tailor. Excellent pay and flexible hours and days. Must have experience.Job Type: Full-timeExperience:Sewing: 3 years (Required)Working ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Customer Service Ambassador new Add to Favorites
Carthage Management Group
Can you work in a fast-paced environment?Is connecting and networking with people your style?Can you instinctively attract and engage an audience? We are a known expert in the marketing and customer service fields. Our ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
Dispatch Attendant new Add to Favorites
South Shore Health
Job Summary: Responsible for safe transport of patients, dispatch services and appropriate documentation of services. Under the direction of the Supervisor of Patient Transport, the dispatch attendant will function ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
English Language Arts Teacher new Add to Favorites
Weymouth Public Schools
Must be licensed with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a ELA Teacher 5-8 Must hold a Bachelor's Degree or higher
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Sales Consultant new Add to Favorites
Victory Automotive Group
OCEAN HONDA OF WEYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS If you are an enthusiastic self-starter with a passion for selling and you enjoy working with customers, then we want you to be part of our team as an Automotive Sales Consultant. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Billing Title Clerk new Add to Favorites
Victory Automotive Group
SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTH SHORE AREA WE ARE GROWING!!! DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM? We are looking for an experienced Billing Title Clerk performing a wide range of administrative and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Community Benefits Coordinator new Add to Favorites
South Shore Health
Job Summary:Under the general supervision of the Director of Care Coordination/Community Benefits Officer, the Community Benefits Coordinator must have a demonstrated knowledge/interest in youth/adolescent risk ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th June