Job Vacancy – Head of World Sailing Trust

The World Sailing Trust, the charitable arm of World Sailing, the international federation of the sport, is advertising for a Head of the World Sailing Trust.

Click here for the job description.

Launched in June 2018, the World Sailing Trust is now a well-established charity occupying a unique space within the sailing and marine sustainability communities. Since June 2018 the charity has developed its governance, funding, accounting and brand identity.

Alongside this, a complete suite of five projects launched across the Trust’s three focus areas of work have set WST on the path to achieving significant impact, utilising the sailing community’s reach, passion, and commitment to its sport and to our waters. This provides a brilliant platform from which to build further work, raise additional funds, and develop new partnerships and relationships for impact.

This is a top-to-bottom role which spans the full breadth of responsibilities and activities involved in running a small but ambitious and far-reaching charity. As a team of one this person needs to have a view of and a handle on all of the charity’s elements, including its administration and governance, funding and accounting, projects and programmes, marketing and communications.

As a small charity the Trust relies on its partnerships to create impact. Stakeholder and partnership development is therefore crucial, and the role includes identifying potential partners, building formal or informal relationships, and managing those to best effect. External stakeholders range from sailors, coaches and teams, to event organisers, commercial partners at all levels, and individual supporters, while the range of internal stakeholders is also key and includes the Chair and Board of Trustees, World Sailing Executive team (including the Senior Management Team) and wider World Sailing membership and audience.

Further information on the responsibilities and skills and characteristics required is in the job description.

All applications should be sent to: with a CV and covering letter by 17 March 2020.