Careers

Are you looking for a career with The Jockey Club?

We employ more than 500 people at locations around the UK across a diverse range of roles, including management, sales, marketing, finance, racecourse clerking, groundstaff, events management, operations, communications, human resources, estates management, race planning, stud technicians, welfare officers and administration.

We seek to recruit, develop and promote the best people, investing in their training and development, and are proud to hold Investors in People accreditation.

As an equal opportunities employer we want everyone who embarks on a career with The Jockey Club to reach their full potential.

We seek talented people who would relish working within a Group that places high value in excellence, commitment, collaboration and a prosperous and sustainable future for British horseracing.

The Jockey Club is an enthusiastic supporter of the work carried out by the education charity Racing to School (formerly known as BHEST). We believe in nurturing the aspirations of future generations and Racing to School uses all of the sport’s variety and excitement to give over 10,000 young people each year a unique learning experience. 

As part of our commitment to diversity and equal opportunities we ask you to click here to complete our equal opportunities questionnaire. Please submit this with your application to be considered for the role you are applying for.
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Current opportunities:  



Assistant Gallops Manager, Bury Side based at Jockey Club Estates 


Jockey Club Estates are looking for an Assistant Gallops Manager for the Bury Side of the Training Grounds. The successful applicant will be assisting in the day to day management of the Training Grounds including the all-weather tracks. They will be helping to prioritise and allocate jobs to the rest of the team on a weekly basis ensuring all tasks are carried out in compliance with health and safety regulations.

The successful person will have the following:
•      Experience in all-weather and turf husbandry
•      Excellent people and communication skills
•      Experience of leading a team

If you are a team player, have a flexible approach with excellent communication and organisational skills then we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please state your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 7th October 2016.


Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator based at Nottingham Racecourse 


The largest commercial group in British horseracing, The Jockey Club’s portfolio includes 15 leading racecourses, Jockey Club Estates, The National Stud and charity Racing Welfare.

Nottingham Racecourse, which is part of the Jockey Club Group, is looking to recruit a Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be confident in managing the sales and marketing coordination for the racecourse, whilst supporting the Sales Team across the East Region. Duties will include;

•      Assisting with administration for all hospitality events
•      Preparing invoices and function sheets
•      Assisting with marketing initiatives

If you are a team player, have a flexible approach with excellent communication and organisational skills and a keen eye for detail then we would like to hear from you. The ideal candidate will have sales/marketing/CRM experience.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please state your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 7th October 2016.



Regional Business Development Executive based at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton racecourse is looking to recruit a Regional Business Development Executive to work closely with the General Manager and Regional Sales Manager. The successful candidate will proactively drive hospitality and conference & events business for the racecourse and convert sales enquiries into confirmed business.
 
To be successful in this role you will:

•       possess proven proactive sales experience gained in a fast moving environment
•       have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills
•       have the passion to achieve, drive and exceed stretching sales targets
•       be confident in sourcing sales leads and pitching to potential clients
•       have the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
•       be self-motivated and excellent team player

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please include your salary expectations and state where you saw this vacancy.


The closing date for applications for this position is 29th September 2016.  

Interviews will be held at Wincanton racecourse on 4th October 2016.


Regional Business Development Executive based at Newmarket Racecourse 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Conference and Events Business Development Executive to join us at The Jockey Club to proactively drive sales within the region.

Based in the historic town of Newmarket, the home of Horse Racing, where we operate two of the UK’s most prestigious racecourses (the Rowley Mile and the July courses), you will be responsible for achieving and exceeding targeted  Conference and Events sales. This will be achieved through targeting new commercial customers and sectors, whilst ensuring strong levels of repeat business through successful account management.

Excellent communication and rapport building abilities are essential as you will be required to meet and correspond with all potential clients, showing them round the racecourse facilities where necessary.

Other skills and experience required are, but are not limited to: 

•      Sales and target driven 
•      Demonstrate proven success in sales negotiation 
•      Possess experience in new business development and account management 
•      Have excellent sales presentation skills 
•      Be self-motivated and driven
•      Be able to prioritise and meet deadlines
•      Have excellent attention to detail and  organisational skills

Applicants must also be willing and able to work weekends and evenings to support Racing, Conferencing and Events as and when required.  

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please include your salary expectations and state where you saw this vacancy.


Closing date for applications: Friday 7th October 2016.

Data Analytics Apprentice based at Cheltenham Racecourse

In an exciting new venture with University of Exeter, The Jockey Club are delighted to be able to announce our search for a Data Analytics Apprentice. This vacancy is offered as part of the University of Exeter’s four year BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship.

We are recruiting for the role with a start date of September 2017 for the academic year. 

The successful candidate will be assisting with the provision, analysis and interpretation of management reports to drive future strategy and activity within the Racecourses and the Group Marketing and Sales teams.The ideal person will be;

•      strong mathematically
•      a problem solver
•      articulate
•      able to communicate well at all levels
•      enthusiastic
•      technically minded
They will also have attained AAB at A’ level (or equivalent)

Integral to this role is the enrolment as a Degree Apprentice on the University of Exeter’s BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions programme.

This programme is delivered through a blended learning model which includes:

•      Three residential stays of approximately three days’ duration, held at the university.
•      Online learning to be undertaken during the working week
•      Reflective practice, assessing project work undertaken in the workplace

If anyone is interested in applying for this role please send a copy of your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please include your salary expectations and state where you saw this vacancy


The closing date for applications is 11th August 2017, with a start date in early September 2017.


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