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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: 


Marketing Manager based at Sandown Park Racecourse 

An excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for a Marketing Manager to join us and lead the Marketing team to deliver exciting and innovative campaigns across the London Region. This is a demanding but exciting role, reporting to the Regional Head of Marketing to develop and deliver effective, focused marketing plans for the Region’s racing related products.

This role involves the direct line management of several Marketing Executives and thus previous management experience is essential, as is proven strategic and operational marketing experience (including digital marketing channels).

The successful incumbent will be self-motivated, organised , work well under pressure and possess excellent communication and relationship management skills. They will be required to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and external agencies to deliver return on investment within  budget. Experience of working with commercial partners will be advantageous. Other skills and experience required are, but not limited to:   
 
•      Delivery and execution of innovative marketing plans that achieve budgeted sales against the London Region’s racing proposition, hospitality and sponsorship targets
•      Provide strong leadership for the Marketing Executives in delivering appropriate and timely reports where necessary, whilst also developing the individuals in terms of knowledge, stakeholder management and wider business skills.
•      To help develop fresh programmes, promotions and campaigns which encourage loyalty, repeat visits and increased spend per head from racing customers. 
•      Work closely with Regional Head of Marketing and Jockey Club Group Head of Marketing to ensure all briefing, communications and platforms are on brand for the London region and wider Jockey Club
•      To work alongside the London Region Communications Manager and Marketing Executives  to establish and deliver original content plans for use on all marketing channels including social media, websites and racecards.
•      Work closely with Jockey Club Racecourses Group Marketing Team and associated agencies to leverage best practice for the London Region.
•      To liaise with all departments at Kempton Park, Epsom Down and Sandown Park Racecourses to ensure effective implementation of Racing Marketing plans and activities and in particular to support of the wider business during the run up to and delivery of key racing fixtures.
•      Assist and support Jockey Club Live to deliver against budgets and KPIs for Music Nights at the 3 London Racecourses.
•      To initiate and analyse appropriate customer research to understand the needs and views of all London region’s racing customers, to understand barriers to purchase and routes to overcome them. 
•      Management of all external agencies, including media purchasing (ATL, BTL and digital) design, production, printing etc to ensure all activity is targeted, cost effective and delivers on focussed, directional and effective briefs. 

Travel within the London region be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving license and has access to a vehicle. This role will also involve working some unsociable hours (evenings and weekends) as the role and racing calendar dictate.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form that you can download here and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk.

The closing date for applications for this position is 9th September 2016


Event Manager based at Sandown Park Racecourse 

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to further their career in Events Management to join us at Sandown Park Racecourse. 

Fulfilling the role of Events Manager in this busy London Region racecourse, you will gain exposure to a range of different corporate and private events, alongside the preparation and execution of some of the greatest racing events in the British Horseracing calendar. You will also assist with advanced planning and management of music nights in association with The Jockey Club Live.

Extensive events management experience is not essential to be successful in this role, however a calm, confident manner with the ability to perform under pressure and tackle challenges head on is. Being a customer facing role, you will also need to possess excellent communication skills, be able to build rapport easily with a wide range of external and internal clients and have a keen eye for detail. 

Key tasks and characteristics for this role involve, but are not limited to:

•      Desire and motivation to see every event succeed 
•      Knowledge of event planning and execution
•      Working with varied clients to fulfil their requirements, providing technical information about the venue and advising on ways to ensure the successful operation of their event
•      Proven organisational and prioritising abilities
•      Ability to liaise and work closely with the Sales team, ensuring the smooth handover of confirmed events and providing feedback during and after the event. 
•      Work with and update all internal departments and contractors as required, to ensure the comprehensive planning and success of events
•      Commercial awareness with the ability to upsell where required 
•      Proven organisational and prioritising abilities

This role will be based at Sandown Park Racecourse but travel within our London region and assisting other Jockey Club Racecourses during their peak racing and event times is an expectation of the role. The flexibility to work some unsociable hours (evenings and weekends) is essential, as is holding a full driving license and having access to a vehicle.

If you are 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 state where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications for this position is 9th September 2016



Management Accountant based at Cheltenham Racecourse 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Management Accountant to join The Jockey Club based at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Jockey Club is the largest commercial group in British horseracing and has been at the heart of the sport for over 260 years. The aim of the Group is to exist for the good of British horseracing with all commercial returns invested back into the sport.

Now operating under a modern corporate Group structure, it is the largest racecourse group in the industry by turnover, attendances and total prize money, and run on a fully commercial basis. With four business elements with the Group (Jockey Club Racecourses, Jockey Club Estates, National Stud and Racing Welfare), the Jockey Club also has significant shareholdings in Racing UK, Turf TV and the QIPCO British Champions Series. 

This is an ideal role for someone looking to take the next step in their Finance career and will provide the opportunity to learn and develop the skills required to be a successful Management Accountant.  

The successful candidate will become an integral part of the team, working closely with the Regional Finance Director and Senior Management Accountant to assist with the production of accurate and timely information for the South West Region racecourses, the Management Teams and local racecourse Committees.

Key elements of this role include, but are not limited to: 

•         Working with Racecourse Executives, their teams and the Regional Finance Director to improve profitability 
•         Production of monthly Management Accounts, variance analysis and regular forecasting
•         Liaising with internal partners regarding Joint Venture profit share reports
•         Adhere to the Group’s financial processes (procurement, expenses, etc)
•         Develop annual and five year budgets, assist in the development of budget culture and performance management 
•         Working with Racecourse Executive to complete the year end statutory pack, tax pack and supporting schedules required for audit and tax purposes
•         Champion continuous improvement in Group financial systems

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 state where you saw this vacancy.


The closing date for applications for this position is 7th September 2016


Assistant to the Regional Facilities Support Co-ordinator based at Sandown Park Racecourse

An excellent administration opportunity has arisen for someone to join the Team at Sandown Park racecourse on a 12 month fixed term contract. Assisting the Regional Facilities Support Co-ordinator, the successful individual will provide full admin support to the Facilities department to ensure the team is able to function effectively and efficiently.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

•      Support the Regional Facilities Support Co-ordinator with general administration tasks 
•      Provide support to the Regional Head of Racing by preparing administration for race days 
•      Assist with the co-ordination and management of the Regional Facilities Helpdesk 
•      Procurement and issuing of equipment, uniforms and other stocks managed by the Facilities and Operations Department 
•      Assist the Regional Facilities Support Co-ordinator and team in the management of Regional Vehicle and Plant Fleet
•      Carry out all administration duties in connection with insurance claims
•      Raising and processing purchase orders and invoices.
•      Providing a full customer facing role including ticket sales and dealing with general enquiries on race days (Sandown Park and Epsom Downs) whilst positioned at the information points/Help Desks
•      Provide ad-hoc relief for the reception staff at both Sandown Park and Epsom Downs 
•      To attend meetings as required, and in some instances take and circulate minutes
•      To assist if necessary at the many varied events staged outside of horse racing at The Jockey Club London region venues
•      To assist the wider London Team in the process of printing and allocating of tickets. 

Travel within the London region may be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving license and has access to a vehicle. This role may also involve working some unsociable hours (evenings and weekends).

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 state where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications: Friday 2nd September 2016


Data Analyst 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.
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 state where you saw this vacancy.


The closing date for applications is 29th August 2016, with a start date 12th September 2016.



Event Manager based at The Jockey Club Rooms, Jockey Club Estates

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join The Jockey Club Rooms as an Event Manager.

This fantastic role, based in the beautiful and historic Jockey Club Rooms at Newmarket will see the successful candidate:

•       Proactively sell and promote The Jockey Club Rooms and its facilities
•       Manage The Rooms & Palace House event management diaries for all provisional and confirmed events as well as standing bookings/events
•       Work closely with all departments and our Palace House client to ensure a seamless delivery and communication in regards to our events business
•       Work with various stakeholders to ensure that all associated administration is performed to the highest standard
•       Negotiate rates and commission payments as well as creating bespoke quotations and proposals for all event enquiries
•       Identify opportunities to maximise sales opportunities by cross selling and attracting new business
•       Host the weekly departmental function sheet meetings to ensure clarity and review updates   
•       Build strong relationships with internal teams within The Jockey Club, as well as the wider community and local businesses in Newmarket

 
Experience of working in a similar environment would be an advantage.

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 1st September 2016



Gallops Person based at Jockey Club Estates, Lambourn

This role works within the successful team carrying out general and varied duties in connection with the maintenance and development of the Lambourn Training Grounds.

The successful candidate will:
•       assist with the preparation and care of the Training Grounds including artificial tracks
•       assist with strimming and hedge cutting of all areas including grass cutting using a tractor and ride-on mower
•       assist with the cutting, harrowing, rolling and aerating of the turf gallops
•       assist in the repair, maintenance and construction of all fences, hurdles and steeple chase fences as required

Applicants must have a clean driving licence and have experience of tractor driving. 

If you believe you have the skills required for this busy and exciting role and want to be considered then please submit 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 Wednesday 31st August 2016. 


Ticketing Support Administrator based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

An opportunity has arisen to join the Business Services team at Epsom Downs Racecourse as a Ticketing Support Administrator. 

The role will see the individual responsible for ensuring that the Jockey Club Racecourses and Jockey Club Services Ticketing Platforms are setup, configured & maintained to optimize effectiveness.

The successful individual must possess excellent communication skills, have an eye for detail, be customer service focused and have experience of software platforms and their administration. Other key duties include but are not limited to:
      
•       Ensuring that all requests for support and setup are logged in the helpdesk platform in a diligent and professional manner and are resolved in priority order
•       Undertaking in the setup of events, offers and promotions with regard to user requests as well as industry and BST best practice guidelines 
•       Providing technical lead on supporting SkiData and AV scanning as well as Clover, the POS ticketing platform
•       Developing knowledge and understanding of the ticketing platform in order to provide 3 line support including configuration/administrative tasks, undertake user training & mentoring sessions and provide event support
•       The co-ordinating and producing of all user guides, systems and setup documentation
•       Providing the technical lead on supporting the ticketing platform, both remotely and through on site assistance
•       Working with Marketing, Ticketing and Finance teams to support their use of the platform 
•       Developing skills and experience with in the ticketing industry by undertaking research and visits to other sports and ticketing organisations

The role will involve travel between the Group’s racecourses and Jockey Club Services customers, with possible overnight stays included. A full driving licence and access to a car is required for this position.

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.


Closing date for applications: Friday  26th August 2016


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