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.

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: 

Regional Commercial Administrator based at Newmarket Racecourses 

Newmarket Racecourses are looking to appoint a Regional Commercial Administrator to provide effective administrative support to both the Head of Sales and Head of Operations.

The role will provide full administrative support to the Sales and Operations department heads and also work with their teams on a range of tasks which includes (but not limited to): sales reporting, health and safety management, invoice and purchase order management.

The successful candidate will:

•    be competent in using Microsoft Office products
•    have experience of maintaining efficient administrative systems and processes
•    be able to compose written correspondence
•    have excellent communication skills
•    be proactive, organised and methodical with an eye for detail
•    have excellent telephone manner and customer service skills

If you are interested in applying for this great position, please email your covering letter and CV to the HR team on recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy. 

Closing date for applications: 10th June 2016

Event Manager based at Sandown Park Racecourse

The Event Manager is tasked with ensuring the safe, efficient and successful operation of all events at the venue by pro-active advance planning and effective duty management on site. This will involve liaising closely with the Sales Department regarding the client requirements, providing technical and logistical information and advising on ways to ensure the successful operation of each event.

The ideal person will be:

•        self-motivated and enthusiastic
•        highly organised
•        an excellent verbal and written communicator
•        aware of Health and Safety regulations as well as safe working practices

There will be a requirement to work across the London Region (Epsom Downs Racecourse, Sandown Park Racecourse and Kempton Park Racecourse).

If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please email your covering letter and CV to the HR team on recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 3rd June 2016.


Event Manager based at Cheltenham Racecourse

 The Event Manager is responsible for pre planning, setting up and excellent delivery of events based at the Racecourse, and providing effective duty management on site. This role involves working closely with the Sales Department to ensure the clients requirements are fulfilled and each event is successful from both an operational and safety point of view. 

The ideal person will be:

•       self-motivated and enthusiastic
•       highly organised
•       an excellent verbal and written communicator
•       aware of Health and Safety regulations as well as safe working practices

Due to the nature of this role, there will be a requirement for the successful candidate to work evenings and weekends. 

If you are interested in this great opportunity, please email your covering letter and CV to the HR team on recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy. 

The closing date for applications will be 31st May 2016.


Operations Assistant based at Cheltenham Racecourse

This fantastic role is to help the Operations Team in the exciting build up to the Cheltenham Festival. This person will provide operational and project support to the Cheltenham and South West Operations teams.

The successful candidate will attend meetings, take minutes and deal with health and safety information. They will also undertake projects connected with the Festival and other race meetings as well as the administration arrangements for the raceday staff, stewards and casual staff.  

The ideal person will:

•       be highly organised, able to multi task and meet deadlines
•       have experience of using databases and Microsoft Office programmes
•       have the ability to prioritise and plan their workload to avoid pinch points
•       be a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude

If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please email your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 3rd June 2016

Office Administrator based in High Holborn 

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an Office Administrator in our High Holborn Head Office. We are looking for someone to perform administrative and office support activities. Duties will include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing.

The ideal person will:

•       be competent in using Microsoft Office products
•       have experience of maintaining efficient administrative systems and processes
•       be able to compose written correspondence
•       have excellent communication skills
•       be proactive, organised and methodical with an eye for detail
•       have excellent telephone manner and customer service skills

If you are interested in applying for this great opportunity, please email your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications : 3rd June 2016

Category Manager - Group Purchasing based in Cheltenham

We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to work within the Group Purchasing Department for Jockey Club Services based in Cheltenham.

Key responsibilities will include:
•       carrying out strategic sourcing projects
•       supporting various purchasing initiatives
•       spend analysis
•       identifying benefits
•       managing internal and external client relationships  

This will include travel to other Jockey Club sites, suppliers and client sites. 

The ideal candidate will: 
•       have proven abilities in dealing with stakeholders at all levels
•       have a track record of change management projects 
•       be numerate and analytical but at the same time be able to think strategically
•       be a Purchasing professional and a member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please submit your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Friday,  6th June 2016

Equestrian Centre Arena & Maintenance Assistant based at the Equestrian Centre, Aintree Racecourse

We are currently looking for an Arena & Maintenance Assistant to join the team. You will assist with general equestrian centre duties within the arena, including setting up for equine events, removing jumps and other general maintenance duties in the centre.

The person we are looking for will:

• have previous trade experience 
• be hands on, practical and multi skilled
• have a working knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures
• be able to work on their own initiative 
• have excellent attention to detail

You should be able operate machinery such as tractors and trailers and should have a licence for these. 

This is a permanent part time position for two and a half days a week.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your covering letter and CV to the HR team on recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2016

Office Assistant based at the Equestrian Centre, Aintree Racecourse

The Office Assistant will undertake general administration duties for the equestrian centre, including being the first point of contact for customers, assisting with administration tasks pre and post event and assist with the day to day running of the general office.

The person we are looking for will:
• have previous involvement and knowledge of the equine industry
• have excellent communication skills• have excellent attention to detail
• have a good working knowledge of IT systems
• have strong organisation skills

This is a permanent part time position for two or three days a week with flexible hours.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your covering letter and CV to the HR team onrecruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2016

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