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.
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Current opportunities: 

Regional Conference & Events Manager - Sandown Park

We are looking to recruit a Regional Conference and Events Manager in London region.
 
This position will work with the Head of Sales in developing and managing the sales activities to achieve increased sales and exceed financial targets in conference and events sales. The role is based at Sandown Park Racecourse with regular travel to Kempton Park and Epsom Downs. They will lead the BDE team in maximising business from both new and existing customers through developing innovative ideas and new approaches and ensure we always deliver the best experience to all our customers.
 
The successful person will:

• have proven sales experience gained in a proactive sales environment
• be able to demonstrate how they have delivered and exceeded tough targets
• Have experience of managing and developing a team
• A strong understanding of the conference and events business
• Have excellent relationship building skills and be confident in going out and pitching to potential clients.
 
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please email your CV and covering letter along with your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk 

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th November

Group HR Adviser - Epsom Downs or Newmarket

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled HR Generalist with a proven track record in leading ER cases and giving professional, pragmatic and best practice advice to line managers.
 
As the HR team supports all parts of The Jockey Club group support and guidance may be given over the phone, via email or in person. In addition there may be travel and some overnight stays. The successful person will need to have a valid driving licence and have access to a car.
 
The role will involve managing several tasks simultaneously in a well organised manner, so strong organisation skills combined with proven ability to prioritise independently and work to deadlines are essential.  You should be a confident communicator both verbally and in writing and have the ability to create strong working relationships with both internal and external customers at all levels. You will need to work well as part of a busy team, be a self-starter with initiative and a positive and proactive attitude.  Excellent attention to detail is a must.
 
In addition to the above key responsibilities will include but not limited to:
 
• Providing advice, support and guidance to managers on recruitment and selection issues to ensure the most appropriate and cost effective methods are used to source the best candidates in a timely manner. 
 • Assisting with project work
 • Ensuring consistent standards of employment practice and best practise policy and procedure across the group.
 • Assisting with the HR Administration when required ensuring this is done to the highest standard in a timely manner.
 • Operating in a way that ensures you are a recognised role model for the Jockey Club Core Values and Behaviours

This is initially a 4 to 6 month fixed term contract with the possibility of it becoming permanent at the end of that time. It may be based at either Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey or Newmarket Racecourses, Suffolk.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your CV and covering letter to: recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 11th November 2014

Groundsperson - Aintree

A vacancy has arisen for an organised and proactive team player for the position of Grounds person based at Aintree Racecourse. 
 
To be successful in this role applicants must possess the following;
 
• Hold a groundsmanship and green keeping qualification
• Have a full clean driving licence as well as a tractor driving licence
• Be an excellent team player with a flexible approach

Some unsociable hours will be required due to the nature of the business including occasional evening, weekend and Bank Holiday work.

If you wish to apply for this position please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th November 2014

Head Groundsperson - Huntingdon

We are currently looking for the position of Head Grounds person at Huntingdon racecourse.
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing the highest quality racing surface for all race meetings as well as maintaining and overseeing all outdoor areas of the estate, including preparation for various outdoor events.
 
Candidates will possess:
 
• Relevant qualifications in turf husbandry
• Experience as a Grounds person
• Excellent communication skills
• Enthusiasm and be self-motivated
• Previous people management experience
• Full clean driving licence

If you wish to apply for this position please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th November 2014

Housekeeper - Jockey Club Estates

The Jockey Club Rooms, based in Newmarket are looking for a Housekeeper to join their small team.  You will work closely with the Senior Housekeeper and maintain high level of service and cleanliness throughout the Rooms.

Candidates will:

• Be enthusiastic and hard working
• Have excellent attention to detail and high standards
• Be flexible and reliable due to the nature of the business

If you wish to apply for this position please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 10th November 2014

General Manager - Haydock Park

Due to an internal move a fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Jockey Club Group as General Manager of Haydock Park racecourse. Haydock Park is one of the UK's premier dual-code racecourses and a jewel in The Jockey Club's North West region, staging 32 racing days on the Flat and over Jumps in 2014, with highlights including the Betfred Sprint Cup Festival and Betfair Chase Festival. It is also a leading venue for conferences and events in the North West of England.

To succeed in this role you will need proven entrepreneurial and commercial skills coupled with the ability and determination to deliver outstanding racing and non-racing events whilst driving business growth. Your excellent communication and team-working skills will ensure you can lead and motivate your team, work closely with the racing industry and media and ensure Haydock Park is at the centre of the local community.

As Haydock Park races 33 days a year a good knowledge and understanding of racing is essential. Whilst previous operational experience of running a racecourse is preferred we will consider applicants with a proven track-record in similarly customer-focused and performance-driven businesses. 

If you think you have the skills, experience and personality to really make a difference to Haydock Park and the North West region then we would love to hear from you. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in this role and details of your current remuneration package to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 5th November.

Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator - Wincanton

We are looking to recruit a Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator at Wincanton Racecourse.

This role requires a determined individual ready to take on the challenge of working within a small team co-ordinating and delivering on all sales and marketing activity plans for the Racecourse.  You will manage administration for all sales and work closely with the General Manager and Regional Business Development Executive to reactively sell and maximise income streams.

Candidates will possess:

• Proven successful sales and marketing experience
• Good communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail

The ability to contribute well to the team and to take on responsibility for all aspects of the business to ensure the smooth running of the racecourse office at Wincanton is essential.

If you wish to apply for this position please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 7th November 2014

Green Keeper - Wincanton

We are looking to recruit an experienced Greenkeeper to join the small Grounds team.  This position has responsibilities for both the preparation and maintenance of the golf course and also to help with the racing surface when required.
 
Key requirements are:

•  Knowledge of turf husbandry at a golf course
• Taking pride in the overall standard and appearance of the estateA clean driving licence and be prepared to
•  A clean driving licence and be prepared to work with different machinery

If you wish to apply for this position please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 31st October 2014. 

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Please note: we only recruit new employees when we have vacancies, so please do not send us your CV on a speculative basis.

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