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: 


Treasury Assistant based in Cheltenham

We are currently recruiting for two Treasury Assistants to join the Shared Finance Team at Enterprise House in Cheltenham.

The main responsibilities for this role will include:

•       entering financial data into the accounting system
•       preparing bank reconciliations whilst adhering to tight deadlines
•       running regular reports
•       undertaking ad-hoc analysis and accounting tasks as required

This role includes a large amount of data processing and administration, therefore the successful candidate will be methodical, focussed and have a keen eye for detail.  You will have strong Excel skills and experience of working in a busy accountancy team.

If you are interested in applying for either of these exciting opportunities, please email your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th July 2016


Event Manager based at The Jockey Club Rooms based in Newmarket

The Jockey Club have an exiting 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 you are interested in applying for this role then please submit your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications: Friday 29th July 2016

Regional Sales Co-ordinator based at Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket Racecourses are looking to appoint a Regional Sales Co-ordinator. The role will provide sales co-ordination support for C&E, Racing and Sponsorship bookings, providing effective administration for all client events. This will include taking bookings, sending out brochures, preparing events sheets and liaising with the relevant teams, keeping client information up to date on the database and liaising with the Finance team regarding payments.

The successful person will:

•      have some previous sales co-ordination experience
•      have excellent organisation and communication skills. There will be a lot of interaction with internal and external customers
•      be a team player
•      be positive and proactive
•      be able to work unsociable hours

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your application to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th July 2016

Event Manager based at Sandown Park Racecourse 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our events team at Sandown Park Racecourse for an Event Manager. 

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 recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 27th July 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: Tuesday 26th July 2016

Regional C&E Business Development Executive - Based at Newmarket Racecourses

We are currently looking for a Regional C&E Business Development Executive with account management experience and the ability to proactively drive the conference and events business for the East Region’s Racecourses and convert sales enquiries into confirmed business.  They will support the Regional Conference & Events Manager and Regional Sales Manager in maximising sales from new and existing customers.  The ideal person will have a proven record of sales negotiation and will support the Conference & Events sales and operations team in the East Region.

The successful applicant we are looking for will:

•      have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
•      enjoy proactive sales
•      be self-motivated and driven
•      have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills.
•      have experience in account management
•      have excellent sales presentation skills and sales opportunity focus
•      have the ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team
•      have a flexible and adaptable approach
•      be financially aware and target driven
•      be able to prioritise and meet deadlines
•      have excellent organisational skills and examples of attention to detail
•      be able to work evenings and weekends

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 5th August 2016

Groundsperson based at Kempton Park Racecourse


We are currently seeking to recruit a Groundsperson to join the dedicated grounds team at Kempton Park Racecourse. To be successful in this role a basic knowledge of turf husbandry and groundsmanship would be desirable but willingness and desire to learn the required skills are more important. Applicants must have a clean driving licence and have experience of tractor driving
                                                                     
The successful person will:

•      have good communication skills
•      have the ability to work hard and be a proactive member of the team
•      have a clean driving licence 
•      be prepared to work with different machinery as required

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

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th July 2016

Regional Racing Business Development Executive based in Newmarket 

We are delighted to advertise for a Regional Racing Business Development Executive at Newmarket Racecourse.

The successful candidate will support the Regional Sales Manager in maximising sales from new and existing customers.  The ideal person will have a proven record of sales negotiation.

The person we are looking for will:

•      enjoy proactive sales
•      have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
•      be self-motivated and driven
•      have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills
•      have experience in Account Management
•      have excellent sales presentation skills and be sales focused
•      have the ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team
•      have a flexible and adaptable approach
•      be financially aware and target driven
•      be able to prioritise and meet deadlines
•      have excellent organisational skills and demonstrate attention to detail
•      be able to work unsociable hours

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: Monday 25th July 2016

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