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 Head Groundsperson based at Carlisle Racecourse 


‚ÄčAn excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for an Assistant Head Groundsperson to join the team at Carlisle Racecourse.

This is a demanding but exciting role that will see the successful candidate assist the Head Groundsperson in the production of the racing surface and the presentation of the grounds at the racecourse. In addition to this you will support the Head Groundsperson in a supervisory capacity and deputise for them as and when is required.

In order to be successful in this role you will be qualified to at least IOG Sports Turf Level 2 or equivalent, have experience in maintaining sports turf and using turf care machinery and tractors.
You will possess an understanding of the operational requirements of a sports venue and be self-motivated, work well under pressure and be team focused. Previous supervisory experience would be desirable but not essential. 

This is a varied role and as such you will perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to:

Supervisory Duties
•      Assisting the Head Groundsperson with all activities on the racecourse and grounds, and be responsible in their absence for the co-ordination and supervision the Groundstaff
•      Assisting the Head Groundsperson with the training and development of the Groundstaff team 
•      Assisting the Head Groundsperson with the briefing and instruction of casual Groundstaff , overseeing and supervising their raceday and non-racedays activities 
•      Assisting the Head Groundsperson in the liaison with the office team with regard to the management and maintenance of the site, gardens, parade ring and adjoining areas, with regard to conference and non-raceday events
•      Assisting the Head Groundsperson in maintaining accurate records for machinery/equipment repairs and maintenance, health and safety, COSHH, rainfall, weather and all track maintenance operations.

General Duties
•      Movement of the running rail and preparation of all racing surfaces 
•      Undertaking maintenance of non-grass areas, perimeter fencing and course repairs
•      Movement of, and laying out of the irrigation equipment
•      Preparation of the Racecourse stables and yard
•      Assist with the preparation of planting schemes 
•      Building and maintenance of Hurdles and Fences

Travel to other Racecourses within the North West Region may be required, so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. This role will also involve working some evenings and weekends.

This is an exciting time to join The Jockey Club Group. If you would like to apply please email your CV, covering letter and equal opportunities form which you can download here to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk including your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications for this position is 25th August 2017.


Regional Hospitality Sales Manager based at Sandown Park Racecourse 



An excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for a Regional Hospitality Sales Manager to join us. 

Based at one of the UK’s most popular racecourses and the hub of the London Region you will be responsible for managing a team of Business Development Executives, ensuring that targeted hospitality sales are achieved and exceeded.

Across the London region and at each racecourse you will oversee the delivery of the raceday hospitality sales budget, alongside other members of the sales team. Through close liaison with the Sandown Park, Kempton Park and Epsom Downs sales teams you will maximise revenue and profit through the implementation of the sales activity plan, proactive selling of our hospitality offering and ensuring that we deliver a fantastic experience to all our customers

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

• Direct line management of a sales team
• Plan and lead the business development for the hospitality sales team. 
• Identifying new markets and successfully targeting these
• Be aware of competitor pricing, understand the dynamics of the local market and the demand generators, and the effect this has on profitability
• Able to demonstrate delivery against team and individual targets
• Sales and target driven
• Demonstrate proven success in sales negotiation, 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

Travel within the London region will be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving license and has access to a vehicle. Applicants must also be willing and able to work weekends and evenings to support Racing 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, to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please can you include your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

The closing date for applications is 30th August 2017


 
Management Accountant, Part Time based at Cheltenham Racecourse

We are currently looking to recruit a Management Accountant in the South West Finance team for 4 days per week. 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. 

Based at Cheltenham Racecourse, 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 the racecourse 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 racecourses in the South West region 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

The successful person will: 

• Have knowledge of accounting and principles 
• Have experience of producing management accounts 
• Have excellent Excel skills and experience of using different accounting applications and packages 
• Have excellent communication skills and previous experience of working in a small team.

Due to the requirement to travel to the racecourses in the region the successful person will need to have a driving licence and be a car owner.

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, to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please can you include your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 1st September 2017


 
Ticketing Setup and Support Assistant, based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

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

The role will see the individual responsible for ensuring that our Ticketing Platforms are setup, configured & maintained to optimise 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:       

• 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 internal best practice guidelines
• providing technical lead on support on our access control platforms
• developing knowledge and understanding of the ticketing platform in order to provide 3rd line support including configuration/administrative tasks, undertaking user training & mentoring sessions and provide event support
• the co-ordination and production 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 the 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 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, to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please can you include your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 29th August 2017

 

 
Regional Digital Marketing Executive, 6 month fixed term contract based at Cheltenham Racecourse 


We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Digital Marketing Executive to join the South West team at Cheltenham Racecourse on a 6 month fixed term contract.

The successful candidate will be assisting with the implementation of the Digital Marketing Strategy for the South West Region, therefore will require someone with knowledge of digital marketing and social media for business. 

The successful person will:

have previous experience of working in a social media / digital marketing role or similar
be able to showcase successful creation and implementation of creative content across social media platforms to drive engagement
work effectively with creative / digital agencies to maximise community engagement across owned channels to drive sales
have experience of using databases and email marketing programmes
have excellent organisation and communication skills both written and oral
keen attention to detail
be a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude

Travel within the South West Region be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. This role will also involve working some evenings and weekends.

This is an exciting time to join the Jockey Club Group. If you would like to apply please email your CV, covering letter and equal opportunities form which you can download here to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk including your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 23rd August 2017



Regional Business Development Executive based at Huntingdon Racecourse 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Regional Business Development Executive to join us at Huntingdon Racecourse to proactively drive sales at the Racecourse and within the Region.

This is a demanding but exciting role that will see the incumbent drive business through maximising the existing client base and proactively developing new business realtionships.

In order to be successful in this role you will be sales focused, target orientated and have experience in dealing with the general public and clients alike.  Excellent communication and relationship management skills are essential, as is being customer service focused. You will also be self-motivated, organised, work well under pressure and have a flexible, “can do” attitude. 

This will be a varied role and as such you will perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to:
•      Proactively selling race day and Conference and Events packages in order to maximise the use of Racecourse facilities 
•      To achieve and exceed Raceday and Conference & Events sales targets. 
•      Account manage relationships with key accounts and agents, ensuring business growth and strong levels of repeat business 
•      Identify and target new commercial customers through proactive sales initiatives, including generating and attending client meetings off site and door to door sales when required
•      Assist with the effective selling of Event, Hospitality and Sponsorship packages 
•      Work closely with Racecourse Events team and Regional Administration team ensuring all events are effectively delivered 
•      Meet and correspond with all potential clients, effectively managing incoming enquiries and bookings
•      Provide accurate weekly sales and activity reports to the Racecourse General Manager and/or Regional Head of Sales
•      Work collaboratively with the Region’s Marketing department to promote the Racecourse to potential clients
•      Actively participate in local networking groups and relevant stake holders across other racing organizations as required.

Travel within the East Region may be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. This role will also involve working some evenings and weekends 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 to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please state your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 22nd August 2017



Regional Hospitality Sales Manager based at Aintree Racecourse 


The Jockey Club are currently looking to appoint a Regional Hospitality Sales Manager who will be responsible for developing and maximising sales across the Region. Responsible for the racing offering at three of our racecourses including Aintree, home of the iconic Randox Health Grand National, this role is a key player in the North West team.

The successful candidate will develop and manage sales activities to exceed financial targets for the North West region. They will also be required to lead the racing sales team in maximising business from both new and existing customers whilst ensuring we always deliver the best experience to all of our customers.

Applicants must:

•      have proven sales experience 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
•      have experience building effective relationships with both internal and external customers
•      have the proven ability to exceed customer expectations
•      have an innovative approach

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 to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please state your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 25th August 2017



Software Support Specialist based at Epsom Downs Racecourse


An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Business Services team at Epsom Downs Racecourse as a Software Support Specialist.

The role will see the individual provide support for both Audience View our Ticketing Platform and EBMS (Ungerboeck) our Hospitality and C&E software platforms. You will be undertaking a combination of setup and configuration tasks so previous experience of Ticketing or ERP software platforms would be an advantage.

The successful individual must possess excellent communication skills, have an eye for detail, be customer service focused. Other key duties include but are not limited to:

•      Ensure that all requests for support and setup are logged in the helpdesk platform in a diligent and professional manner
•      Undertake system setup and configuration of the software platforms
•      Provide first and second line support for inbound requests, including undertaking daily reporting and platform checks
•      Provide the technical support with the ticketing platform, both remotely and through on site assistance as required
•      Work with Sales, Marketing, Ticketing and Finance teams to support their use of the platform

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

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter, CV and Equal Opportunities form which you can download here to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please can you include salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st August 2017 



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