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 application form and 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 Membership Executive based at Cheltenham Racecourse

This is a great opportunity to join the Cheltenham and South West team and play a key role in the management of over 7000 memberships.

If successful you will play an essential role in providing a high level of customer service to members and customers both before and during Racedays. You will be required to process membership sales and administration using Audience View including ticket requests received via the internet, mail, telephone and in person, as well as a proactive approach to recruiting new members.

Applicants must:
•have proven experience in customer service 
•be organised
•use their own initiative
•have experience of using databases
•be able to multi task and work under pressure

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: 11th September 2015

Operations Executive based at Warwick Racecourse

We currently have a position for a Operations Executive at Warwick racecourse.

The key responsibilities of this role are to oversee and implement the planning, organisation and presentation of all racing and non – racing events at the racecourse, liaising with internal teams and external contractors. You will oversee all Health and Safety matters and ensure that we comply with legislation at all times.

Key requirements are:
• relevant experience in an operational role
• excellent attention to detail
• strong organisation, planning and administration skills
• working knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: 11th September 2015

Regional Communications Manager - London Region - based at Sandown Park racecourse

We are looking to appoint a Regional Communications Manager who will be responsible for all media relations and internal communications for Epsom Downs, Kempton Park and Sandown Park racecourses. This new role will report into Richard Jaques, Head of Marketing with an office base at Sandown Park but with very regular travel between the three London tracks. 

Given the nature of the role we are looking for a team player who has strong communication skills and the ability to make relationships at all levels with internal and external stakeholders. To be successful in this role you will need to be confidential, able to think on your feet and be calm under pressure.

In addition you will have:

• experience of developing and implementing a communications plan
• experience of managing press/media personnel and facilities at large sporting events
• experience of managing a budget
• knowledge of the racing industry 
• experience of writing press releases and dealing with the media
• knowledge and understanding of social media
• strong skills in the use of Powerpoint, Word and Excel
• enthusiasm and determination 
• the style and approach to be taken seriously by the media and racing industry 
• a current driving license and access to a car 

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date: Friday 11th September 2015.

Catering & Accommodation Supervisor - The National Stud, based in Newmarket

The Accommodation and Catering Supervisor role is a full time permanent position within the Training Department at The National Stud and would be responsible for providing supervision and catering to a number of different student cohorts. The role would include catering 5 days a week (with some weekend work on a rota basis) for a maximum of 24 students. Full time students are resident for approximately 9 months a year.  During the periods of non-occupancy, a variety of short course catering and deep cleaning of facilities would be required.

The supervision of students would include some evening work for part of the year. Knowledge of ordering within budgets, accurate record keeping, facility management/cleaning and maintenance of H&S standards would also be expected, but training could be provided for the right person.

Skills required:

•      Sound catering experience and food hygiene awareness is essential
•      Experience of working with young people would be an advantage 
•      The ability to work within a small team with a "can-do" attitude 
•      A calm and responsible demeanour in dealing with changing situations
•      Full driving licence 

Housing on site will be provided and a full DBS check will be required.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th August

Office Manager and PA to CEO - Racing Welfare, based in Newmarket


Racing Welfare is looking to appoint an experienced and driven individual to join their busy Head Office in Newmarket. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the post holder will play a key role in providing high level business and administrative support to the organisation.

This position requires the successful person to have:

  • - Strong and proven administrative abilities, combined with experience of working within an office environment. 
  • - Excellent interpersonal skills alongside the ability to deal with information of a confidential and sensitive nature. 
  • - Accuracy and attention to detail. 

This post presents an ideal opportunity for an enthusiastic and flexible person to become completely involved in the charity and to become an integral part of delivering their strategy and vision.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: 4th September 2015.

Racing Welfare is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Group Digital Marketing Manager - based in London

The successful person will work with all our Marketing teams and people across the group to drive acquisition and conversion via digital marketing channels including driving traffic to and conversion through multiple brand websites. This position significantly contributes to the future digital marketing strategy and web presence of the company.

You will also ensure that the brand websites are highly competitive, engaging and are the lead contributor to the acquisition and retention of target audiences. Working to support the Group Head of Marketing and the wider marketing teams, you will support the delivery of marketing strategy – to brand tone of voice and style – to deliver budgeted targets for the portfolio.

The successful person will:

• Have proven Digital marketing strategy and multi digital marketing channel activation experience including, PPC, SEO, Affiliate, Lead Gen, Display, Analytics reporting and tracking
• Understand yield management, conversion improvement and online pricing techniques.
• Have commercial understanding.
• Be able to demonstrate digital marketing management experience (including managing and influencing people).
• Be an excellent communicator.
• Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
• Be open minded and forward thinking.

This role is based in the High Holborn office with travel as required.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th August

Group Brand Manager - based in London

This is an exciting opportunity to work across The Jockey Club to drive the delivery of the brand through marketing communications, product development and establishing brand standards for all aspects of the consumer journey. The successful person will act as a brand guardian for all marketing communications and champion the consumer at all times.

You will have:

• An understanding of general marketing and multi-channel communication.
• Experience and understanding of brand management, brand assets, templates, standards, product development.
• Commercial understanding.
• Proven Marketing experience ideally at Brand Manager or Assistant Brand Manager level.
• Experience of working in a wider general marketing environment and role, to demonstrate understanding of working across integrated campaign delivery.
• Excellent communication and influencing skills.
• Creative flair.

This role is based in the High Holborn office with travel as required.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th August

Welfare Officer - Racing Welfare, based in Middleham, North Yorks

Racing Welfare is a national benevolent charity supporting working and retired staff, including their close dependents, from the British thoroughbred horseracing and breeding industry.

We need our team to be passionate about helping people overcome barriers, empowering others and offering support and non-directive guidance at times of crisis.

We are looking for a committed and highly motivated person to join our team in the North of England.

The successful candidate will have:

- strong and proven experience of working with and supporting people, preferably in the voluntary or
   statutory sector.
- a clear understanding of confidentiality and data protection.
- excellent listening skills.
- an understanding of professional boundaries
- a commitment to continuous professional development.
- the ability to get involved and promote the ethos of the charity.
- the interest and ability to offer impartial advice and guidance to all those connected to the industry.
- strong team player instincts.
- their own car as there will be travel across the region/UK (mileage is  payable).

Please note, as this post will involve direct contact with young people and vulnerable adults alongside some work of a sensitive nature it will be subject to a satisfactory, enhanced DBS disclosure.  We also make checks on staff working with vulnerable adults and young people against the DBS barred lists.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.

Closing date for applications: Friday 4th September 2015.

Ticketing and Support Executive - based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

We are currently recruiting for a Ticketing & Support Executive working within Business Services, to be based at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

To be successful in this role you will co-ordinate and prioritise the allocation of requests for support and assistance and ensure the optimal setup of offers and promotions on the ticketing platform.  You will play an active role in providing excellent customer service at all times by meeting our published service level agreements and conforming to best practice guidelines. 
 
There will be the need to travel to the various racecourses within the group as well as visiting our external customers around the country, therefore a driving licence will be essential.
 
The successful candidate will also supervise our two Software Support Assistants so management experience would be desirable. 
 
Key attributes will include;

- excellent attention to detail and able to prioritise accordingly
- experience of working effectively as part of a team
- an enthusiastic and can-do attitude
- a proactive and customer focused approach
         
If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your covering letter and CV to the HR Department at recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating where you saw this vacancy advertised.
 
Closing date for applications: Friday 28th August 2015

Regional Business Development Executive, C&E - based at Cheltenham Racecourse

We are recruiting for a Regional Business Development Executive, Conference & Events based at Cheltenham Racecourse.

To be successful in this role you will proactively drive and promote the Conference and Events business for Cheltenham Racecourse, converting sales enquiries into confirmed business. You will work closely with and support the Regional Conference & Events team in maximising sales from new and existing customers.

Previous conference and events experience is essential.
 
Candidates will possess:

- confidence in sourcing sales leads and pitching to potential client
- the passion to achieve, drive and exceed stretching sales targets 
- proven proactive sales experience gained in a fast moving environment
- a proactive approach with excellent communication and organisation skills

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity please email your CV and covering letter to:
recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk  Please state in your covering letter where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 

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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