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:  




Regional Hospitality Sales Manager based at Newmarket Racecourses

The Jockey Club are looking to appoint a Regional Hospitality Sales Manager in the East region. The role will be based at Newmarket Racecourses.

The successful person will be responsible for developing and maximising sales to exceed financial targets across the Region by maximising business from new and existing customers and always delivering best experience to all our customers. 

Suitable applicants will:

•      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 
•      ideally have experience of working in a hospitality sales environment

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.


The closing date for this role is 2nd June 2017 and applications received after this date will not be considered.


Regional Business Development Executive (Conferencing & Events) based at Kempton Park Racecourse

 

We are currently looking for a Regional C&E Business Development Executive with account management experience.  They will have the ability to proactively drive the conference and events business for Kempton Park Racecourse and convert sales enquiries into confirmed business.  They will support the Regional Conference & Events 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 team in the London 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 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: Monday 5th June 2017



Head Groundsperson based at Cheltenham Racecourse 

The Jockey Club are searching for someone to be responsible for delivery of the highest quality racing arena for all meetings, through a combination of turf management and raceday infrastructure preparation.

The successful candidate will have:
 
•     An understanding of what it takes to produce a world class environment for racing
•     experience of managing and developing a team of grounds people
•     the ability to work independently and in a team
•     motivation to achieve best standards for racing
•     management of the maintenance of tools and machinery
•     managing the budget for this area
•     the ability to put their understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workplace in to practise at every opportunity
•     an understanding of the needs of the conference and events business and the importance of efficient tailored delivery of outside events to the client
•     A full driving licence

This role comes with accommodation and access to a vehicle.

Travel to other Racecourses within the South West Region may be required.  This role will also involve working some evenings and weekends.

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.

The closing date for applications for this position is 29th May 2017. Applications received after this date will not be considered.



Groundsperson based at Aintree Equestrian Centre 


We are currently looking for a Groundsperson to join the team at Aintree Equestrian Centre. 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 30 hours per week. 

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.

The closing date for applications is the 30th May 2017



Email Marketing / CRM Assistant based at Epsom Downs Racecourse


An exciting new opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club to join us as a CRM and Insight Assistant. 

Reporting to the Group CRM Manager, this role will see the successful candidate work closely with the Group Marketing and Business Services teams to provide support and undertake platform configuration for our Microsoft Dynamics CRM, IBM Marketing Cloud and Email Marketing platforms.

Other duties include but are not limited to: 

•      Working with the Group CRM Manager and Email Marketing Support Assistant ensure that all e-coms adhere to internal and industry best practice
•      Provide technical support where amends are required to HTML and CSS codes on our webpages
•      Ensure that all support requests are answered in a timely manner and logged on the internal helpdesk software platform
•     On a rota bias undertake daily tasks and checks, assisting with all inbound support requests for help and advice 
•      Assist with the upkeep of platform documentation and user guides
•      Keep up to date with legal and best practice requirements for email marketing and data security
•      Collaborate with Group Marketing, Business Services and the wider Group shared service teams

The position will be based at Epsom Downs Racecourse with regular visits to Sandown Park Racecourse required; consequently a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to be considered for this position.

Travel between the Group’s other racecourses, and evening/weekend work to support busy race days may also be required as part of the role.

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.

The closing date for this role is Friday 26th May 2017 and applications received after this date will not be considered.


Assistant Head Groundsperson based at Huntingdon Racecourse

An excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for an Assistant Head Groundsperson to join the team at Huntingdon 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 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.

If anyone is interested in applying for this role 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.

The closing date for this role is 30th May 2017 and applications received after this date will not be considered



Facilities Operative based at Newmarket Racecourses 

 
We are looking to recruit a Facilities Operative to provide general maintenance across all the Newmarket Racecourses sites, including facility set up for all Conference and Events at the Rowley Mile. You will provide high quality maintenance and repair work, such as decorating, paving, plumbing, carpentry, plastering and fencing.

The successful person will have:

•     A working knowledge of Health and Safety policies
•     Previous work experience in a commercial environment as well as trade employment
•     The ability to work on their own initiative
•     Experience operating various machinery
•     A flexible can-do attitude
•     The ability to develop good team working relationships
•     Excellent attention to detail

A skilled maintenance trade would be advantageous.

You may be required to work some evenings and weekends.

If anyone is interested in applying for this role 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.


The closing date for this role is 26th May 2017 and applications received after this date will not be considered.


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: 26th May 2017


Sous Chef based at Jockey Club Estates 


The Jockey Club Rooms have been at the heart of British horseracing for over 250 years, situated in Newmarket. The club attracts a wide range of clients from aristocracy, high profile corporate, private and wedding clients.

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join The Jockey Club Rooms as a Sous Chef. This role will see the successful candidate;
•      Deputise in the absence of the Head Chef 
•      Supervise the food production process and service as required 
•      Ensure all stock is stored appropriately and be responsible for maintaining stock levels
•      Mentor and coach staff members
•      Ensure that all food is produced in a safe manner and to the highest standard 

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: 26th May 2017



Regional Hospitality Business Development Executive based at Aintree Racecourse 


The Jockey Club have a fantastic opportunity for a Hospitality Business Development Executive to join us at Aintree to proactively drive sales within the region.

Based at one of the UK’s most prestigious racecourses and home of the world famous Grand National, you will be responsible for achieving and exceeding targeted sales. This will be achieved through targeting new customers and sectors, whilst ensuring strong levels of repeat business through successful account management. Excellent communication and rapport building abilities are essential 

Other skills and experience required are, but are not limited to: 
•      Sales and target driven
•      Demonstrate proven success in sales negotiation
•      Possess experience in new 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

Applicants must also be willing and able to work weekends and evenings to support Racing, Conference 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.

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th May 2017


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