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 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: 5th 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: 3rd May 2017


Events Manager based at Epsom Downs Racecourse


We have a great opportunity for someone looking to further their career in Events Management to join us at Epsom Downs Racecourse, home of the Greatest Flat Race in the World. 

Fulfilling the role of Events Manager for Epsom Downs Racecourse, you will gain exposure to a range of different corporate and private events. You will assist with the implementation, planning, organisation and presentation of all Exhibitions, Conferences and Events at the Racecourse alongside the preparation and execution of racing.

Experience of hospitality and/or events management is essential to be successful in this role. You will also need to possess excellent communication skills, be able to build rapport easily with a wide range of external and internal clients and have a keen eye for detail. Being a customer facing role, a calm, confident manner with the ability to perform under pressure and tackle challenges head on is also crucial.

Key tasks and characteristics for this role involve, but are not limited to:

•      Desire and motivation to see every event succeed 
•      Knowledge of event planning and execution
•      Working with internal teams and varied clients to fulfil their requirements, providing technical information about the venue and advising on ways to ensure the successful operation of their event
•      Proven organisational and prioritising abilities
•      Work with and update all internal departments and contractors as required, to ensure the comprehensive planning and success of events
•      Commercial awareness with the ability to upsell where required     
•      Proven organisational and prioritising abilities

This role will be based at Epsom Downs Racecourse and the flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is essential, as is holding a full driving license and having access to a vehicle.

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: 24th April 2017


Business Development Executive based at Carlisle Racecourse 


Carlisle Racecourse is currently looking for a Business Development Executive to join their team to proactively drive sales forward.

The role involves proactively driving and promoting the Hospitality and Conference and Events business for the Racecourse, converting sales enquiries into confirmed business. It is a busy course with always something going on so it is very rare for there to be a quiet moment!

The successful candidate will:

•      possess proven proactive sales experience gained in a fast moving environment
•      have the hunger to achieve, drive and exceed stretching sales targets
•      be ready to take on the challenge of securing and maximising sales from existing customers and sourcing new sales opportunities
•      have a proactive approach
•      be an excellent team player with a passion to succeed

Applicants must also be willing and able to work weekends and evenings 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.

The closing date for applications for this position is 25th April 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 5th May 2017


Regional Business Development Executive, Hospitality based at Sandown Park Racecourse

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Regional Hospitality Business Development Executive to join the team at Sandown Park Racecourse to dynamically drive sales within the London region.

The successful candidate will proactively drive hospitality business for the region’s racecourses and convert sales enquiries into confirmed business. 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.

The successful person will:

•      be sales and target driven 
•      have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
•      have a proven record of sales negotiation and persuasive selling skills
•      possess experience in new business development and account management
•      be self-motivated
•      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 think you have the drive and determination to succeed in this great opportunity please email your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here and email to the recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk, please can you include salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 28th April 2017


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