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.
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Current opportunities: 

Regional Sales Coordinator - Cheltenham

We currently have a great opportunity for a Regional Sales Coordinator, based at Cheltenham Racecourse on a fixed term contract for approximately 8 months.
 
The ideal candidate will support the Regional Sales Co-ordinator Manager in managing the administration for the South West Region.
 
Key Requirements:
 
¨   Strong IT and administration skills with a keen eye for detail
¨   To possess proven sales coordination experience gained in a fast moving environment
¨   Great attention to detail whilst managing and delivering to tight deadlinesTo be enthusiastic, proactive and ready       to take on a challenge to help with a smooth sales function process

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity then please submit your covering letter and CV to: recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk
 
Closing date for applications: Friday 29th August 2014

Regional Marketing Executive, Haydock Park (FTC)

We have a great opportunity for a Regional Marketing Executive based at Haydock Park Racecourse. The role will be a fixed term contract for approximately 3 months.
 
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with relevant B2C marketing experience, to assist in the delivery of campaigns for both Racing and Conference & Events in the North West’s marketing department.  The role will involve active implementation to achieve both strategic and business objectives. Previous experience of managing relationships with external agencies, including creative and media is also essential, as well as the ability to write engaging copy.  
 
 Key Requirements:

•A team player who will be self-motivated, organised and work well under pressure
•Ability to work alone at times to deliver projects to conclusion
•Strong IT and administration skills
•Ability to demonstrate high levels of creativity and innovation together with an understanding of fulfilling the needs of our customers
•Excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity then please submit your covering letter and CV to: recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk
 
Closing date for applications: Friday 29th August 2014

 
Regional Head of Marketing (North West)

The Role

Based at Haydock Park, but also incorporating Aintree and Carlisle, this role is focused on developing and executing a wide range of marketing strategies to drive race day admissions, secondary spend levels and non-race day revenue streams across these three racecourses. Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

- Increasing race day admissions through the delivery of an effective and balanced marketing strategy on a local, regional and national scale.

- Having full ownership of the ticketing function to maximise Advance and Race Day sales as well as improve CRM capabilities.

- Enhancing brand positioning of each racecourse to increase market share of local and regional leisure spend.

- Developing and manage cutting edge digital strategies to maximise footfall and brand awareness.

- Devising and implement marketing plans that drive the delivery of hospitality sales and C&E business.

-  Building strong media relations with consumer, racing and trade press during the build-up and execution of high profile race meetings.

- Leading and inspiring the regional Marketing team to drive innovation and deliver outstanding results.

The Person

Applications are invited from Candidates who can display the following:

- Significant track record of developing high level B2C brand and marketing strategies within the sport, leisure, hospitality, entertainment or gaming sectors.

- Created and implemented innovative campaigns across the full marketing mix to increase revenue across a variety of income streams.

- Strong strategic acumen with the ability to lead on planning as well as being ‘hands-on’ enough to deliver effective campaigns

- Excellent knowledge and delivery of CRM strategies and innovative initiatives to maximize consumer insight and intelligence.

- An in depth understanding and passion for the digital world including digital channels to drive both customer acquisition and brand development.

- Proven success in leveraging social media to accelerate brand development.

- Outstanding communication and influencing skills to effectively drive engagement with the brand across all internal stakeholders.
 
To apply
This vacancy is being managed by the PSDgroup. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to jockeyclub@psdgroup.com by Friday 15th August 2014. Applicants without relevant experience will not be considered for interview.

Head of Fundraising - Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare is the horseracing industry’s main occupational welfare charity providing advice, guidance, financial support and affordable homes to people in need that work in, or are retired from, the horseracing industry.

Are you positive, results-driven and a motivational manager with an impressive track record in fundraising?

To help fund its charitable programme, Racing Welfare has a small but busy fundraising team and we currently have a vacancy for a Head of Fundraising. The role will primarily lead the Charity’s wide variety of main fundraising events and initiatives, which will include attracting and networking with new and existing supporters.

In addition, you will be:
• devising and implementing the Fundraising Strategy, in conjunction with the Chief Executive, and ensuring that all appropriate measures are taken to ensure its success;
• evaluating campaigns and managing budgets;
• line managing the fundraising team, ensuring their personal and professional development; and
• supervising applications to Trusts and Foundations.

You will need:
• demonstrable experience of working within fundraising or commercial management/marketing and recruiting donors/sponsors;
• line management experience;
• experience of managing budgets, both income and expenditure;
• excellent communication skills.

Experience of the horseracing industry is desirable.

The role is based at the Charity’s head office in Newmarket, Suffolk, although some travelling should be expected across the UK including some evening and weekend work.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your covering letter and CV quoting reference HOFRW2014 to recruitment@racingwelfare.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th September 2014


Category Manager - Group Purchasing

We currently have a great opportunity for a Category Manager, Group Purchasing based at Enterprise House in Cheltenham.

This new role will report into the Group Purchasing Director and will provide a purchasing service to internal and external clients, the latter being an important part of the new Jockey Club Services business.

Key responsibilities will include carrying out strategic sourcing projects, supporting various purchasing initiatives, spend analysis, identifying and communicating savings, project managing external client take up and developing client relationships.  This will include travel to other Jockey Club sites, suppliers and clients.

The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre and have proven abilities in dealing with stakeholders at all levels, change management, be numerate and analytical but at the same time be able to think strategically.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email your CV and covering letter including your salary expectations to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th August 2014

Regional Marketing Executive – Conference & Events, Sandown Park Racecourse

This is an excellent opportunity for a self motivated individual, with relevant B2B and B2C marketing experience, to manage all aspects of the London Regions conference and events marketing for Sandown Park, Epsom Downs and Kempton Park racecourses.  The role will involve strategic marketing planning and implementation with the objective of driving awareness of the excellent facilities on offer across the region, to grow C&E revenue.
 
Excellent communication skills are essential as you will work closely with the Regional Head of Marketing and liaise with the regional sales teams as well as managing relationships with external agencies including creative, media and PR. You will need to be a team player, self motivated, organised, work well under pressure with the ability to work alone at times to deliver projects to conclusion.

Strong IT and administration skills are also required. The ability to demonstrate high levels of creativity and innovation and an understanding of fulfilling the needs of our customers are essential. Previous experience of managing digital marketing campaigns is also required.

If you believe you meet the required criteria and are interested in applying for this role please email your CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations to: recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th August

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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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