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 Marketing Promotions Executive based at Newmarket Racecourses 

Newmarket Racecourses are looking to appoint a Regional Marketing Promotions Executive. The proactive candidate will need to assist in the implementation of the marketing plan for the Eastern region with a specific focus on Newmarket Racecourses. 

The candidates we are looking for will:
•      have proven experience in a marketing role 
•      have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal 
•      have experience of digital marketing and CRM
•      be self-motivated and driven
•      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 and email to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please state your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy. 

Closing date for application is 9th December 2016


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

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

Closing date for application is 9th December 2016.



Operations Executive based at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton racecourse currently have a vacancy for an Operations Executive.  

Your main responsibilities will include implementing the planning, organisation and presentation of all racing, exhibitions, conferences and events taking place at the racecourse. You will be the main liaison with the contracts ensuring high standards of cleaning and maintenance are met across all areas of the racecourse. 

With the racecourse General Manager, you will also be responsible for environmental and all Health and Safety matters, ensuring that we comply with current legislation at all times.

The successful person will:

•be an excellent communicator, both written and verbal 
•have an excellent eye for detail and possess a positive ‘can do’ attitude
•be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
•have high standards of customer satisfaction
•have knowledge of and exposure to Health and Safety matters

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

Closing date for application is 6th December 2016


Regional Marketing Manager based at Sandown Park Racecourse

 An excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for a Marketing Manager to join us and lead the Marketing team to deliver exciting and innovative campaigns across the London Region.

The role involves the direct line management of four Marketing Executives and thus previous management experience is essential, as is proven strategic and operational marketing experience (including digital marketing channels).  The Marketing Manager position will report to the Regional Head of Marketing to develop and deliver effective, focussed marketing plans for the Region’s racing related products.


The successful incumbent will be self-motivated, organised, work well under pressure and possess excellent communication and relationship management skills. They will be required to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and external agencies to deliver return on investment within budget. Experience of working with commercial partners will be advantageous. Other skills and experience required are, but not limited to:

•      Provide strong leadership for the Marketing Executives in delivering appropriate and timely reports where necessary
•      Delivery and execution of innovative marketing plans that achieve budgeted sales against the London Region’s racing proposition, hospitality and sponsorship targets
•      To help develop fresh programmes, promotions and campaigns which encourage loyalty, repeat visits and increased spend per head from racing customers
•      Work closely with Regional Head of Marketing and Jockey Club Group Head of Marketing to ensure all briefing, communications and platforms are on brand 
•      To work alongside the London Region Communications Manager to establish and deliver original content plans for use on all marketing channels including social media, websites and racecards
•      To liaise with all departments at Kempton Park, Epsom Down and Sandown Park Racecourses to ensure effective implementation of Racing Marketing plans and activities and in particular to support of the wider business during the run up to and delivery of key racing fixtures
•     Assist and support Jockey Club Live to deliver against budgets and KPIs for Music Nights at the 3 London Racecourses
•      To initiate and analyse appropriate customer research to understand the needs and views of all London region’s racing customers,
•      Management of all external agencies, including media purchasing (ATL, BTL and digital) design, production, printing etc to ensure all activity is targeted, cost effective and delivers on focussed, directional and effective briefs

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. This role will also involve working some unsociable hours (evenings and weekends) as the role and racing calendar dictates.

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 and email 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 6th December 2016


Regional Business Development Executive (Hospitality) based at Newmarket Racecourses

The largest commercial group in British horseracing, The Jockey Club’s portfolio includes 15 leading racecourses, Jockey Club Estates, The National Stud and charity Racing Welfare. All profits are reinvested into Britain’s second biggest spectator sport, in line with its vision for British racing to be the best in the world for years to come. The Jockey Club seeks to recruit, develop and promote the best people, investing in their training and development.

We are delighted to advertise for a Regional Business Development Executive at Newmarket Racecourses.

The successful candidate will support the Regional Sales Manager in maximising sales from new and existing customers. The ideal person will have a proven record of sales negotiation.

The person we are looking for will:

•       enjoy proactive sales
•       have excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
•       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 be sales focused
•       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 demonstrate attention to detail
•       be able to work unsociable hours

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 and email 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 6th December 2016.


Data Analytics Apprentice based at Cheltenham Racecourse

In an exciting new venture with University of Exeter, The Jockey Club are delighted to be able to announce our search for a Data Analytics Apprentice. This vacancy is offered as part of the University of Exeter’s four year BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship.

We are recruiting for the role with a start date of September 2017 for the academic year. 

The successful candidate will be assisting with the provision, analysis and interpretation of management reports to drive future strategy and activity within the Racecourses and the Group Marketing and Sales teams.The ideal person will be;

•      strong mathematically
•      a problem solver
•      articulate
•      able to communicate well at all levels
•      enthusiastic
•      technically minded
They will also have attained AAB at A’ level (or equivalent)

Integral to this role is the enrolment as a Degree Apprentice on the University of Exeter’s BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions programme.

This programme is delivered through a blended learning model which includes:

•      Three residential stays of approximately three days’ duration, held at the university.
•      Online learning to be undertaken during the working week
•      Reflective practice, assessing project work undertaken in the workplace

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


The closing date for applications is 11th August 2017, with a start date in early September 2017.


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