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:  



Receptionist based at Newmarket Racecourses 

The Jockey Club has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the leading racecourse group in the UK by turnover attendances, total prize money contribution to prize money and quality racing. Governed by a Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes is put back into British racing.

We are looking to recruit a Receptionist to provide an efficient and professional reception function at Newmarket racecourses, based at Westfield House. 

The successful person will have:

•    experience in a customer facing role
•    a flexible can-do attitude
•    excellent attention to detail
•    a good level of general administration skills

First class customer service skills and an excellent telephone manner are essential for this role as you will be dealing with people over the phone and face to face on a daily basis.

If anyone is interested in applying for this role please send a copy of your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk including your salary expectations and where you saw the vacancy.

Please also include a completed copy of our equal opportunities form which you can download here

The closing date for applications is 3rd February 2017

Facilities Operative based at Newmarket Racecourses 


The Jockey Club has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the leading racecourse group in the UK by turnover attendances, total prize money contribution to prize money and quality racing. Governed by a Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes is put back into British racing.

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 and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk including your salary expectations and where you saw the vacancy.

Please also include a completed copy of our equal opportunities form which you can download here

The closing date for applications is 3rd February 2017


Credit Controller based at our Shared Finance Centre in Cheltenham


We are currently seeking an experienced Credit Controller to join our Shared Finance Team in Cheltenham.

The successful candidate must be a tenacious, accurate and efficient individual, who possesses a solid knowledge of all aspects of Credit Control.

The key responsibilities for this role will include:

· Proactively chasing debt and ensuring all overdue debt has been actioned on a daily basis
· To produce and issue monthly statements
· Assist with development of credit control systems and reporting
· Liaising with relevant personnel regarding outstanding debt and any non-payment issues
· Reviewing payment terms for new clients

It is essential that you can demonstrate you are able to work within a busy Treasury and Collections team, have a keen eye for detail and are a self-motivated and focused team player.

If anyone is interested in applying for this role please send a copy of your covering letter and CV to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk including your salary expectations and where you saw the vacancy.

Please also include a completed copy of our equal opportunities form which you can download here. 

The closing date for applications is 30th January 2017.


Regional Business Development Executive (Conference & Events) based at Aintree Racecourse


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Conference and Events 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 Conference and Events sales. This will be achieved through targeting new commercial customers and sectors, whilst ensuring strong levels of repeat business through successful account management.

Excellent communication and rapport building abilities are essential as you will be required to meet and correspond with all potential clients, showing them round racecourse the facilities where necessary.

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, Conferencing and Events as and when required. 

This is an exciting opportunity and if you would like to apply please email your CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations and where you saw the vacancy to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Please also include a completed copy of our equal opportunities form which you can download here

The closing date for applications is 6th February 2017.


Regional Business Development Executive (Hospitality) based at Aintree Racecourse 


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Hospitality Business Development Executive to join us at The Jockey Club 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. 

This is an exciting opportunity and if you would like to apply please email your CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations and where you saw the vacancy to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Please also include a completed copy of our equal opportunities form which you can download here

The closing date for applications is 6th February 2017.


Operations Manager based at Epsom Downs Racecourse 

Epsom Downs Racecourse, home of the Investec Derby is looking to recruit an Operations Manager to manage all activities relating to the day to day running of the racecourse.

The key responsibility of this role will be to manage the racecourse facilities and site to ensure the successful delivery of racing, exhibitions, conferences and events. There will also be a chunk of time liaising with third party contractors and their teams to ensure the efficient working together of the teams.

The successful person will:

- Have working knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures. A Health and Safety qualification would be an advantage
- Experience of leading, motivating and developing teams
- Have excellent communication skills and be used to working with third party suppliers and building effective relationships with contractors
- Have experience of managing change and projects
- Have experience of working in venues and managing events
- Be financially aware and managed budgets

This is an exciting opportunity and if you would like to apply please email your CV and covering letter, including your salary expectations and where you saw the vacancy to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk 

Please also include for equal opportunities form which you can download here.

Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2017


Trainee Clerk of the Course - 2 year Fixed Term Contract 

We are currently recruiting someone who has the ambition to train as a Clerk of the Course. Initially, this role will be based in the North West but the successful candidate will be required to travel and be based at other locations as required.

The successful person will possess:

•a passion for horseracing
•an interest in and develop an in-depth understanding of the racing industry, turf husbandry and race planning
•self-motivation
•the aptitude to perform as a team player
•the ability to think on their feet and relish in dealing with the unexpected
•the ability to communicate confidently at all levels of the industry and with the media  
•a valid driving licence and access to a car
•commercial acumen

If you think you have what it takes to succeed in this fantastic opportunity please email your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Please
include your salary expectations and state where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Friday 10th February 2017


Regional Marketing Executive, Digital - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract based at Cheltenham Racecourse

We are currently looking to recruit for a Regional Marketing Executive - Digital in the South West region. The successful candidate will be assisting with the implementation of the Digital Marketing Strategy for the South West Region.  The role requires someone who is confident in their knowledge of digital marketing and social media for business.

The successful candidate will also have the following:

• a strong command of written language and an eye for detail
• the ability to work under pressure
• excellent organisational skills
• excellent relationship management skills
• enthusiasm and passion for getting it right

If anyone is interested in applying for this role please send your covering letter, CV and equal opportunities form which you can download here to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk. Please include your salary expectations and state where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd January 2017


 Volunteer Coordinator for Racing Welfare based in Newmarket – 3 days per week

As part of our strategy to involve volunteers and expand our national coverage we are seeking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to be based at Racing Welfare's Head Office in Newmarket. 

This excellent opportunity will involve organising and developing Racing Welfare's volunteering programme which involves volunteers based nationally across the UK.

This role will include responsibility for all aspects of recruitment, training and ongoing support of volunteers in a variety of welfare and fundraising roles. Working closely with the Regional Welfare Managers and fundraising team you will be responsible for matching the skills and availability of volunteers to roles available and for promoting volunteering opportunities. 

We require a dynamic, highly motivated and flexible individual who will support the inclusion of volunteers in the work that we do. Knowledge and experience of the horseracing industry will be essential. The post will require travel across the UK. 

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 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.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31st January 

Interview date: Monday 6th February 


Regional Marketing Executive - Conference and Events based at Haydock Park Racecourse

 We are currently looking to recruit for a Regional Marketing Executive – Conferencing and Events in the North West region. The role will be based at Haydock Park with travel to the other racecourses in the region as required.

The role will manage all aspects of the North West region’s C&E marketing from devising the strategy to delivering the planned activity to grow C&E revenue.

The ideal person will:

- Have a good understanding of marketing and brand management. Ideally this will be gained from the C&E sector.
- Experience in advertising, digital marketing, PR and B2B
- Have proven experience in the creation and delivery of marketing plans.
- Have excellent communication and relationship management skills, as they will be required to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and external agencies
- Be creative but with excellent administration skills and the ability to maintain impeccable attention to detail

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

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th January.


Ticketing Support Administrator based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

An opportunity has arisen to join the Business Services team at Epsom Downs Racecourse as a Ticketing Support Administrator. 

The role will see the individual responsible for ensuring that the JCR and JCS Ticketing Platforms are setup, configured & maintained to optimize effectiveness. 

The successful individual must possess excellent communication skills, have an eye for detail, be customer service focused and have experience of software platforms and their administration. Other key duties include but are not limited to:       

·    Ensure that all requests for support and setup are logged in the helpdesk platform in a diligent and professional manner and are resolved in priority order
·    Undertake the setup of events, offers and promotions with regard to user requests as well as industry and BST best practice guidelines 
·    Provide technical lead on supporting SkiData and AV scanning as well as Clover the POS ticketing platform
·    Develop knowledge and understanding of the ticketing platform in order to provide 3 line support including configuration/administrative tasks, undertake user training & mentoring sessions and provide event support
·    Co-ordination and production of all user guides, systems and setup documentation
·    Provide the technical lead on supporting the ticketing platform, both remotely and through on site assistance
·    Work with Marketing, Ticketing and Finance teams to support their use of the platform 
·    Develop skills and experience with in the ticketing industry by undertaking research and visits to other sports and ticketing organisations 

The role will involve travel between the Group’s racecourses and JCS customers with possible overnight stays included. A full driving licence and access to a car is required for this position.

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 applications: Wednesday 25th January 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

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 27th January 2017.


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 9th February 2017




Data Analytics Degree Apprentice based at Cheltenham Racecourse

An an exciting new venture with University of Exeter, The Jockey Club are delighted to be able to announce our search for a Data Analytics Degree 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
•      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, if you wish to view the study page for the course please visit the website www.exeter.ac.uk/degreeapprentice 

Candidates are also invited to contact the University with enquiries or to discuss their eligibility if required. Please contact the Student Recruitment team on emps@exeter.ac.uk or (01392)724061

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 24th February 2017, with a start date in early September 2017

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