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:  



Groundsperson based at Aintree Equestrian Centre & Golf Centre, Aintree Racecourse 

We are currently looking for a Groundsperson to join the team to assist at the Equestrian Centre and Golf 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. You will also be responsible for maintaining the grounds of the Golf Centre including the Foot-golf course.

The person we are looking for will:

•     have previous experience being around horses 
•     be hands on, practical and multi skilled and ideally have experience of working in a trade 
•     have a working knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures
•     be able to work on their own initiative 
•     have excellent attention to detail

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: 6th March 2017 


Payroll Assistant - Fixed Term Contract based at Epsom Downs Racecourse 

We are looking for someone to cover Maternity leave for approximately 9 months. You will assist the team in the production of The Jockey Club and third party payrolls in an accurate and timely manner. 

The successful person will have:

• experience of working in a busy payroll team
• a good knowledge of payroll/tax and employment legislation 
• experience of working effectively as part of a team
• working knowledge of Microsoft Office but especially Excel
• the ability to build effective working relationships with customers 

Experience of working with Earnie IQ payroll system would be an advantage. 

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 is 28th February 2017


Trainee Payroll Assistant based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to learn about the Payroll function and assist the Payroll team in the production of The Jockey Club and third party payrolls in an accurate and timely manner. 

The successful person won’t need to have previous Payroll experience but will:

• be willing to learn and want to start a career in Payroll
• have experience of working effectively as part of a team
• have working knowledge of Microsoft Office but especially Excel
• be able to build effective working relationships with customers 
• have an interest in numerical data

For the successful person Payroll training will be provided both in-house and by attending external training courses.

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 is 28th February 2017


Ticketing Professional for The Jockey Club


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 our 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 internal best practice guidelines 
·    Provide technical lead on support on our access control platforms
·    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 Jockey Club Services 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: Friday 24th February 2017

 
Regional Business Development Executive based at Newmarket Racecourses 

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

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 27th February 2017


Regional Marketing Administrator based at Cheltenham Racecourse

This is an exciting opportunity to join the South West Regional Marketing Department supporting on all areas of marketing.

The successful candidate will:

•     have proven experience in customer service
•     be organised, able to multi task and meet deadlines
•     have experience of using databases and Microsoft Office programmes
•     be a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude
•     be an excellent communication skills

Travel within the South West region may 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 dictate.

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a copy of your covering letter, CVand 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: Friday 27th February 2017

Conference & Events Business Development Executive based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

The Jockey Club are currently looking for a Conference & Events Business Development Executive to join the team at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The successful candidate will possess proven proactive sales experience gained in a fast moving environment and have the hunger to achieve, drive and exceed stretching sales targets.  You will be ready to take on the challenge of securing and maximising sales from existing customers and sourcing new sales opportunities.

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 think you have the drive and determination to succeed in this great opportunity please email your CV, covering letter and equal opportunities form which you can download here to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk stating your salary expectations and where you saw this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 23rd February 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 24th 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 24th February 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 24th 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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