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:  



Operations Executive based at Huntingdon Racecourse 

An excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for an Operations Executive to join us at Huntingdon Racecourse.

This is a demanding but exciting role that will see the incumbent oversee and implement the planning, organisation and presentation of all racing, exhibitions and conference events taking place at the racecourse. 

In order to be successful in this role you will have experience in dealing with the general public and clients alike, possess an understanding of the operational requirements of a sports venue and be customer service focused. You will be self-motivated, organised, work well under pressure and possess excellent communication and relationship management skills. 

This will be a varied role and as such you will perform a wide range of duties including, but not limited to:

•      Oversee Health & Safety matters and ensure that the racecourse complies with legislation at all times 
•      Supervise maintenance matters and liaise with contractors, ensuring budgetary constraints are met 
•      Assist the General Manager with all aspects of Health & Safety, including Risk Assessments, COSHH and Emergency Procedures 
•      Liaise with the local licensing authority and other appropriate bodies such as Trading Standards 
•      Ensuring that the group Environmental Policy is adhered to at all times 
•      Liaise with clients in order to coordinate and deliver all non-racing events
•      Work closely with the Clerk of the Course and the Estates/Groundstaff Team to ensure the site is presented to the highest standard
•      Manage key maintenance contracts 
•      Assist with the formulation and control department budgets, whilst seeking to improve operational profitability.  

Travel within the East Region may be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. This role will also involve working some 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 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 11th April 2017. Applications received after this date will not be considered.


Groundsperson based at Aintree Golf Centre 

The Jockey Club are currently looking for a Groundsperson to join the team to assist at the Golf Centre.

You will be responsible for maintaining the grounds of the Golf Centre including the Foot-golf course, and also provide support for the current golf centre team with particular focus on the Driving Range.

The person we are looking for will:
•     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

This is a part time role and the successful candidate will be required to work 25 hours per week. 

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 12th April 2017, with a view to conduct interviews the week commencing the 24th April. 



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

The closing date for applications: Friday 7th April 2017



Regional Marketing Executive based at Cheltenham Racecourse

An excellent opportunity has arisen within The Jockey Club for a Regional Marketing Executive to join us and assist the Marketing team deliver exciting and innovative campaigns across the South West Region. 

This is a demanding but exciting role that will see the incumbent help with the development and delivery of effective, focused marketing plans for the Region’s racing and non-racing related products.

In order to be successful in this role you will have experience in a Marketing or a Marketing Administration role. You will be self-motivated, organised, work well under pressure and possess excellent communication and relationship management skills. 

Other skills and experience required are, but not limited to:  

• Ability to liaise closely with the Regional Marketing Team and Group Marketing team to execute all Marketing and online comms strategy
• Be able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and external agencies to ensure the design and production of consistent and accurate printed material
• Work with the Region’s media buying agencies to deliver effective media plans to support the Marketing plan as appropriate
• Activation of digital newsletters
• Marketing and support of Group initiatives 
• Control and understanding of databases in order to produce relevant Marketing reports 
• Maintenance of photo libraries to ensure the quick access to, and supply of images as required
• Demonstrate creativity whilst also maintaining impeccable attention to detail, spelling and grammar 
• Possessing of excellent administration skills 

Ideally the successful candidate will be CIM/IDM qualified or have an equivalent Marketing qualification.

Travel within the South West Region be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. This role will also involve working some evenings and weekends.

If you would like to apply for this position then please submit 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. 

The closing date for applications for this position is 10th April 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: Thursday 30th March 2017

 

Software Support Specialist based at Epsom Downs Racecourse

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Business Services team at Epsom Downs Racecourse as a Software Support Specialist. 

The role will see the individual provide support for both Audience View our Ticketing Platform and EBMS (Ungerboeck) our Hospitality and C&E software platforms. You will be undertaking a combination of setup and configuration tasks so previous experience of Ticketing or ERP software platforms would be an advantage. 
  
The successful individual must possess excellent communication skills, have an eye for detail, be customer service focused. 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
• Undertake system setup and configuration of the software platforms
• Provide first and second line support for inbound requests, including undertaking daily reporting and platform checks
• Provide the technical support with the ticketing platform, both remotely and through on site assistance as required
• Work with Sales, Marketing, Ticketing and Finance teams to support their use of the platform
• The role may involve travel between the Group’s racecourses and Jockey Club Services other 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 then please submit 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.


The closing date for this role is Friday 31st March 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 30th June 2017 , with a start date in early September 2017

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