Careers: Communications Manager, London Region

2nd September 2015

Around 125,000 people attend Investec Derby Day - the biggest single day crowd in British sport

Around 125,000 people attend Investec Derby Day - the biggest single day crowd in British sport

Communications Manager, London Region, The Jockey Club

The role: The Jockey Club is looking to recruit a Communications Manager to join our London Region team, which stages such events as The Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, the Coral-Eclipse Stakes and Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown Park, and the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

This new role will report into the Head of Marketing for the London Region with an office base at Sandown Park but with very regular travel between the Group's three London tracks.

We are looking for a team player who has strong communication skills and the ability to make relationships at all levels with internal and external stakeholders. To be successful in this role you will need to be confidential, able to think on your feet and be calm under pressure.

In addition you will have:

  • Experience of developing and implementing a communications plan
  • Experience of managing press/media personnel and facilities at large sporting events
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Knowledge of the racing industry 
  • Experience of writing press releases and dealing with the media
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media
  • Strong skills in the use of Powerpoint, Word and Excel
  • Enthusiasm and determination 
  • The style and approach to be taken seriously by the media and racing industry 
  • A current driving license and access to a car 

The Jockey Club: We want British horseracing to thrive for years to come. In this vein and with its assets, The Jockey Club plays the role of guardian for an important part of British national life. Each year we stage some of the nation’s most iconic events, enjoyed by millions of people. This includes the Cheltenham Festival, the Crabbie’s Grand National and The Investec Derby.

Our operations are diverse, ranging from running 15 racecourses large and small to thousands of acres of world-class racehorse training grounds and The National Stud. We are also one of the UK’s largest music promoters through its summertime Jockey Club Live events while its Jockey Club Services venture offers fellow sports organisations business services such as ticketing, purchasing, loyalty and HR.

Governed by Royal Charter and founded in 1750, unusually for a commercial organisation, The Jockey Club reinvests every penny of its profit to support the long-term health of Britain’s second biggest spectator sport.

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Hours: Standard office hours, with the flexibility required of an in-house communications role operating in the sports and leisure industry.

Interested? Please send a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role, your CV and salary expectations to recruitment@thejockeyclub.co.uk by Friday 11th September 2015.

The Jockey Club is an equal opportunities employer