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Maintenance Assistant

Arena Racing Company
Fontwell Park Racecourse, West Sussex
Up to £27k, depending on experience
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Fontwell Park Racecourse has an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Assistant to join their team.

About us…

Arena Racing Company does so much more than lead the UK’s largest horse racing group. We have 21 racing venues showcasing horse racing, greyhound racing, golf courses, hotels and events. In short, leisure, entertainment, media production and distribution are at the heart of what we do, making it an exciting and diverse place to work!

Our success is a team effort which is why we offer great opportunities for growth, development and career progression. After all, it’s our employees that enable us to offer first class service and create an electric atmosphere, all within an industry we love.

About the role…

Reporting to the Operations & Maintenance Manager, you will take responsibility for the general maintenance of the property and upkeep of its facilities. You will ensure that jobs are completed efficiently to ensure that the guest expectations are met during their visit. You will complete the daily job list and preventative maintenance schedules with an eye for detail and a passion for fixing things! You will also liaise with contractors and take responsibility for health and safety. The Maintenance Assistant will also become involved in larger projects and provide support to the Racecourse Operations and Maintenance team in carrying out general basic maintenance on the buildings.

Flexibility towards hours of work is a prerequisite for this position.  The Maintenance Assistant is part of a team covering the 24/7 operation of our business and 40 hours per week will be scheduled to reflect this, in addition you will be expected to contribute time to the call-out and lock up rotas.  Lieu days will be taken for additional time worked. 

About you…

  • Experience of working in a maintenance department or handyman style role
  • Racecourse, Sport, Leisure or hotel background would be an advantage
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Logical approach to tasks
  • Personable and works well within a small team
  • Excellent approach towards time management
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Customer service focused (internal and external).
  • Organised and takes pride in workmanship.
  • Trade’s qualifications / experience preferred but not essential 


At ARC, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences.  We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

If you have a disability that requires reasonable adjustments, please let us know; we will ensure that individuals with additional needs are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

We understand the value that diversity brings to our business and we are striving to create a working environment that is inclusive, psychologically and physically safe and ensures everyone can be heard and valued for their contributions. We are committed to making a consistent, top-down effort to be role models on what diversity, inclusion and belonging means in society.

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