Clerk of Scales
100 days pa
The British Horseracing Authority is the single governing and regulatory body for British Horseracing which ensures the continuing integrity and successful development of the sport. It is the BHA's role to act for and on behalf of the whole sport, ensuring the highest standards for the sport and participants, on and away from the racecourse. Our vision is simple: to build a brighter future for our sport, our horses and our people.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a half time (100 days) Clerk of Scales to be based in the West Midlands covering courses including, Cheltenham, Warwick, Ludlow, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Chester and Haydock as well as further afield. Ideally located within easy access of the trunk road network covering the West of England. The core function of this essential role is to weigh out and weigh in riders, guaranteeing the integrity of racing by interpreting and implementing the Rules and Instructions concerning all Weighing Room procedures.
The Weighing Room is a busy environment and therefore successful applicants will need to be capable of multitasking, communicating with riders, trainers, owners, race day officials and members of the public. This role requires personal integrity, strong communication skills with the need to be diplomatic, tactful and controlled in difficult situations. A knowledge of racing and competent computer skills are essential.
The successful applicant will have strong work ethic, be proactive, positive and have an energetic attitude towards new challenges and opportunities.
Given the nature of the role a full valid driving license is required (preferably clean) and a willingness to travel, including some overnight stays. The role also requires work outside the normal working day including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
If you currently live out of the geographical area for this role, please indicate on your application if you are willing to relocate.
For full details of the role, please refer to the job description here.
Culturally, we take pride in the way we work and what we achieve. We are committed to advancing the work of equality, diversity and inclusion and we want to attract the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society.
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by completing our application form on the following link Application Form.
The closing date for applications will be 24th November 2023 with interviews expected to take place within 7 to 10 days.