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Regulatory Legal Advisor

British Horseracing Authority
London (Central), London (Greater)
£25,000 - £35,000
Closing date
3 Jan 2024

Location: London (Hybrid Flexibility)

Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000

Grade: PM2

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing and regulatory body for horseracing in Great Britain. It is responsible for promoting, and regulating the sport, which is at the heart of a major leisure and entertainment sector, a leading betting product and the focus of an important breeding sector. The role of the Regulatory team is to ensure the BHA is seen as a capable and progressive regulator, maintaining high levels of integrity whilst delivering the right conditions to ensure the continued growth of the sport and ensuring the highest standards of regulation. As such, fairness between participants, clarity and consistency, and the promotion of the safety and welfare of horses and people in the sport are key.

Reporting into the Head of Regulation, the Regulatory Legal Advisor will provide advice and case management support to the Regulatory team in relation to prosecutions for breaches of the Rules of Racing. This will include drafting initial advice, case summaries, and preparing disclosure schedules and hearing bundles. The main function of this role is that of a paralegal to support the Senior Safeguarding Lawyer in the preparation and presentation of safeguarding and human welfare cases before the Independent Judicial Panel and the National Safeguarding Panel. The successful candidate will also work with the raceday team, assisting with the preparation of raceday appeals and responding to general queries.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and proactive, and able to manage a large caseload with competing deadlines. This role will involve working closely with several teams, and so excellent communication skills are key. You should be able to demonstrate case management and drafting experience, ideally in a regulatory setting. Specific safeguarding experience is not mandatory, but it would be helpful to demonstrate experience in dealing with cases of a sensitive nature. You should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in sport and sports regulation, preferably with a strong interest in horseracing or other equine sports. A legal qualification is not essential but is desirable.

Equal opportunities

We acknowledge that having a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success and we actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences. People with disabilities or from ethnically diverse communities are currently underrepresented in the organisation and therefore we welcome these candidates to apply.

Further details can be found in the Job Description here.

Please apply by completing this Application Form here, only candidates who have applied via the form will be considered. Our applications are anonymised in-line with our D&I initiatives and supporting documents are only provided to recruiting managers at interview stage.

The closing date for applications is 3rd January 2024.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact to provide further details.

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