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Event Manager

The Jockey Club
Newmarket Racecourse
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Office and Administration
Job Role
Event Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job title: Event Manager

Based at: Newmarket Racecourse

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hours per week - 5 from 7

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Event Manager to join our established Newmarket Operations team in the planning, organisation, and presentation of all racedays and events. Events range from small meetings to large exhibitions and include conferences, dinners, private parties, and fairs. This is an ideal entry level role for someone looking to begin a career in events.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival & The Derby. Owning & operating 15 courses, millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food, and entertainment on racedays and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

The Event Manager will

• Communicate effectively with clients, site operational teams and subcontractors to plan and execute events to the highest standards.

• Be customers point of contact after booking, ensuring client has the best experience, ordering and delivering any additional extras.

• Deliver events as a Duty Manager ensuring the running of events safely and efficiently with the site presented to the best possible standard.

• Ensure all costs are effectively managed, create purchase orders and raise final invoices certifying figures.

• Provide technical and logical site information to clients and suppliers on venue, including layout plan and site visits.

• Communicate effectively with the wider operations team and catering team to ensure function rooms are set to the client’s needs including A.V. and catering stations.

• Support the delivery of stewarding schedules for the race day casuals communicating with the team ahead of racing and on the day.

• Ensure all necessary paperwork on race day and ticket scanning equipment is ready for use.

• Play an active role in all Health & Safety requirements, including communication of issues with colleagues, customers, and general management of safety management systems.

• Co-ordinate with suppliers from set up to breakdown, handling queries, troubleshooting, and delivering on-site orientation.

About you

• Passionate about building a career in the events/sports Industry.

• Confident communicator who feels comfortable interacting with a varied range of stakeholders

• Excited by the prospect of working in a fast paced, pressured commercial environment.

• Proactive approach to work with appetite for learning and taking responsibility.

• Technically savvy comfortable using Microsoft Office suite.

• Highly organised with an outstanding attention to detail

• Requirements to work evenings and weekends to support racing and events.

What we offer in return

• All colleagues can go along to any of our race day or music events free of charge - along with 3 friends or family with our TeamPass Ticket scheme.

• An award-winning pension scheme provider with a generous employer contribution

• A healthcare cash back plan enabling you to claim money back on health & wellbeing services.

• 25 days annual leave

• Access to a suite of Learning & Development training resources from renowned providers

• A whole host of other benefits including free eyecare vouchers, a ride to work cycle scheme & discounts across varying retailers & services.

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 4th June but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have many applications.

This role may be subject to a criminal record check, standard or enhanced DBS check or BHA Suitability Check. By applying you confirm that you are happy for these checks to be carried out.


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