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Community Engagement Officer (Thoroughbred Stud & Breeding)

The Jockey Club
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Office and Administration
Contract Type
Full Time

Community Engagement Officer (thoroughbred stud & breeding sector)

Best People: Community Engagement Officer (thoroughbred stud & breeding sector)

Based in: National (home-based)

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Contract: Two-year fixed term

Racing Welfare is looking for a person with experience of the thoroughbred stud and breeding industry to drive forward an exciting community engagement programme for the sector.The core purpose of this post is to raise awareness of and promote Racing Welfare’s wellbeing support services across this specific sector of the horseracing industry.The community engagement officer will work closely with the thoroughbred stud and breeding community to ensure the perspectives of those working in the sector are included in the development of the charity’s services and community work, as well as increasing awareness of and accessibility to support.

The new postholder will have a deep knowledge and experience of the thoroughbred stud and breeding sector.They will be passionate about improving access to support services, particularly for those living and working in rural and harder to reach locations.We are looking for someone who is a highly motivated and confident self-starter, an all-round ‘people person’ who can collaborate with a wide range of individuals and organisations.Ideally the postholder will have experience of attending bloodstock sales and events, possessing the ability to network and maximise these events as opportunities to engage with a variety of stakeholders.Excellent communication and confident presentation skills combined with the ability to manage projects and create written reports to evaluate the impact of this work are also desirable.

We encourage applications from those who are knowledgeable and passionate about this sector but who feel they may not meet all the requirements of the person specification, as training and support will be offered to the right person.

Reporting to the Head of Community Engagement you will be a key member of the community engagement department here at Racing Welfare.You will work closely across our welfare, fundraising and communications departments, and at a national scale across the thoroughbred breeding sector and wider horseracing industry. As such, a full driving license and willingness to travel are essential for this role.

You will be offered a competitive salary, employer pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays, tickets to almost all race meetings at Jockey Club racecourses, twice-yearly all-staff training and team building events along with a range of other employee wellbeing initiatives.

As a charity, wellbeing is at the forefront of all we do. We aim to be a leading employer in the industry and make sure everyone at Racing Welfare has the opportunity to thrive.

This post can be home or office based or a combination of both and you should be willing to travel across the UK as part of the role.If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting new opportunity then please send your CV with a covering letter to

Please ensure your covering letter explains why you are interested in this post and what it is that makes you the ideal candidate, taking care to highlight any previous and relevant experience.

Closing date Monday 17 th June, 2024.

First Interviews: Wednesday 19 th & Thursday 20 th June (to be held via Microsoft Teams)

Second Interviews: Thursday 27 th June (London)

Salary: £31,600 - £33,600 p.a.

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively. We actively encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates.

Please note, as this post will involve direct contact with young people and vulnerable adults alongside some work of a sensitive nature it will be subject to a satisfactory, enhanced DBS disclosure.We also make checks on staff working with vulnerable adults and young people against the DBS barred lists. All roles are subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probation period.

Racing Welfare is committed to safeguarding and will always recruit all personnel in line with government guidelines, relevant legislation, and the Charity Commission's best practice guidance.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Racing Welfare’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent can be found on our website at:

Racing Welfare is an equal opportunities employer.

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