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  • Current Vacancies:

    We are currently seeking to fill the position of Racing Operations Manager. This person will efficiently lead the day to day operation of Leopardstown Racecourse to deliver memorable race day and event experiences for everyone.

    The purpose of this role is to efficiently and cost effectively manage the day to day operation of Leopardstown Racecourse to deliver high quality race day and event experiences for everyone while working with and as part of the Leopardstown Racecourse and Golf Centre’s Senior Executive Team, contributing proactively to the development and delivery of the company’s overall strategic business objectives, and financial and operational targets. 

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    Key Responsibilities in the Role:

    • Have responsibility for the track ensuring a best practice approach to maintenance of the track
    • Ensure relevant and appropriate communications are maintained with all relevant stakeholders
    • To support the CEO to maximize representation at Leopardstown race meetings
    • To work closely with the Clerk of the course, Track Foreman, HRI Planning & associated industry stakeholders
    • Manage the Maintenance and Horticulture teams ensuring a planned and preventive maintenance plan is in place
    • Have overall responsibility for the coordination of all race day operations (and other non-race day events) including race day/event staff and ensuring they are managed cost-effectively
    • Develop and encourage a collaborative approach between all functions at Leopardstown
    • Overall management of related budgets managing spend and activity
    • Play a key role in the development of any capital projects in Leopardstown driving innovation and improvements for the racecourse while maintaining a functioning and customer focused racing calendar

    The Ideal Candidate Should Have:

    • Knowledge of racing industry and key industry personnel in UK and Ireland would be an advantage
    • Relevant operations and facilities management experience, ideally in a campus style environment
    • At least 3-5 years’ experience of managing and leading a team
    • Excellent interpersonal, communications and organisational skills
    • Ability to work and liaise within a wider organization with internal and external stakeholders
    • Experience of managing sites with open access to the general public
    • Experience of managing significant budgets, including staff in both Operational and Project environments

    As racing is a seven-day business, flexibility in relation to working hours is required. This role provides a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience & qualifications. A full job specification is available here.

    If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your application, no later than close of business on Friday 30th October 2020 to [email protected] 

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