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Stable Inspecting Officer

British Horseracing Authority
British Horseracing Authority
North of England and Scotland
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Full Time
04/01/2023 14:25:14


The British Horseracing Authority is the governing and regulatory body for horse racing in Great Britain. It is BHA’s role to act for and on behalf of the whole sport, ensuring that the highest standards apply on and away from the racecourse. The participant Integrity Supervision and Monitoring function performs a crucial role in upholding the safety and integrity of the sport. We are looking for a highly efficient and dynamic individual to join the existing Stable Inspecting Officers, primarily acting in the north of England and Scotland.

The BHA operates an intelligence led, risked based stable inspection regime for all licensed premises, ensuring that Trainers and their training establishments meet requirements in respect of suitability, security and welfare. Ongoing targeted inspections are tasked based on those overarching assessments.

The core function of this role is to conduct stable inspections and monitor participants to ensure that the licensing requirements and the Rules of Racing are upheld. Responsible for around 120 Trainers, you will be a key decision maker in assessing the suitability of trainers and their premises for licensing. You will also be required to carry out and assist in wider integrity investigations in addition to providing a BHA Integrity presence on racedays. The Stable Inspectors also play an important part in the provision of integrity education to participants.

You will be a flexible individual with a mature approach and the ability to match diplomacy with authority in a highly confidential environment. The role will require extensive travel covering the north of England and Scotland including some overnight stays. You will also be required to work from home, managing your own schedule with the minimum of supervision alongside specific tasking.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the horseracing industry and a strong equestrian background. Success in this role will come from a high level of interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, the highest levels of probity and an ability to work to strict set processes and procedures. Good levels of computer literacy alongside the ability to prepare and submit comprehensive reports are further key skills vital to this role.

Due to the nature of the role, you have will need a full valid driving licence (preferably clean).

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.

Application:  If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by completing our application form:   The closing date for applications will be 22nd January 2023. Interviews will be held the week of 30th January.