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General Manager

Go Racing In Yorkshire
Location:
Wetherby
Sector:
Test Drop Down Value
Type:
Full Time
Posted:
21/11/2018 12:01:30
Salary:
£35,000 - £40,000

Description:

Go Racing In Yorkshire (GRIY) is one of British racing’s biggest success stories, promoting racing in Yorkshire. With nine leading, progressive and successful racecourses staging racing throughout the year and attracting over one million racegoers across some 180 race days and many of the country’s leading trainers and jockeys based in the County, horse racing is a hugely important part of the region’s sporting, cultural and economic landscape.

GRIY now seeks a dynamic and proactive new General Manager, reporting to the Chairman and working closely with each of the Yorkshire tracks, with a responsibility to devise, manage, develop and implement promotional campaigns, events, festivals and activities.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious, hard working and committed professional, who will relish the challenge of playing a key role in this small but vitally important organisation to deliver continued success to horse racing in Yorkshire.

Responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to);

* developing, promoting and delivering the highly successful nine day GRIY Summer Festival in July

* to work in partnership with the racecourses to promote racing – flat and jumps – including Festival racedays, ladies days, themed racedays and other activites

* maintain and develop the GRIY website, digital and social media output

* to plan and deliver GRIY events throughout the year including media visits, awards lunch and promotional events

* promote the GRIY annual season ticket as a key benefit to race fans in the region

* lead in managing and developing relations with current and future sponsors

* lead in working with media to promote coverage of Yorkshire racing both regionally and nationally

* be an ambassador for Yorkshire racing both on-course, within the region and within the racing industry

Candidates will need to demonstrate a talent for promotion, marketing, event planning, working with stakeholders and a track record in delivering success. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled, experienced and enthusiastic person, who will ideally have either a commercial or marketing background and who is able to be both a team player and to work on their own initiative.

The role could suit a level of working from home as well as at least two days a week at the GRIY office at Wetherby as well as time on each of the nine racecourses. Naturally, some weekend and Bank Holiday work will be part and parcel of this leisure industry role and this is recognised by an ability to work flexible hours.

Salary between £35,000 and £40,000 plus benefits, depending on experience.

Application:

To apply, please contact Go Racing In Yorkshire chairman John Sexton by email at chairman@goracing.co.uk including a covering letter and full CV.