Project Lead (Welfare Data Projects)
Location – Flexible
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Description: Following the publication of the Horse Welfare Strategy, A Life Well Lived, in 2020, British horseracing’s independently chaired Horse Welfare Board (HWB) is seeking to recruit a Project Lead (Welfare Data Projects) to oversee and coordinate a range of data projects that underpin the industry’s work on horse welfare.
The Project Lead will work with the industry produce and deliver a phased, prioritised and costed plan for a suite of projects linked to:
• The development of an industry-wide welfare data unit and welfare database
• Predictive modelling of safety and risk
• The traceability of horses from 30-day foal notification to post-racing
The Project Lead will need to be highly collaborative, working across the industry to consolidate and align a number of projects already underway in this area, as well as setting up new initiatives identified within the welfare strategy.
A strong and empathetic leader, the Project Lead will have previous experience of leading cross-functional projects and project teams, with an understanding of how to drive projects from the planning stage through to delivery.
Experience leading data projects and programmes is required. The Project Lead will need a good understanding of the timescales, skills, resources and technology required to implement and align data projects.
You will need to work with a diverse range of stakeholders from within and outside racing. An interest in/understanding of racing, a comparable equine sport or discipline, and/or equine welfare is desirable. However, it is emphasised that the ability to oversee and deliver a programme of projects, making effective use of the expertise within the sport and elsewhere, is the primary requirement of the role.
This role is initially being offered as a two-year contract and, as such, will require the jobholder to work a minimum of four days per week. Location is flexible within the UK, though the jobholder must be able to travel to meetings around the country, as required.
Application: If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by submitting your CV accompanied by a suitability statement (no more than 1 side of A4) describing your relevant skills and experience against the job description to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 6 April 2021.
Please note that the recruitment process for this role will be managed by the BHA, on behalf of the Horse Welfare Board.