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Outreach & Engagement Officer (thoroughbred stud & breeding sector)

Racing Welfare
Racing Welfare
Test Drop Down Value
Full Time
24/02/2023 08:16:31


Racing Welfare is recruiting for a new position and is looking for someone who can work in and engage with the thoroughbred stud and breeding community.  The core purpose of this post is to raise awareness of and promote Racing Welfare’s services across this specific sector of the horseracing industry.  The outreach and engagement officer will work closely with the thoroughbred stud and breeding community to develop services that promote wellbeing.  They will ensure the perspectives of those working in this sector are included in the development of the charity’s services and will increase awareness of its work. This is a new and exciting role designed to help Racing Welfare broaden and diversify its community programme and audiences.

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, who can collaborate with a wide range of people and organisations.  Excellent communication and confident presentation skills combined with the ability to manage projects and a sound knowledge of the wider horseracing industry are essential.  Ideally applicants will have the ability to input and analyse basic data and write reports to monitor and evaluate the impact of this work. 

Key Responsibilities:

• To map the TB breeding community and identify organisations who are harder to reach, isolated and/or unaware of Racing Welfare’s services.

• To engage with target groups of stud staff, employers, owner/breeders, bloodstock and transport services, sales and other associated organisations and stakeholders.

• To engage with RW’s wider services and other partner organisations to build referrals and signposting mechanisms that ensure both individuals and organisations are aware of RW’s services and other statutory or charitable provision.

• To identify potential beneficiaries and volunteers and refer them into the appropriate services within Racing Welfare.

• To identify the barriers and facilitators to accessing Racing Welfare’s services for the TB breeding community.

• Promote Racing Welfare’s services within the TB breeding communities.

• To engage with external stakeholders and community organisations to promote the services that Racing Welfare provides.

• To inform, consult, involve, collaborate and empower the TB breeding communities in the design and delivery of Racing Welfare’s services.

• To ensure the voice of the TB breeding community is represented at Racing Welfare.

• To be an advocate on behalf of the TB breeding community and make recommendations on where Racing Welfare’s support services can be improved.

• To set up and deliver events that raise awareness of Racing Welfare’s services.

• To work with the Head of Community Engagement and the wider Racing Welfare team on development and growth of outreach and engagement work.

• To be responsible for agreed KPIs and targets.

• To monitor and evaluate the project and provide quarterly and annual reports demonstrating progress, achievements, and impact.
• To build trust, maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries and attend any training necessary for professional development.

General Responsibilities:

• To operate in a way that ensures you are a recognised role model for the charity’s Core Values and Behaviours.

• To comply at all times with Health & Safety regulations, Safeguarding policies and procedures and safe working practices in accordance with current legislation and as detailed in the Charity’s Health & Safety Policy and Procedures.



We encourage applications from those who are knowledgeable and passionate 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 new 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.

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.

Person Specification

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Contract: Three year fixed term

To apply please visit

Closing date Friday 24th March 2023.