Grounds Person based at Exeter Racecourse

The Jockey Club

Exeter Racecourse, Devon Full-time

Category: Ground Staff/Maintenance Posted: 12.10.2021

Job Title: Grounds Person
Location: Exeter Racecourse
Hours: 40 per week, any 5 days from 7 – Working race days as required
Contract: Permanent

We are currently recruiting for a Grounds Person to join the established team based at Exeter Racecourse. Located at the top of Haldon Hills, Exeter Racecourse is the highest racecourse in the UK and is considered one of the loveliest and fairest tracks in the country. We have a prestigious history of racing spanning over 350 years ago and have witnessed many great champion horses start their career at Exeter.

Role summary

A vacancy has arisen for a driven and proactive team player to join the team at Exeter Racecourse, within the Grounds team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the racing surface and Grandstand areas, alongside supporting the wider racecourse estate. To be successful in this role a basic knowledge of turf husbandry and groundsmanship would be desirable, but a willingness to learn the required skills is more important.

The successful candidate will;

be responsible for the maintenance, preparation and repair of racing surfaces
Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of outdoor areas, racecourse stables and yard
building and repairing hurdles and fences
movement of running rail
work with and maintain a variety of machinery
provide support to Wincanton Racecourse as required
have a basic working knowledge of Health & Safety and demonstrate a willingness to follow regulations
Possess a full UK driving licence

Spraying certificates (PA1, PA2a and PA6), a sports turf/horticulture/IOG/GMA qualification would be an advantage, but not a necessity.

Travel within the South West Region may be required so it is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. Due to the nature of this role, there will be a requirement to be available at weekends and evenings as and when required.

The closing date for applications is 22nd October 2021. We reserve the right to bring this date forward should we receive a large volume of applications. Please click here to apply.

*Please note, unfortunately we are unable to accept applications made directly to Careers in Racing. Please apply via The Jockey Club Career page link above*

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