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Working for Racing Welfare

Are you passionate about racing? Join the Racing Welfare team and help make a difference to the thousands of people working behind-the-scenes in the sport.

Fundraising Executive

Racing Welfare are currently looking for a Fundraising Executive to join their Newmarket team to effectively manage the charity’s community and volunteer-led fundraising events.

The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for the charity when it comes to the organisation of these events, and the role will provide administrative support and assistance with other activities, within the fundraising team.

The successful candidate will:

  • assist in the development of the community fundraising strategies and be responsible for growing the community fundraising budget
  • coordinate and manage Racing Welfares portfolio of Challenge Events
  • have experience in administration and strong organisational skills
  • be able to engage with people at all different levels
  • be responsible for managing and maintaining the volunteer database

This is a full-time role which involves travel within the UK so is essential that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a vehicle. There is also a requirement to support and attend charity events so will require some occasional evening and weekend commitments.

If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the Jockey Club Careers website.

All applications should be submitted through our online careers page. To apply, click here.

Closing date: 27th February 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 11th March 2019


Volunteer Advisory Committee Member – Racing Welfare, Welfare Committee.

Racing Welfare is a national charity supporting all those working and retired from the British horseracing and breeding industry.  We are seeking an advisory committee member who shares our vision that everyone from the horseracing and breeding industry and community feels supported and has the opportunity to thrive. We are looking for someone who has a passion for the work that we do and who is familiar with the challenges of running a national organisation.  

Following an exciting period of growth and development and an ambitious future strategy, we would like to hear from anyone with senior level experience of supporting people and developing or providing wellbeing services.  The advisory committee member will help balance the skills of the Board of Directors in order to help effectively guide the organisation and ensure that our services meet best practice standards as well as meeting the needs of our beneficiaries.  

Please note, as this post will involve governing and advising on services that have direct contact with young people and vulnerable adults alongside some work of a sensitive nature it will be subject to a satisfactory, enhanced DBS disclosure.  We also make checks on staff working with vulnerable adults and young people against the DBS barred lists.

We anticipate the time commitment to be no more than 4 days per year.   If you have the experience, passion and dedication to join us then please send your current CV with a supporting letter to; Clare Ascroft –

Closing date for applications: 15th March 2019


Benefits for Racing Welfare employees

As well as a variety of training and support available we have a range of incentive schemes in place for every role. You can find out more about this from the HR department but in the meantime, we’d like to highlight some group initiatives.

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Westfield Health (cash back health scheme)
  • Ride2Work
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Racing UK TV channel discount
  • 20% online discount with EE
  • Ticket allowance for racing events around the Group
  • Life assurance

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