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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

Current Vacancies

Racing Welfare is a national charity supporting all those working and retired from the British horseracing and the breeding industry. We currently have the following vacancies:

 

DEPUTY HEAD OF WELFARE

Following an exciting period of growth and development, we are looking to appoint a Deputy Head of Welfare to support the Director of Welfare in order to deliver an effective and efficient welfare service to the horseracing industry.

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    The new post holder will have direct responsibility for a number of key welfare projects and will ensure successful delivery and development of these as well as being responsible for supervising, coaching and guiding the Regional Management Team.  Reporting to the Director of Welfare you will have proven and demonstrable experience of safeguarding and supporting vulnerable people and will ensure that standards of excellence, best practice and efficiency are delivered through highly effective teams.  It is essential that you have the ability to manage budgets, allocate resources, line manage, decision make and problem solve.

    You will be a highly driven self-starter and an innovative, strategic thinker with a passion to improve wellbeing outcomes for people in their workplace. You will be an excellent communicator across a range of stakeholder groups and will remain strategically aligned to the charity’s core objectives and purpose. A keen interest and knowledge of the horseracing industry is desirable but not essential.

    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. This role is a fixed term contract of initially 12 months.

    Applications close: Thursday 22nd April 2021

    Interview date: Wednesday 28th April 2021.

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    Racing Welfare is committed to safeguarding and will always recruit all personnel in line with government guidelines, relevant legislation, and the Charity Commission’s best practice guidance.

    This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We only ask applicants to disclose convictions which are not yet spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

     

    FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEMBER

    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.

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    What will you be doing?

    The Fundraising Committee meets twice a year, usually in London or Newmarket with the option to dial in/videoconference, but during the current Covid-19 pandemic all meetings are held via video conference.  The meetings are currently routinely attended by five trustees, one committee member, the Chief Executive, Head of Fundraising, and the Communications Manager.  The meetings are held to assist with the planning, coordination, and implementation of all the charity’s fundraising activities in support of its projects and work. The committee will oversee the fundraising and communications strategy for the charity, monitoring and evaluating progress and assisting in the implementation of fundraising events and activities where appropriate. It will consider any current issues or challenges facing this area of the charity, providing advice to the main board to help assist with high-level decision making.

    There will also be the requirement to undertake a committee member induction which we anticipate being a one-off one-day commitment.  Each year, in addition to the three committee meetings we anticipate another two days commitment would be required.

    We invite committee members to join the Charity for three years with the option to re-apply every three years for a maximum of nine years.

    What are we looking for?

    We are seeking to add to the expertise that we have on the Fundraising committee, through an enthusiastic individual who is looking to develop their own skills and experience and has:

    • Experience and expertise in fundraising and working with funders
    • A working knowledge of budgeting and marketing
    • Experience of working with the voluntary sector and private sector
    • A strong network of contacts who might help the charity, in a variety of ways, and the willingness to use that network

    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.

    What difference will you make?

    In 2020 Racing Welfare helped over 3,500 people, a 40% increase on the prior year.  The Charity continues to review, improve and expand a large portfolio of welfare and wellbeing services which make a significant difference to the lives of individuals working in horseracing, their employers, the horse racing industry, and in turn, communities and society.  You will be part of this team, providing crucial advice to shape the finance strategy ensuring the charity has the funds to continue to deliver its services.

    What is in it for you?

    You will enjoy working alongside and learning from an inspiring and knowledgeable team of executives, committee members, and trustees on the Fundraising Committee.  You will have the opportunity to develop your board member skills and there may be the opportunity to progress to a trustee position after 12 months.

    How do you apply?

    You can either

    • Send a covering letter and CV by either post or email to the addresses detailed below
    • Send a short video telling us why you are interested in the role, your relevant experience and what you feel you can bring to the role

    Application addresses:

    By Post:

    Clare Ascroft, Racing Welfare, 20a Park Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8QD

    By email:

    cascroft@racingwelfare.co.uk

     

    GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER

    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.

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    What will you be doing?

    The Governance Committee meets a maximum of twice a year, usually in London or Newmarket with the option to dial in/videoconference, but during the current Covid-19 pandemic all meetings are held via video conference.  The meetings are currently routinely attended by four trustees, the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Finance, and Industry Mental Health and Wellbeing Project Lead.  The meetings are held to report on and discuss the charity’s governance policies, procedures, and effectiveness, consider any current issues or challenges facing this area of the charity, provide advice to the main board to help assist with high-level decision making.

    There will also be the requirement to undertake a committee member induction which we anticipate being a one-off one-day commitment.  Each year, in addition to the two committee meetings we anticipate another two days commitment would be required.

    We invite committee members to join the Charity for three years with the option to re-apply every three years for a maximum of nine years.

    What are we looking for?

    We are seeking to add to the expertise that we have on the Governance Committee, through an enthusiastic individual who is looking to develop their own skills and experience and has:

    • Experience of board-level recruitment and appointment
    • Experience overseeing and contributing to an organisation’s governance policies and procedures
    • A passion for diversity and equal opportunities
    • Experience of working with the voluntary sector

    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.

    What difference will you make?

    In 2020 Racing Welfare helped over 3,500 people, a 40% increase on the prior year.  The Charity continues to review, improve and expand a large portfolio of welfare and wellbeing services which make a significant difference to the lives of individuals working in horseracing, their employers, the horse racing industry, and in turn, communities and society.  You will be part of this team, providing crucial advice to shape the welfare provision and influence the welfare strategy.

    What is in it for you?

    You will enjoy working alongside and learning from an inspiring and knowledgeable team of executives, committee members, and trustees on the Governance Committee who also have a passion for human welfare.  You will have the opportunity to develop your board member skills and there may be the opportunity to progress to a trustee position after 12 months.

    How do you apply?

    You can either

    • Send a covering letter and CV by either post or email to the addresses detailed below
    • Send a short video telling us why you are interested in the role, your relevant experience and what you feel you can bring to the role

    Application addresses:

    By Post:

    Clare Ascroft, Racing Welfare, 20a Park Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8QD

    By email:

    cascroft@racingwelfare.co.uk

 

HOUSING COMMITTEE MEMBER

We are seeking an advisory committee member who shares our vision that everyone from the horseracing and breeding industry has access to high quality, affordable, safe housing. 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.

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