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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:

HEAD OF FUNDRAISING

Racing Welfare is seeking a Head of Fundraising to lead it’s high-performing and dynamic fundraising team.  Forming part of the charity’s senior management team, this is a key role in the organisation which would suit a progressive and highly motivated individual to help Racing Welfare achieve its ambitious plans for the future.

As Head of Fundraising you will report at board level, attending Trustee meetings throughout the year.  You will be responsible for steering the strategic direction of the charity’s growing fundraising portfolio, including a variety of fundraising events and initiatives, empowering your team to innovate new sources of charitable income.

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    Other key responsibilities include:

    • devising and implementing the charity’s fundraising strategy, in conjunction with the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, and ensuring that all appropriate measures are taken to ensure its success;
    • evaluating campaigns and managing budgets;
    • line managing the fundraising team, ensuring their personal and professional development;
    • supervising applications to trusts and foundations;
    • overseeing our partnerships function to develop sustainable and mutual benefit corporate associations and relationships

    You will need:

    • demonstrable experience of working within fundraising or commercial management/marketing and recruiting donors/sponsors;
    • to be a motivational leading and people manager;
    • experience of managing budgets, both income and expenditure;
    • excellent communication skills and be highly driven.

    Experience of the horseracing industry is desirable.

    The role is home based with flexibility to work from our Newmarket office if desired, although some travelling should be expected across the UK including some evening and weekend work.

    If you wish to play a pivotal role in the future of Racing Welfare, please submit your covering letter and CV.

    We want to hear from all interested candidates, and to be considered for the position we strongly recommend submitting a detailed covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you’re right for the role.

    Closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

    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.

    Racing Welfare’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent can be found on our website at: https://racingwelfare.co.uk/safeguarding/

    The Jockey Club is an equal opportunities employer

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    HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

    Racing Welfare is looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Head of Communications and Marketing to lead a high-performing and talented team.

    The role forms part of the charity’s senior management team and is key in maintaining the profile and brand awareness of Racing Welfare.  The position would suit an innovative and driven individual who is ready to play a significant part in Racing Welfare achieving its ambitious plans for the future.

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    As Head of Communications and Marketing you will report at board level, attending Trustee meetings throughout the year.  You will be responsible for steering the direction of the charity’s communications and marketing functions and delivering on its strategic objectives.

    Other key responsibilities include:

    • devising and implementing the charity’s communications strategy, in conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer, ensuring that all appropriate measures are taken to ensure its success;
    • overseeing press, marketing and digital functions;
    • management of the communications and marketing team;
    • working closely with other teams across the business to ensure that our key messages are expressed to the highest standard and continue to elevate the profile of Racing Welfare;
    • acting as brand guardian for the charity, ensuring clarity and consistency of messaging across all outlets;
    • evaluating campaigns/awareness initiatives and managing budgets.

     

    The following will be required for this role:

    • degree level or professional qualification in marketing/communications/journalism, or equivalent experience;
    • demonstrable experience of working within communications and marketing, this may be within the corporate or charitable sector;
    • the ability to inspire and capture the imagination of Racing Welfare’s audience, both new and existing;
    • capable of delivering innovative, creative campaigns and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

     

    Experience of the horseracing industry is desirable.

    The role is flexible on location, although some travelling should be expected across the UK including some evening and weekend work.

    Closing date for applications is 8th February 2021

    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

    Racing Welfare’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent can be found on our website at: https://racingwelfare.co.uk/safeguarding/

    Racing Welfare is an equal opportunities employer.

    Job Description

    Person Specification

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    FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE

We are currently looking to appoint a Fundraising Executive to effectively manage the charity’s community and volunteer-led fundraising events.

Role Summary

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.

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    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
    • have proven experience in building relationships with individuals and organisations
    • be responsible for managing and maintaining the volunteer database

    It is essential to the role that the incumbent has a good understanding of the racing industry, along with a good understanding of the charity and volunteer sector’s fundraising practices.

    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.

    Location:  Flexible on location

    Closing Date: 29th January 2021. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

    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

    Racing Welfare’s Safeguarding Statement of Intent can be found on our website at: https://racingwelfare.co.uk/safeguarding/

    The Jockey Club is an equal opportunities employer

    Job Description

    Person Specification

    APPLY HERE

     

    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.

    Find Out More and Apply

    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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