Best People: Chief Operating Officer
Based at: The National Stud, Newmarket
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract type: Permanent
The National Stud is looking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer based at The National Stud, Newmarket.
This is a new role, reporting to the Stud Director, and forming part of the Senior Management Team at the National Stud. It is an excellent opportunity to contribute towards the overall strategic and operational planning of the business and offers the prospect of working in a unique and exciting environment.
We are looking for a professional with business acumen and financial/commercial awareness to lead and manage the non-stud functions of the organisation. You will be analysing the internal operations of the business, identifying areas for policy enhancement, monitoring performance, identifying problems and proposing new ideas and ways of working.
The skills required will include confident management abilities, providing strong leadership and direction, a broad awareness of marketing, financial budgeting and knowledge of education services, the horseracing industry and Thoroughbred breeding. The ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with the education, horseracing and breeding sector and key internal and external senior stakeholders is crucial.
Some of the key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
As part of the role you may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends. Some travel will also be expected, so it essential that you hold a full driving license and have access to a vehicle.
Closing date for applications 7th October 2019. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications. Please apply at https://careers.thejockeyclub.co.uk/
The Jockey Club is an equal opportunities employer. We want to create a workplace where you can be yourself, celebrating the fact that we are all individuals. We recognise the importance of having a culture where each other’s differences are respected and we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining people from a diverse range of backgrounds.