Administration Manager

Harness Racing NSW
October 7, 2020
Job Type
New South Wales


The NSW Harness Racing Industry Standardbred Re-Homing Company has been established to promote and advance the re-homing of standardbred horses; to establish strategies that allow for sustainable, yet affordable practices for the re-homing of Standardbred horses that are no longer suitable for racing or breeding and to establish and maintain a register detailing the retirement, subsequent placement, and location of all retired Standardbred horses from the NSW harness racing industry;


The Standardbred Re-homing Administration Manager will be responsible for the implementation of re-homing activities within NSW. These activities will be developed in conjunction with the Board of the Re-homing Company and will align with the aims and objectives of the company.  The Administrator will be required to exercise judgment, set priorities and schedule work to meet deadlines.


Broad Strategies

  • The development and implementation of Board-approved Re-homing activities for Standardbred horses at the end of their racing careers.
  • Ensuring that HRNSW animal welfare policy is adhered to in the practices of the Re-homing Company.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain records of re-homing registrations, expressions of Interest for re-homing and facilitate the movement of horses from racing stable/farm to the desired re-homing facility.
  • Maintain communication with approved re-homing facilities and encourage the development of new facilities.
  • Keep up to date with state laws, welfare issues, safe practices and any other matters

associated with life after racing of the Standardbred horse.

  • Develop and implement welfare strategies for Standardbred horses in association with HRNSW.
  • Work with HRNSW Media to ensure Company activities and policies are communicated and kept on our designated Web link.
  • Keep records of when and where Contractors are engaged on behalf of the Company.
  • Provide monthly reports on the finances and activities of the Company to the Board of Directors.


Desirable Skills and Qualifications

  • Candidates will be expected to have an appropriate facility with word processing and spreadsheet functions and a high level of written and spoken literacy.
  • Candidates must hold a current NSW Drivers Licence.
  • The role requires liaison with a broad range of harness racing and re-homing participants, so strong inter-personal skills are essential.
  • Some understanding of and association with harness racing or equestrian activities is desirable but not essential.



An attractive remuneration package will be available to the successful candidate, dependent upon experience.


Additional Notes

While the Company office will be housed with Harness Racing NSW at Bankstown in Sydney, the successful candidate would not necessarily be required to reside in Sydney.


Please send applications by 5pm, Friday23 October 2020.

Please send resume and cover letter to

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