Assistant Handicapper -Thoroughbred

Racing Queensland
September 16, 2020
Job Type


Key Selling points:

  • Join one of Australia's busiest racing operations
  • Start your long-term career in racing administration
  • Entry level role for a passionate racegoer/punter

Role Summary

Assistant Handicapper required to assist with undertaking handicapping for Thoroughbred racing, race programming and racing office functions for Racing Queensland (RQ).

The Opportunity

This is an amazing opportunity in a highly specialised field that doesn’t come round very often and is critical to our succession planning.   We are looking for a passionate racegoer who understands and loves the great game and is ready to start a long-term career in racing administration.

The Assistant Handicapper is an entry level position required to assist with undertaking handicapping for Thoroughbred racing, race programming and racing office functions for RQ.

Reporting to the Senior Handicapper, and with a matrix reporting line to the Chief Handicapper, key accountabilities are to ensure timely and accurate execution of handicapping duties, superior attention to detail and confidentiality of sensitive information to deliver agreed outcomes in accordance with RQ’s strategic objectives.

The Success Profile

This role requires a focussed person who has the resilience and integrity required to work within the strict guidelines that govern our sport and industry.   You will also have the following:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in the racing industry is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally.
  • Basic level of skills in the Microsoft packages including; Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn new software packages, including Racing Australia software.
  • Ability to undertake basic data analysis.
  • Ability to perform work in accordance with procedures and standards.
  • Ability to provide explanation of racing materials to customers.
  • Ability to provide a straightforward message and influence industry participants.
  • Ability to perform work in accordance with RQ’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to obtain the cooperation of others to comply with administrative requirements.

This is a fast-paced, dynamic environment where your resilience and ability to think on your feet will be key factors to your success. With your results-driven attitude and forward-thinking style, you will build trust and credibility with all stakeholder groups through superior interpersonal skills.

This role affords the scope to realise the significant professional uplift of working for a tri-code Principal Racing Authority. We recruit values-aligned people into Racing Queensland who lead by example and thrive on delivering results in a fast-paced, high performance culture.

The Organisation: Racing Queensland

Racing Queensland (RQ) is a statutory body whose primary purpose is to promote, enhance and provide a platform to service the industry across three codes of racing: Thoroughbred, Greyhound and Harness.

RQ’s vision is to connect people through the thrill of racing and its mission is to be Queensland’s number #1 sport.

Benefits and Perks

We have generous employee benefits such as EAP, an innovative reward and recognition program offering perks and discounts and best practice HR policies offering flexible working arrangements, paid parental leave, talent management and performance development. We also provide annual flu vaccinations, weekly fruit deliveries, corporate massages, and access to an on-site gym to assist with your health and well-being.

How to apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity click ‘APPLY” now to submit your:

  • Covering letter outlining your experience
  • Current resume

To request a position description of the role, email People and Performance:

Applications close: 27 September

Please note the following conditions apply:

  • May be required to work on weekends and extended hours when reasonably required
  • Must hold a current Driver's license
  • Intrastate travel may be a requirement
  • May be required to undergo a criminal history check
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