Assistant Racecourse Manager

Perth Racing
August 6, 2020
Job Type
Western Australia


About the Company

The Western Australian Turf Club (trading as Perth Racing) has an iconic history of hosting thoroughbred racing in the state of Western Australia for over 160 years. Perth Racing manages two tracks - Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Park and is a club that never sleeps. As Western Australia's only metropolitan club, Perth Racing is a multi-faceted racing, entertainment and event business and stages approximately 92 race meetings including outstanding carnivals from both tracks. When we are not racing we offer corporate and non-corporate facilities for groups and conferences of 20 – 20,000 and highly versatile venues with unique indoor and scenic outdoor settings.

Perth Racing is currently going through an exciting transformation in order to achieve its vision: To be the leading Racing Club and Premier Events host in Western Australia. Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive relationships and practice our core values to inspire how we interact and deliver to our customers:

  • Integrity & Transparency
  • Leadership & Empowerment
  • Innovation & Excellence
  • Safety & Sustainability
  • Engagement & Understanding

About this Role

Reporting to the Racecourse Manager, the Assistant Racecourse Manager is responsible for leading and managing the race track maintenance operations and associated staff at Ascot and Belmont racecourses. Responsibilities also include;

  • Training track operations and track maintenance
  • Manage the track, horse stalls and mounting yard operations on racedays, in association with RWWA guidelines
  • Schedule maintenance and develop facilities, machinery and vehicles
  • Lead, develop and performance manage staff, in accordance with Perth Racing’s values
  • Develop and implement cost effective and innovative strategies to develop efficiencies and improve service and facilities while maintaining the highest levels of internal and external customer service
  • Develop and implement documented procedures and processes to ensure the Club meets its operational and legislative requirements e.g. OHS, RWWA and Fairwork
  • Monitor expenditure against budget and ensure all financial transactions are conducted in accordance with finance and payroll guidelines
  • Adhere and promote Perth Racing’ s commitment to safety

To be successful in this role you will have

We're looking for a hands on and highly driven person to join our team with immediate start. To be considered for this role you'll have:

  • Minimum 3 years’ proven experience in leading and developing teams in racecourse operations with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement maintenance scheduling, complete business reports and financial transactions
  • Qualification in Turf Management or Horticulture is highly regarded
  • Sound interpersonal, verbal and written skills and possess intermediate computer business skills

In return for your skills and achievements Perth Racing will offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic team, gain invaluable experience and contribute in an exciting and challenging environment. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, excellent working conditions, discounted healthcare, an array of social and employee benefits and a professional and friendly working environment.

If you meet the requirements of this role, please apply online through the link below:

Please note only candidates that strictly meet the requirements will be considered and only short listed applicants will be contacted. Only candidates with Australian work rights should apply.

* Direct applications only: at this time we will not be considering candidates from recruitment/employment agencies.

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