Casual Steward

Harness Racing Victoria
September 28, 2020
Job Type


Casual Stewards opportunities across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

About Us

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV), a statutory body, is responsible for the control, development, and promotion of the Victorian harness racing industry. With strong links to rural and regional communities, we are committed to developing a vibrant and sustainable harness racing industry which promotes participation, integrity, and racing excellence.

The Opportunity

HRV’s integrity unit is responsible for overseeing the reputation and integrity of harness racing in Victoria.

As a member of the HRV Panel of Stewards, this role is responsible for overseeing the conduct of racing by administering the Rules of Racing ensuring the reputation and integrity of HRV is continually enhanced.

Reporting to the Chief Stewards, responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that harness racing is conducted fairly in accordance with the Rules & Policies of HRV.
  • Perform all duties as empowered and required by the rules of HRV.
  • Attend race meetings, Inquiries, Appeals and perform other duties as required.
  • Display race reading skills and ability to analyse a race, video and make educated judgements on interference or tactics that may have affected the outcome of a race.
  • To interact and build relationships with a diverse range of key stakeholders across the industry in a professional manner which upholds the integrity of racing.
  • Display integrity, professionalism, and fairness in accordance with the HRV Rules of Racing and Code of Conduct.

About you

  • The position holder must possess a current motor vehicle driver's license
  • Demonstrated computer skills and literacy with practical understanding and application of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow strict procedural guidelines
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision making, negotiation, and consultation and conflict resolution skills

Highly desirable skills:

  • An understanding of Harness Racing industry and Harness Racing Vic Rules and Regulations
  • Practical and theoretical equine knowledge including understanding of the nature of standardbred horses and harness gear
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant industry related Code of Conduct.
  • Some experience of assisting and working within a Stewarding environment would be an advantage.

The position is expected to travel within Victoria and work outside of normal working hours according to scheduled race meetings.


HRV is committed to providing a flexible and inclusive work culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We offer great benefits to our staff including:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Social Club
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Flu Vaccinations

The successful applicant will be required to successfully complete background checks in accordance with company policy.

To apply please click here

Applications close 12 October 2020.

No agencies please.

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