Regional Thoroughbred Track and Racecourse Manager

Racing Queensland
November 17, 2021
Deagon - Brisbane
Job Type


The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and professional Regional Thoroughbred Track and Racecourse Manager to provide specialist advice to the Senior Tracks and Racecourse Manager on the development, maintenance and improvements of Regional Racing and Training track surfaces including Track Infrastructure.

Reporting to the Senior Tracks & Racecourse Manager the role is responsible for the regional thoroughbred tracks in Queensland and supporting the Track and Racecourse Development Manager.

This includes partnering with the clubs and infrastructure teams as/where appropriate.

The Success Profile

  • Qualifications in track and/or turf management, business and/or project management highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with natural soil/sand and turf track management and/or operations.
  • Experience in managing thoroughbred racing and training surfaces.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the use of machinery for maintaining racing and training track surfaces.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at every level.
  • Experience in solving unpredictable problems by analysing alternatives and developing or modifying construction and maintenance practices.
  • Ability to provide considered advice and recommendations to the business, EGM Operations and Senior Tracks and Racecourse Manager regarding track assessments and business objectives.
  • Proven ability to manage and work within budgets and procurement processes.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete administrative tasks, use Microsoft Office suite of programs and manage priorities and time.
  • Ability to negotiate, resolve conflict and manage change.
  • Experience in turf, non-turf and proprietary surfaces track rebuilds or development.

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 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 as we value your health and well-being.

How to apply

 Racing Queensland values inclusivity and promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people.  We encourage people of all abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, diverse cultures and backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ identities, and all age groups and genders to apply.

 To be considered for this exciting opportunity please submit your:

  • Covering letter outlining your experience
  • Current resume

Via Email to People and Performance:

To view a position description please visit our website

Applications close 5pm on November 30, 2021

Please note the following conditions apply:

  • May be required to work on weekends and extended hours when reasonably required.
  • Must hold a current drivers licence.
  • Intrastate and/or interstate travel may be a requirement.
  • May be required to undergo a criminal history check.
  • Must have the right to work in Australia.
  • Understanding/passion/willingness to learn about the sport of racing and nuances associated with the industry
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