Our customers tell us that the #1 reason people keep coming back to Chelmsford City Racecourse is our people. Not only do we agree, but we couldn’t be prouder of this fact! We’re always looking for lovely people, especially as we grow. 



Reporting to:        Senior Commercial Executive

Contract Type:     Permanent

Hours of Work:    40 hours per week

                              (Whilst the office hours are 8.30am - 5.30pm, there is a requirement for                  

                              flexibility of working hours, as on occasion the post holder will be required             

                              to work weekends, public holidays, and evenings to meet the needs of the


Place of Work:     Chelmsford City Racecourse

Salary Range:      circa £18,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience

We are seeking a Junior Racecourse Executive to undertake both customer service and administration duties within our Commercial Team.

The post holder will be the main point of contact within the office for dealing with general enquiries for the team and from customers.  In providing general administrative support to the Commercial Team office, the successful candidate will help to maintain a smooth and efficient office.  They will also assist other managers within the racecourse as required.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • have strong customer service skills and experience of dealing with both internal and external customers;
  • possess strong administrative skills together with excellent IT skills;
  • be an excellent communicator in person, over the phone and via e-mail;
  • be pro-active with the ability to work unsupervised, to prioritise and to meet deadlines and to pay attention to detail;
  • have good organisational skills;
  • have experience of setting up and maintaining effective and efficient filing systems.
  • due to rural location, the post holder will need a full, clean driving licence, or the ability to travel when required;

Knowledge, interest in and understanding of the horse racing industry would be desirable.

They will also need to:

  • be friendly and polite and an effective team player with the ability to build and maintain positive working relationships;
  • be highly efficient and diligent;
  • be positive with a ‘can-do’ attitude to work with the drive and determination to complete tasks to the required standard and deadlines;
  • have a commitment to providing excellent customer service;
  • have a flexible and adaptable approach;
  • possess a willingness to learn.

The full job description including person specification is attached here: 

In return we will offer the successful candidate:

  • 20 days annual leave entitlement, rising to a maximum of 25 days according to completed service.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Free parking.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Free meals on race days.
  • A range of racing and leisure benefits, including complimentary tickets, offers and discounts at our racecourse.

To apply:

Please send your CV, together with a covering letter explaining how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role, to:

Justine Byford

HR Manager

Chelmsford City Racecourse

Moulsham Hall Lane



or you can send your completed CV and scanned covering letter via e-mail to:

Closing date for applications will be close of business on Friday 16th August 2019.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.  Documented evidence of eligibility to work in the UK will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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