The British Racing School Trustee

 The British Racing School [BRS] is an educational charity. The BRS is based in Newmarket but we provide education to those working in the horseracing industry across the UK and internationally.

Our Charitable Objectives are:

  1. To provide education and training of the highest possible standard for those employed in or seeking employment in the horse racing industry.
  2. To provide initiatives involving horses and/or ponies, whether autonomously or in association with community groups, charities and/or schools, with a view to promoting community cohesion and mental health and so as to support, in particular, those experiencing poor physical or mental health, social isolation and/or anti-social behaviour.
  3. To use interaction with horse and ponies as a mechanism to deliver specific projects, particularly but not exclusively, for children and young people designed to build self-confidence, improve communication skills, increase aspiration and enhance employment potential.

The BRS is looking to increase the diversity of its Trustee Board with the appointment of an ethnic minority Trustee, in order that the Board better reflects the Charity’s beneficiaries and to realise the benefits that diverse leadership brings.

In addition, the Board wishes to increase the level of gender diversity and is therefore looking to appoint more female Trustees to the Board.

In order to complement the current Trustee skills profile the BRS is looking to recruit Trustees with the following skills and experience;

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Current employment experience in a racing yard or stud

For the fundraising and accounting/finance roles, knowledge of horses and horseracing is not essential but a genuine interest in improving the life chances of young people through education and training is. In addition the BRS Board is looking for Trustees who can think strategically about the BRS activities and leverage their own insights and experience for the benefit of the Board and the management team.

Current or previous Trustee experience is not a prerequisite and the current Board is happy to support newly appointed Trustees with Trustee training and insights from their own experiences.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to add value outside of their natural areas of expertise and the motivation to effectively contribute to the BRS.

Personal qualities are important to the BRS – the successful candidate will be pragmatic, humble and intellectually curious with sound people judgement, high emotional intelligence and strong listening skills. It is critical that the successful candidate possesses an open and collaborative style able to fit the culture of a low ego but effective Board.

This is voluntary position, we will reimburse travel expenses to approximately 5 meeting per annum.

Safeguarding our young people is a priority, the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide the names of two contacts who can be approached to provide a professional reference.

Applicants must complete a BRS Trustee Application form which can be downloaded here BRS application form for Trustees and return it by email to Chair@brs.org.uk by 27th November 2020, interviews will be held in early December.

Assistant Instructor

£16k per annum plus bungalow 

We require an Assistant Instructor to assist with the training and development of trainees as well as assisting with the general care of the horses at the British Racing School.

The successful applicant will be required to live on site and work 06.30 to 12.00 and 15.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday and 1 weekend in 4.

They will be expected to carry out the following general duties:
• Provide assistance to the Instructors during riding and/or stable management lessons
• Assist the Instructors with feeding, bandaging and medication for our 80-horse yard
• Provide direction to trainees on tacking up and yard duties
• Ride horses who are new to school either individually or with the trainees to help assess their suitability
• Clip and trim horses

Essential Skills
Candidates should have experience of riding and caring for racehorses. This position involves working with young people therefore patience and empathy are very important qualities.
Desirable Qualifications
Level 3 Diploma in Racehorse Care and Management.
Level 1 Rider Coaching
Full Clean driving licence

It is essential that the Assistant Instructor lives on site as part of a service occupancy agreement as they will be required to help if a horse is ill/distressed overnight. This position comes with an attractive 3 bedroom bungalow with a large enclosed garden which can be occupied by the individual and members of his/her family or partner. The property is offered rent free and is not subject to benefit in kind taxation under the terms of the agreement. The occupier is responsible for paying bills.
The School is an equal opportunities employer. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. The British Racing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of trainees and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment

Applicants must download an  Employment Application Form and return it via email or post to:

Carol Bramhill, The British Racing School, Snailwell Rd, Newmarket, CB8 7NU
Carol.Bramhill@brs.org.uk

Closing Date for Applications is midday on Monday 23rd November 2020.

 

Apprentice Groundsperson

Salary is above minimum apprenticeship rates.

The British Racing School is the Centre of Excellence for the horseracing industry, delivering a wide range of industry courses and government funded programmes for young people.

A full time position (35 hours per week 7am – 3pm Monday to Friday) has become available for an Apprentice Groundsperson. The role involves supporting the Groundsperson with care of the circa 100 acre property. Tasks will include grass cutting, hedge trimming,  tractor driving, gallop maintenance, pasture management.  Day to day tasks will vary and training will be provided by the BRS with support from a third party College or Training Provider.

Essential skills: Aptitude to work outdoors in all weather.  Happy to work in a team. Flexible, professional and willing to learn.

Desirable: An interest in the horseracing industry. Ability to drive a car or a tractor and operate farm machinery.

The British Racing School is an equal opportunities employer. As safeguarding our young people is
a priority, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide the names of two contacts who can be approached to provide a professional reference.

To apply please complete the application form which can be downloaded Employment Application Form and return it attaching a covering letter to Carol.Bramhill@brs.org.uk

Closing date: Midday on Monday 23rd November

Apprentice Training Office Assistant

Salary is above minimum apprenticeship rates.

The British Racing School is the Centre of Excellence for the horseracing industry, delivering a wide range of industry courses and government funded programmes for young people.

A full time position (35 hours per week 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday) has become available for an Apprentice Training Office Assistant. The role involves supporting the Training Office with much of the administration that accompanies the government funded programmes with data input, filing, administration of records  Day to day tasks will vary and training will be provided via a third party College or Training Provider.

Essential: Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes. Happy to work in a team. Flexible, professional and willing to learn. Maths and English at GCSE grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Desirable: An interest in the horseracing industry. Knowledge of horses and dealing with them as there may be occasions when providing assistance to the School yard of horses may be required.

The British Racing School is an equal opportunities employer. As safeguarding our young people is
a priority, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide the names of two contacts who can be approached to provide a professional reference.

To apply please complete the application form which can be downloaded Employment Application Form and return it attaching a covering letter to Carol.Bramhill@brs.org.uk

Closing date: Midday on Monday 23rd November