Regional Jockey Coach (Full time and part time roles available)
DEPARTMENT: Jockey Training & Development
REPORTS TO: Kevin Darley (North Region) / Richard Perham (South Region)
DATE: January 2021
The Regional Jockey Coach will join the team of coaches working within The Jockey Coaching Programme (JCP), and report to the regional lead for the region in which they are operating. This role, as part of The Jockey Athlete project, will assist in the development, momentum and engagement of jockey coaching throughout the racing industry and to the benefit of British Horseracing. The Regional Jockey Coach will work to expand the services, availability, exposure and representation of the JCP, to include work at the IJF rehabilitation centres, at racecourses on racedays, racing yards and involvement in the delivery of Jockey Training and Development activity. In their work with jockeys, talented young riders aspiring to be jockeys, and the team of jockey coaches, they will drive a culture of continuous professional development and engagement with the Jockey Support Network.
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- Manage own diary, coaching schedule and time, to ensure delivery of individual coaching sessions, meetings with appropriate stakeholders, attendance at race courses, and ensuring a presence at IJF centres and Racing Schools where appropriate.
Delivery of Jockey Coaching Programme / Sessions on Industry Courses:
- Support, liaise and work with the Head of Jockey Coaching, the Senior Jockey Coach and the Jockey Development Manager on the delivery and the promotion of the JCP
- Support the work of the Head of Coaching and Senior Jockey Coach with young riders embarking on industry and licence courses at the Racing Schools (BRS/NHC).
- Plan, provide, deliver and report on regular coaching sessions for claiming jockeys through the JCP
- Provide long-distanced coaching for jockeys who are located in areas where JCP coverage is limited.
- Plan, provide, deliver and report on regular drop-in coaching sessions for jockeys at the IJF rehabilitation centres
- Attend race meetings regularly as required, conducting coaching workshops, course-walks and race reviews at meetings with claiming jockey races and Racing Excellence Series (RES) races
- Provide a point of contact and assistance to racecourse officials, stewards and claiming jockeys when in attendance on the course
- Be a point of contact, and work with the regional Jockey Coaching team, liaising with Trainers and key yard staff to ensure the JCP is accessible to claiming jockeys as well as industry stakeholders
- Support and help develop the culture of career long coaching, within and post career transition and signposting to the comprehensive Jockey Support Network.
- Partner with other key organisations to support the provision of technical development of jockeys, and riders coming through talent pathways, such as the Pony Racing Authority, the Point-to-Point Authority, the IJF, JETS, the Racing Schools and others as appropriate.
- Liaise with other partners in performance management e.g. physiotherapists, doctors, nutritionists
- Maximise the opportunities for coaching and development for jockeys as athletes using a variety of media channels
- Adhere to the BRS/IJF/racecourse and other (as appropriate) Health & Safety policies and other procedures, reporting and recording accidents when required.
- Previous experience as a professional jockey.
- High level of media skill and ability to promote through all media channels.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Awareness of equality and diversity issues
- A strong interest in continuing professional development
- UKCC Level 2 Coaching Qualification (minimum).
- Provide coaching in line with the areas of best practice and principles outlined by the JCP
- Delivery of individual sessions, and feedback, on industry courses in line with Racing School standards and adherence to applicable school policies
- Ensure engagement with stakeholders as appropriate, including Trainers, racecourses, JT&D staff, the racing media etc
£35,000 per annum (Pro-Rata for Part Time Employed Coaches), plus expenses, employer pension contribution, and membership of private healthcare scheme.
The British Racing School is an equal opportunities employer. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure and 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
To Apply please complete this Employment Application Form
The completed form should be sent with a CV and covering letter to Joe.Foley-Corah@brs.org.uk by midday on 12th February 2021
Any enquiries should be emailed directly to Joe.