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

 

JOB PURPOSE:

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:

Overall Management:

  • 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.

 

Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  • 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).

 

Performance Criteria:

  • 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

Salary:

£35,000 per annum (Pro-Rata for Part Time Employed Coaches), plus expenses, employer pension contribution, and membership of private healthcare scheme.

 

Safeguarding:

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.

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 January 31st 2021