• Human Resource Manager

    Horse Racing Ireland is seeking to recruit for the position of Human Resource Manager.  Reporting to the Director of People and Industry Education, this role will manage the delivery of best in practice HR process and policy while supporting the needs of the organisation.


    The Key Responsibilities include:

    • Timely handling of all employee relations matters, ensuring all matters are handled appropriately and in line with established processes and company policies
    • Provide advice and guidance on best practice for all day to day HR related matters
    • Direct the full recruitment cycle, recruiting to the organisations high performance standards and using best practice
    • Lead the employee engagement agenda, ensuring an integrated approach with Internal Communications
    • Oversee the roll out of the performance management process across the organisation supporting the outcomes and requirements from same
    • Support relevant training and development initiatives
    • Manage the interface between line managers and employee trade union representatives
    • Lead, develop and manage the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda
    • Meet the administration requirements of good governance, internal & external audits and industry best practice


    The Ideal Candidate Will Have:


    6+ years’ experience in a HR Manager role with experience managing teams. CIPD qualified with good knowledge of current employment legislation. The ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a strong focus on outcomes and results. Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi task and work in a time sensitive environment.

    If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae outlining your relevant experience, to recruit@hri.ie by COB on Monday 2nd July 2018.

    HRI is an equal opportunity employer. 

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      • Casual Photo Finish Operator

        The Photo Finish system is operated by Horse Racing Ireland on all 26 Irish Racecourses ensuring that a fully electronic High Definition Photo Finish and results service is provided. Horse Racing Ireland now seeks to recruit a number of casual Photo Finish Operators to join a panel of people we can call upon to work at racemeetings.


        The Role:

        • Install and operate photographic, computer, mirrors, timing and audio-visual equipment to produce photo finish images
        • Develop a strong working knowledge of the software and its capabilities
        • Provide efficient daily support and assistance to the Judge
        • Ensure each horse is accurately placed and accurate data is sent to service providers
        • Follow all company procedures and protocol

        The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

        Strong IT skills with experience of photographic equipment would be a distinct advantage.  Proven field service experience with the ability to multitask and work to deadlines, working as part of a team and on own initiative. Excellent organisational and communication skills. An interest in the racing industry would be an advantage. A full drivers licence is required for this role.

        Work is on a casual basis meaning successful applicants may/may not be required to work depending on the requirements of the racing calendar.  Rosters are prepared in advance to allow for planning. 

        If you are interested in this position, please apply with a copy of your CV by close of business on Wednesday 27th June 2018 to recruit@hri.ie.

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        • Racegoers' Consultative Forum Members

          The Racegoers’ Consultative Forum (RCF) is looking for six new members to represent the following regions/sector:

          1 Kildare member (The Curragh, Naas & Punchestown)

          2 South East members (Clonmel, Gowran Park, Thurles, Tramore, Wexford)

          1 North East member (Downpatrick, Down Royal, Dundalk)

          1 student representative

          1 Northern Ireland member (Down Royal, Downpatrick)

          Established by Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the RCF has 14 members representing all areas of the country, including Northern Ireland. Their brief is to bring ideas and feedback from racegoers on how to improve the race-going experience to senior executives in HRI when they meet four times a year.

          HRI are looking for regular racegoers who have a keen interest racing, especially their local tracks. We need members who are willing to receive feedback from racegoers and filter it back to HRI. RCF members are required to attend four meetings a year in HRI (during work hours), commit to a minimum of two racecourse visits per annum to the tracks in their remit, to include reports and meet their Racecourse Managers at least once a year. They would be representing racegoers only. These roles are on a voluntary basis for a period of three years and each member will be entitled to free admission to Irish racing while members of the RCF.

          Those interested in applying to become a member of the RCF should send their CV, including details of their racing background and interests, preferably by email no later than Friday July 13 to Laura Lacey at llacey@hri.ie or by post to Laura Lacey, Racegoers Consultative Forum Recruitment, Horse Racing Ireland, Ballymany, The Curragh, Co Kildare.

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