• Business Development Executive

     

        Fairyhouse Racecourse is currently recruiting a Business Development Executive to join the team.  This role will focus on business growth at the racecourse, driving ticket and hospitality sales in support of the wider business objectives of the racecourse.  This role will also support specific raceday projects at Navan Racecourse.

        Key Responsibilities in the Role:

        • Develop and implement a business plan to increase corporate/group bookings, hospitality sales and new business opportunities
        • Develop and manage a database of company contacts and build relationships through creating leads, sales calls and client visits
        • Assess potential clients needs and re-engage with lapsed corporate customers/groups while managing customer relationships to the highest standard
        • Develop and grow non raceday activity utilising the facilities available at the racecourse to maximise the business potential
        • Follow through to the raceday/event day to ensure corporate customers/groups receive the customer experience promised
        • Prepare weekly sales plans and report regularly on activity and progress
        • Ensure all administration/reports are kept up to date and accurate and all activities are completed in line with organisation compliance requirements
        • Support the ticketing administration requirement ensuring all ticket/package options are available
        • Play an active role in the wider team and become a key member of the raceday team

        The Ideal Candidate Should Have:
        The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience in a sales role working in a fast-paced target driven environment with the drive and resilience for success. The ability to demonstrate a proven track record of improving sales and developing business with corporate clients. Excellent customer service, interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. Strong attention to detail and excellent computer skills specifically in presentation and database packages.  Flexibility in relation to working hours and weekends since racing is a seven-day business. Industry knowledge would be an advantage but is not essential.

        If you are interested in this vacancy please send your curriculum vitae, no later than close of business Monday 8th July  2019 to to [email protected]

      • Operations Executive Leopardstown Racecourse

        Leopardstown Racecourse is currently recruiting for an Operations Executive to join the team.  This role will support the operations remit at Leopardstown coordinating all the elements of a successful raceday.

        Key Responsibilities in the Role:

        • Deliver the logistics associated with each race day including all third party services, liaising with the IHRB, and coordination of all other elements necessary to create a successful raceday
        • Recruit and train staff as required and support raceday requirements with appropriate numbers of raceday staff, ensuring all staff are briefed and aware of their role and responsibilities on a raceday
        • Liaise with the health and safety function in ensuring all raceday operational activity takes place with the safety of all in attendance at the forefront of all activity
        • Work with all functions at the racecourse to deliver a successful raceday experience for all customers, supporting the delivery of excellence in customer service
        • Assist with the preparation of the annual operations budget and monitor expenditure in conjunction with the Operations Manager and the Finance team
        • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures for all activity within your remit
        • Support projects as required and manage own projects as relevant to your role
        • Support the facilities remit as required
        • Play an active role in the wider team and become a key member of the raceday team

        The Ideal Candidate Should Have:

        Experience in a fast paced, customer-oriented business with relevant operations experience ideally in a campus style environment.  Experience managing multiple stakeholders with excellent interpersonal, communications and organisational skills.  Experience managing budgets and excellent organisational and time management skills.  A qualification in project management or event management would be an advantage.  Flexibility in relation to working hours and weekends since racing is a seven-day business. Industry knowledge would be an advantage but is not essential.

        If you are interested in this vacancy please send your curriculum vitae, no later than close of business Monday 8th July  2019 to [email protected]

        • Racecourse Groundsperson Fairyhouse Racecourse

          Fairyhouse Racecourse is one of Ireland's premier horse racing venues and home of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National. Our people and their passion for what they do is at the heart of our core values: Respect, Ambition, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity, Pride & Passion.

          Fairyhouse Racecourse is seeking to recruit a Racecourse Groundsperson to join the team responsible for maintaining the racing surfaces and ancillary areas of the Racecourse, which hosts 21 race meetings and a number of schooling days each year.  

          Key Duties:

          • Assist in the preparation and restoration of the racing surface
          • Operate and use machinery and chemicals as per manufacturer’s specifications in a safe and routine manner
          • Assist the racetrack team with raceday preparations & restoration

          Ideal Candidate will have:

          Previous experience in a similar role with knowledge in the areas of:

          • Experience and understanding of machinery operation and maintenance
          • Knowledge and Experience of landscaping
          • Soil and grass management
          • Knowledge of sprays, fertiliser and track irrigation would be an advantage. 
          • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
          • Good knowledge of the racing industry will be an advantage. A driver’s licence and the ability to drive tractors is required.

          Flexibility in relation to working hours and weekends as racing is a seven-day business. 

           If you are interested in this vacancy, please submit your CV, outlining your relevant experience, by COB on 12th July 2019 to [email protected]

        • IT Support Technician

          Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial semi-state body whose mission is to develop and promote Ireland as a world centre of excellence for horse racing and breeding.  Our people and their passion for what they do is at the heart of our core values: Respect, Ambition, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity, Pride & Passion. 

          Horse Racing Ireland is seeking to recruit an IT Support Technician to work within the IT Department ( 1 year fixed term contract).  Reporting to the IT Infrastructure & Network Manager, the role will be responsible for the provision of quality technical support service to the end users throughout the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Group.  

           

          The Key Responsibilities Include:

          • Work as part of a team on the HRI IT Helpdesk providing support for 180 users for the following systems:
          • MS Exchange
          • WAN & LAN networks
          • Firewalls
          • Virtual environments
          • Windows 7
          • Varied business applications
          • Ensure best practice is followed as it relates to IT security though out the HRI network.
          • Support and maintenance of the HRI Local and Wide area networks
          • Support the update and test of the HRI Group Business Continuity Plan as required
          • Provide out-of-hours support and travel between HRI locations as required
          • Follow HRI’s procurement process when purchasing hardware and software
          • Investigate, source and implement software/hardware solutions when required 

          The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

          IT Degree qualified or equivalent. At least 3 years’ experience as a computer technician or similar role. Excellent troubleshooting skills. Good communication skills and thorough knowledge of computer system and IT components. Experience with LAN/WAN networks. Ability to problem solve and promote best practices in IT. Excellent organisational skills and experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously, in a time sensitive environment.

          If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae, to [email protected] by close of business on Friday 19th July 2019.

        • IT Project Manager/ Business Analyst

          Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial semi-state body whose mission is to develop and promote Ireland as a world centre of excellence for horse racing and breeding.  Our people and their passion for what they do is at the heart of our core values: Respect, Ambition, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity, Pride & Passion. 

          Horse Racing Ireland is seeking to recruit an IT Project Manager/ Business Analyst. This role will work as part of the HRI IT team responsible for Horse Racing Ireland’s IT Systems. To act as a dedicated resource; communicate urgency; value; benefit and risk of proposed solutions. In addition to analyse, document and manage the project’s requirements.

          The Key Responsibilities Include:

           

          • Produce the Project Initiation Documentation which includes the project brief business case, overall project plan, the project definition and the roles and responsibilities.
          • Accurately determine, assign, track and manage project tasks, activities, documentation and time information.
          • Assist in the selection and implementation of new Systems
          • Identifying and managing change management
          • Manage specific issues & risks
          • Work with business units to identify requirements -- producing required project analysis documentation (business requirements, scope matrix, use cases, sequence diagrams, future state proposals, UAT plan)
          • Develop and implement test plans to ensure successful delivery of a project
          • Working closely with stakeholders to manage the delivery of project
          • Conduct post project analysis
          • Communicate across departments and work with internal and external stakeholders to manage the impact of change.
          • Ensure projects are run using Prince 11 project management methodology.

          The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

           

          • BSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline and a Project Management qualification, preferably Prince II. 
          • At least 3 years previous experience in a similar role.
          • Possess a mixture of both business and IT project delivery experience with software vendor experience as well as third parties. 
          • First-rate documentation skills and excellent communication skills with the ability to identify and understand user requirements and translate into technical documentation. 
          • Excellent organisational skills and experience working to deadlines, managing multiple sub projects simultaneously, in a time sensitive environment.

          If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae, to [email protected] by close of business on Friday 19th July 2019.

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