• IT Support Tecnician

    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.  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 365
          • WAN & LAN networks
          • Firewalls
          • Virtual environments
          • Windows 10
          • 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
        • Prepare reports as required.

        The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

        IT Degree qualified or equivalent. At least 1-2 years’ experience as a computer technician or similar role in a similar environment. Excellent troubleshooting skills. Good communication and report writing skills. A thorough knowledge of computer system and IT components. Experience with LAN/WAN networks. Ability to problem solve and promote best practices in IT, with an eagerness to learn. Excellent organisational skills and experience managing multiple tasks simultaneously, in a time sensitive environment.


        A level of flexibility is required for this role as it may involve providing support or completing ad hoc work during evenings and weekends.


        If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae, to [email protected] by close of business on 24th January 2020.

      • Junior Administrative Assistant - Licensing Department IHRB

        The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) is the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland. The IHRB is responsible for the integrity and reputation of Irish horseracing. It is also responsible for the licensing of all participants in Irish racing. 

        The IHRB wishes to recruit a Junior Administrative Assistant reporting to the Licencing Department Manager on a two year fixed term contract basis. The primary function will be to support the licencing team in the delivery of the following:

        Licensing Duties:

        • 1.Administration of the Stable Employee database :
          • Processing first time applications
          • Processing renewal / transfers / termination of employment applications
          • Daily update of stable employee information following racemeetings
        • 2.Administration of the Stable employee Bonus Scheme
        • 3.Administration of Racecourse licence applications
        • 4.Answering general licensing queries and advising Licensees in relation to the Rules of Racing.  

        Non-Licensing Duties:

        • Taking calls and updating information in respect of non-runners and reserves. This involves logging and disseminating information in relation to non-runners and reserves on all racedays in accordance with the Rules of Racing.
        • Administration of other Race day information following race meetings.
        • Member of the Licencing team and assist with various project work as it arises.
        • Provide cover for reception when required. 

        The Person

        To be considered for this position you will need excellent administration skills, strong attention to detail and be able to work as part of a dynamic team in the Licencing Department as well as working on your own initiative. You will need excellent inter-personal and communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships across the organisation and externally. The role may also involve some Bank Holiday work. 

        Education, Knowledge & Experience required

        • 3rd level education preferable
        • Excellent communication, organisational, verbal and written skills
        • Good computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Outlook) and general IT skills are essential
        • A self-starter capable of working on their own initiative and as part of a team
        • Must be meticulous - paying great attention to accuracy and detail
        • Horseracing Industry knowledge advantageous

        Anyone interested in being considered for the position should submit a comprehensive CV and a covering letter clearly setting out why they feel they should be considered. Applications should be sent by post or email to: 

        Ann Whelan, IHRB, The Curragh, Co. Kildare. Email: [email protected]

        The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29th January, 2020

        IHRB is an equal opportunities employer

      • Steward Secretaries (Full/Part-time positions) IHRB

        The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) is the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland. The IHRB is responsible for the integrity and reputation of Irish horseracing. It is also responsible for the licensing of all participants in Irish racing. 

        The IHRB is now seeking to recruit full / part-time Stewards’ Secretaries to meet current and future anticipated requirements within the organisation.   


        Reporting to the Head of Stewarding, the person(s) appointed will carry out the role of Stewards’ Secretary but may also be required to work in other areas.

        Primary responsibilities will include:

        • Officiating at racemeetings
        • Observing races and dealing with breaches of any raceday rule
        • Presentation of cases before the raceday stewards and disciplinary hearings
        • Preparation and publication of rulings and decisions of raceday stewards
        • Advising the raceday stewards on the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations

        Key Attributes

        • Have a thorough knowledge of horseracing and the Rules of Racing and Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Rules
        • Have an ability to interpret and apply rules
        • Be a top-class race reader and be able to analyse situations quickly in a pressurised environment
        • Have excellent presentation and interpersonal skills, be computer proficient and hold a full driving licence
        • Be prepared to work with a degree of flexibility (including weekends) to meet deadlines and the demands of the fixture list
        • Strong leadership and team skills
        • Strong analytical and decision-making skills

        Desirable Attributes

        • Ability to deal with media
        • Third level or relevant qualification  

        How to Apply

        Candidates wishing to be considered for the positions should submit a covering letter setting out why they are suitable for the role with a comprehensive CV, by post or email to:

        Ann Whelan, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

        Email: [email protected]

        The closing date for applications is Friday, 31st January 2020

        IHRB is an equal opportunities employer

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