• Chief Executive- Leopardstown Racecourse


    Horse Racing Ireland is now seeking to fill the position of Chief Executive Leopardstown Racecourse to lead the strategic direction and deliver substantial growth to all elements of the business.

    Key Responsibilities in the Role:

    • Deliver the strategic objectives of the business at Leopardstown
    • Protect and develop the brand of Leopardstown maintaining its premier position as a leading racecourse, entertainment venue and golf centre
    • Continuously improve the customer experience
    • Grow Leopardstown‘s sponsorship portfolio
    • Positively manage key relationships with industry stakeholders and third parties
    • Lead and develop the team to deliver their performance objectives
    • Oversee capital development projects and property portfolio
    • Deliver best in class practices, ensure optimum performance, return on investment and increased attendances

    The Ideal Candidate Should Have:

    • At least 5 years’ senior management experience running complex commercial operations
    • Experience managing significant resources
    • Track record in delivering strategic business plans and customer excellence
    • Ability to lead and develop an established team to deliver year on year performance
    • Good knowledge and understanding of the racing industry and managing sponsorship portfolios
    • Ability to collaborate and influence internally and externally

    As racing is a seven-day business, flexibility in relation to working hours is required.

    This role provides a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience & qualifications.

    If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your application, no later than close of business Monday 30th September 2019 to: [email protected]  


  • Human Resources Business Partner


        We are currently recruiting for a Business Partner to join Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) Human Resources Department. This role will be responsible for developing and delivering the people processes and initiatives to support the achievement of HRI’s strategic vision.

        Key Responsibilities:


        • Work with business leaders supporting them to manage & lead their areas through the changes necessary to improve performance and create sustainable business models.
        • Lead & implement the strategic priority ‘driving excellence through our people’ & associated initiatives to assist each business area achieve their goals & improve employee engagement.
        • Be an effective team member of the relevant business teams supporting each other in the achievement of KPIs and business plans.
        • Support, coach & develop managers to build effective teams and to manage the performance of their employees through positive communication and engagement.
        • Provide guidance, leadership and consultation on all aspects of the employee experience including managing performance.
        • Develop an engaging culture where everyone in HRI lives our Values at all times & is encouraged to give feedback & recognise others, share learnings & innovate.
        • Assist the business in ensuring that all departments are structured and resourced correctly.
        • Improve the quality of the performance management process in HRI by ensuring that regular, constructive conversations take place to enhance performance.
        • Coach & advise managers on employee relations in line with company policy & procedures.
        • Act as a leader by providing expert advice on all matters in relation to employee relations, organisation design, change management, reward, recruitment and selection.


        Skills and Experience:


        • 5 – 10 years in HR with at least 3 years’ experience successfully delivering a similar HR Business Partner role.
        • Degree qualified in HR or specialism in HR. CIPD qualification with good knowledge of current employment legislation and best practise.
        • Qualified and accredited coach would be advantage.
        • Experience of delivering change programmes and learning and development initiatives.
        • Previous experience of working with employee representatives and/or trade unions.
        • The ability to build good working relationships while maintaining a strong focus on outcomes, results and timelines.
        • Excellent communication, influencing skills and presentation skills.
        • Previous experience leading and coaching others, holding Mediation and facilitation skills would be an advantage
        • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to multitask while managing multiple stakeholders.
        • Excellent Microsoft Office and technology skills.

        If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your curriculum vitae, no later than close of business, Monday 30th September 2019 to [email protected].

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