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Starting Stalls Handler/Driver

Based Newbury

6 months Fixed Term Contract, April to September

£35,300 p.a. pro-rata

Job Purpose

  • To load racehorses into starting stalls to provide a fair start for horse racing.
  • To transport starting stalls between racecourse venues, driving a mini artic and trailer.

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of working with thoroughbred racehorses.
  • A good working knowledge of and confidence in working with thoroughbreds and associated tackle.
  • Alertness and awareness of surrounding circumstances including working with casual handlers.
  • Physically fit and agile.
  • Able to drive long vehicles and to manoeuvre stalls/trailers into difficult positions.
  • Good inter personal skills and being part of a team.
  • Basic electrical, mechanical and problem solving skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Qualifications

  • A full clean UK driving licence with B+E or C1+E.

Applications via letter and CV to be sent to Bob Ivey, Head of HR. E: bivey@racetech.co.uk

 

Trainee Transport and Health & Safety Administrator

Based at:          RaceTech Head Office, Raynes Park, South-West London

Reports to:       Racing Operations & Safety Manager

Direct reports:  None

Hours:              8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (Alternate weekend on-call cover after training)

Salary:              £18,000-£20,000 per annum

Job Purpose

Working alongside the Transport and Health & Safety Managers, you will be promoting and encouraging high standards of driving, vehicle management and Health & Safety with Head Office and site-based teams. This will include:

  • Processing Company Driver Hours and Defect sheets
  • Upholding a high standard of tachograph compliance via training and re-training for infringement sign off
  • Assisting in the ongoing compliance to the high levels of safety already existing within the business
  • Overseeing Health & Safety related documentation both on-site and at Head Office
  • Assisting with auditing on sites and carrying out Health & Safety inspections

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Excellent IT skills (use of Microsoft Office systems)
  • Ability to work to a high standard of accuracy and detail
  • Ability to complete work to deadlines
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be part of a team
  • A hard-working and positive attitude
  • Willingness to travel to other sites including racecourses

Desirable

  • Have an interest in promoting safety standards within a business
  • Have an interest in developing your career with an organisation that is keen on internal progression
  • Have a willingness to develop including revising for and taking additional transport and health & safety related qualifications

Qualifications

  • Educated to minimum GCSE level or equivalent
  • A full clean UK driving licence

Key Responsibilities

  • Dealing with enquiries from Drivers
  • Monitoring Drivers’ locations
  • Answering the phone
  • Answering any enquiries via email
  • Ensuring all Driver and Health & Safety paperwork is completed correctly and properly filed
  • Being mindful of health and safety requirements
  • Maintaining high standards of personal conduct and presentation at all times while representing the Company

Additional Points of Appeal

A role with ongoing training and development including:

  • Opportunity to train and obtain a CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence – professional driver qualification)
  • Opportunity to train for and obtain a NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) certificate
  • Possible later opportunity to train for an HGV (heavy goods vehicle) licence

To apply, please send a CV and an accompanying cover letter to Bob Ivey, Head of HR. Email: bivey@racetech.co.uk

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