Current vacancies

FULL-TIME PERMANENT VACANCIES 

For Freelance Work please email: freelance-applications@racetech.co.uk 

Updated March 2024

RaceTech offers superb opportunities to enter the exciting world of sports outside broadcasting. In our trainee roles, you will learn all the VARious technical aspects of OB, receive expert training from highly experienced people and work with a friendly and supportive team in a fabulous environment.

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Two Exciting New Roles in our Projects Team:-

Broadcast Operational Support Engineer, c£35k, Raynes Park, SW London

Embark on an exciting opportunity with a leading broadcast service provider, shaping the future of the horse racing industry. We are actively searching for a Broadcast Operational Support Engineer to bring their expertise to several significant projects in collaboration with esteemed technology partners.

In this position, you will play a pivotal role in delivering high-level technical support for operations, leveraging cutting-edge remote production technology from key partners such as Ross, Evertz, EVS, and RTS. Your responsibilities will span technical support, continuous improvement, system maintenance, vendor management, and seamless team collaboration. Located at our Raynes Park base, you will provide additional support to Outside Broadcasts and weekend work will be required.

Ideally, you will have proven experience in operational or support roles within the broadcast industry; a good understanding of broadcast solutions, including playout, encoding, transmission, and distribution; knowledge of remote production workflows; and familiarity with broadcast technologies and systems, including BT Vena, SDI, IP, Dante, Madi and JPEG XS. You should have effective interpersonal and communication abilities for collaboration with clients and teams. A degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience is preferred. A full driving licence is essential.

Please send a covering email outlining your reasons for applying, along with your CV, to address: jobs@racetech.co.uk

Trainee Projects Event Support Technician, c£25k, Raynes Park, SW London

We are actively seeking a Trainee Projects Event Support Technician to work within our in-house projects team. In this position, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the projects team and outside broadcast units during major events. Located at our Raynes Park base, you will provide additional support to OBs and weekend work will be required.

Responsibilities include helping plan, rig and support the major festivals throughout the year, providing guidance and first line support to national operational teams, and supporting internally run projects.

You should have a good understanding of broadcast solutions and IT systems; effective interpersonal and communication abilities for collaboration with clients and teams; and be physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations. A degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience is preferred. A full driving licence is essential. For an application form, please email jobs@racetech.co.uk

Trainee Photofinish Operator, York; competitive salary, full-time, permanent

How about that for a finish? Do you love horse racing? Would you love to be the person who helps to decide the outcome of a tight race?

Photofinish Trainees are trained to set up, rig and deliver the photofinish integrity service on race day providing high quality images to the judges to allow correct determination of the race result. You will also learn how to correctly align the photofinish mirror as well as survey the racecourse winning line. As part of the race day TV Outside Broadcast team you will participate in the driving of our vehicles and on occasions may be required to operate a race camera – full training will be provided.

With good colour vision, attention to detail and high levels of concentration, you should have a good understanding of photography and lenses. With accomplished IT and communication skills, you must be physically fit, able to work at heights and have an aptitude for problem solving. You must also be prepared to travel and to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. A driving licence is essential; HGV is desirable.

Applicants must live within 30 minutes’ drive of our operational base at York Racecourse or be prepared to relocate. For an application form, please email jobs@racetech.co.uk

HGV Driver/Trainee Camera Operator, Raynes Park, SW London; competitive salary, full-time, permanent

Do you have the drive to work in horse racing? We need HGV Drivers/Trainee Camera Operators to assist our work on live sports outside broadcasts at racecourses all over Britain.

As an experienced HGV driver and horse racing enthusiast, you will have primary responsibility for the safe driving of RaceTech’s Outside Broadcast (OB) vehicles to and from racecourses. Additionally, you will be trained to operate race coverage cameras and in our OB operations including the safe rigging, operation and de-rigging of cameras along with hoist vehicles and other OB equipment. The role will also include a variety of general OB tasks to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all technical services to our racecourses and broadcast partners. Candidates with the right approach can also learn other skills e.g. photofinish, public address and presentation cameras.

You should be fully HGV qualified with a good understanding of driver regulations. Physically fit, you must be comfortable working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the elements, with good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team. You must have a keen interest in or knowledge of horse racing and any exposure to live sports broadcasting is desirable as is any experience with cameras, lenses or photography. A willingness to learn and develop is key. You must also be prepared to travel and to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Applicants must live within 30 minutes’ drive of base at Raynes Park, SW London. For an application form, please email jobs@racetech.co.uk