CEO Hawke’s Bay Racing Inc.

Located in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Hawke’s Bay Racing has earned its place as one of the leading, most progressive and respected clubs in New Zealand.

With 13 race days on its own highly rated track, Hawke’s Bay Racing also manages the affairs of the Waipukurau Jockey Club and Poverty Bay Turf Club.

We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer who possesses exceptional leadership qualities and has an avid interest in and a keen understanding of Thoroughbred Racing.

This is a highly visible role, with key duties that include:

  • Leadership; internally with people and culture, and externally with sponsors, members, NZTR, customers and other key stakeholders

  • Strategic Development along with the ability to ensure implementation of that strategy.

  • Competencies in Financial, Operational and Compliance Management

This exciting opportunity can bring the rewards of developing and delivering an inspirational future for Hawke's Bay Racing.

A comprehensive Position Description, with KPI’s is available immediately on request. 

The closing date for applications for this role is the 31st of January 2020. Please forward your Expression of Interest along with a cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Track/Course Groundsperson - Wanganui Jockey Club

Permanent full-time position.

Starting salary $40k + phone plan, opportunities for training for relevant qualifications.

Click here for full job description.

Apply with CV to [email protected] by 31st January.

Curator/Track & Facilities Manager (for the full job description click here)

Position Purpose: The Counties Racing Club is an established Thoroughbred Racing and Training venue based at Pukekohe Park. The current 2019/2020 Season is a milestone for the Club as it celebrates its Centennial in May 2020 The Curator/Track and Facilities Manager is responsible for leading the team that provides the maintenance and management of the Clubs four turf tracks, sand track, plough track and other horse training related infrastructure as well as the grounds and Park surrounds and all the Parks facilities (excluding the motor racing circuit). The Track and Facilities Manager will be involved in liaison with various departments from NZTR, in particular the Racing Integrity Unit and other related parties to ensure the Club is best placed to continually attract the patronage, be that with Trainers or NZTR, that allows the Club to meet its Strategic Plan.

Some of the key areas include:

  • Leading the team that provide high-quality range of services, including tracks for racing and training activities
  • Maintaining all tracks to the standard as set out by in the NZTR guidelines
  • Provide customer focused safe surfaces for Trainers at Pukekohe Park
  • Directing the team to conduct the Clubs race meetings
  • Liaising with contractors and/or suppliers in relation to tracks maintenance
  • Work in collaboration with the Clubs other Managers; Administration, Marketing and Sponsorship, Events & Motor circuit          

If you are interested in this position, please contact Greg Mitchell [email protected]

Baker / Forsman Racing Stables
Cambridge Foreperson

A vacancy exists for a Foreperson in the leading racing stable in NZ, situated in Cambridge.  It would suit a person with knowledge of the horse industry.  The applicant would need great organisational skill and experience in supervising staff.

The salary would reflect the importance of the position.

If you want a glimpse into working for the Baker / Forsman Racing Stable, see LOVERACING.NZ's video with their Strappers Aleisha Legg and Emilia Putkinen here.

Contact: To apply or for more information contact [email protected], or Andrew Forsman 027 553 3773 or Murray Baker 027 446 3381
Baker / Forsman Racing Stables
Cambridge Stablehand

A vacancy exists for Stablehand personnel.  It is a full-time position with 5.5 days working per week.  It would suit a person with knowledge of the horse industry and could lead to further roles and a career in the horse industry.

The salary would reflect the importance of the position.

Contact: To apply or for more information contact [email protected], or Andrew Forsman 027 553 3773
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