20th July, 2017

The education charity Racing to School is delighted to announce that the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association has decided to… More

11th July, 2017

Independent evaluation of Racing to School’s Riders’ Programme has revealed positive results for the charity and for racing.  More

10th July, 2017

The Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project will run for a minimum of three years, Racing to School supports the school… More

1st June, 2017

The charity is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to support our work.  More

31st May, 2017

A short video by Jessica Mclernon who is the 2016 winner of the Alex Scott Assistant Trainers Travel Scholarship. Jessica… More

12th May, 2017

An exciting day for Racing to School, our Chief Executive John Blake and Education Officer Carrie Ford were interviewed by… More

Community Engagement Manager

4th November, 2016

Full Time, Permanent
Offices in High Holborn with frequent travel within the UK

Racing to School (formerly the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust), supports the learning and development of young people through unique educational programmes delivered in schools and colleges, at racecourses, trainers’ yards and studs.

Racing to School has formed an alliance with Racing Together, which embraces all racing’s community engagement. Having been through a recent restructure, the charity now seeks a Community Engagement Manager to proactively develop, implement and expand the community outreach programmes in areas of education, employability and wellbeing, whilst building relationships with relevant charities and the communities in which racing operates.

This is an exciting opportunity, reporting to the Chief Executive developing, delivering and expanding the community outreach programmes. As the Community Engagement Manager, working with racecourses and other stakeholders, you will assist in the development of a cohesive strategy to imbed Racing Together’s programmes in the communities in which racing operates both locally and nationally. You will be also be responsible for the development and implementation of volunteer programme.

To succeed in this dynamic and demanding role, previous experience as a Community Development Manager or a similar role would be desirable. Ideally, an interest in horseracing, and preferably some exposure to the industry and charity sector would be preferable. The successful candidate will be creative and have excellent communication and inter-personal skills to build relationships at all levels.

The role is based in offices in London, with frequent travel within the UK.

As the needs of the charity change this role will change accordingly, therefore this document should be viewed as guidelines which are subject to change.  We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce. 

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by completing our application form attaching your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to be considered for this opportunity.

The closing date for applications is November 20th  2016