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

Opportunity to work for Racing to School

4th September, 2017

Racing to School is recruiting a new Fundraising and Communications Executive, and is looking for someone to join our London team. This key role will lead our fundraising efforts to help us expand our work supporting young people. Job details and application link are below.

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

The charity Racing to School (formerly the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust), supports the learning and development of young people through unique and free educational programmes delivered for schools and colleges at racecourses, trainers’ yards and studs. This year 13,000 young people will participate in one of three programmes. 

Racing to School also leads the Racing Together partnership that embraces all of racing’s community engagement activity by a range of charities and commercial organisations.

A proven fundraiser, preferably with relevant experience within horseracing, is sought to further develop Racing to School’s campaigns and partnerships to support the charity’s expansion. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small team, reporting to the Chief Executive, that includes responsibility for the charity’s day-to-day communications.

To succeed in this role, candidates will need to demonstrate a successful track record in securing gifts from Trusts, businesses and individual donors. Strong administrative skills and examples of achievement through personal initiative will help meet the needs of this role. Experience of event management is also desirable.

Ideally, a working interest in horseracing, and preferably some exposure to the industry 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 some travel required within the UK.
As the needs of the business change this role will change accordingly, therefore this document should be viewed as a guideline that may be 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 will be: 18 September 2017