Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) is a commercial semi-state body which is responsible for the control, regulation, development and promotion of the greyhound industry in Ireland. The Head Office function is located at Green Park, Dock Road, Limerick. GRI and the industry is going through a period of change and reform with the introduction of the Greyhound Racing Act 2019 and the implementation of an ambitious care and welfare programme.
RCÉ has licensed a total of 14 tracks in Ireland of which 9 are directly operated by Greyhound Racing Operations Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of RCÉ and the remainder are operated by private enterprise. RCÉ operates Tote betting and other facilities at all greyhound tracks. RCÉ under its subsidiary company Event Hospitality Services operates bars, fast food outlets and high-quality restaurants in 8 of its developed stadia.
Employing over 700 people both in full time and part time roles throughout the country and an annual turnover of circa €40 million, RCÉ, through its activities, is a significant contributor to economic, social and cultural activity, particularly in rural areas. Funds generated from racing activities are reinvested in the greyhound racing industry including the promotion of greyhound welfare, the regulation of the industry and the operation of the national drug testing laboratory which is located in Limerick.
RCÉ wishes to make a senior executive appointment as Director of Veterinary Services to strategically manage and drive veterinary care, systems to manage medications along with general care and welfare of greyhounds. The position of Director of Veterinary Services is a key role within the organisation and in underpinning activities in the wider greyhound industry. The candidate’s reporting line is to the Chief Executive Officer. Applications are therefore invited for the following position:
Job Title: Director of Veterinary Services
Objectives: To play a key role in supporting the Chief Executive Officer and Board in developing and managing the veterinary function of RCÉ particularly in the areas of integrity, care & welfare and medication control.
Education and Preferred Behaviours and Competencies:
The responsibilities of the position will include:
Doping and medication control:
National Greyhound Laboratory (NGL):
Hours of Work
The role is a full time 37.5 hours per week, 5 days week normally Monday to Friday but may vary depending on the needs of the business.
Applications to include an update Curriculum Vitae should preferably be emailed to the Helen Halpin at email@example.com on or before 4th June 2021.
Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland is an Equal Opportun