Relief Grounds Maintenance & Racing Equipment Operator

Relief Grounds Maintenance & Racing Equipment Operator, Waterford

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has responsibility for the promotion, regulation and on-going development of the Greyhound industry in Ireland. We currently have an opportunity to fill the position of Relief Grounds Maintenance & Racing Equipment Operator in Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium, Waterford. 

Job Title: Relief Grounds Maintenance & Racing Equipment Operator

Reports to:   Racing Manager at Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium

Scope of the Role

The key function of this role will be to undertake all grounds related activities to meet the needs of the racing function and to ensure that the whole stadium is maintained to an excellent standard and ensuring that all visitors to the stadium leave with a positive impression of the Stadium. This role will be mainly relief cover at Kilcohan Park while opporunities also available to cover at other IGB venues. 

Key responsibilities:

  • To drive the hare to the required standards at both trail and racing sessions (training will be provided).
  • To insure that the traps and all racing related equipment is well maintained through a programme of preventive maintenance as agreed with the racing manager/racing support officer.
  • To work closely with colleagues in maintaining the track racing surface to required standard for both trail sessions and race nights.
  • Effectively process payments at trial sessions and report as per company policies and procedures.
  • To operate at both private and official trials at times directed by the racing manager/racing support officer.
  • To effectively maintain the stadium facilities and grounds to the highest possible standard at all times.
  • Cutting of the grass and maintenance of the infield and surrounding areas of the stadium.
  • Deal with owners & trainers in a professional and courteous manner at all times with a particular focus during trial sessions & race nights.
  • To oversee other members of the grounds maintenance team and provide direction in implementation and maintaining of company standards. 
  • Comply with all IGB procedures to include all statutory procedures such as Fire, Health and Safety.
  • To carry out any other reasonable task as assigned by management to meet with business needs. 


Hours of Work

This role is a part-time role with varying hours available depending on the needs of the business. Start and finish times vary each day and a roster will be agreed with your line manager on a weekly basis depending on trial sessions, race nights and track maintenance required. A degree of flexibility is required to allow for changes to the racing schedule and trial sessions.

Education and Preferred Behaviours and Competencies

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and team work skills
  • Have knowledge or experience in the area of maintenance. 
  • Flexible attitude to the role


The Irish Greyhound Board is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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