Rásaíocht Con Éireann (RCÉ) / Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) is a commercial semi-state body responsible for the Promotion and Development of Greyhound Racing in Ireland.  We are looking for a Racing Support Officer to join our team at Galway Greyhound Stadium 

Job Title:  Racing Support Officer

Objectives:     The Racing Support Officer role is designated as a developmental role and offers excellent greyhound industry exposure in the areas of racing operations as well as in regulatory compliance and commercial aspects of the greyhound industry.

Reports to:   Racing Manager

Contract:  Permanent Full Time

Location:  Galway Greyhound Stadium

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

- Develop a detailed understanding of all aspects of racing operations to include racing regulation, welfare standards and track operations.

- Supervise racing operations on race days or nights as well as daytime and evening greyhound trials at locations assigned by your manager.

- Supervise grounds and maintenance staff to ensure that that the racing circuit is of the highest possible standard relating to safety and providing a fit for purpose racing surface.

- Overseeing the maintenance of track equipment, kennels and related racing hardware, equipment.

- Involvement in the planning and promotion of Racing and Classic events.

- Operate the greyhound grading system, the RMS and the electronic trials booking system

- Ensuring competitive grading in order to maximise Tote and for SIS type race broadcasting purposes and protocols.

- Seeking and achieving sponsorship for race events and the management of sponsorship relationships locally.

- Deal with owners & trainers in a professional and courteous manner at all times with a particular focus during trial sessions & race nights.

- Liaising with greyhound industry key stakeholders and with their representative bodies.

- Implementation of Rules and Regulations of Racing

- Participate in welfare initiatives to include rehoming of greyhounds.

- Taking entries for racing and greyhound trials

- Promotion of Stadium products to potential customers.

- Participate in Health safety and Welfare Management.

- Comply with all RCÉ procedures to include all statutory procedures - Fire Health and Safety, hygiene, internal audit.

- To carry out any other reasonable task as assigned by management to meet with business needs.

Key Skills and Competencies:

- At least 6 months gained demanding role with excellent problem solving and analytical skills.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite particularly Excel & Word.

- Fluency in English is essential.

- Good interpersonal and communication skills.

- Has the ability to work towards tight deadlines whilst using their own initiative.

- Ability to learn quickly and work as part of a team.