We’re hiring at Plumpton Racecourse….

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our great team here at Plumpton Racecourse, situated in the heart of the East Sussex countryside and at the foot of the South Downs. Working as part of a small but passionate team, you will be part of the team responsible for the racing surface and surrounding grounds of the racecourse.

A progressive National Hunt course with a varied fixture list, alongside an ever-growing portfolio of events, the position of groundsperson is fundamental to the success of the business with such emphasis been placed on a high-quality racing surface alongside well kept and maintained surrounding grounds.

Plumpton Racecourse is a hidden gem in the world of horseracing. The thrill of jump racing, the joy of a win, delicious food and drink, and stunning rural backdrop provide a memorable sporting experience for everyone from novice to racing expert. Plumpton races 17 times a year from September through to May, and with a track just over a mile round, we offer great viewing of the whole course. You are also likely to be rubbing shoulders with the UK’s top trainers and jockeys who regularly come to Plumpton, and we are renowned as a nursery ground for the equine stars of the future. Plumpton Racecourse also boasts an extensive estate and many hospitality facilities, which makes the racecourse an ideal venue for Weddings, Banqueting and Events.

Your role will predominantly be based outside and based around the racing surface itself. Led by the Clerk of the Course, the day to day job involves the preparation of the racing surface for racedays as well as the put back and maintenance of that surface after racing, use of machinery to improve the surface, irrigation, fence building and any other tasks involved with the optimisation of the turf. Other tasks include general maintenance around the site, rail movements, gardening, adherence to all relevant health & safety protocols as well as any other tasks assigned to you by the Clerk of the Course or Chief Executive.

We look forward to receiving applications from candidates who have a ‘can do’ attitude, desire to succeed and embrace working as part of a small and dynamic team.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply for this role, please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to: If you would like a copy of the job description, please e-mail the same address.

Closing Date for applications is Midnight Sunday 1st August 2021.

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Plumpton Racecourse

East Sussex

Jul 23rd, 13:25

1st August 2021