Salary:
£9.91 per hour
Location:
Romford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
28 Jun 2021
Brand:
06 (Coral)
About The Role

Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.

To manage the paddock services for the Stadium to maintain the effective delivery of the greyhound racing product whilst implementing procedures and operate to standards which ensure the integrity and safety of greyhounds and handlers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the  day to day management of the Paddock operations to ensure they run smoothly;
  • Work closely with the Track & Maintenance Manager and Racing Manager to ensure the effective delivery of the greyhound racing product;
  • Work with the Stadia Manager to effectively involve the Paddock team with the day to day activity of the Stadium and to ensure the team are communicated with;
  • Ensure that no unlicensed person is allowed access to the paddock;
  • Ensure all greyhounds are checked by a veterinary surgeon prior to racing or trialling;
  • Oversee the management of the greyhounds, including ensuring that they are all placed and locked in correct kennels and they are presented in the correct racing jackets for each race;
  • Ensure that all greyhounds earmarks, muzzles and jackets are checked before parade leaves paddock;
  • On instruction from Racing Manager take a urine sample from specific greyhound;
  • On Instruction from Racing Manager notify the Veterinary surgeon of any Greyhound to be checked for injury;
  • Ensure Greyhounds are sent out to parade in good time before the “off”;
  • Check paddock sheets for Greyhounds which require inoculation booster and notify the Trainer, Kennel Hand and/or Veterinary surgeon of any which are overdue;
  • Always work within the guidelines of the GBGB rules of racing;
  • Ensure that all paraders (internal and kennel hands) wear correct uniform as outlined by the Racing Manager;
  • To keep up to date with relevant legislation regarding Paddock operations and update procedures where necessary;
  • Build, maintain and grow relationships with trainers and key contacts;
  • Manage direct reports and provide coaching, objectives and goal setting, performance management and other people policies as required from time to time; ensure they are motivated, productive and fully compliant with all regulations, legislation and team values and behaviours;
  • To have overall responsibility for the recruitment, induction, training, development and management of all paddock staff;
  • Implement all Paddock activity within budgeted expenditure.
Health & Safety and Compliance Responsibilities:
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all paddock staff are aware of the Work Instruction Notices that are associated with their role and ensure that they have adequate training in those areas;
  • Ensure the paddock staff comply with H&S requirements and legislation and escalate concerns when required;
  • Ensure the paddock assets are registered and maintained in line with appropriate H&S and legislative requirements;
Additional Information
Accountabilities: 
 
  • You are required to follow the Work Instruction Notices (WIN), or Stadia Operating Procedures (SOP) that are relevant to your role. These can be found on the company Intranet.
  • The company may also communicate ad hoc notifications through line managers and notices boards - these will also form a part of your health and safety responsibilities.
 
 
Qualifications and Training Requirements:
  • NVQ Animal Welfare
  • GBGB License Holder
 
Specialist Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working directly with greyhounds
  • Strong knowledge of the greyhound industry
  • Ability to operate within a fast paced environment
About The Company

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experiences for our customers, revolutionising the space as we go. We’re specialists in safer gambling and the company that is at the forefront of responsibility.

Combining technology and entertainment to build products that push the boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands – names such as bwin, Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala, Betdaq, and many more. With a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Diversity and inclusion at Entain

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong. We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference, all for the good of entertainment.

Our Culture As real as it gets

At Entain we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success.

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and benefits package that we're extremely proud of.