Salary:
£11.50 per hour
Romford
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
M_T_W_T_F_S_S
30 Jun 2022
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.

Do you have a solid understanding of the greyhound industry? In this role you will be managing 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;
  • Be responsible for 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 needed;
  • Build, maintain and grow relationships with trainers and key contacts;
  • Manage your team and provide coaching, objectives and goal setting, performance management and other people policies as the need arises, ensure they are motivated, productive and follows 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 raise concerns when required;
  • Ensure the paddock assets are registered and maintained in line with appropriate H&S and legislative requirements;

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
  • Solid understanding of the greyhound industry
  • Ability to operate within a fast paced environment

Benefits and Development

  • Rewards arena with discounts to over 500 different retailers
  • Pension Scheme & access to our annual share save scheme!
  • Full training given to allow the best start when joining the business
  • Ongoing performance development with your Line Manager to receive regular feedback and plan any personal development identified
  • Cash rewards from our internal referral programme

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.