JOCKEY COACHING PROGRAMME TEAM LEADER
Employer: JETS – The Jockeys Employment & Training Scheme
Salary: TBC – Dependent on experience
Location: Home-based with nationwide travel
Job Type: Fixed Term (Full time)
How to Apply: Please apply to Lisa Delany with a cover letter and CV: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking to recruit a full-time Jockey Coach to be responsible for leading a team of experienced and qualified jockey coaches to deliver a nationwide highly successful Jockey Coaching Programme (JCP) run in collaboration with the British Horseracing Authority, PJA, JETS, BRS and NRC.
This role involves engagement with relevant stakeholders promoting the JCP and strategic planning to build on its initial success. The existing cohort of coaches, working across a wide geographic area, require leadership and direction to enable them to continue to develop within their role and become further established as a coaching team.
The jockey, as a professional sportsperson, generally works on a one to one basis with their jockey coach and the aim of the programme is to support and develop every individual to maximise their performance both on and off the racecourse.
1. To develop and maintain effective working relationships with jockey coaches and all relevant stakeholders.
2. To further develop the team of jockey coaches through relevant team building activities and CPD events.
3. Develop, implement and evaluate quality assurance systems in relation to all aspects of jockey coaching and development.
4. Create and maintain effective internal and external communication channels with jockey coaches, jockeys and other stakeholders.
5. Work with all stakeholders to create effective external PR opportunities to promote the JCP throughout the racing industry and beyond.
6. To support the progression and effective operation of the JCP, to ensure all claiming jockeys are engaged with the programme; liaison with the BHA Licensing and regulatory teams.
7. Develop and deliver training and coaching sessions in line with industry strategies and qualification requirements. This will include one-to-one training sessions, telephone mentoring, reviewing videos of races, attending Racing Excellence Series Races, conducting coaching workshops and such other coaching initiatives as may be required.
8. Undertake performance reviews and motivate jockey coaches to improve their performance and achieve qualifications by setting and reviewing goals, encouraging self-analysis of performance and giving feedback where appropriate. Assist jockey coaches with long-term career planning, guidance, setting goals and targets as appropriate.
9. Provide mentoring and personal support to jockeys working closely with JETS PDM, sourcing and working with specialist support providers where appropriate.
10. Prepare regular and comprehensive reports on JCP activities including identifying success measures and key performance indicators.
11. Represent the stakeholders and the sport of horseracing and by acting in a professional manner at all times and maintaining good practice in respect of health and safety, regulations, integrity and the safeguarding of learners.
12. Remain up to date with any and all amendments and additions to the Rules of Racing, industry policies and key messages and coaching best practice.
13. Organise agreed number of coaching and training sessions, linked to training races and the overall training programme.
14. Support and maintain accurate records of coaching activity to allow progress to be monitored and measured and provide accurate assessment of performance.
15. Be an ambassador for coaching and education in the industry, promoting a culture of openness and learning.
Closing date: 23 September 2016
Interview date: 5 October 2016