The Injured Jockeys Fund is a charity whose vision and mission is to improve the lives of injured jockeys, past and present. The Regional and Centre Liaisons are the lifeblood of the IJF. They are the first point of contact to deal with whatever needs a jockey may have, whether this is in the immediate aftermath of an accident or in the longer term for beneficiaries who need ongoing support.
Role: The Injured Jockeys Fund, Jack Berry House is seeking a natural problem solver with a warm and compassionate nature, to join our dynamic and passionate Welfare Team.
In this role, you will provide an independent, confidential, and sensitive welfare service, supporting injured jockeys and their families on a case-by-case basis. This will include working closely with the Clinical and Centre teams post physical injury, helping jockeys with mental wellbeing, assisting them to find solutions to personal, financial, and practical issues, or using your judgement to signpost them to other support agencies where appropriate.
You will work collaboratively with the Centre Manager and Welfare Team to deliver a great experience for our Beneficiaries, and you’ll work with the wider IJF team to deliver a vibrant and engaging programme of events to create an inclusive and supportive network for Beneficiaries at Jack Berry House.
An ability to manage a positive, interactive volunteer group to assist you with the above would be a desired skill. Creative thinking of new and informative ways to engage with a wide demographic of beneficiaries is required. Good computer and social media skills are needed.
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum depending on experience, plus pension, optional private medical, 22 days of annual leave + bank holidays and free parking.
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday plus weekend rota system for Racecourse cover.
What’s it like to work for us?
These are some comments from the current Welfare team who would be your colleagues:
“I am extremely proud of the work that the Injured Jockeys Fund does and to be part of the team. It is an environment where I feel valued, well-supported and provided with numerous opportunities to grow and learn.”
“I think we are a demonstrably friendly and supportive team who actively strive to get the best for colleagues and beneficiaries alike. We want people to succeed and encourage everyone to blossom.”
“A professional and fun team, who pool their knowledge and ideas and are on the end of the phone for one another.”
To apply for this role, please visit our website www.injuredjockeys.co.uk, and follow the directions on the advert. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd July. Interviews will be held Friday 29th July.
We take pride in our team, and are committed to furthering our progress regarding equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and experiences and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age.
All appointments will be subject to full DBS and reference checks.