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General Manager

Job Reference: 00799415
Date Posted: 15 April 2019
Employer: Naas Racecourse
Location: Naas, Co Kildare. Ireland
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: Administration > Management; Community & Sport > Sport / Recreation; Executive Positions > General Management
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 30 April 2019

Job Description

Naas Race Company PLC (t/a Naas Racecourse) is a leading horse racing venue situated on 189 acres adjacent to the vibrant & growing town of Naas, Co. Kildare. Staging a minimum of 18 race meetings per year together with a broad range of non race day activities it takes a very proactive approach to serving the racing industry.

The progressive & ambitious Board of Naas Racecourse is now seeking to recruit a  General Manager

The Role

The General Manager will lead the company at Executive level. The successful candidate will report to the Board of Directors. While having primary responsibility for day to day operations, a key function will be to deliver the Boards vision for the ongoing progress of the company.

Specific responsibilities will include:

• Delivery of short term & long term strategic goals for the entire Naas Racecourse business comprising both traditional racing events & commercial non race-day activities.

• Developing the Naas Racecourse brand.

• Preparing, monitoring & controlling race day activities.

• Oversight of all capital projects & improvement works.

• Promotion of Naas Racecourse locally, nationally & internationally as required.

• Fulfilment of Company Secretary function on behalf of Naas Race Company PLC.

The Person

The ideal candidate will need to be adaptable & flexible with an ability to think critically &

 strategically. Desirable attributes should include:

• Experience at senior management or similar level, prior racing industry experience a distinct advantage.

• Strong business acumen, commercial leadership, strategic thinking, service delivery, industry knowledge, and an ability to influence at the highest level.

• Professional approach and positive attitude in dealing with key stakeholders.

• Relevant 3rd level degree an advantage.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary & Conditions

Will reflect the seniority of this role & the experience/skills of the successful candidate.


Apply to: Mr. Michael Higgins, Clinton Higgins, Trident House, Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare.

W91 VY6W or

All applications will be dealt with in strict confidence.

William Hill
BRS Racing Sec Course