Positions Vacant

Track Maintenance Co-ordinator

An exciting opportunity exists to join GRNSW as a full-time Track Maintenance Co-ordinator. 

Primary purpose of the role

The Track Maintenance Co-ordinator contributes to the maintenance, upgrade and compliance of NSW greyhound race club tracks and associated infrastructure to continuously improve consistency, presentation and safety across NSW.  Within a small team structure, the role mentors and guides Track Managers and Curators regarding track preparation and preventative maintenance, adopting a hands-on approach as necessary.

About you

  • Relevant qualifications and/or equivalent relevant experience in a sports turf, racing surface or commercial / industrial environment (e.g. racing track curator, sports playing surfaces, commercial / industrial maintenance).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with a diverse range of people across the greyhound industry.
  • Sound organisational, problem-solving and project skills; computer proficiency.
  • Positive attitude, high level personal ethics, initiative and a flexible approach to work.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to undertake frequent travel; willingness to work outside normal business hours.
  • Ability to operate a tractor and medium rigid machinery; capacity to obtain other licences and certifications if required (e.g. forklift, skid steer, work health and safety, etc.).
  • Understanding of the greyhound racing industry and work, health and safety issues applicable to greyhound racing tracks; understanding of animal welfare issues applicable to greyhound racing tracks.

While not essential, previous experience in basic mechanics, construction, metal fabrication and racing track infrastructure and/or irrigation systems and equipment would be well regarded.

What we will offer you
A competitive salary is being offered based on the skills and expertise of the successful applicant. There is the opportunity for continuing professional development and career progression. You will be working with a highly motivated team on a very rewarding role.

How to apply
Please submit a current resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position with reference to the role description via email to twhiticker@grnsw.com.au by Sunday 26 February 2017.

For further information contact Club Services Manager, Tim Whiticker on (02) 8767 0522.

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Industry Veterinarian

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced veterinarian to join Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) as an Industry Veterinarian.

About the role

The primary purpose of this role is to provide veterinary services (regulatory) and expert advice in order to ensure that:

  • greyhounds competing in greyhound racing in NSW are physically suitable to compete and are presented for racing free of prohibited substances in accordance with the GRNSW Greyhound Racing Rules; and
  • the health and welfare of all racing greyhounds in NSW is protected.

The role requires extensive travel, primarily covering the Bathurst, Richmond and Wentworth Park Race Tracks. 

About you

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • hold a degree in Veterinary Science, recognised for registration in NSW
  • have a minimum of three years experience in practice
  • have an interest in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions
  • have demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
  • possess good written and oral communication skills
  • demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • have a class C Driver Licence.
  • While highly desirable, clinical and/or racetrack experience with greyhounds is not a pre-requisite for consideration for this role.

What we will offer you

In addition to the unique opportunity you will have to be part of the team reforming the greyhound racing industry in New South Wales, GRNSW is offering the following benefits and opportunities to the successful candidate:

  • industry leading remuneration and benefits
  • the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in a specialised field
  • access to training, professional support and professional development
  • an opportunity to contribute to animal health, welfare and research initiatives in the greyhound racing industry in New South Wales.

How to apply

Please submit a current resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position with reference to the role description. Email your application to recruitment@grnsw.com.au.

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For further information contact John Newell on 0427 808 571.