Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

Equine and Veterinary Services Assistant (full time) & Anti-Doping Assistant (part-time)

Equine and Veterinary Services Assistant (full time)

Anti-Doping Assistant (part-time)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) is the Regulatory Body for horseracing in Ireland. The IHRB is responsible for the integrity and reputation of Irish horseracing. It is also responsible for the licensing of all participants in Irish racing.

The IHRB wishes to recruit two technically minded, experienced administrators to work from its Curragh offices to support the Head of Anti-Doping/Chief Veterinary Officer. These are new regulatory roles, working alongside office and field-based professionals to administer the veterinary, scientific and anti-doping functions of the department. 

 

Equine and Veterinary Services Assistant (full time)

Reporting to the Head of Anti-Doping/Chief Veterinary Officer, the main responsibilities will include:

  • General veterinary and equine administrative support including:
    • Point of contact for trainers, veterinary surgeons and other stakeholders
    • Point of contact for the IHRB Veterinary field team
    • Administration of the Equine and Veterinary parts of the IHRB website
    • Management of equine and veterinary databases
  • Scientific equine and veterinary support
  • Administration of IHRB Veterinary and Equine workload including:
    • Project implementation
    • Raceday equine injury data management
    • Implementation of Rules and Policies
  • Secretarial Assistant to the IHRB Veterinary and Equine Committee
  • Researching media, scientific literature and product information
  • Liaison with other IHRB departments in respect of the role

 

Anti-Doping Assistant (part-time)

Reporting to the Head of Anti-Doping/Chief Veterinary Officer, the main responsibilities will include:

  • General Anti-Doping and administrative support including:
    • Point of contact for trainers and veterinary surgeons and dealing with queries on anti-doping matters
    • Point of contact for the IHRB Anti-Doping team
    • Administration of the anti-doping parts of the IHRB website
  • Scientific anti-doping support to the department
  • Administration of the IHRB Anti-Doping workload including:
    • Laboratory services logistics
    • Raceday sampling process
    • Sample receipt and results management
    • Out-of-competition, sales and stud testing programme
    • Preparation of case files
  • Liaison with other IHRB departments in respect of the role

Both roles will support each other with some flexibility across functions required.

 

Experience/Skills Required

Applicants should have:

  • A sound veterinary, scientific or administrative background and a good knowledge of the Irish Thoroughbred Industry.
  • Experience of administration including proven competence in data management and standard IT applications, ideally within a racing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an effective team player
  • The highest standards of integrity, diplomacy and discretion

An equine or scientific related qualification or an equine administrative qualification is desirable. 

 

How to Apply

Anyone interested in being considered for either position should submit a comprehensive CV and a covering letter clearly stating which position they are applying for and setting out why they feel they should be considered. Applications should be sent by post or email to:

Ann Whelan, Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board, The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

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The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st November 2018.


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