Senior Equestrian Supervisor - The Hong Kong Jockey Club - Shatin Area

Job Highlights
Equestrian Supervisor Management
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in horse handling
Excellent horse knowledge
Job Description

The Department

The Equestrian Affairs Department aims to fulfil the Club’s vision to promote riding as a sport and raise participation at all levels, from beginner through to elite. It oversees the management of four equestrian centres, including the Member’s facility at the Beas River Country Club and three public riding schools at Tuen Mun, Pok Fu Lam and Lei Yue Mun.

The Beas River Equestrian Centre, being the largest in Hong Kong, houses more than 250 horses and provides world class facilities including a riding school, livery yard, competition centre, rehabilitation and retraining unit, as well as a spelling unit for Hong Kong’s racehorses.

The Senior Equestrian Supervisor reports to the Operations Manager (BREC). He/She is responsible for, but not exclusively, the duties listed below.

The Job
You will:

  1. Equestrian Supervisor Management:

-Manage a team of Equestrian Supervisors to ensure they provide the highest standards of horse and staff welfare at all times

-Formulate and publish supervisors and driver monthly roster

-Encourage and develop higher standards and expectations across stable operations

  1. Human Resources:

-In collaboration with Stable Office Supervisor and Administration Officers;

-Ensure fair, sufficient and safe allocation of EA’s to respective units according to their operational needs and specific workloads

-Maintain up to date and accurate records for staff attendance and leave management

-Attend to staff attendance issues, including return to work interviews and long term sick leave management, log all data in HMIS in timely and accurate manner

-Ensure that all employees undergo robust performance management and development planning in line with the Club’s procedures.

  1. Veterinary Care:

-In collaboration with Equestrian Supervisors overseeing their respective units;

-Ensure Equestrian Supervisors work effectively with veterinarians to manage the care of sick and injured horses

-Ensure Equestrian Supervisors effectively communicate directions for vet and routine equine care to respective EA’s and follow up on the management and treatment of each horse under their allocated EA’s.

-Ensure that Equestrian Supervisors are undertaking thorough daily checks of the horses in their care and reporting any concerns to the Veterinary team.

4.Facilities:

-In collaboration with Equestrian Supervisors overseeing their respective units;

-Maintain and improve the stable, equipment & facilities in good condition;

-Ensure all equipment, hardware and software is in fully working order and maintained to the highest standards at all times to enable staff to perform duties fully equipped

-Work closely with FM team to rectify any stable property issues promptly and effectively to reduce risks and increase safety of operations

  1. Customer Services:

-In collaboration with Stable Office Supervisor and Administration Officers;

-Ensure horses are cared for and exercised according to members and management instructions, consistently operating to the highest horse & staff welfare standards. Facilitate arrangements for members, including but not limited to, ordering additional supplies and arranging transport, spelling or exercise. Maintain professional working relationships with members offering the highest standards in customer service consistently

  1. Staff Training & Development:

-In collaboration with EA Training Supervisor and Stable Office Supervisor;

-Assign horse allocations, job duties, maximise staff productivity and keep perfect discipline, motivation and attendance of team members. Facilitate the ongoing development of skills and knowledge across all team members through promoting on the job training and formal training session attendance; positively reinforce the importance and value of training throughout staff careers.

  1. Transport & Stabling:

-In collaboration with Events Officer;

-Facilitate horses travel and stabling arrangements, ensuring arrangements are made in good time and are well prepared and facilitated with the highest standards of safety and horse welfare at all times. Communicate clearly and effectively to internal and external stakeholders for all logistics.

  1. Stable supplies, allocation and usage:

-In collaboration with Central Store Supervisor and Office Administrator,

-Oversee fodder, hay, bedding, stable supplies, staff uniform and PPE stock orders and allocations, according to business needs; maintain accurate and timely records for billing and finance purposes

  1. Align with Equestrian Affairs Departmental goals:

-Attend safety meetings

-Chair Equestrian supervisor meetings, share information and updates with management and colleagues, collect feedback and disseminate information to all subordinates

  1. Instil and promote safe working practices amongst all team members and unit activities and ensure that the Club’s OSH policy is adhered to at all times.

  2. Provide timely reporting and investigation of accidents and constantly seek improvements to reduce the incidents of accidents or near-misses.

About You
You should have:

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in horse handling and care
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of a stable
BHS Stable management qualifications at level 4 is an advantage
Excellent horse knowledge, with experience of ex-racehorses
Good communication skills
Fluent in Cantonese essential, English language skills desirable.
Able to manage subordinates to produce high motivation and excellent results
Good customer service skills
Basic computer skills required; able to communicate by email in English

Terms of employment
The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference by clicking the Apply Now button or to:
Fax: 2576-1987
Mail: The Human Resources Department, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, 1 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Club’s notice to employees and prospective employees relating to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. A copy of which will be provided immediately upon request.

Additional Information
Career Level
Senior
Years of Experience
5 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
Job Functions
Transportation & Logistics, Others, Admin & HR, Training & Development, Others, Others
Company Overview

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society.
The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combating illegal gambling. In 2019/20, the Club made a record return to the Government of HK$19.9 billion in duty and profits tax and contributed HK$0.8 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity and community donations were HK$4.5 billion. The Club is Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world’s top ten charity donors. The Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.

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香港賽馬會(「馬會」)成立於1884年,是致力建設更美好社會的世界級賽馬機構。馬會透過其結合賽馬及馬場娛樂、會員會所、有節制體育博彩及獎券,以及慈善及社區貢獻的獨特綜合營運模式,創造經濟及社會價值,並協助政府打擊非法賭博。2019/20年度,馬會透過各項博彩稅及利得稅,為政府庫房帶來破紀錄的199億港元收入,並向獎券基金撥款8億港元。另外,已審批慈善捐款達45億港元。馬會是全港最大的單一納稅機構,也是香港主要僱主之一,其慈善信託基金位列全球十大慈善捐助機構。馬會將繼續與香港市民「同心同步同進 共創更好未來」。

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