Over the course of the season we employ more than 200 members of staff to ensure our customers enjoy an unforgettable experience at our racecourse.

If you have exceptional customer service skills and a passion for horseracing – why not join our team?

Job vacancies at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Do you have what it takes to join our busy team? Newton Abbot Racecourse are looking for a variety of staff for our upcoming season – find out more below and apply today.

Accounts & Payroll Assistant

If you are interested in the below role, please email your CV to sian@newtonabbotracing.com by Friday 10 February 2023.

Salary: £15,210 – £16,380 per annum
Job Type: Permanent, Part-time, office-based, 22 hours per week, ideally over 4 days, although we are flexible.

Availability on Monday – Friday is required as the working days will vary according to racing dates.

We have an exciting opportunity for a new position that has opened up to join our friendly team at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

As the most southernly racecourse in the country, we operate from our office at the racecourse with a lovely view of the parade ring.

We are looking to recruit a computer literate individual with Microsoft Excel skills to join our growing business.

As an aspiring Accounts & Payroll Assistant, you will support the Financial Controller by processing wages for over 200 casual staff, together with accounting transactions relating to the business activities.

For the right person, there is career potential and room to grow alongside the business.


  • Supplier Invoice & Payment Processing
  • Entering Sales Invoices
  • Credit Control
  • Reconciling Petty Cash & Events Cash Floats
  • Preparing Staff Sheets for Racedays using Microsoft Excel
  • Typing Staff Sheets for Racedays using Microsoft Excel
  • Entering New Casual Staff on Sage Payroll
  • Processing the Wages
  • Other responsibilities as and when required

Training will be provided.

Skills and Experience:

  • Computer Literate – Essential
  • Microsoft Excel Skills – Essential
  • Good attention to detail – Essential
  • Willingness to learn – Essential
    ( Bookkeeping Experience – Desirable
  • Part/Full Level 2 AAT Qualification – Desirable
  • Sage 50 Accounts Experience – Desirable
  • Sage 50 Payroll Experience – Desirable


  • Holiday Entitlement
  • Pension
  • Free Parking

Bar and Hospitality Staff

To provide the best possible experience to all racegoers, we are looking to recruit between 40 and 50 members of bar and hospitality staff to serve at our 18 racing fixtures this season.

Bar and hospitality recruits will join our team within our busy hospitality suites, restaurants, and bars.

We are also recruiting for a cellar person to work in our newly created cellar which serves the three newly refurbished main bars on racedays.

All members of staff will undertake a fully paid training programme ahead of the season opener.

Excellent rates of pay are available for these roles, from £12.89 per hour inclusive of holiday pay.

If you thrive in a busy environment, have a passion for excellent customer service and are very reliable – we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please email a copy of your CV to Patrick Masterson, Managing Director – management@newtonabbotracing.com

Casual Staff Opportunities

Newton Abbot Racecourse offer unique, exciting and flexible work opportunities for individuals of ALL ages and welcome applications from well-presented, hardworking and enthusiastic people to join for the following casual roles:

  • Waiting Staff
  • Car Park Attendants
  • Raceday Stewards
  • Bar Staff
  • Chefs
  • Kitchen Porters

We are looking for staff who are keen to make a customer’s day feel special and who are able to deliver excellent customer service with the ability to make the entire experience enjoyable. You must be hardworking, motivated, punctual, polite and enthusiastic

You will need to provide a safe, friendly environment for all of our customers, whilst delivering an efficient and energetic service. Your role could be the face of the company or the first point of contact for our guests.

Applicants MUST have experience working within busy environments, with the correct attitude and the desire to achieve.

Shifts are typically between 6-8 hours, with extended shifts on feature racedays and other events. This is casual work which is perfect if you want the flexibility. This will include working both weekdays and weekends with good rates of pay.

Casual staff are paid every two weeks.

To apply for these casual vacancy roles, please send a copy of your CV to Patrick Masterson, Managing Director via email – management@newtonabbotracing.com

Contact Us

For further information, please contact a member of our team today

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