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.

Job Vacancy: Groundstaff Team Member

Newton Abbot is one of 20 small independent racecourses within the racing industry. We are looking for someone to join our Groundstaff Team.

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Physically demanding and challenging yet rewarding role for a motivated person
  • Although part of a team, working on own initiative is vital
  • Carry out maintenance programme for the course
  • Prepare the course for racing and reinstatement after racing
  • Use of tractors, machinery and watering machines

    Abide by all regulations and safe working practices in accordance with current legislation as detailed in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures.

    The nature of the role means working unsocial hours at times, working late evening, weekends and bank holidays preparing for race meetings. We have four weekend fixtures within a schedule of 18.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications

First aid trained preferable, have equine awareness.


Excellent time management, self-motivated, organised, strong work ethic and attitude, work well under pressure, good communication skills, enjoy outdoor working, full and clean UK driving licence.

Job Type: Full Time – 40 hours week
Holiday: 28 days

To apply for the role, please send your CV to management@newtonabbotracing.com

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Porter

Join us and become a member of our highly efficient, award-winning catering team at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Hours: 35 hours a week from 1 March to 31 October each racing season

Must have a driving licence

The role:

  • Keeping the kitchens and various outlets clean, together with all equipment
  • Help put deliveries away, replenishing all outlets and managing stock control
  • Working well with a focused team
  • Flexible attitude towards the working environment
  • Punctual timekeeping

Salary range: £19,096 – £19,250 pro-rata

To apply, please send your CV to management@newtonabbotracing.com

Job Vacancies: Seasonal Staff

The type of staff we require are:

Track Staff, Ticket Sellers, Scanning Staff, Car Parking Staff, Waiting Staff, Bar Staff, Counter Staff

Various rates of pay from £11.21 per hour inclusive of holiday pay

We are looking for friendly, professional candidates with a passion for great customer service.

You should be self-motivated, must work well under pressure and passionate about delivering great customer service.

Previous experience is a preference but not essential for all roles.

A uniform is not provided for catering staff but a crisp white shirt, black trousers/ skirt and safe enclosed black shoes are essential – no trainers.

Positions are seasonal and part time. The rate of pay is £ per hour, including holiday allowance.

Bar Staff will be responsible for taking drink orders, serving drinks, taking payment, stock replenishment, set-up and clear-down duties with general bar cleanliness throughout your shift.

Catering staff will be responsible to the Catering Manager. We have Fine Dining Restaurants, Carvery, Private Hospitality and Alfresco fast-food outlet.

Raceday staff are advised to have clothing suitable for the outdoors weather.

To apply, please send your CV to management@newtonabbotracing.com

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

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