Newcastle Racecourse – General Manager

The Venue
It’s exciting times at Newcastle Racecourse, with a multi-million pound investment into the already great facilities, the venue looks set to become one of the best sporting venues in the North of England.  However, it’s not only about our amazing racing experience, the venue plays host many weddings, conferences and some of the region’s largest exhibitions.

The Role:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing all commercial activities at the Racecourse to ensure that turnover and profit targets are met or exceeded.
The General Manager is focused on maximising profit across seven income lines: sponsorship, hospitality, advertising hoardings, annual boxes, annual badges, admissions and non-race day events such as conferencing, banqueting, site hire and weddings. This is to be achieved by managing a team of proactive and reactive sales people, plus driving forward the marketing function for the venue.
Furthermore in the absence of the Executive Director the General Manager will be responsible for the day to day activities of all functions across the venue, including Operations, Catering, Golf and Estates.
High levels of commitment and responsibility will be required in order to meet and surpass performance targets.

The right candidate:
Will be:
Commercially focused
A skilled negotiator
A great influencer
An excellent communicator
A strong leader, with demonstrated accomplishments in the management of diverse teams.