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Senior Project Manager

  • £65,000 - £65,000
  • Permanent
  • Acscot, UK
  • 18802
Ascot Racecourse is seeking to appoint a Senior Project Manager to deliver a range of capital investment projects across its renowned land and property portfolio.  

Ascot is a world-renowned racecourse attracting up to 600,000 guests each year and is the home of some of sports most prestigious race meetings.  For the past 300 years, Ascot has staged some of the greatest horse races in the world. The brand is synonymous with the very best in customer service and experience and as we enter our next 300 years, we will look to grow internationally to allow the racing and venue to continue to thrive. With an estate covering 264 acres, Ascot has a diverse land and property holding including extensive leisure facilities, corporate assets, the iconic racecourse and residential assets. A notable asset within the estate is the iconic Grandstand which has seen investment of some £250m since 2004.

Reporting to the Head of Estates, the Senior Project Manager will lead on all projects, providing, business cases, scope, plans, costs, and construction delivery, for new business development, refurbishments and department specific large maintenance projects.  The Senior Project Manager will also work with all other departments to design and deliver a business wide project management programme.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in project leadership roles across property and estates portfolios of significant complexity.   We are seeking to maximise the potential of our history and brand and the physical environment needs to support this – we are therefore seeking an individual that will thrive on the opportunity to deliver a diverse range of refurbishment, fit out, maintenance and conservation projects spanning hospitality, sport, heritage, commercial and public realm environments in a campus-type environment.  

Given the role involves developing relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, we are seeking a candidate with excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and who is delivery focused and customer oriented.  The role calls for the ability to work in a flexible and responsive manner given the demands of the Ascot lifestyle and sporting calendar.  

Alongside a competitive salary and bonus potential we offer complimentary tickets for race days and some events that you can share with friends and family, in addition to a range of other employee benefits.  To learn more, visit the candidate brochure here.

To arrange a briefing discussion please contact our retained advisors Nick Coppard (nicholas.coppard@mrgglobal.com) and Ben Duffill (ben.duffill@mrgglobal.com) of MRG.  Applications should consist of a CV and covering letter and can be sent to nicholas.coppard@mrgglobal.com and ben.duffill@mrgglobal.com.  Closing date for applications is 18 February 2024.  Interviews are scheduled to take place in early March 2024.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
Ascot is committed to ensuring customers from all backgrounds and communities feel welcome at the Racecourse and are working to ensure our internal teams are nurtured within a supportive and inclusive environment.   Our mission is to eliminate discrimination and prejudice of any kind at our venue and throughout our business. By educating and implementing meaningful actions across all that we do, we can make certain that Ascot is a place for everyone to enjoy.

As an equal opportunities employer, Ascot Racecourse is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination based on age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our company.

 

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