Head of Facilities and IT (Ref: 006231)

Circa £70,000 + Package and Opportunities

Unleash Your Potential at Chester Race Company!

Are you ready to take the reins of one of the most iconic venues in the heart of the racing world? Join Chester Race Company as the Head of Facilities & IT, where every moment is a thrilling experience and every day presents a new challenge. As a key player in our client's team, you'll be at the forefront of ensuring that this historic racecourse operates seamlessly and continues to dazzle visitors from far and wide.

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Why Choose Chester Race Company?

Chester Race Company Ltd is a dynamic, constantly evolving organisation with an ever-expanding portfolio. The Company owns two existing racecourses (Chester and Bangor-on-Dee), an on-course hotel – the Holiday Inn Express, and the vibrant Chester city-centre bar; Commonhall Social. In June of 2020, the company took on the long-term operating contract of a third racecourse in Scotland; Musselburgh. Chester racecourse is a 365 days’ a year operation, attracting more than 330,000 visitors annually at race day fixtures and non-race day events.

Recognised as a leader in its field, Chester Race Company consistently pushes boundaries to ensure their venues deliver the optimum experience. As the Head of Facilities & IT, you'll be an integral part of CRC's operations department, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer. You'll lead a talented team and work alongside visionary leaders, collaborating with the Executive Leadership Team, Health and Safety experts, and other key stakeholders.

About the Role:

Lead Infrastructure Excellence - Your role will encompass the meticulous management of CRC's Property and infrastructure, premises, and IT landscape. You'll orchestrate a symphony of planning, scheduling, and maintenance, ensuring the seamless operation of all our sites on both race and non-event days.

IT Expertise - Design, manage, and enhance our IT infrastructure across multiple sites. Your visionary approach will keep CRC's networks strong and agile, ensuring business and event operations run without a glitch.

Sustainability Champion: You will spearhead initiatives to enhance energy and water efficiency, bringing CRC closer to their green goals.

People-Powered Leadership: Elevate your team, inspiring them to reach their fullest potential. Your leadership will foster an environment of growth, where each team member thrives under your guidance.

Strategic Dynamo: Your strategic prowess will shine as you forecast business risks, plan for major incidents, and drive forward-thinking solutions to future-proof our facilities and IT landscape.

Architect of Excellence: Collaborate with the Grounds Team, Clerk of the Course, and external stakeholders to design and execute projects that transform spaces, ensuring the venues remain the envy of the racing world.

What We're Looking For:

Operational Maestro: Your previous experience in Facilities or IT leadership roles has honed your ability to steer teams towards excellence, delivering high-quality standards and projects.

Budgeting Expert: You possess the keen knack for managing budgets, ensuring costs remain within bounds while striving for top-tier results.

Innovator: Your innovative spirit and creative problem-solving mindset are the driving forces behind your success.

Relationship Builder: You excel in building strong relationships, whether it's with internal teams, external agencies, or contractors. Collaboration is your middle name.

Qualifications: Your qualifications, certifications, and industry know-how make you a force to be reckoned with. From professional qualifications to IT certifications, you're a trailblazer in your field.

Apply Today and Unleash Your Potential!

Chester Race Company believe in the power of collaboration, innovation, and unbridled passion. As the Head of Facilities & IT, you'll be at the helm of a dynamic team, driving CRC's iconic venues towards a future that's as electrifying as a race day. If you're ready to embark on an exhilarating career journey, where every challenge is a triumph waiting to happen, apply today.

Maxwell Stephens is expecting a large volume of applications for this role. We’re keen to place the correct person with our client as soon as possible. Therefore, we encourage all interested FM professionals with the experience to successful expedite this role to contact us without delay.

Please call 0207 118 48 48 to speak to one of the Maxwell Stephens team or alternatively you can email your cv to cv@maxwellstephens.com to apply.