Trainee Race Director/Duty Manager

Location : Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Job Ref : EY73
Consultant : Emily Y James
Sector : Automotive
Salary : £22k - 25k per year


EY73: Trainee Race Director / Duty Manager

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £22,000 rising to £25,000 after training.


First Military Recruitment is looking for a Trainee Race Director / Duty Manager based in the Milton Keynes area.

Our client is keen to offer opportunities to Ex-Military personnel, but all applications will be considered.

Must be able to work flexible hours for a 7-day operational business including weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To be directly responsible for the operation of the venue in the absence of the General Manager.
  • To ensure that the track rota is completed in a timely manner and complies with both staffing and budgetary requirements.
  • Correctly issuing signals to drivers and correctly relaying information to all staff, ensuring regulatory control of races safely at all times.
  • To liaise with the engineering team, ensure that kart maintenance and testing of the kart fleet has been carried out and is to an acceptable level of safety and presentation.
  • To work closely with the GM to code correctly purchase orders to profit centres, and then to invoices raised.
  • To ensure the whole site is maintained to the correct Company presentation levels and ensure the daily setup and close procedures are carried out.
  • To compile monthly stock checks and to order replacement stock as necessary and in accordance with budgetary restraints.
  • To assist the General Manager with staff training, monitoring & evaluation as and when necessary.
  • To ensure that track team staff’s professional presentation is always maintained by ensuring PPE, uniform items and personal standards are maintained.
  • Working with the department managers to oversee and assist with the maintenance of the venue.
  • To work with all team members to ensure that they are given the necessary tools and help in their career progression and to report any issues to the GM & HR Director
  • To co-ordinate with all departments on event timings and requirements to ensure all customer expectations are met.
  • To update and submit a fortnightly Work In Progress (WIP) sheets to the General Manager.
  • To assist the General Manager in organising & conducting team reviews & appraisals in accordance with Company Policy and Procedure.
  • To ensure that the venue team operates within the regulations set down both statutory and company.
  • To liaise with all other managers and department heads at the weekly Events Planning Meeting (EPM).
  • To ensure that First aid at work certification is current and that all first aid procedures are adhered to.
  • To work any of the company’s venues as and when directed by the management team.
  • To attend any work-related courses, functions and or training sessions as and when directed by the Venue Manager.
  • To assist the Sales Team as and when necessary, taking calls both in reception and the sales office.
  • To build and maintain relationships with all venue suppliers and to always ensure the best possible price.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Flexibility to work Monday to Sunday – 40hrs per week (rota system).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy.
  • Experience within a customer service team environment.
  • Experience or anticipation of outdoor work.
  • Experience of marshalling techniques.
  • Excellent eye for detail.
  • Highly confident manner in public speaking.
  • Experience in a management or team management position.
  • First Aid at work certificate.
  • Computer Literate with knowledge of MS Office.

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £22,000 rising to £25,000 after training.

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