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Executive Assistant To Commercial Director (Maternity Cover)

Ascot Racecourse
Location Ascot, London
Posted 11/10/2016
Closes 10/11/2016
Sector Leisure & Health, Venues & Suppliers
Function Events & Operations
Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours Full Time
Salary Up to £35,000

Job Description


It means more at Ascot. Everything is in its place as we meticulously apply the finishing touches to create breathtaking occasions at the iconic Ascot Racecourse. We strive to deliver an uplifting guest experience; an experience which always anticipates our guest’s needs and is seemingly effortless. We are custodians of over 300 years of history, we have a duty to respect and celebrate our heritage which makes us original. We always look and act the part. We are smart, stylishly turned out and courteous, communicating with respect. This is the Ascot Way.


Ascot is more than a racecourse; it is an institution. Its reach extends beyond the world of horseracing into the very fabric of British life. Ascot’s aim is to deliver a brand that gives credence to this. One that acts as a worthy heir to its heritage and prestige, that appeals to its diverse audiences and that raises the standard in all areas of the business.

Supporting the Commercial Director you will be responsible for the day-to-day administration such as meetings, extensive diary management, worldwide travel organisation, presentations and report writing and preparation for racedays.

You will manage the flow of information between the Commercial Director and their respective Departmental Heads and Managers, the Chief Executive, the Chief Operating Officer, the Finance Director, Director of Racing and Communications and their respective EA’s and PA’s.


You will be a confident Executive Assistant with the relevant experience to be highly organised and proactive in a fast paced role.

You will have the determination to complete tasks using your own initiative as well as excellent communication and written skills to all levels within the business.

You will be flexible when it comes to taking instructions, a self-starter and have advanced knowledge in Microsoft packages. Working to tight deadlines will not phase you.


Alongside a very competitive salary, you will be able to take advantage of a great package. We offer complimentary tickets for each race day that you can give to friends or family, discounts in selected stores on Ascot High Street, as well as a Pension Scheme and Life Assurance. We are also keen to support employees with opportunities to grow and develop within Ascot Racecourse.

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse is an English racecourse, located in the village of Ascot, Berkshire, used for thoroughbred horse racing. It is one of the leading racecourses in the United Kingdom, hosting 9 of the UK's 32 annual Group 1 races.