The British Horseracing Authority – Regulatory Legal Adviser

Posted on 28th July 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Regulatory
Location London
Deadline 20th August 2021

Job Description

Apply here by 20 August 2021

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing and regulatory body for horseracing in Great Britain with the responsibility for ensuring the continuing integrity and successful development of the sport. It is the BHA’s role to act for and on behalf of the whole sport, ensuring that the highest standards apply on and away from the racecourse.

This role is a great opportunity for someone with legal qualifications who is interested in and has knowledge of horseracing. As Regulatory Legal Adviser your primary role will be the case management and general oversight of all matters referred to the team that occur on-course, such as referrals and appeals under the Rules of Racing. You will develop a close working relationship with the BHA’s racecourse officials and have a good understanding of the Rules of Racing as they apply to race day incidents and the Stewards’ application of those rules. The role will require presenting cases before the BHA’s independent Disciplinary Panel, for which training and support will be provided, and instructing Counsel when necessary. The role will involve a varied caseload and include matters concerning non-raceday related prosecutions under the Rules of Racing. You will be responsible for maintaining the Rules of Racing, which will include drafting new rules or amendments for submission to the BHA’s Rules Committee and acting as secretary to the Rules Committee. You will also need to advise the BHA on ad hoc legal regulatory issues.

The successful candidate will have legal training, be confident, enthusiastic, innovative and proactive, with a positive and flexible approach. You will ideally have previous experience in managing a case load within a legal or regulatory environment, preferably in sport, and an ability to multi-task whilst maintaining a good level of attention to detail would be a key skill. Experience of dealing with a high volume of varied legal related administration is desirable. Being a fully qualified lawyer holding an appropriate practising certificate is advantageous (NQ – 2 years).

You should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in sport and sports regulation with a strong interest in horseracing or other equine sports. Ideally you will have strong problem solving skills, excellent attention to detail, a meticulous approach, and an established ability as an effective communicator, both written and oral. Advocacy in an adversarial setting will be an essential part of this role.

Culturally, we take pride in the way we work and what we achieve. We are committed to advancing the work of equality, diversity and inclusion and we want to attract the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society.

If you would like to join us, and feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by completing our application form on the following link Application Form.

Apply here by 20 August 2021

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