HERO Promotions, Media and Communications Officer (See Advertisement)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 08/10/2021 (Midnight)
16 days remaining

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Harness Racing Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/HRV/HRV/1565566

Reference: VG/HRV/HRV/1565566

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

We are seeking a motivated candidate to join our team in this versatile and engaging role focusing on the promotion of the Harness Education and Rehoming Opportunities (HERO) program.

About us

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV), a statutory body, is responsible for the control, development, and promotion of the Victorian harness racing industry. With strong links to rural and regional communities, we aim to be globally recognised as the home of harness racing in Australia, creating innovative racing and events that are underpinned by our commitment to the highest standard of welfare and integrity across the industry.

The Opportunity

We are seeking the skills of an experienced horse trainer and media presenter to join our marketing team in the role of HERO Promotions, Media, and Communications officer.  This opportunity is offered on permanent full-time basis.

The successful candidate will act as an Ambassador for the Harness Education and Rehoming Opportunities (HERO) program, responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting in driving and developing training initiatives for re-educating retired racehorses
  • Assisting in the attraction, recruitment, and support of skilled and experienced re-trainers
  • Promotion of the HERO program as Ambassador across all media platforms

About You

Ideally, we are seeking an applicant who meets the following key criteria:

  • 5 years' experience in the care and maintenance of horses
  • Proven and confident horse handling skills
  • Re-training experience
  • Media experience across all platforms including tv and radio
  • Ability to follow strict procedural guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong writing style and an engaging presenter
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills and literacy with practical understanding and application of Microsoft Office software.

A genuine desire and passion in harness racing


HRV is committed to providing a flexible and inclusive work culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We offer great benefits including:

  • Career development and training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Social Club
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • Flu Vaccinations

Candidates will be required to successfully complete background checks in accordance with company policy.

For a confidential discussion please email hresources@hrv.org.au

Applications close 8 October 2021

No agencies please.

HERO Promotions, Media and Communications Officer (See Advertisement)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

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Joanna Pecho | jpecho@hrv.org.au

HERO Promotions, Media and Communications Officer (See Advertisement)