Job Description

Communications Assistant (part-time)

Peter O’Sullevan House, Newmarket

Monday to Friday – 4 hours per day (either mornings or afternoons to be discussed at interview)

As a result of internal promotion, the IJF has a vacancy for a Communications Assistant to support both the Marketing and Office Managers in a varied part- time role. Primarily the successful applicant will support the Trading & Marketing Manager with running the IJF social media accounts, updating the IJF website, helping to produce newsletters and assisting with fundraising enquiries. Experience of editing websites and hosting social media accounts is desirable. The second and equally important element of the role requires writing personalised thank you letters to donors, as well as helping with general office duties. Some secretarial or administrative experience would therefore be helpful and a good telephone manner is a must.

Candidates must have attained GCSE English at Level 4 (Grade C ) or equivalent as a minimum and be conversant with Microsoft packages. An aptitude in the use of CRM packages would be helpful as database maintenance will also form a part of the role. Training will be given for our in-house systems. The job will be Monday to Friday, 4 hours per day (either mornings or afternoons to be discussed at interview).

As the IJF handles sensitive personal information, discretion and full compliance with data protection rules is essential. DBS checks will be required prior to appointment. The IJF is an equal opportunities employer. Good general knowledge of/interest in horseracing would be helpful, given the nature of the charity.

An application form can be requested from or downloaded here. The application form must be submitted with a CV and covering letter no later than midday on Friday 19 February 2021. No agencies please. General enquiries: Maddie McNaught on (01638) 662246 or

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