MotorSport Vision is the UK’s largest motor racing circuit operator with Donington Park, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Cadwell Park and Bedford Autodrome in our portfolio.
We require a new Circuit Manager at Donington Park in Leicestershire. This prestigious position provides an exciting opportunity to lead a new era at Donington Park, where you will head up the team at one of the UK’s premier motorsport venues, reporting directly to our Group Operations Manager and Chief Executive.
It is a demanding but rewarding role. You will be responsible for ensuring that the venue grounds, facilities, buildings and of course the track itself are maintained and presented to MSV’s industry renowned high standards, ready for daily circuit activity.
You will also need to plan and manage all that happens at the venue, from trackdays to club racing and most challengingly major promoted events with big crowds, such as the British Touring Car Championship and British Superbike Championship.
You will be responsible for Donington Park’s financial performance with regard to operational and event budgets, as well as catering outlets, routine maintenance, development projects, health & safety and HR. You’ll have your own team and a wealth of experience from our other capable Circuit Managers to call on, as well as support from group functions.
Working effectively with representatives from race series and clubs that will visit Donington Park, the local authority and various tenants and contractors that are on site, is another important part of the job.
You will need to be a bright and driven individual who can also motivate the team around you to perform consistently at a high level.
Meticulous attention to detail and strong organisational skills are essential, along with the ability to cope with tight deadlines and fast changing situations.
You must have a good commercial awareness and be able to make informed decisions and reasoned recommendations for revenue generating opportunities.
Event budgets and returns will be your responsibility so strong IT skills are a must have, especially Excel.
Building and developing effective relationships is critical to success. This includes within MSV and externally with a variety of organisations.
Motorsport experience is a great asset but is not essential. Experience of managing large public venues or events, maintenance of extensive grounds and facilities, and undertaking civil engineering projects would each be an advantage.
Core working hours are 8.30 – 18.00 in the week but in reality the hours are driven by the event calendar. You must be flexible and able to work weekends and Bank Holidays, especially during the race season (typically March to October) along with early starts and late finishes where necessary.
Academic achievements are valued by us and we will be looking for strong results at some or ideally all of GCSEs, A levels, degree or equivalent.
How to apply
If you think you are the person for this role please apply by:
- Writing a covering letter of not more than 500 words detailing why you would like this role and what attributes and experience you have to make a success of it
- Producing an up to date and comprehensive CV, including academic qualifications
- Sending your covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Donington Park Circuit Manager”
We will then be in touch regarding the next stage of the application process.
Closing date for applications is 19 February 2021