Moonee Valley cuts jobs

The Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) will cut 23 full time jobs under an organisational restructure to be implemented over the next two months.

MVRC chairman Bob Scarborough said the club would have a closer relationship with Racing Victoria Limited (RVL) which would result in shared services in areas currently being duplicated.

“The MVRC will utilise the resources available through RVL for the delivery of racing services, IT support and call centre assistance which will remove significant duplication that currently exists between the club and our governing body,” Scarborough said in a statement.

“I have long held the view that racing club administrations must be streamlined to deliver optimal returns to all industry participants, and this restructure is a major step forward for metropolitan racing in Victoria.”

Following a review which led to the restructure, 34 of a total of 94 full-time positions were impacted across the three key business centres of the MVRC – Racing, Catering-Functions and Legends (MVRC Gaming venue).

The new structure will include 11 new positions, some of which will be filled internally and others filled by external candidates, delivering a net reduction of 23 positions.

“A restructure of this magnitude has a significant impact on all of the individuals that are affected,” MVRC chief executive Michael Browell said.

“The staff that will no longer be with the Club have made a great contribution over many years and the MVRC will endeavour to assist them wherever possible to remain employed within the industry.”

The MVRC hosts the country’s weight-for-age showpiece, the W S Cox Plate, and Moonee Valley is also the venue for night racing in Victoria.