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External Affairs Support Manager (Legislative Council, Political Parties, Govt Officals)The Hong Kong Jockey Club
External Affairs Support Manager (Legislative Council, Political Parties, Govt Officals)The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Job Highlights

  • Legislative Council
  • Political parties
  • Government officials

Job Description

The Department

Among various duties of “External Affairs Department” (EA), one of the key roles within the Club is to act as a bridge between the Club and external stakeholders on gambling and regulatory matters. The department is responsible for strategize and implement overall stakeholder engagement strategies / plans to support the Club’s betting operation as well as other business initiatives and critical issues. EA also formulates plans and strategies in supporting business departments by managing regulatory matters pertaining to the Club’s overall operation. It also oversees the Club’s Responsible Gambling Policy and practices to ensure that they are on par with international best practices; and is responsible for raising public awareness on the Club’s efforts in this area.


The Job

To be part of the External Affairs Team, you will:

  • Assist manager in development and execution of stakeholders’ engagement and sponsorship plans;
  • Identify and prospect engagement opportunities;
  • Build and maintain a network of trusted working relations with external stakeholders including members of the Legislative Council, major political parties, Government officials, advisory bodies and concern groups;
  • Provide analysis and assessment reports on major legislations, policies and Club’s relevant issues;
  • Organize and execute stakeholder engagement events;
  • Work and liaise with internal teams / stakeholders in support of engagement events and issue management;
  • Maintain amicable relationship with target stakeholders through various means of engagement tools;
  • Keep in view and monitor changes of political landscape that are relevant to the Club’s business;
  • Keep track and ensure engagement and sponsorship budget and target to be achieved within given measures and timeframe;
  • Supervise subordinates to deliver results of given tasks and identify potentials for staff development;
  • Assist manager on special projects assigned


About you

You should have:

  • A recognized university degree in communications, public relations / journalism / media studies, business studies of related discipline and relevant qualifications
  • Min 8-10 years’ solid experience in external relations, corporate communications, government relations, and/or public relations / journalism
  • An excellent command of written communications for public sector and government authorities
  • Sensitivity to social and political dynamics with good media knowledge
  • Experience in issues management liaising and facilitating between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in liaison with government officials, politicians and community organisations, execution of stakeholder engagement / public education programmes
  • Good skills in networking stakeholders with outgoing character
  • Experience in regulated industries, working relationships with legislative councilors and political parties.
  • A team player character with good leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge in legislative procedures and proficiency in Putonghua would be an advantage


Terms of Employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.


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Additional Information

Career Level

Not Specified



Years of Experience

8 years

Employment Type

Full Time

Company Website

Company Overview

Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2017/18, the Club made a record return to the Government of HK$22.6 billion in duty and profits tax and contributed HK$1.2 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity donations were HK$4.2 billion. The Club is Hong Kong's largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world's top ten charity donors. The Club is always "riding high together for a better future" with the people of Hong Kong.


香港賽馬會(「馬會」)成立於1884年,是致力建設更美好社會的世界級賽馬機構。馬會透過其結合賽馬及馬場娛樂、會員會所、有節制體育博彩及獎券,以及慈善及社區貢獻的獨特綜合營運模式,創造經濟及社會價值,並協助政府打擊非法賭博。2017/18年度,馬會透過各項博彩稅及利得稅,為政府庫房帶來破紀錄的226億港元收入,並向獎券基金撥款12億港元。另外,已審批慈善捐款達42億港元。馬會是全港最大的單一納稅機構,也是香港主要僱主之一,其慈善信託基金位列全球十大慈善捐助機構。馬會將繼續與香港市民「同心同步同進 共創更好未來」。

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Benefits & Others

Five-day work week, Free shuttle bus, Gratuity, Performance bonus