Investigative Steward

06 May 2022

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

The primary purpose of this role is to initiate and conduct investigations relating to racing industry and ensure the reputation and integrity of Harness Racing Victoria is continually enhanced.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Formally interview and gather evidence from all relevant parties and present professional transcripts and case briefs or reports as appropriate.  
  • Ensure that harness racing is conducted fairly and accordance to the Polices of Harness Racing Victoria and the Australian Harness Racing Rules (AHRR).
  • Conduct sound and procedurally correct investigations including interviewing participants and witnesses
  • Preparing formal statements and briefs of evidence for inquiries and hearings. 
  • Assist with animal welfare inspections/investigations as required.
  • Monitor and maintain oversight of disqualified person’s activities in relation to harness racing.

About You

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

  • Applicants must be able to manage confidential information and conduct themselves with integrity, professionalism, and fairness. 
  • Previous 2+ years’ experience in an investigatory role in preferred law enforcement (or similar) industry.
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures, rules of evidence relating to various legal jurisdictions and equine drug use and analytical procedure. 
  • Ability to remain professional and courteous with customers/stakeholders at all times.
  • Understanding of the racing industry and the regulatory role undertaking by the racing codes and in particular harness racing would be advantageous.
  • Experience gained at law enforcement level or background in intelligence analysis is highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of Australian rules of harness racing, equine drug use & analytical procedures will also be highly regarded. 

HRV is committed to providing a flexible and inclusive work culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion.

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

The successful applicant will be provided with on and off the job training.

The position holder must possess a current VIC motor vehicle driver’s licence.

The position is expected to travel within Victoria and work outside of normal working hours.

For a confidential discussion please email

Applications close 20 May 2022

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