There’s are a long list of reasons to join the ‘Friends of The Meadows’ as a staff member, but the big one that makes a considerable difference to why our workplace environments are more inclusive, friendly and enjoyable is the fact that the MGRA is an NFP – that’s right we’re a Not-For-Profit (NFP).
If you’ve ever worked for a corporate (Eg. McDonalds, Toyota, NAB, Qantas, H&M etc) you’ll understand making a profit is the game, where as NFPs are simply looking to make ends meet and should a profit be realised the aim is to reinvest it back into the business or community. (The MGRA donates over $50,000 to local community groups annually. Take a look at our community engagement section on our website to learn more).
Chasing profits can add pressure to workplaces, and operationally causes them be run leaner and as cost-effectively as possible. Staff are usually the first causality when it comes to such operational pressures.
You may also believe our alignment to racing means we must be actively engaged in wagering. This is not true. Yes, we have a wagering sponsorship arrangement, yet this is used to fund the racing aspects of our association, where a great deal is gifted back to greyhound racing trainers and owners as prize money and managing race meets. And of course funding the welfare of our favourite Meadows venue visitors, the dogs, through initiatives such as the GAP. (To understand more about the race history of the MGRA you can read about it here on our website.)
In overview, simply think of the MGRA as a local Sports Club. We’ve a board (committee) who presides over the association, who then employee staff to run and manage The Meadows Racetrack and The Meadows Conference and Events Centre.
If you’d like to be part of this terrific Club and team, let us know! We’re sure you’ll love our culture and the community we provide as an employer.