Deputy Head Greenkeeper

13th September 2017
31st October 2017
Guildford Golf Club - Surrey

Job Description

Are you itching for a job that will take the brakes off your career? In a beautiful, historic setting with a modern outlook? With a reward package to match?

The oldest club in Surrey, founded on Merrow Downs in 1886, Guildford Golf Club enjoys a wealth of history and tradition, as well as a fine Taylor and Hawtree designed golf course.Situated high on the Surrey Hills ??“ designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - on chalk downland bordered by attractive woodlands and with far-reaching views, this is acknowledged to be one of the best all-weather courses in Surrey.

Guildford Golf Club wishes to recruit a dedicated and ambitious Deputy Head Greenkeeper to lead a team to meet the challenge of raising and maintaining the high standards required by the Club; and an Assistant Greenkeeper with the skills and enthusiasm to take this unique opportunity to make their mark in the Club’s history as we embark on an exciting period of change, including a major bunker programme. Both roles will be key to the course development strategy.

Applicants will need to possess the following qualifications, skills and necessary experience:

Deputy Head Greenkeeper

  • A highly motivated, passionate individual with a keen eye for detail, presentation and aesthetics and ability to work on own initiative
  • NVQ level 3 or HNC/HND or relevant greenkeeping experience (minimum 5 Years)
  • Experienced in the use, daily preparation, operation and maintenance of modern green keeping machinery
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Spraying and chainsaw certificates advantageous, but not essential
  • Possess the ability to work to, and create, effective work schedules
  • A strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • A full driving licence
  • A high degree of flexibility and willing to ‘go the extra mile’ if required
  • Being an active golf player would be an advantage

The Club is keen to see all staff develop and progress to their full potential, so there will be opportunity to achieve additional qualifications as well as an internal development and training programme.

Remuneration will be dependent on experience and will be within industry standards.

20 days holiday - Full Staff Uniform - Meal provided daily

All applicants are requested to submit a current C.V. with a covering letter to:

by 31st October 2017.