Head Greenkeeper

10th January 2017
28th February 2017
Richmond Park Golf Course - SE London

Job Description

Head Greenkeeper, Richmond Park Golf Course
Location: SE London
Salary: 30k-38k per annum dependant on qualifications and experience

Glendale Golf is recruiting a full-time Head Greenkeeper for its flagship venue Richmond Park Golf Course. Following a 3million investment programme, this is an exciting opportunity to take responsibility for the greenkeeping/mechanic team.

Reporting to the General Manager, this is an vital role as the Head Greenkeeper will oversee a team that is responsible for the maintenance and presentation of one of the UK’s busiest golf venues, which features two reconstructed 18-hole courses, driving range & academy course.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparation and maintenance of the 280 acre estate, including two 18-hole courses, academy course, driving range and general amenity areas.
  • Managing and monitoring weekly, monthly and annual maintenance programmes.
  • The annual course maintenance programme and operational budget.
  • Working closely with the General Manager to optimise course aesthetics and ensure courses are set up correctly each week.
  • Proving a monthly report of course condition, maintenance schedule and expenditure to the General Manager
  • Raising orders and liaising with suppliers.
  • Managing the machine/equipment/buggy fleet to ensure all equipment is correctly maintained and serviced. Ensure maintenance/service records are kept up to date.
  • Presentation and organisation of workshops and storage areas.
  • Conducting basic risk assessments and contingency plans and be able to respond to emergencies.

It would be advantageous for candidates to possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Sports Turf Maintenance.
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates.
  • CS30 and CS31 chainsaw certificates.
  • Knowledge of the use and maintenance of modern greenkeeping machinery.
  • Knowledge of automated irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge of all health and safety legislation relating to greenkeeping equipment and also chemical and waste handling.
  • Personnel and budget management skills and the ability to maintain and keep all necessary records up to date and fully compliant with legislation.

This is a permanent position at 40 hours per week over five days to include a minimum of one weekend day. Benefits include free use of all golf courses in the Glendale Golf group.

Please apply by email with a covering letter and CV to: jon.dummett@glendalegolf.co.uk.

Closing date for applications is 28th February 2017.