Course Manager

Whittington Heath Golf Club - Staffordshire - Central England
Managerial - Greenkeeper 8 March 2019

Whittington Heath Golf Club

Course Manager
Whittington Heath GC is a well-respected members’ club golf club, established in 1893, and has long been regarded as a prestigious course in the Midlands. It is proactively working with the HS2 programme to create a new future for the course and the club, thereby enhancing our regional and national status.
The Role: 
We are looking for an experienced, pro-active, passionate and ambitious candidate who will be part of the new management team.  The chosen candidate must have the vision, determination and experience to grow in and establish the 5 new holes being built to accommodate HS2. They will also need to establish a new efficient and effective programme of work with the existing green-staff.
There will be approximately 10 hectares of new heath to establish on the new holes, therefore an extensive knowledge of how to maintain and encourage heather is essential.  You will be confident, knowledgeable about the game of Golf and be able to build successful relationships.
The Candidate:
The role is hands-on and requires a combination of ‘golf course’ understanding, excellent interpersonal skills plus an absolute focus on delivering to expectations.  You will thrive working in the Members environment where the need to prioritise and manage multiple tasks to defined objectives is key, whilst being diplomatic and inclusive.
You should have the ambition to push the levels of attainment in every area that go to building the known standing and reputation of Whittington Heath GC on the regional and national scenes.  You should be a proven leader of teams of people plus be able to work within the management team, for the greater good of the Club.
Experience, Skills and Competencies:
  • 5-10 years’ of heathland experience and relevant experience of growing in new areas – ideally in a similar role showing clear achievements
  • A good understanding of heathland / links golf course management is desirable
  • Professional qualifications suitable for this senior position.
  • Possess a wealth of technical green-keeping and agronomy skills together with impeccable standards of course preparation nurtured over many years.
  • Be familiar with the workings of a members’ owned Golf Club
  • Have the ability/experience to handle different situations in a calm and positive manner.
  • You have the ability and experience to inspire a team of people, all with differing outlooks and ambitions, to achieve the objectives set by the Club.
  • You should have a high standard of professionalism with strong (and clear) written and verbal communication skills both internally and with third parties.
  • You have a methodical approach, an eye for detail and be committed to delivering to the highest standard.

Application Process:

To apply candidates should email a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of your current remuneration and notice period and ability to relocate if necessary.

Contact: Bruce Jamieson at Timberlake Golf – E:;

Mob: 07768 874845

Application deadline: Friday 8th March 2019


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