Greenkeeper/Spray Technician

Addington Golf Course - Surrey - South East
Greenkeeper 29 May 2022

The role of the Greenkeeper / Spray Tech is to assist the Course Manager and Deputy Greenkeeper with the maintenance and management of the golf course. This is a new role created to reflect the change in direction the golf course will take over the next few years. Primarily the role will be to apply all fertilisers and chemicals to the golf course and help with greenkeeping duties on the days this is not necessary.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • To apply fertiliser and chemical applications accurately on the golf course and to comply with COSHH regulations and the Code of Practice.
  • Maintain chemical and fertiliser storage and mixing areas to comply with Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calibrate and set up technical spraying equipment and fertiliser spreaders.
  • Competent with accurate and modern spraying techniques and fertiliser applications

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a qualified and experienced Greenkeeper with proven knowledge of fertiliser and chemical application
  • Excellent knowledge of sprayers and their components
  • Must be self-motivated, possess strong leadership skills, and be professional in appearance and actions
  • Must be detail oriented, well organised with strong communication skills and ability to multi-task
  • A strong commitment and understanding of all health and safety guidelines
  • City and Guilds / NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • PA1, PA2, PA6
  • A full driving licence is required

Desirable:

  • Up to date with the latest developments within the industry by attending regular seminars and actively showing an interest in your profession. (BIGGA)
  • CPD active
  • City and Guilds or NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • Health and Safety management
  • Plays golf and has good understanding of course set up
  • Chainsaw and Excavator certificate

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension
  • Further development/education provided
  • Playing courtesy of the golf course
  • Uniform and PPE
  • Discounts on Food, Beverage and Golf Shop purchases

Course Background:

The Addington is a heathland course built in 1913 by JF Abercromby and HS Colt. Over several decades since 1950, the course became overgrown and lost much of its character. Greens’ sizes shrank by over 30%, fairways narrowed, treelines became overgrown and heather receded.

We purchased the club in 2006 and after several years of ownership, are now investing significant sums of money to return it to its former glory, as one of the top courses in the world.

In 2019, the club appointed golf architects Clayton, DeVries and Pont (CDP). Working with CDP, we are now restoring the golf course back to its original design. This involves tree removal, fairway widening, green enlargements, heather regeneration and bunker rebuilding, among other things.

Last year, we upgraded our greens and surrounds’ sprinkler system, and installed full fairway irrigation using Rainbird products. Last autumn, we installed a world-class practice facility and are now commencing our heather regeneration programme.

This year, we will continue to invest in our machinery fleet, start the first phase of our bunker restoration programme and build on our staffing numbers and structure. We plan to update our greenkeeping compound in the next two to three years.

Kerr Rowan, our newly appointed Course Manager will be starting with us full time on 30.5.22. In the meantime, to apply, please forward your covering letter and C.V. to the General Manager, [email protected]

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