Head Greenkeeper

Bradley Park Golf Course - West Yorkshire -
Managerial - Greenkeeper 7 December 2019

KAL (Kirklees Active Leisure) is the charitable, not-for-profit, leisure trust which manages 13 major leisure facilities across the Kirklees district of West Yorkshire. With almost 3 million customer visits every year, the recent introduction of our fantastic Family Attraction products (yeahdaysout.co.uk ) and with a new £16m leisure centre being developed, it’s an exciting time to be joining KAL.

Bradley Park Golf Course is a municipal course open all year round offering a traditional championship standard 18-hole course, 9-hole Par 3 course, practice facilities and Footgolf together with a floodlit driving range.

The role of Head Greenkeeper is a key role within the golf club and through leading a team of professional greenkeepers / groundsman you will ensure that the championship standards of the golf course are maintained at all times. The postholder will also take responsibility for the full course and site including car parks, paths, depot, shop and club house. Working as part of an ‘excellent customer focussed team’, you will be required to deliver all cultural practices along with setting of pins and marking of hazards for regular club play, in addition to tournament play and course grooming and be responsive to climate changes and the course needs.

You will be required to have a detailed knowledge of agronomy, plant pathology, entomology and chemistry. Knowledge of soil science is also desirable. Leading a small team of greenkeepers / groundsman you will co-ordinate, organise and control all works on the golf course on a daily basis, including but not limited to daily staffing tasks, use of and ordering of appropriate machinery and materials. In addition, you will support the Operations Manager in identifying and developing any plans for future development of the golf course and associated areas.

As you will be leading a small team, you will be responsible for identifying any training and development needs of your team and provide regular coaching and mentoring to ensure the continuous development of your team and the golf course. You will be counted on to understand the needs of our diverse customer base and provide an exceptional level of customer service at all times to each of our customers whether internal or external by being welcoming, approachable, responsive and considerate.

If you have the right skills, experience, ability and passion to be part of the KAL success story then we’d love to hear from you.

In return, we can offer you a great package of benefits through our Staff and Family Membership scheme, which provides virtually free facilities for you and a greatly discounted rate for some of your family.  Plus, we also have a great discount website which can save you and your family loads of money too!

We have a generous annual leave entitlement and can offer an excellent pension scheme (West Yorkshire Pension Fund).  We also like to have fun and celebrate our successes as often as we can.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow the link below: https://kalrecruit.azurewebsites.net/jobvacancies.aspx?view=External%20Live%20Vacancies

Head Greenkeeper Role Profile.pdf

 

Visit our website: https://www.bradleyparkgolf.co.uk/

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