Head Greenkeeper

Richmond Park Golf Course - London - South East
31 July 2020

Head Greenkeeper, Richmond Park Golf Course

Location: SW London
Salary: £40k - £45k per annum + company vehicle - depending on qualifications and experience

Glendale Golf is recruiting for a full-time Head Greenkeeper who will take responsibility for managing one of the UK’s most popular golf courses. Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Maintenance of the 280-acre estate at Richmond Park Golf Course, to ensure the highest standards of presentation for its two established 18-hole courses, academy course, driving range and general amenity areas.
  • Leading, motivating and coaching a team of greenkeepers.
  • Managing and monitoring weekly, monthly and annual maintenance programmes.
  • Ownership of 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.
  • Providing a monthly report of course condition, maintenance schedule and expenditure to the General Manager.
  • Forming positive working relations with our landowner (The Royal Parks) and stakeholders within the Parkwood Group.
  • Raising orders and liaising directly with suppliers.
  • Our courses are located within Richmond Park - a SSI site and nature reserve, so a thorough understanding of tree and ecology management principles is essential.
  • Managing the machinery/equipment/buggy fleets to ensure all equipment is correctly maintained and serviced. Ensure maintenance/service records are kept up to date.
  • Presentation and housekeeping of workshops and storage areas.
  • Ensuring health & safety, staff welfare and legislative policies and procedures are adhered to as a priority.

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 weekend work as required. Excellent staff benefits programme including use of a company vehicle.

Email CV and cover letter to ​jon.dummett@glendalegolf.co.uk​ highlighting your motivation for the role, relevant experience and ability to relocate, if necessary.

Closing date for applications is 31 July 2020.

Glendale Golf is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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