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Our careers page features a range of employment opportunities within the golf industry in Scotland, from roles within Scottish Golf to those at our member golf clubs. If your club would like to advertise a position at no cost, contact [email protected] with job description, club logo and deadlines.

Vacancies

Founded in 1871, the Forfar Golf Club is a well-established Club with a mature heathland course that is recognised as the World’s first bespoke 18 Hole Course.

We are recruiting for a highly motivated individual for the role of Club Manager with proven management experience and business acumen to continue to develop the Club and ensure that the golfing experience is the best it can be.

The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the operations of the Club as directed by the Management Committee.
  • Organise and attend monthly club management meetings, record, prepare and present minutes of same.
  • Oversee the preparation and development of budgets and financial plans in collaboration with the Finance Convener whilst providing ongoing analysis of budgets and management accounts.
  • Manage the departments of Administration, Greens, Clubhouse, Golf Shop.
  • Manage and negotiate Catering Franchise contract, to ensure service provided meets the needs of members and visitors.
  • Supervise and motivate staff at all levels to achieve Club objectives.
  • Ensure the course, clubhouse and other facilities are presented to the highest standards thereby meeting members and visitors’ expectations.
  • Ensure the Club has operational policies in place to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations relating to the business including but not limited to health and safety, employment, licensing and equality legislation.
  • Manage and develop the marketing strategy and other internal and external communications.
  • Represent the Club effectively in its dealings with all third parties to deliver revenue and provide cost control.

 The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong track record in managing a service-based organization with a minimum of two years’ experience.
  • An understanding of the operational and governance structure of a private member’s golf club.
  • Excellent management and administrative skills with a well organised and efficient style.
  • Business acumen and financial competency.
  • Strong IT skills with experience and knowledge of accounting and management systems.
  • Effective communication, leadership and motivation skills delivered in a diplomatic manner.
  • A passion for golf with appreciation of the traditions and history of the game.
  • A flexible approach to working hours.

Remuneration:
An attractive salary package, based on 37.5 hours per week.

Applications:
To apply, please send a covering letter highlighting relevant experience, motivation for the role, up-to-date CV and references to [email protected]

A detailed job description is available on request.

Closing date: Thursday 1st December 2022

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Situated only 4 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Liberton Golf Club opened in 1920 and has a vacancy for the role of Secretary.

The Club is seeking a candidate with the drive, energy and commitment to take the Club forward. The successful applicant will have responsibility for all aspects of the day to day running of the Club and will work closely with the Captain and Council.

The job requires a person with a strong work ethic; an ability to work flexibly as part of a small team; strong customer awareness; an understanding or experience of management, including finance is essential and membership satisfaction is also important.

The Club has a strong playing membership base in excess of 550.

Main duties of the post include:

  • The day-to-day running of the golf club while liaising with the Club Captain and advising Council members.
  • Working knowledge of BRS and Clubsystems preferred.
  • Attend all Council Meetings and AGM.
  • Control all budget streams and bank accounts including the payment of invoices. A knowledge of Xero accounting system would be advantageous.
  • Oversee and assist Club Administrator, Bar Manager plus close liaison with Catering franchise.
  • Liaising with our HR consultant for all HR issues.
  • Review daily correspondence and responding to member enquiries.
  • A knowledge of golf and the rules of golf.
  • Oversee all Facilities Management issues relating to the clubhouse including all health & safety matters, maintenance issues and contracts management.

Hours: 35 per week which will require to be worked flexibly.

Remuneration will be dependent on experience.

Applications, including current CV, to be sent, via email to: [email protected]

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Buchanan Castle Golf Club, situated in the Loch Lomond National Park, close to the West Highland Way, is one of Scotland’s leading golf courses. It is located within the Buchanan Estate which has a development of approximately 100 residential properties,

The Board is looking to restructure their catering business and are seeking energetic, forward thinking, experienced steward/s to revitalise this opportunity to increase the Food and Beverage operation.

The successful candidates will be expected to live on the premises. An attractive three-bedroomed flat attached to the clubhouse will be available to the successful applicants.

Experience of golf club management and hospitality coupled with an appreciation of the game of golf and the members’ requirements would be ideal, but the Board would look to appoint someone with a proven record of attracting new business. There will be opportunities to widen the business beyond the club members and visitors. The appointment would be on a franchise basis working closely with the club.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing all daily Clubhouse services. This would include lounge, dining room, kitchen storage and preparation areas. There is a potential to develop a “dirty bar” and an outside eating area.
  • Providing a first-class restaurant and catering service for members, visitors and non-members.
  • Developing catering for club events, functions for members and the general public.
  • Operate to a service level agreement to be defined with the successful applicant.

Role to include:

  • Be a welcoming face and first point of contact for members, guests and visitors.
  • Enhance the overall ambiance of member and guest hospitality experience.
  • Provide suitable fare for visiting parties, open competitions, club events, seasonal and special occasions.
  • Meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Promote and publicise the product within the wider community to increase awareness of the facility.
  • Supervise and motivate staff to ensure ongoing development so that an efficient service is provided at all times.

To apply for this role, please respond in writing with details of previous employment and experience to: [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 16th December

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The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh are expanding their golf professional services, which is led by Steve Brian, an accomplished golf professional with many year’s experience, and are seeking to recruit a resourceful, motivated and ambitious Trainee Assistant Professional / Qualified Professional.

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society has 1100 members and takes great pride in the quality of the course and the commitment to delivering an excellent experience for members and visitors.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be based within the Golf Professional Shop and the new Trackman powered Performance Studio
  • Will contribute to the overall smooth running of the shop
  • Will contribute to administration and booking of tee times
  • Be numerate, articulate and a quick learner

It is important that the person appointed is:

  • A team player
  • Organised
  • Extremely positive and personable
  • A good effective communicator on the phone
  • In email and in person and is committed to support any area of the business to deliver the service required

Closing date for applicants: Wednesday 11th January 2023

Letters of application including a CV are to be sent to:

Steven Brian

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society

181 Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

EH4 6BU

[email protected]

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Head Professional Andrew Crerar has a vacancy for a PGA trainee or qualified PGA Professional to join his team.

Panmure Golf Club is a world class venue located in Carnoustie, Scotland.

A very busy club with over 600 members and during the season welcomes many visitors from around the UK and rest of the world.

The role will require the highest levels of customer service and attention to detail.

Applicants must be passionate about their career development, reliable, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a desire to excel.

The role will require retailing work within a flexible rota, focus on coaching & club fitting, administration and marketing.

Covering letter and CV to be sent to Mr Andrew Crerar, [email protected] by 5th December 2022.

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Invergordon Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course in the picturesque Highlands of Scotland. Situated approximately 25 miles north of Inverness and accessible via the A9 trunk road.

Due to our Head Greenkeeper leaving to further his career at the Prestigious Gleneagles Resort we are looking to recruit for the position of Head Greenkeeper.

Working predominantly as the only qualified greenkeeper with a team of regular volunteers this is an opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm, drive and motivation to keep improving our course and enhance their skills and reputation. We would also be hopeful of appointing an Assistant Greenkeeper in the early part of the 2023 season.

THE ROLE:

  • Work an average of 40 hours per week
  • Maintain and improve the golf course quality, ensuring high standards are delivered
  • Delegate duties to volunteers
  • Efficiently operate all types of machinery and maintain such machines as required
  • Work together as part of the Invergordon team (Greenkeeper, Club Manager and Committee)

THE CANDIDATE:

  • SVQ LEVEL 2 (required)
  • SVQ Level 3 (desirable)
  • Spraying certification (desirable)
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience
  • Working knowledge of all golf course machinery

REMUNERATION:

Circa £28,000 dependent on experience

Apply via email with CV to [email protected] cc: [email protected]

Closing date: 30th December 2022

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The Blairgowrie Golf Club is one of the UK’s most highly regarded golf clubs, famous for its rich history and championship golf courses.

The Club features the renowned Rosemount and Lansdowne Championship courses plus our majestic 9-hole course, which are all set in heather lined avenues of pine and birch.

Founded as a private members’ club in 1889, it is situated in the heart of the magnificent Perthshire countryside. All of our courses consistently feature in Scotland’s Top 100 lists.

Candidate requirements:

  • Qualified to a minimum level 2 Sports Turf
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within the industry
  • Ability to work within a team and on your own
  • Be confident on a wide range of machinery used for maintaining golf courses
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Spraying and chainsaw certificates desirable
  • Have a valid driving license
  • Have a basic knowledge of irrigation
  • Have good time management skills

You must be able to support your application with examples, certificates and references from previous employment.

The successful applicant will be offered a salary based on annualised hours which include weekend work on a rotational basis, generous holiday entitlement, supplied work uniform, staff pension plus further incentives.

Please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]

Deadline for Applications: 23rd December 2022

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Originally designed by 1902 Open champion Alec Herd and later re-designed by James Braid, Kingsknowe Golf Club is a parkland course laid out over gently rolling hills lined with cherry trees that make it particularly inviting in the Spring. Set on the west side of Edinburgh, the course comprises of four distinct but challenging par threes, several challenging par 4’s and a single par 5. It offers a fair test of every aspect of a golfer’s skills, whatever their ability level.

The Club wish to recruit an Assistant Greenkeeper to join our experienced and enthusiastic team. Reporting to the Head Greenkeeper and working alongside the Deputy Head and two further assistants, the successful candidate will assist with both the long-term plans to improve and develop the golf course as well as the many and varied general course maintenance tasks as directed by the Head Greenkeeper.

Candidate requirements:

  • Highly motivated and willing to learn and develop new skills
  • Qualified to a minimum Level 2 in Sports Turf Greenkeeping
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience within the industry
  • Capable of working on their own and as part of a team
  • Confident on a wide range of machinery used for maintaining golf courses
  • Have a keen eye for detail
  • Spraying and chainsaw certificates desirable
  • Hold a valid driving license
  • Have a basic knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Have good time management skills
  • Willing to be flexible to support busy periods and major competitions

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Cut tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, rough and semi-rough
  • Set up the golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, indicating drop zones and hazards
  • Switch and brush greens
  • Apply top dressing and fertiliser
  • Identify and control weeds, pests, and diseases
  • Renovate worn and damaged turf
  • Prepare and maintain machinery
  • Ensure clubhouse/amenity areas are maintained and well-presented
  • Assist with long-term course development plan and course projects

Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • Generous annual leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • The opportunity to join a Club and wider industry during a period of growth and expansion
  • Supplied Work Uniform/PPE
  • BIGGA subscription
  • Golf related discounts

Schedule

  • 8-hour shift, 39-hour week annualised hours
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend cover/availability will be required on a rotational basis (23 weekends a year)

You must be able to support your application with examples, certificates and references from previous employment.

Please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 16th December

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