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Our job vacancies page features a range of employment opportunities within the golf industry in Scotland, from roles within Scottish Golf and other governing bodies to club specific positions. If your club would like to advertise a position, contact info@scottishgolf.org with job description, club logo and deadlines. Alternatively, contact the office on 01334 466 477.

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Balmore Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Glasgow in close proximity to Torrance. With USGA greens, attractive tree-lined fairways and an excellent drainage system, the club offers a real test of golf all year round.

The Course Manager presents the course to provide members and visitors with a well presented and challenging golf course. This is a great opportunity to join his team.

We are looking to appoint a qualified, experienced Greenkeeper to a full-time position with contracted 40 hours per week and paid overtime at weekends.

The successful Greenkeeper candidate must:

  • Follow the direction of the Course Manager
  • Be highly motivated and productive with a strong work ethic and able to work as part of a close team
  • Be able to work independently and proactively without supervision
  • Follow health and safety working practices at all times
  • Have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle as no public transport to the course in early mornings

Candidates must have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a greenkeeper
  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 or 3PA1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates
  • PA1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates
  • Chainsaw licence (an advantage)

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Regular Over-time

Please apply with covering letter, by clicking the APPLY button.

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General Manager

Bothwell Castle Golf Club is well positioned at around 10 miles from Glasgow city centre and has a reputation for excellent golf and clubhouse facilities. It is a popular club with 900 playing members and over the last few years has continued to invest steadily in both the clubhouse and in improving the quality of the mature parkland course.

We are recruiting for a General Manager with the ambition and drive to manage our Club. The successful candidate will ensure that the Membership’s golfing experience is the best it can be and the clubhouse and course continue to improve for the future.

The role will include responsibility for:

  • Managing the operations of the Club:-
  • Membership, Match, Catering & Clubhouse and all Finances
  • Co-ordinating with Professional Shop
  • Overseeing Greens function
  • Motivating and leading a team of staff at all levels (currently 30) with a mix of full time and part-time/contract
  • Driving revenue and cost control with preparation, development and ongoing analysis of budgets and management accounts
  • Ensuring the course, clubhouse and other facilities are presented to the highest agreed standards meeting members and visitor expectations
  • Evolving and providing high quality food and beverage as the Club emerges from pandemic restrictions and moves forward
  • Ensuring the Club has operational policies in place and is compliant with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Representing the Club effectively in its dealings and communications with members and third parties
  • Supporting the operation of Committees in governing the Club

Skills and experience required:

  • Track record of leading, managing and motivating staff
  • Commercial business acumen with proven financial competency
  • Sound knowledge and experience of managing and organising quality catering trade and to EHO standards
  • IT skills with a working understanding of accounting and club management systems and software
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically
  • An appreciation and understanding of golf and its traditions.
  • Certified Club Manager, Golf Club Manager or Leisure Management qualification is desirable.

Personal attributes:

  • Professional approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible approach to working hours, including weekends & bank holidays
  • Self motivated and willing to try new or different solutions

Remuneration:

  • Salary will be in line with market and commensurate with experience at an 18hole course in Scotland. Package includes pension contribution, golf entitlement, discounted meals, professional memberships and development.

Application Process:

To apply to this position please click on the ‘Apply’ button, highlighting your motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of your current remuneration and ability to relocate if necessary.

If you have any questions in relation to this role, please contact Darren O’Donnell on 0141 447 4725.

Closing date 23rd November 2020.

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Situated in the heart of Scotland, Muckhart Golf Club has been regarded as a leading golf club in the region since it was established in 1908. Due to personal circumstances, our Caterer is leaving us and we are seeking suitable candidates to continue the extensive and successful catering operation that our incumbent has established since 2018. As well as providing food to members and visitors, we also have the capacity to host large functions for any occasion.

Potential partners should bring experience, knowledge to this critical function as well as the passion to be involved in an exciting golf Club. There are many opportunities to further develop the catering operation in order to fulfil its potential through high quality food and service. This is an ideal chance for someone looking to own and / or grow their own business.

Facility

The Muckhart Golf Club Restaurant & Bar has a seating capacity of approximately 120 guests including a dedicated function suite that can seat up to 60 guests. With over 500 active members and three 9-hole courses, there is a high volume of regular traffic in the Restaurant & Bar all year round.

Menu

Our goal is to provide wholesome fayre or what is traditionally referred to as ‘pub grub’. Feedback from members and visitors has indicated a preference for basic menu items.

Visitors

Muckhart Golf Club is a popular destination for visiting parties and individuals. Visiting groups are hosted with package rates and will typically opt for at least two catering options, ranging from sandwiches for lunch to a full 3-course meal post-golf. This side of our business has grown significantly in recent years as the club has re-established itself after a period of uncertainty.

Function Suite

The function suite is one of very few licensed facilities in the area and the potential for private bookings is enormous.

Hours of Operation

There is a degree of flexibility in this area with seasonal business requirements taken into consideration. A typical requirement in the season would be for hot food between 11.00am and 8.00pm while in the off-season, a simpler lunchtime service is sufficient.

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Reay Golf Club is the most northerly links course on the British Mainland and is a proud member of the James Braid Highland Golf Trail. In 2018 the course was ranked 75th in the ‘National Club Golfer Top 100 Courses in Scotland’. Retirement of the current Greenkeeper presents an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to help create the next chapter of this beautiful links. The Greenkeeper will report to the Reay GC Council, and will be supported by a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. General maintenance and upkeep of the course including mowing tees, fairways, greens and rough.
  2. Targeted maintenance of the course including undertaking scarifying/verticutting of turf, applying topdressing and applying nutrition/chemicals as appropriate.
  3. Preparing the course for competitions and visitors including moving tee markers, maintaining bunkers, changing holes, marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair, and maintaining golf course furniture.
  4. Driving golf course machinery with implements, basic maintenance of machinery, and ensuring appropriate storage of machinery.
  5. Supervision of volunteers and work parties assisting with specific tasks.
  6. Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with relevant Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  7. Regular communication with the Reay GC Council on issues relevant to the maintenance of the course. 

KEY ATTRIBUTES:  

To be able to carry out the duties of this post effectively and safely, candidates should be able to provide evidence of the following:

  1. Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  2. Ability to prioritise tasks and to develop a programme of work for the ongoing maintenance and development of golf course.
  3. Ability to forge good working relationships with members of the Reay GC council and volunteers.
  4. Ability to work under own initiative and without daily supervision.
  5. Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends.
  6. Willingness to undertake physically demanding tasks in all weather conditions.
  7. Working knowledge of modern turf machinery.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:     

The following skills and qualifications are desirable for the post. For candidates without the stipulated skills and qualifications, a development plan will be agreed with the Reay GC Council to address any gaps.

  1. Full driving licence.
  2. NVQ/SVQ Level 3 in Sports Turf Management (or demonstrable equivalent relevant qualifications or experience).
  3. PA1, PA2 and PA6A spraying certificates.
  4. Knowledge of basic machinery maintenance.
  5. Knowledge of basic irrigation maintenance and repair.

BENEFITS:    

The post comes with the following benefits:

  1. Competitive salary package in line with BIGGA guidelines.
  2. Free membership of Reay Golf Club.
  3. BIGGA membership.
  4. Pension scheme.
  5. Additional training and development opportunities will be made available to candidates who do not meet all the desired qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  

Applicants should submit a current CV and a covering letter stating their reasons for applying for the role, highlighting their relevant skills/experience, and details of their current renumeration and notice period by post or email to:

Post – The Captain, Reay Golf Club, Reay, Caithness, KW14 7RE,

Email – inforeay@gmail.com

For further information email inforeay@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2020

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Part time, around 25hrs per week

Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club (MEGC) is set in the heart of Edinburgh close to the city centre near to all travel links. The course was originally designed by Ben Sayers in 1907 and altered by James Braid in 1936. The course is challenging and fun, boasting fantastic views across Fife, the Lothians and many of Edinburgh’s historic landmarks.

A modern south-facing clubhouse was built in 2001 looking towards the Pentland Hills. The clubhouse offers first class facilities and catering for members and visitors alike.

The Club is looking to recruit a dynamic Club Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the Club, including administration, finance, golf course management, bar and catering.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate

  • Strong people management skills
  • Leadership, motivation, communication and marketing skills and a high level of IT literacy
  • Knowledge of employment laws and H&S legislation
  • Sound financial and commercial acumen
  • Previous experience working with a volunteer committee structure

The successful candidate will report to the Captain and Council of MEGC. A willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, to meet the demands of the position is required.

Applications via email should include a covering letter, CV and current salary and be sent to clubmanager@merchantsgolf.com. Closing date is 30th October 2020.

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Douglas Park Golf Club is located in the suburb of Bearsden, a few miles north west of Glasgow.

Founded in 1897, Douglas Park Golf Club is a mature 18 hole parkland course. The club offers an excellent membership experience with a busy clubhouse which hosts many and varied social activities.

Whilst it is very much a members club, it is also a popular destination for external functions, in particular in the local community.

The Club’s management team are committed to the delivery of the members’ strategic plan, and are now seeking a General Manager whose priorities are to:

  • Enhance the Member’s overall experience
  • By leading the whole team
  • To achieve the objectives in the club’s strategic plan

This senior management position is being handled by Contemporary Club Leadership. Please forward your CV and covering letter to Kevin Fish at CCL Ltd by emailing recruitment@ccl.services

Closing date for applications is mid-day on Friday, 6 November 2020

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Deeside Golf Club, founded in 1903, nestles on the banks of the River Dee to the West of Aberdeen City Centre.

The 27-hole facility is a welcoming, progressive and vibrant members’ club, providing an exceptional golfing and social experience for members, guests and visitors alike.

With an 8-bay Driving Range, complete with TrackMan teaching studio, chipping/putting area and a thriving Clubhouse operation, Deeside is considered to be amongst the top parkland courses in Scotland.

The Club is recruiting the services of a Head PGA Professional to manage their new in-house Pro-Shop operation.

The Club requires a highly motivated, personable, skilled and dedicated individual to work closely with the General Manager and the Club Council to successfully implement the objectives of the Club’s Strategic Plan with regard to the Pro-Shop.

This senior management position is being handled by Contemporary Club Leadership.

Applications, including current CV and covering letter, should be emailed to recruitment@ccl.services

Closing date for applications is mid-day on Friday, 6 November 2020

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Longniddry Golf Club is a friendly members links course located in the heart of Scotland’s Golf Coast.

As part of the club’s strong desire for progression and to meet its goals of being recognized as one of the top venues in area we are looking to enhance our team by recruiting two keen, enthusiastic and hardworking Apprentice Greenkeepers.

Working towards industry recognized qualifications as an Apprentice within our organization you will be given ample opportunity to progress your knowledge and understanding of the sports turf sector. From education seminars to tournament support this role offers a diverse look at all aspects of modern and traditional greenkeeping. Once enrolled on a turf related course you will work towards industry recognized qualifications with a view to progressing onto a future Assistant Greenkeepers post. On qualification you will have ample opportunity to further your career within the area or anywhere around the globe where the game is played.

Working within a team of experienced, knowledgeable and approachable green staff here at Longniddry you will receive all the encouragement you need to progress yourself and the Golf Club on to the next level.

With major improvement plans for the coming years this is a hugely exciting time to be part of the golf club’s future.

To be considered for one of the two Apprentice Greenkeeper posts available you must be reliable, diligent and hard working with a keen eye for detail. A person who enjoys physical activity and seeing the results of a planned project you will be happy to work in all weathers working as part of a group or on your own.

With a desire to increase your knowledge you will be expected to learn through self-motivated reading, formal study and active participation in the British International Greenkeepers Association.

Due to the nature of the role morning weekend work will be required on a Rota basis therefore a degree of flexibility is required. As start times are early a full driving license would be advantageous as would some knowledge of the game of Golf.

For the chosen candidate we offer a route into industry, pension benefits, works uniform, golfing privileges and subscriptions paid to be an active member of the Greenkeepers association.

 To apply for the post please send your Cover Note and CV to jayparker87@yahoo.co.uk

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Dunblane New Golf Club is a well-presented parkland golf course set in the Cathedral city of Dunblane, Central Scotland. The Club is seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated Assistant Greenkeeper with good communication skills, the ability to work both autonomously and within a dedicated team.

Working under the direction of the Course Manager or his Deputy, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the course and practice facilities are maintained to a first-class playing condition as well as assisting with numerous exciting course projects.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum of NVQ/SVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Management (or equivalent)
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace
  • A good understanding of machinery operation
  • Flexible, organised with a hands-on approach and a good team player
  • Good knowledge of modern turf machinery

The successful applicant will have an eye for detail, be self-motivated and be able to deliver the high standards expected by the club

This is a physically demanding role which requires working outdoors in all weather conditions with rostered weekend shifts

We also have a range of benefits for the successful candidate:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Full uniform & PPE provided
  • 30 days annual leave (includes bank holidays)
  • BIGGA Membership
  • Additional Training Available
  • Discounted Golf Membership

If you feel you have what it takes to succeed in this position, then click on the apply button now.

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Baberton Golf Club, are looking to recruit an apprentice greenkeeper to join our hard-working team to maintain and develop our course to the high standard expected by both membership and visitors.

The position is based on a 40 hour week annualised hours (weekends worked on a rota basis) however flexibility is essential, particularly over the busy summer months and in the lead up to major events. It will be a four-year apprenticeship ideal for a school leaver. Apprentice rates will apply to this post

Please apply in writing or by email with CV to Brian Toall, Course Manager, Baberton Golf Club, 55 Baberton Avenue, Juniper Green, EH14 5DU, manager@baberton.co.uk

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Loudoun Gowf Club is a member’s golf club which was founded in 1909 and is situated on the outskirts of Galston, East Ayrshire. Set over a parkland setting the club continues to invest in improving and renovating various areas on the course.

The position of Deputy Head Greenkeeper has become available and we are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our hard working and committed team of greens staff. The successful applicant will report to the Head Greenkeeper and will assist with the day to day maintenance of the course and have the ability to manage the team and the course in the absence of the Head Greenkeeper.

To find out more about this role, please click here. 

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An opportunity has arisen for the position of Head Greenkeeper at Greenburn Golf Club located along the Breichwater Valley in the village of Fauldhouse West Lothian.

The candidate must have:

  • Relevant Qualifications
  • Experience in Golf Course Management
  • Management of Staff
  • Financial Control
  • Management Reporting
  • The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team

This is an excellent opportunity for the candidate to further develop their career in greenkeeping.

To apply, please send a CV to administrator@greenburngolfclub.co.uk or email for more information about the role.

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Newbattle Golf Club seek a suitably experienced and qualified Chef to assume responsibility for the day to day operation of the club’s catering service.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record in providing a suitable range and quality of food for the golfer, families, visiting parties and major functions. You will be expected to seek and act upon customer feedback and take part in regular meetings in planning club activities. Flexibility, adaptability and a positive, constructive attitude is vital, as well as having an approachable and friendly personality, with excellent communication skills.

You must have intermediate food hygiene, knowledge of cooksafe procedures and be able to work as part of a team.

The post holder will be required to work an average of 40 hours per week on an annualised basis (fewer hours in the winter). A salary of £24,000 will be offered which will be based on experience. Holiday entitlement is available by negotiation. The club will seek reference for preferred candidates.

Applications by email to secretary@newbattlegolfclub.com

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