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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 [email protected] with job description, club logo and deadlines. Alternatively, contact the office on 01334 466 477.

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Job Vacancies

Due to the current post holder leaving to take up a position at a British Open Venue, we have an exciting vacancy for a Full-time Head Greenkeeper.

Located on the outskirts of Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, Torwoodlee Golf Club is a stunning 18-hole parkland course, with over 100 years of history.

Visit our website: www.torwoodleegolfclub.co.uk for more information about our club.

We offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate to the skills and experience of the successful applicant.  The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in a senior greenkeeping role, be motivated and have a ‘hands on’ approach.

A full job description can be found here.

Applications are to be submitted by email to [email protected] with the subject “Head Greenkeeper Application”  and should include an up-to-date C.V, and the contact details of 2 referees.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd April 2021

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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 please apply now

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Prestonfield Golf Club is looking for a seasonal greenkeeper/groundsperson to work along side the greenkeeping team and assisting in the day to day maintenance of the golf course for the spring/summer period.
The successful candidate should have their own transport and have a flexible approach to working rotas (5 days out of 7 including weekends).

Hours: 39 per week
Start date: 1 May (or earlier)

Please email CV and covering letter to: [email protected]

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Prestonfield Golf Club, 10 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh is currently looking for an Assistant Greenkeeper – minimum SVQ level 2 in Sports Turf Management or equivalent with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in greenkeeping.

Skills include:

✓ Knowledge of golf course operations ✓ Understanding of machinery operation ✓ Knowledge of the game of golf
✓ Knowledge of Health & Safety

✓ PA1/PA2/ PA6 spraying certificates (desirable) ✓ First Aid Training (desirable)

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team who has a positive attitude and proactive work ethic along with a flexible approach to working rotas (5 days out of 7 including weekends). You should feel comfortable working in a team or on your own and be interested in continued personal development. Ideally you are also a golfer.

Daily Tasks will include the following (but is not exhaustive)

✓ Mowing greens, tees, approaches, rough and semi-rough ✓ Maintaining bunkers
✓ Scarifying/verti-cutting, coring and aerating turf
✓ Irrigation/drainage

✓ Identifying and controlling pests and turf disorders/disease ✓ Application of fertilisers, chemicals, top dressing, etc
✓ Preparing machinery for use
✓ Routine machinery maintenance

✓ Tree Maintenance
In return Prestonfield Golf Club offers:

✓ Pension scheme
✓ PPE clothing
✓ Free golf
✓ Training and development opportunities

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send your CV and cover letter to: [email protected]

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Greenkeeper Vacancy – Golspie Golf Club

Golspie Golf Club was formed in 1889 and is located in East Sutherland, a scenic corner of the Scottish Highlands.  It is known to combine natural beauty with intelligent design and has a growing reputation as a course prepared to the highest standard.

The Club is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join the greenkeeping team, who play a central role in ensuring that the golf course is maintained to the highest standard.

Day-to-Day tasks include the following but not exclusively so:

  • Routine Golf Course Maintenance
  • Preparing machinery for use
  • Undertaking routine machinery maintenance

Applicants will ideally possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Minimum SVQ level 2 in sports turf management or equivalent
  • Several years’ experience in greenkeeping
  • Spraying certificates PA1, PA2, PA6
  • A good working knowledge of machinery operations and maintenance including servicing
  • Chainsaw certificate desirable but not essential
  • A sound knowledge of Health & Safety
  • First aid certificate desirable but not essential

Personal Qualities

The following personal qualities are desirable:

  • Ability to work in a team and on your own
  • Good communication skills
  • Willingness to learn

The post offers the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Golf course membership
  • Staff Uniform
  • Further training and development opportunities for the successful candidate.

Please send your CV with covering letter to: [email protected]

Additional information, if required, available from

  • Muir Ross, Head Greenkeeper 07766 644014
  • William MacBeath, Captain 07799 402788

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th April 2021

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We are looking to recruit an experienced First Assistant Greenkeeper to join our greenkeeping team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Mowing & maintaining all areas of the estate to high standards our members & guests expect
  • Aeration of greens, tees & fairways as planned
  • Maintain & look after any machinery used

The successful candidate must have:

  • Motivation & ability to work independently
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills
  • Ambition to drive & develop yourself
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Good Health & Safety in relation to golf course operation

Although the job is primarily greenkeeping, other duties in and around the clubhouse may be required as necessary.

Qualification Requirements:

  • NVQ level 3 preferred
  • PA1, PA2 & PA6
  • Chainsaw
  • First Aid

You will also need a full UK driving license.

If you have what it takes, then please click on the APPLY button now!

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Old Course Ranfurly GC is a Moorland course with a number of challenging holes, set in beautiful surroundings within Bridge of Weir.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our greenkeeping team.

We are about to implement a 3 year course improvement plan and require an individual with the drive and skill set to assist in the successful implementation of that project.

This position will report to the Head Greenkeeper.

You will be required to perform the following duties:

Safe use of the portable and mechanised equipment

Mowing, Scarifying/Verti-cutting, Hollow Coring & Irrigation work

Preparing machinery for use

Undertaking routine machinery maintenance

This list is not exhaustive and will also be required to assist with any of the normal tasks associated with maintaining a golf course to a high standard.

Ideally the successful Applicant should have:

Level 3 qualification in sports turf management or equivalent

Have several years of experience in Greenkeeping

A good working knowledge of machinery operations and maintenance

A sound knowledge of Health & Safety

Being Fit & Healthy is a prerequisite

Personal Qualities:

Drive to improve standards on the course and your own skill set.

Ability to work in a team and on your own and a Willingness to learn.

On offer is:

Competitive salary and further training and development opportunities for the successful candidate.

Please post or email your CV with covering letter to :

Kelvin Murphy

Club Manager
Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club

[email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th April 2021

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Sandyhills Golf Club is a well presented, challenging parkland golf course situated in Glasgow’s East End near Mount Vernon. The club are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Greenkeeper to join our hard working and committed team.

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

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of greenkeeping experience
  • Minimum NVQ Level 2 Sports Turf Management Qualification
  • PA1, PA2A and PA6 Spraying Certificates
  • Good understanding of machinery operation
  • Work well on their own and as part of a successful team
  • Interested in continued personal development
  • Flexible approach to work as rota-based weekend work is required

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

  • Competitive salary
  • Full uniform and PPE provided
  • BIGGA membership
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities

If you meet the criteria and are interested in this position then please click on the APPLY button now.

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Prestwick St Cuthbert now has an enviable reputation as a fabulous mature Parkland course, with picturesque fairways, challenging layout and excellent greens.

We find ourselves ever more popular as a venue for county and regional championships as well as increasing numbers of visitors who enjoying playing here. We were delighted and honoured to have been chosen by Scottish Golf to co-host, along with Prestwick Golf Club, the 2017 Scottish Amateur Championships.

The club is seeking an individual to be an integral part of the administration and pro shop team, working closely with the Club Manager and enhancing both the members and visitors experience.

Applicant should have a background in administrative duties and a thorough understanding of the operational demands of a private members club.

The post offered is for 30 hours per week and an attractive package commensurate with experience is on offer to the successful candidate.

Please forward your CV and covering letter to David McLure at [email protected] 

Deadline for applications is 23/04/21

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Callander Golf Club was formed in 1890 and is situated in the Trossachs which is widely regarded as the gateway to the highlands. With stunning views from all over the course it could be said that it is one of the most picturesque courses in the area and this in turn leads to a large number of visiting golfers on a yearly basis.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our greenkeeping team, who play an important role in ensuring that the golf course is maintained to the highest standard.

THE DAY TO DAY TASKS WILL INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

            . Mowing greens, tees, approaches, rough and semi-rough.

. Scarifying/Verti-cutting and aerating turf

. Irrigating turf

. Applying nutrition and top dressing

. Identifying and controlling weeds/pests

. Identifying and control of turf diseases and disorders

. Changing holes

. Maintaining Bunkers

. Moving tee markers

. Preparing machinery for use

. Undertaking routine machinery maintenance

APPLICANTS WILL IDEALLY POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

. Minimum SVQ level 2 in sports turf management or equivalent

. Several years experience in greenkeeping

. Spraying certificates PA1, PA2, PA6

. A good working knowledge of machinery operations and maintenance including servicing

. Chainsaw certificate desirable but not essential

. A sound knowledge of Health & Safety

. First aid certificate desirable but not essential

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

            . Ability to work in a team and on your own

. Good communication skills

. Willingness to learn

THE POSITON OFFERS THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

            . Competitive salary

. Pension scheme

. Golf course membership

. Staff Uniform

. Further training and development opportunities for the successful candidate.

. Travel allowance

PLEASE SEND YOUR CV WITH COVERING LETTER TO:

Grant Donaldson

Head Greenkeeper

[email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th April 2021

 

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We are looking to fill various roles within our Greenkeeping department, permanent and seasonal.

You will be an integral part of the Golf Department and will work with the existing team. Your duties will involve day to day preparation of the resort grounds (Golf courses and landscaping) to ensure they meet the required standard. Grounds maintenance will be performed on our 2 championship courses the driving range and the surrounding landscaped areas. You will be required to work the occasional weekend.

You must be able to work as part of a team and alone and have a passion for Golf. Experience is an asset.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: Dependant on experience
Benefits: Excellent company benefits

Please click below to apply or for more information.

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Ratho Park Golf Club is situated five minutes from Edinburgh Airport, twenty minutes from the city centre and accessible from all main roads approaching Edinburgh.  Our easy walking parkland course is bounded on two sides by the Union Canal, is completely encircled by trees and therefore provides a challenge to all standards of golfers.

Ratho Park Golf Club requires a seasonal greenkeeper to work along side the Greenkeeping team in maintaining and day to day run of the golf course.

Any successful applicant must have their own transport and be willing to work weekend mornings.  Some experience of grass machinery is desirable but full training will be given.

Hours: 42.5 plus weekend overtime

Salary: Dependant on Experience

Email a C.V. with covering letter to [email protected]

Closing Date: 15th April 2021

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Glasgow Golf Club – The premier private members golf club in the West of Scotland, providing two championship courses and first class clubhouses for the modern golfing family.

Founded in 1787, Glasgow GC is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. The club has a steady, open membership of over 1,300 including 675 ordinary members and continues to host numerous national and international championships.

Following a devastating fire in 2018, the club took the opportunity to reconfigure the premises to ensure that the new clubhouse, which opens this summer, is fit for purpose for current and future needs.

The Club’s Council are also looking forwards and will invite the successful candidate to manage all aspects of running the club, including the line management of the Course and Clubhouse Managers at Killermont and Gailes venues, plus liaison with the club’s Golf Professional. Their role will be to:

  • Lead the whole team
  •  To enhance the Member’s overall experience
  • Achieve the objectives in the club’s strategic vision

Closing date for applications is mid-day on Friday 9th April 2021.

In order to meet these challenges the successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • A proven record in effectively managing a service-based organisation
  • A thorough understanding of the operational and governance demands of a private members golf club
  • An outgoing personality to positively influence the performance of others

An attractive package commensurate with experience is on offer to the successful candidate.

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:

[email protected]

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Craigielaw GC are looking to employ a Clubhouse Manager to join the management team and be responsible for the day-to-day food & beverage operation at the club. The successful applicant will need to be experienced, hard working, reliable and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills. Previous experience of managing a food and beverage operation is essential as is a proven track record of working within a management structure

The Club:

Craigielaw GC is located in Aberlady, East Lothian on Scotlands Golf Coast. The club boasts an 18 hole championship links course, 6 hole academy course, driving range, Titleist National Fitting Centre, 32 bedroom lodge, restaurant, 2 lounges and bar.

The Role:

The role is hands-on and requires excellent interpersonal skills plus an absolute focus on delivering to expectations.  The club has a strong reputation for a warm welcome, good food and a friendly atmosphere, we have many different customers including members, residents and visiting members of the public all of whom have varying requirements but all have high expectations, you and your team will be able to deal with these variables.

You should have ambition to take the food and beverage operation forward at the club and you will be expected to analyse the operation and work with the management team to ensure the department is constantly maintaining standards and indeed improving on them.

Experience, Skills and Competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in managing a food and beverage operation.
  • Hold a current personal licence or be willing to attain one.
  • Have the ability/experience to handle different situations in a friendly and positive manner.
  • Train and inspire your team to achieve the objectives set by the management team.
  • You should have strong communication skills.
  • A high level of knowledge of health and safety, employment, and other legislation relevant to a food and beverage operation.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

Remuneration:

An attractive salary package commensurate with experience is on offer.

  • Pension Scheme
  • Membership of the Club
  • Accommodation could be available with the role.

Application Process

To apply candidates should email a letter highlighting their current role, relevant experience, CV and details of your current remuneration.

Contact: Derek Scott, General Manager, Craigielaw GC

E: [email protected] 

Application deadline: Monday 19th April

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Liberton Golf Club is an 18 hole golf course in the heart of Edinburgh established in 1920. We have a vibrant and healthy membership and are well known for our excellent course conditions throughout the year. We are currently looking to expand our greenkeeping team and require a dynamic individual to fulfil this position.

SVQ level 2/3 or equivalent Assistant Greenkeeper

As an SVQ level 2 Greenkeeper working at Liberton Golf Club, you will join our team of experienced Greenkeepers who are responsible for the maintenance and development of our golf course and associated areas.

Over the course of the employment you will gain experience of all aspects of golf course management and maintenance and will have the opportunity to be introduced to all golf course equipment and machinery.

Greenkeepers work early mornings and in all weather conditions and are involved in physically demanding work so these are things you can also expect to experience as an integral part of the Greenkeeping team.

You will be required to work annualized hours which has an average of 39 hours per week with paid weekend overtime on a rota basis.

In addition you will benefit from:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid weekend overtime
  • Free uniform
  • Free Golf

The day to day tasks will include:

  • Mowing banks, rough and semi rough areas, surrounds and approaches, tees, greens and fairways
  • Scarifying/verti-cutting and aerating turf
  • Applying nutrition and top dressing
  • Repairing divots
  • Irrigating turf
  • Identifying and controlling weeds/Identifying and controlling pests
  • Identifying and control of turf diseases and disorders
  • Preparing ground to establish turf
  • Identifying grasses on the golf course
  • Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair
  • Moving tee markers
  • Maintaining bunkers
  • Maintaining golf course furniture
  • Changing holes
  • Rolling turf
  • Driving a tractor with implements
  • Undertaking routine machine maintenance
  • Preparing machinery for use

Essential skills

  • Basic knowledge of golf course operations
  • Knowledge of the game of golf
  • Knowledge of machinery
  • SVQ level 2 sports turf maintenance or equivalent

Desired skills but not essential

  • SVQ level 3
  • Full driving license
  • Pa1/Pa2/Pa6 spraying certificates
  • Chainsaw certificates
  • First aid trained

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive mental attitude and a desire to learn
  • Keen eye for detail

Please send your CV with covering letter to:

Joe Loffelmann (Course Manager)

[email protected]

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Haggs Castle Golf Club is one of Glasgow’s finest golf courses and has a long and proud history of presenting a fun and challenging golf course in excellent condition.

Haggs Castle Golf Club is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join their greens team. This is a great opportunity for anyone that is interested in a career in greenkeeping whilst working alongside a talented and ambitious team.

The successful candidate will work closely with the team and their skills will be developed on the job in addition to training and education opportunities.

Essential qualities: –

  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Ability to contribute to the team to assist the delivery of goals
  • A passion and knowledge of the game of golf
  • Reliability and good timekeeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated

This role includes some weekend work and flexibility is required as there are times throughout the year where the demand on the course is greater than others.

A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful candidate.

If you would like to start your journey in this exciting career, please apply now!

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Shotts Golf Club are inviting tenders for the operation of the Food and Beverage facilities at the club.  Drinks, meals and snacks are to be provided throughout our 80 cover dining room and 60 seater lounge.

Applicants must hold current ‘personal licence’ and REHIS Elementary Food hygiene certificate.

Expressions of interest should be directed to Chris Keegan, Secretary, at [email protected] for more details.

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