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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 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

Inorder 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]

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 28th January 2022

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Due to retirement, Scotscraig Golf Club invite applications for the post of General Manager.

Scotscraig Golf Club, a private members club, was founded in 1817 and is the 13th oldest golf club in the world.  Scotscraig Golf Club is a six-time Open Qualifier venue from 1984 to 2010 and has hosted many other prestigious tournaments such as the Scottish Seniors Championship in 2002; the Ladies Home Internationals in 2013 and in 2017; the Scottish Boys and Girls Strokeplay Championships; the 2018 Seniors Open Qualifying and hosted one of the Rose Ladies Series events in 2021.

A Business Plan has been written to take the club forward into its third century and we now seek a highly motivated, skilled and effective General Manager to help update and deliver this plan. This has to be carried out without losing focus on providing a high quality service to all who use and interact with the club on a day to day basis.

The General Manager’s role covers:

  • Excellent leadership with previous management experience
  • Excellent IT skills – MS Office packages, social media
  • Act as a role model for the Club and be quick to identify problems and solve any issues
  • An excellent communicator both verbal and written
  • Working knowledge of licensing law, employment law, health and safety legislation and risk management
  • Able to work strategically, planning ahead and meeting deadlines; adapting to changing conditions
  • Commercial acumen – a good overall understanding and interpretation of company finances
  • Experience of business development and growing revenue streams
  • Able to problem-solve, both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and consistently sound approach
  • A willingness to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the position
  • CMAE MDP qualifications

The General Manager will report directly to the Vice-Captain.

The ideal candidate will be able to provide evidence in key areas explained within the job description.

  • Management and Leadership
  • Admin
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance
  • Communications
  • Golf
  • Course

An understanding of the management of golf and an interest in the game is essential. Working towards or being in possession of the Club Managers Association qualification would also be an advantage.

This is a full time position and the salary is dependent on experience. The successful candidate must be willing to work flexible hours as required and may include evenings and weekends.

To apply please use the application form and send this marked Private and Confidential with your CV for the attention of Mr. Scott Edwards, Vice-Captain, Scotscraig Golf Club, The Clubhouse, Golf Road, Tayport, FIFE,  DD6 9DZ. A receipt of the application being received will be sent out by email.

Applications must be received by no later than 5pm on Monday 14th February 2022

If you wish to discuss the position further, please contact Vice-captain Mr. Scott Edwards on 0785 1044474 or alternatively email [email protected]

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Prestwick Golf Club was formed in 1851 and inaugurated the Open Championship in 1860. The Championship was subsequently played at the Club a further 23 times. A private members’ Club with a worldwide membership the Club continues to regularly host major amateur events.

Due to the forthcoming retirement of the current post holder, the Club wishes to appoint a Golf Reservations Manager to manage visitor bookings and to maintain the Club’s online presence through its website and social media channels.

Reporting to the Club Secretary, the main responsibilities of the post will be:

  • Managing all visitor golf enquiries
  • Overseeing the management of the tee sheet for members and visitors
  • Liaising with tour operators and visitors
  • Supporting the Club Secretary in the organisation of member competitions and events
  • Maintaining and developing the Club’s public and members’ websites
  • Maintaining the Club’s social media channels eg Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

The successful candidate will be computer literate and comfortable with the use of social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Previous experience of golf tee reservation systems would be an advantage but is not essential. As there will be significant contact with members and visitors a good telephone manner and excellent interpersonal skills are essential. While not a requirement of the post an interest in golf and its traditions would be advantageous.

This is a full time position.

To apply, you should send a letter highlighting your motivation for the role and relevant experience together with a CV to Ken Goodwin, Secretary, Prestwick Golf Club, 2 Links Road, Prestwick KA9 1QH or by e-mail to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2022

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OBJECTIVES

1. To support the delivery of the Council’s strategic and short-term goals and the Captain’s specific objectives, where applicable.

2. To ensure that members, guests and visitors are provided with a welcoming first-class service, retail experience and tuition, and up-to-date advice all aspects of golf.

3. To actively engage with the Club Manager and other heads of Department to deliver a ‘one Club’ ethos and help make Elgin Golf Club the club to join.

4. To provide advice to the Council and Club Manager on investment and development of the Club’s golfing facilities.

5. To sit on the Junior Committee, supporting the design, coaching and implementation of a junior development programme.

6. To support all aspects of club life with a can-do attitude and go the extra mile to make things happen for the good of the Club.

7. To contribute to the achievement of the Club’s financial goals and in particular that of minimizing costs and maintaining/increasing year-on-year visitor and corporate revenue.

8. To action all directions from the Club Council, Club Manager and various Committees in a timely, professional and effective manner.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Golf Operations

1. Develop tuition programmes and deliver high quality individual and group coaching to
members, juniors, guests and other interested parties.

2. Establish and operate an appropriately stocked golf shop, providing expert advice, a high quality custom fitting and club repair service delivering customer service excellence.

3. Deliver a high standard of support in golf operations, including:

a. providing expert advice on rules

b. day-to-day managing the 1st tee including starting, managing BRS, recording, posting scores, assisting with handicap management and enquiries

c. co-manage with the Club Manager the Club V1 system

d. Providing a buggy and trolley hire service

4. When appropriate, attend Council and other relevant meetings to report and or/provide advice.

5. Establish and maintain a clean, safe and tidy working environment, ensuring that Health and Safety procedures comply with up to date legislation, are effectively implemented and regularly reviewed.

6. Keep abreast of technological improvements in the industry and bring any potentially beneficial ideas to the attention of the Club Manager.

7. Offer the opportunity for members or any prospective clients or customers of the Club to play in a variety of formats, at the club and/or in tournament play.

8. Action all directions from the Club Council, Club Manager and various Committees in a timely, professional and effective manner.

B. Staff

1. Responsible for staffing the golf shop, ensuring there are sufficient staff available to meet operational needs.

2. Recruit, train and motivate new staff, ensuring that they become knowledgeable in all aspects of the Professional’s business and that of Elgin Club.

3. Manage and monitor staff to ensure customers consistently receive a first-class friendly and welcoming service, and the standards of appearance and conduct expected.

4. Keep staff abreast of Club matters and back-brief following Council and Club Manager meetings.

5. Identify individual and team general training needs, promote PGA training and CPD opportunities, ensuring that any staff undergoing training have the support needed to complete their qualifications.

C. Marketing

1. Work closely with the Club Manager to develop and deliver a coordinated sales and marketing plan.

2. Maintain an up-to-date website and, when required, provide input into the Club’s monthly newsletter.

3. Actively participate in networking opportunities, developing links with external agencies (schools, clubs, businesses etc) to promote the game of golf and the facilities at Elgin Golf Club to potential new members, juniors and societies.

4. Provide assistance in organizing corporate and marketing events (esp Open Week, ProAM and the Club’s key corporate-sponsored days).

5. Organising and conducting demo days to stimulate product sales.

6. Actively contribute to Elgin’s reputation as the Club that consistently delivers high quality coaching, custom fitting and repairs, expert advice and service in the golf shop.

We encourage prospective candidates to contact either the Club Captain – Ian Savage on [email protected] or the Club Manager – John Duguid on [email protected] or 01343 543590

Closing Date: 28th January 2022

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Full Time and Part Time vacancies at Dunnikier Park Golf

A great opportunity has arisen to join the team at Dunnikier Park Golf Club situated in Kirkcaldy.

The role will have a strong focus on retailing, coaching, custom fitting, and providing excellent customer service to both members and visitors.

There is a strong golfing and social membership along with a fantastic throughput of visitors therefore, the successful candidates preferably (but not essential) would have:

  • PGA Assistant/Trainee experience
  • Knowledge of the Golfing Industry
  • Knowledge of On-line Booking systems
  • Administration skills
  • Front line customer service skills
  • Retail experience

Essential:

  • Team player, driven, self-motivated, enthusiastic, energetic, positive attitude and hard working

These vacancies would ideally suit an experienced golfer. The position(s) will also allow ‘free time’ to play, practice and coach.

Various incentive schemes would also be available.

If you want to be part of the team and think you have the necessary qualities, please send your CV and a short covering letter to [email protected] by 31st January 2022.

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

Panmure Golf Club is a world class venue located in Carnoustie, Scotland. This year the Club will again host the regional qualifying for the Open Championship and the R&A Boys championship.

A very busy members club with over 600 members and during the season we will also welcome 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 golf and their career development, reliable, friendly & communicative with a desire to excel.

The role will require retailing, some basic marketing, coaching, club fitting, club repairs, administration and playing opportunities.

Covering letter and CV to be sent to Mr Andrew Crerar, [email protected]

Closing date: 28th January 2022

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Bothwell Castle Golf Club is a private members’ club located in Uddingston on the southeast side of Glasgow. The Club is open to members and their guests only, and as such the public cannot use the facilities unless invited. The Club has over 900 playing members, has a full membership list and a waiting list to join. It will be celebrating its centenary in 2022 with several events planned.

The Club seeks a new partner to provide catering services at the Club, buying into our vision to provide ‘familiar food exceptionally well’ to our members and their guests.

The partner will provide a daily food service covering breakfast, cakes, snacks, lunches, meals, and dinners for consumption in our lounge, spike bar, family room and function room. Our business is seasonal with service hours reflecting the golfing season of April to October when the club and course are busy, and the winter season with reduced hours of service. Our catering turnover (pre pandemic) was between £180,000 and £200,000 per annum.

The Club will provide a well-equipped and maintained kitchen, all crockery and cutlery, gas, electric and water supply, waste disposal and all serving staff. As the catering partner you will provide all kitchen staff (and be liable for all associated costs), all food purchases and the payment of a percentage fee of the turnover each month. This will be reduced based on sales targets being achieved.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to prove experience of providing ‘familiar food exceptionally well’ in a similar or commercial environment;
  • Have a flexible approach to delivering the required service;
  • Have the resources to fulfil the contract;
  • Proof all food handling staff are well trained and with the necessary food preparation, health, and hygiene certificates;
  • Have public liability insurance.

Application Process:

Please send a CV detailing your experience and how you will provide ‘familiar food exceptionally well’ to our General Manager via email at [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st January 2022

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Braehead Golf Club, founded in 1891, is a private members club with over 550 members. We are a very friendly and welcoming club, set in the heart of Scotland in the “Wee County” of Clackmannanshire.

We currently have a vacancy for a suitably experienced and highly motivated franchise caterer. The successful applicant must be able to provide a choice of good, home cooked food on a daily basis and in addition cater for the clubs various social functions, inter-club matches and society bookings throughout the year. They would also have the opportunity to provide catering for weddings and other life events should they wish.

The successful applicant must hold relevant food hygiene qualifications and although not essential, ideally have previous experience in golf club catering. They should also be enthusiastic, self-motivated, imaginative and customer friendly, while delivering a memorable dining experience to the members and guests of Braehead Golf Club.

Suitable candidates should provide a full CV detailing qualification and previous experience to:

The Secretary

Braehead Golf Club

Alloa Road

Alloa

FK10 2NT

 

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01259 725766

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 18th February 2022

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Grange & Broughty Golf Club has a busy annual golfing and social calendar for members in addition to many visiting golfers.

The club has over 900 members who enjoy the facilities including lounges, games room and dining room.   We have developed a reputation as a very welcoming and friendly place for golf and a social centre for our golfing community.  The Club enjoys themed catered events, dinners and cabaret evenings.

We seek to enhance our reputation and the experience to members and visitors through excellent catering and service.  The successful caterer will ideally have:

  • A proven record in catering management preferably at a members club or successful restaurant with resources to fulfil the contract.
  • The ability to create, prepare and deliver a high standard of catering.
  • The partner will provide a daily food service covering breakfast, snacks, lunches, meals, and dinners for consumption in our lounges, spike bar, dining room. Whilst our business reflects the golfing season of April to October the club is also busy during the winter season albeit with reduced hours of service. Our catering turnover (pre pandemic) was in excess of £150,000 per annum.
  • The Club will provide a well-equipped and maintained kitchen, all crockery, cutlery and waste disposal. As the catering partner you will provide all kitchen and waiting staff (and be liable for all associated costs), all food purchases and the payment of a percentage fee of gas, electric and water.
  • Excellent communication skills focussing on service to members and visitors with a positive attitude and responsibility to work with other staff and club management to support member services.
  • Qualifications in all Health and Safety and hygiene requirements.

This is an opportunity for an enterprising caterer who will have the acumen and vision to run their own business within the club and can achieve a seamless vision of service through imagination and resourcefulness.

Our club website illustrates the qualities of the club and enquiries will be welcomed by contacting the Managing Secretary by emailing [email protected] or contacting the club by phone: 01382 532948

Applicants should forward a CV no later than Friday 4th February 2022 with description of experience and skills necessary for the position.

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Turnhouse Golf Club Ltd is currently seeking a new partner to apply for our Catering Contract which will service members, guests, visitors, and the public. The position requires the applicant(s) to deliver all aspects of the food operation at Turnhouse Golf Club in line with our vision and standards.

Located near Edinburgh Airport, Turnhouse Golf Club is a vibrant and forward-thinking golf club with an active membership of over 800 across various categories. Our 18-hole golf club is complimented by fantastic practice facilities, creating a busy environment all year round. With a modern clubhouse and an open licence, we are capable of catering for large functions and corporate/society golf days.

There will be a requirement to provide a daily bistro style service to include short order items, breakfasts, bar snacks, light meals, cakes and dinners across our bar and lounge. In addition, we will expect our new partner to work with us to develop new and untapped business.

Operating with a current catering turnover of around £120,000 per annum, there is a fantastic opportunity for our new partner to substantially increase this figure with the delivery of a high quality, consistent service along with the introduction of new ideas. Our membership is very supportive and there is a development of 2,000 houses being built on our doorstep within the next couple of years. We have an ambitious strategy to maximise this opportunity and are therefore looking to work in partnership with a highly motivated caterer to develop what is an already viable and successful business.

Requirements for the ideal candidate:

  • Hold appropriate food preparation and health & hygiene certificates
  • The ability to consistently deliver high quality food alongside a customer-focused front of house service
  • Experience in providing a similar catering service elsewhere
  • Excellent entrepreneurial, communication and marketing skills
  • A flexible and proactive approach to our club’s catering requirements
  • A business structure that allows your team to deliver our club’s requirements within manageable working time requirements.

Turnhouse Golf Club will provide and maintain a fully equipped kitchen and will sign an agreement for a period to be mutually agreed. Suitable candidates should provide a full CV detailing qualifications and previous experience to the General Manager – [email protected]

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Southerness Golf Club is a Championship Links Course that sits on the shores of the Solway Firth in Southwest Scotland. Dominated by fine natural grasses the course has earned a fantastic reputation and consistently features in an array of Top 100 ratings.

We are looking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic and self motivated person to join our Greenkeeping team on a full time basis. We can consider someone with experience in greenkeeping or indeed someone who wishes to embark on a career in greenkeeping. In either case full training will be given.

The successful candidate will benefit from:

  • A competitive salary plus weekend overtime on a rostered basis
  • 29 days annual holiday
  • Full uniform and PPE
  • Pension

A job description and person specification is available on request from [email protected] and you will require these before submitting a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the desirable and essential requirements within the person specification. These will be submitted to [email protected]

Closing Date: 31st January 2022

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Tillicoultry Golf Club is looking to recruit a reliable and competent Assistant Greenkeeper to aid our current Head Greenkeeper and continue the ongoing course development.

The ideal candidate should be competent:

  • Operate course maintenance equipment as directed observing safe-operating procedures at all times.
  • Implement daily course set-up requirements involving mowing greens, tees, fairways, and roughs with the specified equipment.
  • Implement all cultivation operations including aeration, top dressing, scarification, sward refinement to all playing surfaces.
  • Set tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintain ball washers; replace tee towels and flags.
  • Assist with grow in and establishment of greens, tees and fairways.
  • Apply all fertiliser, supplements, and turf protection products accurately in accordance with legislation and best practice.
  • Implement all maintenance practices in accordance with environmental best practice.
  • Work with external community groups and project partners.
  • Implement daily machinery set up involving height of cut, daily checks, routine maintenance.
  • Ensure that the equipment cooling system is working at all times; refill fuel and oil daily; clean equipment daily; and report equipment problems or failures to the Deputy Golf Course Manager immediately.
  • Provide basic preventive maintenance on equipment.

Tillicoultry Golf Club is located 20 minutes from Stirling and under an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Job Type: Part-time (15-25 hours per week, overtime potential)

Salary: £11.25 per hour

To apply, please send a CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 13th February 2022

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