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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

With the support of DPSM Consultants, the Fife Golf Trust is now seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Chief Executive Officer.

The Fife Golf Trust is a charitable trust established in April 2011, which is responsible for the operation and management of seven golf courses in Fife. As CEO of Fife Golf Trust, you will be responsible for the management of the operations of the Trust as well as setting its overall vision, planning and delivery. The role involves a high level of responsibility, with pivotal decision making affecting the future of the Trust and its many stakeholders and employees.

Applicants should possess and can demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Significant experience in managing short and long term Business Plans (Income and expenditure budgets) across diverse budgets and a track record of delivery.
  • Strong financial management and interpretative skills. The ability to read P&L accounts and Balance Sheets is essential. Significant experience in setting budgets. Appropriate Management/Financial qualifications desirable.
  • Comfortable presenting to groups as well as the media in written and verbal formats on all aspects of company business.
  • Management and appropriate level HR skills, knowledge and training. HR qualifications desirable along with a demonstrable understanding of public sector ethos and values.
  • Excellent demonstrable record of effective partnership working.
  • IT skills – highly skilled and proficient in the use of relevant IT software and hardware. Experience of leading major change projects involving IT systems is desirable.
  • A strong analytical mind-set with excellent numeracy skills and ability to provide ROI reports.
  • Experience of developing marketing and sales strategies with a track record of success in revenue and participation.
  • Clear understanding of course maintenance priorities for customer and awareness of environmental targets being set by leading golf operators.
  • Good understanding of golfer and club culture whilst recognising the barriers to progress. Awareness of the efforts being made by golfs governing bodies to deliver necessary change. Experience of successfully delivering changes that have faced resistance from cultural/traditional norms is desirable.

Application Process:

To apply, please email a CV and supporting statement to Douglas Philip, Managing Director at DPSM Consultants via [email protected].

Application deadline – 24th June 2022

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Hamilton Golf Club is set within parkland adjacent to Chatelherault Country Park. It is widely regarded as one of the foremost golf clubs in Lanarkshire with around 900 members. Whilst primarily a members’ golf club with a rich tradition, we warmly welcome guests and visitors. Founded in 1892, our club located to its present Riccarton site in 1925 with the course layout developed by the renowned course designer, James Braid. In recent years significant investment has gone into our course with the installation of capillary concrete bunkers and extensive primary and secondary drainage work. The Club operates with a greenkeeping team consisting of a Course Manager, a Deputy Course Manager and five greenkeeping staff.

Required Attributes:

  • Golf course management experience, either in a deputy head greenkeeper, head greenkeeper or course manager role.
  • Ability to make decisions based on data.
  • Excellent understanding of agronomy.
  • Ability to manage staff including training and development.
  • Excellent course presentation skills.
  • Full understanding of irrigation systems and drainage.
  • Ability to manage a machinery fleet.
  • Competent in relevant IT skills.
  • Management skills relating to golf course health and safety.

Specifics:

  • Remuneration will be based on skill level, qualifications and experience.
  • Accommodation can be made available if required.

To apply (or for a full Job Description) please send CV and covering letter to Managing Secretary, Karen Sweeney via [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st July 2022

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Maverston Golf Club are looking to recruit a Club Manager to head up the clubhouse team.

Maverston Golf Courses offer a unique experience for all golfers consisting of a Par 71 18-hole course and a 9-hole Par 3 course located only minutes from Elgin. We pride ourselves with being inclusive, friendly, and welcoming, and providing an enjoyable golfing challenge for all levels of golfer.

Maverston Golf Courses are a subsidiary of ANM Group who have continued to investment in the golf course and green-keeping equipment and have seen a considerable growth in membership and visitor revenue. We look forward to appointing a new Club Manager to continue the growth we are experiencing.

The Club Manager will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the day-to-day activities at the club, growing the membership and working with Business Development and Course Manager to secure new business opportunities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant operational experience in the Golf industry including strong sales and marketing skills. This is a hands-on position, and the successful candidate will require excellent communication and organisational skills.

The remuneration package will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s level of experience.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Caroline Mackie, HR Co-ordinator, ANM Group Ltd, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5XZ or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 6th June 2022

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Thornton Golf Club is seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual for the role of General Manager who has proven management experience and business acumen. As a key member of the Club’s Management Committee, the job holder will be responsible for the Club’s administrative, finance and facilities activities and continuing to improve Club operations and service levels to members.

Situated in the heart of Fife and founded in 1921, Thornton Golf Club is a Par 70, tree lined parkland golf course.

Reporting to the Club’s Treasurer, the role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the financial records of the Club through input to the Sage accounting system and the production of a monthly trial balance.
  • Liaising with the Club Treasurer on the preparation of monthly accounts and other important administrative and financial matters.
  • Managing payroll, PAYE and VAT returns.
  • Managing and controlling all daily cash and banking transactions.
  • Maintaining the Club’s operational policies 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.
  • Managing the Club’s marketing strategy and other internal and external communications.
  • Managing and maintaining the Club’s website.
  • Managing membership data and subscription collection.
  • Representing the Club effectively in its dealings with all third parties to drive revenue and provide effective cost control.
  • Undertaking facilities management including the organisation of buildings maintenance and the carrying out of minor repairs.
  • Participate as a member of the Club’s Management Committee.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A strong track record in effectively managing a service-based organisation.
  • An understanding of the operational and governance structure of a private members’ golf club.
  • Excellent management and administrative skills.
  • Strong IT skills with a knowledge of accounting, VAT, payroll and club management systems and software.
  • A flexible approach to working hours.

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage in a friendly and professional manner with members, visitors, suppliers and sponsors.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, progressive individual with a high standard of work, a keen eye for detail and a “can do” attitude.

Remuneration:

  • Salary will be in line with the market and commensurate with experience. The package includes Club membership.

To apply for the position please send a covering letter and CV to David Rae, Secretary, Thornton Golf Club at [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 5th June 2022

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An historic links course, firmly established in the top 100 UK & Ireland courses.

Our traditional links layout provides a fantastic balance of challenge and fun with views of the sea from all 18 holes and a stunning stretch of three coastal holes hugging the shoreline.

The Elie Links is home to several historical local clubs that date back to the late 1800’s although golf has been played on the links since the late 1500’s, making it one of the oldest in the world. The facility welcomes 1,200 members and over 4,000 visitors every year.

Following the retirement of the current job holder, the Club is looking to appoint a new Assistant Manager who will:

  • Manage the administrative function of the club
  • Deliver an outstanding customer experience as one of the main points of contact for members and visitors
  • Act on behalf of the Club Manager in their absence

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to get involved in club management for the first time or develop their skills and experience within the industry at a top 100 club.

Reporting directly to the Club Manager you will gain experience in all aspects of managing the club, and receive encouragement for your continued professional development.

This is a full time post with occasional weekend work and in order to meet these challenges the successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • A proven record in office administration & organisational skills
  • A willingness to learn new skills as the role evolves
  • An outgoing personality to positively influence others

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

Closing date for applications: Mid-day on Thursday 16th June 2022

Interviews on Monday 20 June

This 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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Assistant required for PGA Pro at Crow Wood Golf Club, Garnkirk Policies, Muirhead, Glasgow G69 9JF.

Role would include sales and stock control in Pro shop, tee bookings for daily and competition times, check-in of players, Junior coaching and golf range operations.

Crow Wood is a James Braid parkland course within half an hour of Glasgow, with two putting greens, practice area and Golf Range. There is a successful Junior coaching programme in place and an opportunity to widen this to adult beginners, one-on-one lessons and establish own client base.

Hours variable as seasonal dependent and can be negotiated.

If interested please apply to:

General Manager, Crow Wood Golf Club, Garnkirk Policies, Muirhead, Glasgow G69 9JF. Email: [email protected]

Closing date to apply: 31st May 2022

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We have a vacancy to join the team as an Assistant Professional here at Longniddry Professional Shop.

Longniddry Golf Club is a very busy Links Golf Course situated on Scotland’s Golf Coast East Lothian, 12 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. The club is a former Open qualifying, and Scottish Open Qualifying venue.

This is an excellent opportunity for a pro-active individual to develop their career. The role will include working as part of a team in a busy retail facility where we aim to provide excellent customer service to all members and visitors who come to the golf club. Longniddry provides many different coaching opportunities offering great earning potential for the correct candidate.

The preferred candidate would have experience in the following areas:

  • Day to day golf operations
  • Golf coaching which includes both individual group lessons
  • Custom fitting using Foresight Technology
  • Club repairs

For any further information or to apply please send a CV and Cover Letter to Colin Fairweather at [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2022

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Fairmont St Andrews has two championship golf courses and is a Final open qualifying and European tour host venue.

We require a full time permanent qualified Deputy Head Greenkeeper to join the team to assist in providing and maintaining 1st class standards across the courses and grounds. The successful candidate will report to the Head Greenkeeper. This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding greens team and contribute to the continued improvement of our links style cliff top courses.

Key Responsibilities and preferred requirements:

  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace.
  • Work alongside Head greenkeeper to ensure high levels of presentation are met.
  • Deputise for Head Greenkeeper in his absence.
  • Highly motivated and productive with a strong work ethic.
  • Be able to motivate the staff to ensure maximum productivity and quality.
  • Ability to undertake daily turf maintenance and preparation to high standards, and with attention to detail.
  • Work based qualification, level 3 as minimum.
  • 6 yrs minimum experience.
  • Supervision and delegation of tasks to more junior members of the team.
  • Be able to use a wide range of machinery and equipment.
  • The ability to work on their own or within the team of green staff.
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, and guests.

Salary: Based on experience

Perks and Benefits include: Golf privileges, Staff uniform, Access to hotel staff canteen and other hotel facilities such a gym and spa. Discounted hotel rooms.

Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected] (Head Greenkeeper)

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Fairmont St Andrews has two championship golf courses and is a Final open qualifying and European tour host venue.

We require a full time permanent qualified Senior Greenkeeper to join the team to assist in providing and maintaining 1st class standards across the courses and grounds. The successful candidate will report to the Head Greenkeeper. This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding greens team and contribute to the continued improvement of our links style cliff top courses.

Key Responsibilities and preferred requirements:

  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace.
  • Highly motivated and productive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to undertake daily turf maintenance and preparation to high standards, and with attention to detail.
  • Work based qualification, level 2 as minimum, preferably level 3.
  • 5 yrs minimum experience.
  • Supervision and delegation of tasks to more junior members of the team.
  • Be able to use a wide range of machinery and equipment.
  • The ability to work on their own or within the team of green staff.
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, and guests.

Salary: Based on experience

Perks and Benefits include: Golf privileges, Staff uniform, Access to hotel staff canteen and other hotel facilities such a gym and spa. Discounted hotel rooms.

Closing Date: 17th June 2022

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected] (Head Greenkeeper)

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Fairmont St Andrews has two championship golf courses and is a Final open qualifying and European tour host venue.

We require a full time permanent qualified Assistant Greenkeeper to join the team to assist in providing and maintaining 1st class standards across the courses and grounds. The successful candidate will report to the Head Greenkeeper. This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding greens team and contribute to the continued improvement of our links style cliff top courses.

Key Responsibilities and preferred requirements:

  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace.
  • Highly motivated and productive with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to undertake daily turf maintenance and preparation to high standards, and with attention to detail.
  • Work based qualification, level 2 as minimum.
  • 2 to 3yrs minimum experience.
  • Be able to use a wide range of machinery and equipment.
  • The ability to work on their own or within the team of green staff.
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues, supervisors, and guests.

Salary: Based on experience

Perks and Benefits include: Golf privileges, Staff uniform, Access to hotel staff canteen and other hotel facilities such a gym and spa. Discounted hotel rooms.

Closing Date: 17th June 2022

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected] (Head Greenkeeper)

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Cathcart Castle Golf Club was established 1895 and is one of the oldest in the south side of Glasgow. The James Braid designed golf course is played over undulating parkland and offers a challenge to all levels of golfers. The course is surrounded by picturesque and panoramic views of the City of Glasgow, Campsie Fells and beyond.

We are currently looking to hire an enthusiastic and motivated assistant greenkeeper to join our experienced team. You will be responsible for supporting the Head Greenkeeper with the upkeep of the course to the highest possible standard.

Ideal candidate will preferably have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the game of golf
  • A keen eye for presentation and detail
  • An SVQ/NVQ level 2 in sport turf management or equivalent
  • PA1/PA2/PA6 Spraying Certificates
  • Experience of operating a wide array of golf course machinery
  • Flexible hours, including weekends

The salary (paid monthly) will be commensurate with the abilities of the successful applicant and a contributory pension and 29 days annual leave will be included.

Applicants should submit their CV & covering letter, experience and relevant qualifications to the Managing Secretary, Alan Pollock, by email to [email protected]

Closing Date – 17th June 2022

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David Lloyd Rouken Glen is looking for an Assistant Greenkeeper to work at their busy 18 holes golf course and leisure club. Duties will involve undertaking a wide range of Greenkeeping duties under the supervision of the Head Greenkeeper and general maintenance of the leisure clubs surrounding grounds/gardens.

The successful applicant will have experience of working outdoors in a grounds maintenance role.

Experience of working on golf courses would be a distinct advantage.

In return we offer the following:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Uniform/PPE
  • Discount of food/drink
  • Free car parking
  • Use of leisure facility

Job Type: Full-time

Immediate start

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to our Golf Manager at [email protected]

Closing date: 30th July 2022

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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)
  • Ideally you will have PA1, PA2 or PA6 certificates
  • 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 starting at £21,000+
  • 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.

Wesley Saunders

Course Manager

Dunblane New Golf Club

[email protected]

Closing Date – 5th June 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at Helensburgh Golf Club.

Established in 1893, HGC is a James Braid designed 18-hole moorland course situated near Loch Lomond. We are looking for a qualified, highly motivated, career driven and experienced individual to join our team of greenkeepers to help take the course to the next level.

Reporting directly to the Course Manager, you should have proven ability as an assistant greenkeeper and be able to work under pressure and respond proactively to the varied requirements of a busy golf club. Attention to detail and a flexible approach (includes weekend work on a rotational basis), the successful candidate will have an excellent work ethic, positive attitude along with good communication skills.

Competitive salary based on experience along with pension contributions.

Closing date: 21st June 2022

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Job Title: Seasonal Greenkeeper

Reporting to: Course Manager

Duration of Post: Seasonal (Apr-Oct)

Working Hours: 20-40 hours per week

Start Date: TBC

Main Purpose of Role

To carry out ground maintenance duties as directed, ensuring that the courses are at all times presented in the best possible condition. By consistently demonstrating our values-led approach, our customers and colleagues always experience quality interactions and service.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cutting playing surfaces, moving markers, raking bunkers and carrying out turf refinement work to ensure that the course is at all times presented in the best possible condition.
  • To operate grass cutting machinery safely and effectively, care and maintenance of machinery and the reporting of loss or damage to line manager according to Links policy and procedure.
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects and assignments as required.
  • Adherence to all Links policies and procedures.
  • To work within the Health & Safety, COSHH, Risk Assessment and HAVS Assessment guidelines at all times.
  • Participate in weekend working rota.
  • Any other duties that may be required.

Person Specification

This section details the attributes e.g. skills, knowledge/qualifications and competencies which are required in order to undertake the full remit of this post.

Attributes Essential Desirable Means of Assessment
 

Education & Qualifications

 

 

Good basic education

 

 

SVQ/NVQ 2 in Sports Turf Maintenance or equivalent

PA1, 2 & 6 Spraying Certificates

 

CV and interview
Experience & Knowledge  

Experience of working as a greenkeeper

Basic golf knowledge

 

CV and interview
 

Competencies & Skills

 

 

Effective communication skills

Ability to work on own or as part of a team, to follow procedures and direction

Attention to detail

 

Experience in the use of golf course machinery

Current full driving licence

CV, interview and references
 

Other Attributes/Abilities

 

 

Self-Motivated

Positive, can do attitude

Reliable

 

 

 

Interview

Essential Criteria – requirements without which a candidate would not be able to undertake the full remit of the role. Applicants who have not clearly demonstrated in their application that they possess the essential requirements will normally be rejected at the short listing stage.

Desirable Criteria – requirements which would be useful for the candidate to hold. When short listing, these criteria will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements.

Obligations as an Employee

  • You have a duty to carry out your work in a safe manner in order not to endanger yourself or anyone else by your acts or omissions.
  • You are required to comply with Links health and safety policy as it relates to your work activities, and to take appropriate action in case of an emergency.
  • You are responsible for applying Links equality and diversity policies and principles in your own area of responsibility and in your general conduct.
  • You have a responsibility to promote high levels of customer service within your own area of work.
  • You should be adaptable to change, and be willing to acquire new skills and knowledge as applicable to the needs of the role.
  • You may, with reasonable notice, be required to work within other areas of SAL.
  • You have the responsibility to engage with Links commitment to Environmental Sustainability in order to reduce its waste, energy consumption and carbon footprint.

Other Information

To apply for this position, please submit a CV and covering letter to [email protected]

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