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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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Craigielaw GC are looking to employ a Head Greenkeeper to strengthen the team and be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the greenkeeping team.

The successful applicant will need to be experienced, hard working, reliable and highly motivated. Be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to integrate into a small team. Previous team management skills are not essential but we seek someone with the character and skills to take responsibility for decision making and leadership when called upon. They will need to demonstrate a professional and modern approach to greenkeeping, the ability to communicate, lead & develop others in the team.

The Candidate:

The role is hands-on and requires a combination of ‘golf course’ understanding, excellent interpersonal skills plus an absolute focus on delivering to expectations. You will thrive working in the club environment where the need to prioritise and manage multiple tasks to defined objectives is key, whilst being diplomatic and inclusive.

You should have the ambition to push the levels of attainment in every area that go to building the known standing and reputation of Craigielaw GC on the regional and national scenes. You should be a proven leader of teams of people plus be able to work within the management team, for the greater good of the Club.

Experience, Skills and Competencies:

  • 5-10 years’ experience of and a good understanding of links golf course management
  • Possess a wealth of technical green-keeping and agronomy skills together with impeccable standards of course preparation nurtured over many years.
  • Have the ability/experience to handle different situations in a calm and positive manner.
  • You have the ability and experience to inspire a team of people, all with differing outlooks and ambitions, to achieve the objectives set by the Club.
  • You should have a high standard of professionalism with strong (and clear) written and verbal communication skills both internally and with third parties.
  • You have a methodical approach, an eye for detail and be committed to delivering to the highest standard.
  • A high level of knowledge and application of health and safety, employment, and other legislation relevant to golf clubs.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings, weekends, and public holidays.
  • The Head Greenkeeper will hold a minimum qualification of level 3 NVQ or above in an appropriate technical subject in turf science or equivalent.

Remuneration:

  • An attractive salary package commensurate with experience and in line with BIGGA guidelines is on offer. Accommodation could be available with the role.

Application Process:

To apply candidates should email a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of your current remuneration and notice period and ability to relocate if necessary.

Bruce Jamieson at Timberlake Golf – bruce.jamieson@btconnect.com; 07768 874845

Application deadline: Friday, 16 October 2020

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Founded in 1889, R.C.G.C is located in the beautiful village of Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, 16 miles to the west of Glasgow. It is a traditional moorland golf course with magnificent views, overlooking the Clyde Valley and beyond.

Applications are invited from qualified PGA Members. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and forward thinking, demonstrating desire and capability to deliver exceptional customer service and assist the Board of Directors in implementing a range of club initiatives.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience across the main areas of the role including:

  • Operating all aspects of the retail shop, providing excellent front of house customer service.
  • Administering club competitions, including time-sheet set up and digital management.
  • Providing high-quality golf tuition at all levels to members and visitors, along with a desire to develop and deliver junior coaching programmes.
  • Work with the Board to market the club and generate new members, visiting parties and society income.
  • Introduce innovative ideas relating to competitions, member experience, sponsorship and other beneficial revenue streams.

The Club have taken the decision to run the retail business, therefore, the position will be, along with other tasks, to manage the shop on a full-time employed contract based on annualised hours. A salary commensurate with experience along with performance-based bonus and ability to retain certain elements of Professional Services income is envisaged. If a candidate strongly desired an alternative arrangement, such as partnership or retainer we would be prepared to consider proposals.

Applications – either via post or email – containing a C.V and covering letter, stating current remuneration to:

Mrs Eunice E Muir, Club Captain
Ranfurly Castle Golf Club
Golf Course Road
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3HN
captain@ranfurlycastlegolfclub.co.uk

Closing Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020

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An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Greenkeeping position at Ratho Park Golf Club, one of the finest parkland courses in the Lothians.

Reporting to the Course Supervisor, we are seeking to employ an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to assist in the preparation and maintenance of the golf course. A key attribute of the successful candidate will be the drive to continuously deliver the highest standards for our course.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Previous experience as a greenkeeper and minimum SVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Sports Turf Maintenance. Spraying certificates essential.
  • PA 1, 2, 6A Spraying Certificates
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • To be able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail in all tasks being undertaken
  • To be highly motivated and productive with a strong work ethic and able to work as part of a close team
  • Good time management and communication skills

It would be useful but not essential for the ideal candidate to have the following:

  • NPTC Chainsaw Qualification
  • Current First Aid Certification

The Qualified Assistant Greenkeeper position is full-time. Your hours of work will vary depending on the seasons but you are expected to average 40 hours per week over the course of the year and your salary is based on a 40-hour week. You may be required to work at weekends as part of your normal working week. A competitive salary circa £20,500 dependent on qualifications, experience and suitability for this role.

A current CV and covering letter should be sent to secretary@rathoparkgolfclub.co.uk

Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 September 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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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. In the last few years, the club has regained its position with membership and visitor numbers increasing every season. 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 future at Muckhart Golf Club. There are clear opportunities to develop the catering operation in order to fulfil its potential through high quality food and service.

If you are looking for the chance to own and / or grow your own business, we would like to hear from you!

Please contact Jonny Chaisty, Club Secretary, on 01259 781423 or through enquiries@muckhartgolf.com.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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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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