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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 1887, the traditional Scottish links was created and shaped from wild land beside the Moray Firth through the combined efforts of Archie Simpson, Old Tom Morris, James Braid and Ben Sayers. The course has recently benefited from a significant redesign project delivered by Mackenzie and Ebert in 2018/19.

It is a highly regarded championship links course, having hosted the 1999 Walker Cup, 2012 Curtis Cup, 2016 Home Internationals and most recently the 2021 Amateur Championship.

Whilst Nairn GC is a private Members Club, visitors are welcome to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that awaits in the excellent clubhouse.

 The Role:

We are looking for a driven, passionate and ambitious candidate who will lead the management team that runs one of the most historic and prestigious golf Clubs in the UK. The chosen candidate will preferably have experience in managing a private Members Club. You will be confident, knowledgeable about the game of Golf and able to build successful relationships. You will also need to show a track record in delivering a financial performance in line with budgets.

As part of the role you will become a Trustee of the Club alongside the Club Captain and Club Treasurer.

The Candidate:

The role is hands -on and requires a combination of ‘Golf Club’ understanding, excellent communication skills and a focus on execution.

You will be able to demonstrate the following skillsets:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ideally you will have experience in managing a private Members Club with significant visitor revenues.
  • You will be able to show success in motivating and leading a team and at the same time build a strong relationship with the membership.
  • Strong relationships with Tour Operators would be beneficial as Nairn attracts and relies on considerable visitor revenue.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • You will have a sound working knowledge of Finance (including budgeting), golf IT software and operating systems, Governance, catering, pro shop operations, competitions and administration systems.

You will enjoy working in a Club environment where there is the need to prioritise and manage multiple tasks linked to defined objectives. The successful candidate will have full day to day operational authority for the Club and will report directly to the Club Chair. You will be able to demonstrate you can work with the minimum input from the Chair and Club Board.

Salary: Competitive salary and package will be provided commensurate with experience.

On site accommodation may be available on a short/medium term basis should the candidate require it.

Candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, detailed CV and reasons why you are applying for the role to [email protected] or in writing to the Chair, Nairn Golf Club, Seabank Road, Nairn, IV12 4HB.

Please also confirm your current salary/remuneration package.

Closing date: Friday 12th August 2022 at 12.00 noon

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The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh are expanding their golf professional services, which is led by Steve Brian, an accomplished golf professional with many years’ experience, and are seeking to recruit a resourceful, motivated and ambitious Trainee Assistant Professional/Qualified Professional.

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society has 1100 members and takes great pride in the quality of the course and the commitment to delivering an excellent experience for members and visitors.

The successful applicant will be based within the Golf Professional Shop and the new Trackman powered Performance Studio and will contribute to the overall smooth running of the shop, administration and booking of tee times and must be numerate, articulate and a quick learner.

It is important that the person appointed is a team player, is organised, is extremely positive and personable, is a good effective communicator on the phone, in email and in person and is committed to support any area of the business to deliver the service required.

Closing date for applicants: Wednesday 10th August 2022

Letters of application including a CV are to be sent to:

Steven Brian

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society

181 Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

EH4 6BU

[email protected]

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We have a vacancy for a Training applicant/Trainee PGA Assistant Professional to join the team here at Longniddry Professional Shop, Longniddry Golf Club. Longniddry Golf Club is a busy Links Golf Course situated on Scotland’s Golf Coast, in the heart of East Lothian, 12 miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

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. Other jobs include golf coaching, club repairs and custom fitting in our new Swing Studio powered by Foresight GC2 Technology.

Full training will be given, uniform will be provided, competitive salary and opportunities to earn additional coaching revenue.

This is a great opportunity for a trainee to join our small team and gain valuable experience of working in a busy club on Scotland’s Golf Coast.

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

Closing date for applications: 31/8/22

Colin Fairweather

Director of Golf/PGA Head Golf Professional/CMDip

Longniddry Professional shop. Longniddry Golf Club

T: 01875 852 141 E: [email protected]

W: www.colinfairweathergolf.co.uk T: @longniddry_pro

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Ranfurly Castle Golf Club is a Members’ golf club established in 1889 and is situated on the edge of Bridge of Weir Village. It is regarded as one of the finest moorland courses in the tranquility of the Renfrewshire countryside and continues to invest in improving & upgrading the facilities.

We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated Deputy Course Manager to assist the Course Manager in the preparation and maintenance of the golf course, leading a team to enhance and push the golf course forward. The successful candidate will report directly to the Course Manager and be significantly involved in the future strategy of the golf course and its development.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Q Level 2/3 in Sports Turf
  • Minimum of 5 years greenkeeping experience
  • Ability to organise routine golf course maintenance and golf course projects, in accordance with the club’s Golf Course Maintenance and H&S policies
  • Demonstrate the ability and experience to inspire, motivate and manage a team
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • High standards of course preparation and set up
  • Computer literate
  • Competent in the use and maintenance of a wide variety of machinery
  • Fully competent in monitoring and maintaining H&S in the workplace
  • A positive and flexible approach to working hours
  • A full driving licence
  • PA1, PA2 & PA6 and chainsaw qualifications desirable, but not essential
  • Previous team leader or management experience desirable, but not essential

Salary commensurate with experience (by negotiation circa. £25k and over). Benefits would include BIGGA membership, additional training and career development opportunities, staff uniform, golf privileges.

Please respond with CV and covering letter, including your salary expectation to [email protected]

Or by post to

Craig Drummond

Course Manager

Ranfurly Castle Golf Club

Golf Road

Bridge of Weir

PA11 3HN

Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022

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Shotts Golf Club are currently looking for a greenkeeper or deputy head greenkeeper, depending on experience, to join they’re greens team.  Shotts is a James Braid designed part heathland part parkland 18-hole golf course established in 1895. The course is based 25 minutes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Job Purpose

To assist the Head Green keeper and team to carry out routine golf course maintenance tasks as directed, in accordance with the Club’s Health and Safety Policy on the 18-hole course.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Greens team to ensure the all areas of the golf course are maintained and managed to a high standard.

This is a full-time position with weekend work on a flexible rota.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities under direction from the Course Manager

  • Cut tees, greens, surrounds, fairways, rough and semi rough
  • Set up the golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, indicating OOB, Drop zones and hazards
  • Switch and brush greens
  • Apply top dressing and fertilizer
  • Prepare and maintain machinery where applicable
  • Identify and control pests and diseases
  • Renovate worn and damaged turf
  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace for self and others
  • Driving a tractor with implements
  • Preparing machinery for use
  • Preparing machinery for storage
  • To complete work in any section that The Company may require you to, carrying out other duties within your capabilities, as the workload so require

Required skills:

  • Minimum SVQ level 2 in sports turf management or equivalent qualification
  • Good time keeping
  • Good Knowledge of turf grass machinery and machinery maintenance
  • Good knowledge of health and safety in the workplace
  • Good knowledge of turf fertilizers
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Full UK driving licence

Desirable skills:

  • Applicants should have at least 4 years’ experience working in green keeping and possess a good knowledge and understanding of day to day running of a golf course
  • Chainsaw licence
  • PA 1, 2, 6a in chemical application
  • Experience in drainage work
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Keen eye for detail

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Company pension
  • Free Golf membership

Please email applications with CV and covering letter to [email protected]. Interviews will be as soon as possible.

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An exciting opportunity as a qualified greenkeeper has become available to join the team at Carnoustie Golf Links.

This role is a permanent position the successful applicant will work an average of 37.5 hours per week. In this role, weekend work will be expected throughout your employment.

The candidate should have:

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates
  • A provisional drivers licence
  • Good knowledge of modern turf grass machinery

The normal duties of this role may include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating powered equipment and vehicles in the maintenance of golf course putting greens, collars, tees, fairways and rough areas
  • Operating other equipment, including hedge cutters, strimmers and ride-on mowers
  • Changing the location of tee-markers and general set up of the courses, ensuring they are suitable for play
  • Bunker maintenance
  • Assisting in the construction of greens, tees, fairways and general landscaping, preparing root-zone, turfing or seeding and maintaining plants, trees, and general debris
  • Driving/operating the vehicles required for golf course maintenance and transporting resources. Such vehicles include buggies, utility vehicles, ATVs and tractors with associated attachments
  • Other duties delegated by senior management in accordance with the needs of the organisation

At Carnoustie, we pride ourselves on being a world leading golf destination, holding our values of Authenticity, Inclusivity, Sustainability and Innovation and Development at the heart of all that we achieve. Joining our team would mean upholding these values in all aspects of working life, striving to enhance our customer experience is every way possible.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role please click the Apply Now button to submit your CV and Cover Letter.

Closing date for applications: 29/08/2022

Carnoustie Golf Links are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex, religious belief, political opinion, race, age, sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or in a civil partnership; or whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

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Job Purpose
The successful candidate will assist the Course Manager, and Management Team, to ensure that all 3 courses are prepared for play to the best possible standard. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and passionate individual in a similar role to take on a new challenge and to develop their career within an award-winning golf club.

The position offers competitive remuneration, excellent staff benefits including the opportunity to play on Gullane’s three fantastic golf courses. The position is full time permanent, working 5 days from 7 as per seasonal rota and will require weekend working.

Key Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assisting the course Supervisor in the day-to-day maintenance of the golf courses.
  • Ensuring that all working practices are conducted within Health & Safety guidelines as laid down in the Club’s working document.
  • To always be aware of risk assessments both to other staff and yourself.
  • Maintain a courteous and timely service to Members and visitors.
  • Undertaking specialist training and education courses as and when required.
  • Following the Club’s environmental policies with particular regard to the fact that the Courses are covered in part as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Nature Reserve.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a greenkeeping position.
  • Must be qualified up to a minimum of SVQ Level 2.
  • Spraying certificate qualifications desirable.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and pride in their work.
  • Up to date experience working with modern machinery and proper maintenance of machinery.
  • A strong knowledge of Health and Safety requirements relating to greenkeeping.

Pay & Benefits

  • Salary: between £26,750 and £28,000 subject to qualifications
  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • Uniform
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 28 days holiday per annum

Please submit your up-to-date CV by clicking Apply Now.

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Green keeper at The Bishopbriggs Golf Club in the heart of Bishopbriggs town centre to join our dedicated green keeping team, working to present the golf course to the highest possible standard.

Bishopbriggs Golf Club is perhaps the best in the area; our course is a traditional parkland style with thoughtful design, beautifully landscaped and maintained, to provide the perfect balance of beauty and challenge. Our unique feature is a largely flat course with no tricks or blind shots; the course presents itself to you on each tee and encourages you to play your best.

Our custom-built practice area, including all weather covered bays and mats as well as grass bays and short game areas, is second to none and is one of the benefits we offer which is hard to match.

Reporting to the Course Manager the ideal candidate will ideally have:

  • A minimum of 2/3 years in a green keeping role.
  • To operate competently and demonstrate an understanding of the latest green keeping equipment and analyse how their performance affects playing surfaces on the golf course.
  • An understanding and implementation of practical green keeping skills.
  • Minimum NVQ 2 or equivalent & PA1 & PA6 spraying certificates.
  • First aid and chainsaw certificates are also desirable but not essential.
  • A strong work ethic and enthusiasm to be part of a team.
  • A knowledge and understanding of the game of golf and how the work of the green staff impacts upon the golfer.
  • Trustworthiness to work alone and in both small and large teams.
  • Receptive to key instructions but complement your duties with your own creativity, imagination and intuition.

The Assistant Greenkeeper position is full-time, permanent based on a 39-hour week with weekend overtime available on a rota basis.

Salary and benefits package will be offered commensurate with qualifications, experience and suitability.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applicants are requested to apply via e-mail with an introduction letter and CV no later than the 2nd September 2022, outlining your suitability for the role to:

Ian Anderson

Course Manager

[email protected]

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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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St Andrews Links Trust is a great organisation committed to the Home of Golf as the world’s most renowned golf complex where we deliver memorable and unique experiences for every golfer on a daily basis. Our seven golf courses, including the Old Course are our core product and principal business driver but over recent decades our organisation has diversified and expanded to where we are today.

We are looking for a Chef de Partie on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave and two Commis Chefs on a permanent basis to deliver a culinary service that enhances our customer’s experience. The missing ingredient now is recruiting excellent talented individuals to join our team with a passion for a career in hospitality.

To be successful in this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills and values that follow;

  • Good communications skills
  • Committed to delivering a memorable dining experience
  • Previous experience in a 4/5 star kitchen environment is essential
  • Excellent culinary skills
  • Knowledge of Food Safety Regulations
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own
  • Adhering to our company values of Authentic, Responsible, Open, Passionate and Enterprising

Company Pay & Benefits

  • Competitive hourly rate with the opportunity to work extra paid hours
  • Hours of work are according to our seasonality with a guaranteed number of hours each week
  • Employer pension scheme contribution 6% (if eligible auto enrolment scheme)
  • Contractual sick pay scheme
  • Links ticket to play golf on our courses
  • 25% discount in our Retail department and clubhouse restaurants
  • 25% discount at our Golf Academy; lessons with our PGA professionals & golf balls to practice at our golf range
  • Recommend a Friend scheme
  • Travel to Work Support Allowance

We at the Home of Golf write our own history, why don’t you join us and write your own.

Please submit your CV and cover letter by clicking the Apply Now button.

Closing date for applications: 4th September 2022

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Full Time: Average of 36.5 hours per week (45 hours in Summer and 28 hours in Winter)

We are looking for a quick and organised Cook who can handle all aspects of food preparation in a Golf Club environment.

The Cook’s responsibilities include keeping food preparation areas clean, grilling, cooking, and frying foods, and cleaning dishes as required.

To be a successful Cook, you should have good time management skills as well as the ability to work quickly and multitask during busy periods. You should also be prepared to stand for long periods of time.

Cook Responsibilities:

  • Taking customer orders and preparing food to their specifications
  • Grilling, cooking, and frying foods such as breakfast rolls, burgers, fish, steak pie and chips etc
  • Preparing sandwiches, baked potatoes and salads
  • Planning and managing work orders to ensure all items of an order are finished and served at the same time
  • Grilling and garnishing hamburgers and other meats
  • Performing simple food preparation tasks, such as slicing up meats and vegetables
  • Completing orders, plating the food ready to be served to the customers
  • Rotating food and stamping the time and date on the food in the coolers
  • Cleaning food preparation equipment and areas
  • Cleaning dishes as required
  • Cleaning fryers and kitchen vents as required

Cook Requirements:

  • Food hygiene certificate
  • On-the-job training in food preparation and sanitation techniques
  • The ability to multi-task and work quickly and efficiently
  • Strong communication, team working, and customer service skills
  • Experience of working in a commercial kitchen
  • Manual dexterity and a good sense of taste

Salary: £18,000-£21,000 per year

Please email applications with CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2022

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