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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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Based on the Western outskirts of the City of Aberdeen, Peterculter Golf Club is the Gateway to Golf on Royal Deeside. A spectacular 18-hole par 71, golf course that follows the natural contours of the River Dee with stunning views up to the Grampian Mountains.

We are looking for a self-employed/motivated fully qualified PGA Professional to deliver a full range of services for our Club Members, visitors and Corporate Clients. You will also be responsible for the development of all aspects of golf at our Club.

Excellent communication skills and customer service are vital. We have a highly active playing membership in all categories as well as a range of Corporate Membership

You will be required to provide a fully stocked Pro Shop with professional services such as lessons, custom fit, rules, WHS knowledge.  You will work closely with the Club management team to continue the improvement that we offer our Members whilst also assisting our Ladies and Gents sections with the administration and organisation of all club competitions, outings and Opens.

Key skills:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of BRS Booking system
  • Experience of Club V1 management system
  • Development of coaching programmes for golfers of all abilities and Junior Development.
  • Retail and staff management

Please provide a CV which details your qualifications, job experience plus a contact phone number and email address.

Please submit your CV to info@petercultergolfclub.co.uk

Full details will be provided later in the application process.

Details of the Club including a flyover of the course can be found by visiting our website

https://www.petercultergolfclub.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 18th December 2020

Start date is 1st March 2021

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Newmachar Golf Club (NGC) currently has a vacancy for an experienced, enthusiastic, Membership Services Administrator.

The Dave Thomas designed 36-hole complex is an inclusive private Members Club, founded in 1989 is situated just outside Aberdeen city, close to the airport, and easily reachable via the Western Peripheral route. The club has more than a thousand members including a growing Ladies section and an excellent Junior coaching programme delivered by our club professionals.

The club’s two course, and first-class Trackman driving range facilities, enable the Club to offer its members, guests and visitors, a complete golf experience.

The successful candidate will possess excellent IT skills, preferably with experience of the Club VI system software and an ability to work effectively as part of a small, dynamic team. It is also expected that the appointee will have an up to date knowledge of the rules of golf and the World Handicap System, and an appreciation of Members’ expectations. Contributing towards a culture of excellence and delivery of outstanding customer service to members, guests and visitors is expected. Good communication skills along with demonstrable interpersonal skills are therefore required.

A flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the position, with the ability to work under pressure is essential

A competitive salary plus benefits package commensurate with the knowledge, experience and skills of the applicant is on offer.

There is no formal application for this post. Please forward a copy of an up to date CV along with a covering letter including details of your current remuneration and ability to relocate, if necessary, to: Paul Mills
General Manager

Newmachar Golf Club
Swailend
Newmachar
Aberdeenshire generalmanager@newmachargolfclub.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 31/12/20

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Largs Golf Club are seeking to recruit a full-time Assistant Greenkeeper to join our renowned and dedicated Greens Team.

Minimum requirements for this position are SVQ level 2 in Greenkeeping or one years’ experience working on a golf course.

Suitably qualified candidates should forward their CV and covering letter to secretary@largsgolfclub.co.uk

Estimated start date will be 4th January 2021 and salary will be negotiable, depending on experience.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 4th December 2020

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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 info@shottsgolfclub.co.uk for more details.

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Thornton Golf Club is seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual for the role of Club 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.

Situated in the heart of Fife, Thornton Golf Club is a Par 70, tree lined parkland golf course. Founded in 1921 the club will next year, celebrate our 100-year anniversary, and we would want the successful candidate to play a major part in assisting in the organisation of these celebrations and continuing to improve Club operations and service levels to members.

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 the Secretary, Thornton Golf Club at wdavidrae@btinternet.com

Closing date: Sunday, 6 December 2020

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Thornton Golf Club are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates in respect of our current vacant position of Assistant Head/Senior Greenkeeper.

Situated in the heart of Fife, Thornton Golf Club is a Par 70, tree lined parkland golf course. Founded in 1921 the club will next year celebrate our 100-year anniversary and would like the appropriate candidate to play a major part in continuing to improve our fine golf course.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, progressive individual with a high standard of work and a keen eye for detail. Applicants will ideally possess the following qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Able to maintain all aspects of the golf course (including nutrient & sand applications)
  • Proficient in the use, storage and day to day maintenance of modern golf course equipment
  • Ability to identify turf weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
  • Maintain high standards of health & safety for themselves and others
  • Have a can do, forward thinking attitude
  • 3 years’ qualified experience
  • SVQ 2 Qualification (level 3 desirable)
  • Pa1, 2 & 6
  • Chainsaw experience (desirable)
  • A mechanical background (highly desirable)

Benefits:

  • Pension
  • Uniform supplied
  • Golf membership
  • Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • 29 days holidays
  • Bigga membership

To apply for this position please send a CV with cover letter by email to our Golf Course Manager at thorntongreenstaff2019@outlook.com

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 December 2020

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Balmore Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Glasgow in close proximity to Torrance. With USGA greens, attractive tree-lined fairways and an excellent drainage system, the club offers a real test of golf all year round.

The Course Manager presents the course to provide members and visitors with a well presented and challenging golf course. This is a great opportunity to join his team.

We are looking to appoint a qualified, experienced Greenkeeper to a full-time position with contracted 40 hours per week and paid overtime at weekends.

The successful Greenkeeper candidate must:

  • Follow the direction of the Course Manager
  • Be highly motivated and productive with a strong work ethic and able to work as part of a close team
  • Be able to work independently and proactively without supervision
  • Follow health and safety working practices at all times
  • Have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle as no public transport to the course in early mornings

Candidates must have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a greenkeeper
  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 or 3PA1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates
  • PA1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates
  • Chainsaw licence (an advantage)

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Regular Over-time

Please apply with covering letter, by clicking the APPLY button.

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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. 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 golf Club. There are many opportunities to further develop the catering operation in order to fulfil its potential through high quality food and service. This is an ideal chance for someone looking to own and / or grow their own business.

Facility

The Muckhart Golf Club Restaurant & Bar has a seating capacity of approximately 120 guests including a dedicated function suite that can seat up to 60 guests. With over 500 active members and three 9-hole courses, there is a high volume of regular traffic in the Restaurant & Bar all year round.

Menu

Our goal is to provide wholesome fayre or what is traditionally referred to as ‘pub grub’. Feedback from members and visitors has indicated a preference for basic menu items.

Visitors

Muckhart Golf Club is a popular destination for visiting parties and individuals. Visiting groups are hosted with package rates and will typically opt for at least two catering options, ranging from sandwiches for lunch to a full 3-course meal post-golf. This side of our business has grown significantly in recent years as the club has re-established itself after a period of uncertainty.

Function Suite

The function suite is one of very few licensed facilities in the area and the potential for private bookings is enormous.

Hours of Operation

There is a degree of flexibility in this area with seasonal business requirements taken into consideration. A typical requirement in the season would be for hot food between 11.00am and 8.00pm while in the off-season, a simpler lunchtime service is sufficient.

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Reay Golf Club is the most northerly links course on the British Mainland and is a proud member of the James Braid Highland Golf Trail. In 2018 the course was ranked 75th in the ‘National Club Golfer Top 100 Courses in Scotland’. Retirement of the current Greenkeeper presents an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to help create the next chapter of this beautiful links. The Greenkeeper will report to the Reay GC Council, and will be supported by a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. General maintenance and upkeep of the course including mowing tees, fairways, greens and rough.
  2. Targeted maintenance of the course including undertaking scarifying/verticutting of turf, applying topdressing and applying nutrition/chemicals as appropriate.
  3. Preparing the course for competitions and visitors including moving tee markers, maintaining bunkers, changing holes, marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair, and maintaining golf course furniture.
  4. Driving golf course machinery with implements, basic maintenance of machinery, and ensuring appropriate storage of machinery.
  5. Supervision of volunteers and work parties assisting with specific tasks.
  6. Ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with relevant Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  7. Regular communication with the Reay GC Council on issues relevant to the maintenance of the course. 

KEY ATTRIBUTES:  

To be able to carry out the duties of this post effectively and safely, candidates should be able to provide evidence of the following:

  1. Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  2. Ability to prioritise tasks and to develop a programme of work for the ongoing maintenance and development of golf course.
  3. Ability to forge good working relationships with members of the Reay GC council and volunteers.
  4. Ability to work under own initiative and without daily supervision.
  5. Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends.
  6. Willingness to undertake physically demanding tasks in all weather conditions.
  7. Working knowledge of modern turf machinery.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:     

The following skills and qualifications are desirable for the post. For candidates without the stipulated skills and qualifications, a development plan will be agreed with the Reay GC Council to address any gaps.

  1. Full driving licence.
  2. NVQ/SVQ Level 3 in Sports Turf Management (or demonstrable equivalent relevant qualifications or experience).
  3. PA1, PA2 and PA6A spraying certificates.
  4. Knowledge of basic machinery maintenance.
  5. Knowledge of basic irrigation maintenance and repair.

BENEFITS:    

The post comes with the following benefits:

  1. Competitive salary package in line with BIGGA guidelines.
  2. Free membership of Reay Golf Club.
  3. BIGGA membership.
  4. Pension scheme.
  5. Additional training and development opportunities will be made available to candidates who do not meet all the desired qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  

Applicants should submit a current CV and a covering letter stating their reasons for applying for the role, highlighting their relevant skills/experience, and details of their current renumeration and notice period by post or email to:

Post – The Captain, Reay Golf Club, Reay, Caithness, KW14 7RE,

Email – inforeay@gmail.com

For further information email inforeay@gmail.com

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2020

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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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An opportunity has arisen for the position of Head Greenkeeper at Ballochmyle Golf Club, located in East Ayrshire.

Responsible for: Ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of the golf course so that it exceeds the expectations of members, guests & visitors.

Background:   The successful candidate will lead a team of green-keeping staff.   The role is permanent and full time.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain a professional and welcoming approach at all times when dealing with members, guests and visitors.
  • Carry out effective turf maintenance through the establishment of schedules and programmes of annual, monthly, weekly and daily maintenance, which maximise efficiency at the course.
  • Ensure the course is prepared for play including marking hazards; ground under repair and placing tee markers; bunkers; golf furniture and general green maintenance.
  • Manage and conduct construction / renovation projects.
  • Oversee the preparation and maintenance of equipments for use.
  • Operate and maintain irrigation systems.
  • Plan and manage the control of weeds, pests and disease.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of supplies ensuring safe and effective control of all stored materials.
  • Allocate work rotas and supervise green-keeping staff.
  • Ensure the correct procedures are followed regarding the use of all machinery, fertilisers and chemicals.
  • Take all reasonable steps to protect the health, safety and welfare of all employees, patrons and visitors, by following all legislative guidelines for the preparation, use and disposal of chemicals, the safe use of tools, plant and equipment and promoting safe working practices in all areas of operation at the course.
  • Comply with company policies, rules and procedures at all times.

Desirable skills:

  • PA1, PA2 & PA6 Spraying certificates.
  • Relevant Chain Saw Certificates.
  • Knowledge of Turf Machinery.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.
  • Machine Maintenance skills.

Remuneration:

Remuneration will be dependant on experience and qualifications.

28 days annual paid leave which includes Bank Holidays.

Staff workplace pension scheme.

Uniform and Safety wear provided.

Application

If you are an ambitious individual and looking to join a forward thinking golf club, please apply by email (with your CV and covering letter) to Andy Harrow, Secretary at:

ballochmyle.secretary@ballochmylegolfclub.com

 

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