First Assistant Greenkeeper

Moortown Golf Club, founded in 1909 and well-known as one of the finest golf courses in the North of England, is recruiting to enhance our excellent team of greenkeepers.

First Assistant Greenkeeper

First Assistant Greenkeeper

The Club is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Greenkeeper to join the existing team. The FIRST ASSISTANT position will be supporting the Deputy Course Manager and Course Manager, to lead a team and carry out tasks for the day. The successful candidate will be expected to help ensure our course is maintained to the standards expected of a Top 100 venue. They must have highly proficient greenkeeping skills and agronomic knowledge and a reasonable understanding of Health & Safety, COSHH, and other legislative matters is deemed to be of the highest importance.

General Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a greenkeeping position.
  • Must be qualified up to a minimum of NVQ Level 2 Sports Turf Management or similar qualification.
  • Spraying Certificates PA1, PA2 and PA6
  • Full driving License is required

The following qualifications would be an advantage, but are not essential:

  • Chainsaw certificates in felling and cross-cutting
  • Construction experience
  • Irrigation maintenance, repair and use
  • First Aid

Successful candidate will be provided with:

  • Competitive Salary with extra payment for overtime (Weekend overtime on a rota basis)
  • Major tournament experience
  • Pension scheme available after 3 months
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Full uniform and PPE provided

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a professional and welcoming approach at all times when dealing with members, guests and visitors.
  • Work effectively with all members of the Greenkeeping Team and were required direct and assist the team to carry out routine golf course maintenance tasks as directed by the Course Manager. For example – the maintenance of bunkers, course furniture, drainage and general presentation
  • To assist in turf maintenance including mowing, irrigation, and control of pests and diseases on the greens and other playing surfaces.
  • To assist in setting up the course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, as directed by the Course Manager.
  • In conjunction with the Course Manager, gain knowledge of the plant machinery used for specific tasks, ensuring you are only using the machinery you have been properly trained on. Use it in the correct manner and comply with Health and Safety regulations whilst in operation.
  • Prepare machinery ready for use and clean machinery after use. Carry out any maintenance required to the machinery as requested by the Course Manager
  • Remain conversant with modern greenkeeping practices and to attend training courses which are identified by the club as being necessary for the performance of the position.
  • Take all responsible steps and be proactive to protect the health, safety, welfare of yourself, all employees, members and visitors by following all legislative rules & guidance.
  • Ensure all faults and defects relating to the condition of the course, equipment, tools, buildings etc. are reported to the Course Manager.

To Apply: Please email a covering letter and CV to Steve Robinson –

Closing Date: 12 May 2024