Head of Grounds


Head of Grounds

Head of Grounds

We are looking for a Head of Grounds to start in July 2022.  The Head of Grounds is a key role within the Foundation.

Reporting to the Head of Estates, the Head of Grounds leads a small team and is responsible for the maintenance and development of amenities and playing surfaces at the school playing fields, ensures Health & Safety requirements are met and, keeps up to date with relevant changes in legislation.  The ideal candidate will have supervisory grounds maintenance experience. This role will also provide ground staff support for matches/fixtures external events when required.

UCS is a leading academic school with a distinctive ethos and an enviable reputation for pastoral work as well as for sport, music, drama and other extra-curricular activities.

For more information on the post, please refer to the job description on our website.

Please complete an application form available at https://www.ucs.org.uk/vacancies and send to recruitment@ucs.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Sunday 29th May 2022.

Please note that we reserve the right to interview candidates before the stated closing date; we would therefore welcome early applications.

UCS is fully committed to the safeguarding of children. All applicants for this post must be prepared to undergo child protection screening.


Richmond Park Golf Course



Salary: Up to £22,000

Would you like a job working in golf? Then we’ve got a fantastic opportunity, available from November 2021. Richmond Park Golf Course is one of the UK’s busiest golf venues with two 18-hole courses, driving range, academy course and the Nineteen Bar & Kitchen.

We are now looking for a Greenkeeper to join our team of 8. The role would suit someone ideally with previous Greenkeeping experience but full training can be given. A good understanding of grounds maintenance and health and safety is an advantage…

This is a full time position and due to the nature of the position, you must be available to work early starts and some weekend cover.

Duties include:

  • Driving range maintenance and ball collections
  • Assisting with presentation around the entire estate including the golf course, clubhouse and surrounding areas
  • General maintenance and upkeep of the golf course
  • Cutting greens, fairways and rough using ride-on mowers
  • Bunker edging and raking
  • Strimming and use of handheld power tools

You will be based with our Greenkeeping team, located within the stunning surroundings of Richmond Park nature reserve. Experience or a passion of working in a grounds maintenance environment is preferred.

Requirements of successful candidate:

  • Good Communicator
  • Friendly disposition
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Interest in golf or greenkeeping preferred but not essential

You will be based in our new state-of-the-art clubhouse, located within the stunning surroundings of Richmond Park.

What can Lex Leisure offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Complimentary use of all Glendale Golf courses
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

Lex Leisure is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV to ross.cook@glendalegolf.co.uk

Closing Date:

About Lex Leisure

Lex Leisure seeks to operate leisure venues on a commercial basis with a view to generating a surplus that can be used for our principal objective of supporting those who are disabled, physically or mentally or who require support or bespoke care plans to stay physically active. Lex Leisure, working with key partners, wants to empower disabled people to take a more active role in all aspects of sport and physical activity and for our facilities to be more inclusive and to provide a greater range of sporting opportunities for disabled people.

For more information visit www.lexleisure.org.uk

Technical Salesperson/Area Manager

TurfCare – We are hiring in Scotland.

Technical Salesperson/Area Manager

Technical Salesperson/Area Manager

Are you looking for a career change?

Have you got what it takes to be part of Team TurfCare?

We are actively recruiting for a Technical Salesperson/Area Manager to be based in Scotland.

Our team is ambitious, motivated, close-knit and we offer a world class range of carefully selected, technically innovative products with customer service and support to match.

We need you, to manage our existing customer base and continue to grow and develop the business in this area. It is an exciting and challenging role where hard work, and the right attitude are rewarded. Technical ability, interpersonal skills, organisational skills, drive, motivation, and industry experience are all key attributes for the successful candidate.

If you are interested, and feel that you have what it takes, please contact us in confidence by sending your CV with a cover letter telling us why you want to be part of Team TurfCare to Jim Holden jholden@turfcare.eu

Positions also available in other areas.


TurfCare Cares.

Head Mechanic

Have you got a great eye for detail and like everything to be just, right?

Head Mechanic

Head Mechanic

Do you enjoy working in a team but also having your own personal responsibilities to achieve each day?

Moor Park Golf Club has a fantastic opportunity for a hard-working and motivated Head Mechanic who can help deliver our aspirations to become the best members club in the South East.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our expanding team.

About our Club

Moor Park Golf Club regularly hosts prestigious events such as the London Foursomes, Tilman Trophy, Justin Rose Ladies Series and the English Boys Open (Carris Trophy). We have also accepted the R&A’s invite to become a regional Open qualifying course starting in 2022. The club believes in continued investment in its staff and you will be working within a strong and supportive team to ensure our championship golf courses are maintained to the highest standard for our members and guests. In addition to investing in our staff, we also ensure investment in our two championship courses and facilities. This includes the recent completion of our High course bunkers, a world-class short game area and of course state of the art machinery further to this in October 2022 we are installing a full irrigation system on both courses.

Purpose of the Role

To carry out maintenance and repairs of all golf course equipment, vehicles and machinery

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To service all machinery as per operator’s manual to maintain equipment reliability and safe use
  • To repair breakdowns promptly and prioritise works in accordance to course requirements
  • To sharpen all cutting units and mowing blades on a regular basis to ensure plant health through quality of cut
  • Responsible for fuel and oil inventories and fuel facilities, making sure orders are received correctly and accounted for.
  • Keep full detailed records of servicing and repairs.
  • Keep detailed records of budgetary spending, inventory control on a month-by-month basis, liaising closely with the Course Manager.
  • Keep detailed records of workshop servicing including lifting hoist, air compressor, and arrange service intervals accordingly as per our service contract.
  • Maintain workshop in orderly condition, cleaning working areas after repairs are complete
  • Daily setup of Machinery

Qualifications and experince required for this role:


  • Previous position of Golf Course Head Mechanic
  • City and Guilds qualifications or NVQ qualified to level 3 in Mechanical engineering
  • Have a basic understanding of the game of golf
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Toro Turf Care Mechanics Certified


  • Proven knowledge of maintaining a wide range of Golf Course maintenance equipment and plant.
  • A keen eye to detail and insist on exceptional standards of quality.
  • Certification in operation and maintenance of bed knife and reel grinders, reel mowers, diesel engine diagnostics, hydraulics, after cut trouble shooting, abrasive wheels safe use, the safe use of oxy/ace
  • Use of Microsoft Office programs
  • Maths, English at GCSE grade “c” or above
  • Good Communication and organisational skills

In return for the right person, we offer great benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary (£32-40k pending experience and qualification)
  • Training available where required
  • Free golf (restrictions apply)
  • Bigga Membership
  • Staff meals
  • Car parking

Now is a great time to join as there are lots of exciting plans and course improvements on the horizon. If you are looking for your next challenge and would love to join our friendly and hard-working team, please apply in writing by sending your cv ideally with a cover letter letting us know why you would be the right person for the role to Course Manager – Stuart Bertram. stuart.bertram100@googlemail.com

For further information and a full job description please visit https://www.moorparkgc.co.uk/about/jobv

Closing date:
6th June

Assistant Greenkeeper

Coombe Hill Golf Club is an 18 hole private members club that was built in 1911 by the respected architect JF Abercrombie, situated in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

It is ideally located to the capital city of London.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Green-keeper

Salary £27,000.00 – £31,000.00

The following qualifications are desirable but not essential:

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years golf course experience
  • PA1, PA2 AND PA6 spraying certificates
  • Chainsaw licence (desirable)
  • Knowledge in the use and maintenance of green-keeping / grounds equipment
  • Ability to produce and maintain high quality sports surfaces
  • Weekends on a rota basis

This position is open to international candidates with the relevant British working visa.

Coombe Hill Golf Club reserves the right to commence or complete the recruitment process at any time prior to the closing date.

No accommodation is available with this position.

Please apply via email with a full CV to:  Steve Croucher – Deputy Course Manager

Email – deputycm@chgc.net


Closing date:
24th May


Dunham Forest Golf & Country Club



Dunham Forest Golf & CC’s stunning course began life in 1960 and was given its finishing touches by ex-Ryder Cup player and renowned international course designer, Dave Thomas in the mid 1970’s. The course continues to evolve today to deliver an outstanding golf day out in beautiful parkland surroundings.

On a daily basis you will contribute to the maintenance and development of the golf course and its practice facilities and will be involved in various projects.

We are looking for two enthusiastic Grenkeepers, hardworking individuals who are highly motivated and able to work on their own or as part of the team.

The successful candidate will require:

  • Previous golf course experience
  • A minimum of NVQ level 2
  • Spraying and Chainsaw licences are desirable but not essential
  • Good time management
  • Knowledge of golf and an interest in playing the game is desirable
  • Strong attention to detail

In return we are offering:

  • A Competitive salary
  • Overtime and weekend work on a rota basis
  • Pension Scheme
  • 20 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bigga membership
  • Staff golf privileges
  • Training and qualifications as required

Please apply in the form of a cover letter and c.v. to Tim Johnson

Email: Tim@dunhamforest.com

Closing date:
24th May

First Assistant Greenkeeper

Farleigh Golf Club

First Assistant Greenkeeper

First Assistant Greenkeeper

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Greenkeeper to step up to First Assistant Greenkeeper at Farleigh Golf Club in Warlingham, Surrey.

There is an informal and welcoming feel at Farleigh Golf Club, with 27 Championship-standard holes.

If successful you will support the Course Manager and Deputy Course Manager to lead the team, deputising in their absence, ensuring all tasks are completed to a high standard and motivating the team to ensure superb standards are maintained and health and safety practices carried out.

The role is working on a 5 days out of 7 basis with weekend/bank holidays required on a rota basis

Our Ideal Applicant: 

  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Sports Turf
  • Team leadership experience
  • Reliable and an early riser
  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Smart personal presentation and polite manner
  • Team player
  • First Aid at Work qualified (desirable)
  • Pesticide PA1/2/6 (desirable)
  • Chainsaw qualifications (desirable)


  • 28 days holiday increasing with service (includes public & bank holidays)
  • Subsidised staff meals
  • Generous ‘Recommend a Friend’ bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Complimentary club membership for you and your family (qualifying period applies) at Farleigh and our sister property Foxhills near Woking.
  • Employee awards
  • Annual staff party

To apply please send an up to date CV and cover letter to Kenny MacPhail, Course Manager at kenny@farleighfox.co.uk

Assistant Greenkeeper

Sunningdale Golf Club

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

Salary range along with overall additional earnings potential £30,000 – £32,000 in line with experience & qualifications.

We are recruiting for an Assistant Greenkeeper. The successful candidate will be working as part of a world class team benefitting from ongoing training and support.  On a day to day basis you will contribute to the maintenance and development of the golf course, its practice facilities and the surrounding estate and be part of our Tournament teams.

Sunningdale Golf Club is widely regarded as having two of the best and most beautiful courses in the British Isles, both ranked in the world top 100. The Club has a proud history of hosting tournament golf, having recently held the Seniors Open 2021 and with several major events scheduled including the Curtis Cup in 2024.

Candidates will be required to have:

  • Spraying Certificates PA1, PA2 and PA 6
  • Chainsaw Certificates CS32/33
  • NVQ level 2
  • Relevant work experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Willing and enthusiastic to work as part of a team

This is a full time contract based on an average 40 hours per week on a rota which includes weekends.


  • Annual Staff Fund Payment
  • Staff golf privileges
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Complimentary meals on duty
  • Uniform
  • Free parking on site
  • Regular staff social events
  • Training and personal development

We are located just off the A30, within a short walk of Sunningdale Station (Reading to Waterloo line).

If you would like to become part of a world class team at the world class venue, please apply in writing or e mail with full CV and covering letter to:

Lorraine O’Sullivan,
Membership & HR Manager,
Sunningdale Golf Club
Ridgemount Road,
Berks SL5 9RR


Website: www.sunningdalegolfclub.co.uk

Closing date:
9th June


Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club



A great opportunity has arisen for a greenkeeper wishing to make the step up to manage the maintenance and future development of our golf course.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the course. Leading from the front, you will be required to manage the dedicated team of greens staff and communicate your plans to the committee.

You will ensure that the course is maintained to a high standard working within an agreed budget, be responsible for the maintenance of machinery, be highly competent in trade skills and demonstrate an understanding of H&S regulations.

The successful candidate will hold suitable professional qualifications.

Please apply with a covering letter, CV, and references to

secretary@harwichanddovercourtgolfclub.com by 31.05.2022

Deputy Head Green keeper

Niddry Castle Golf Club, Winchburgh, West Lothian

Deputy Head Green keeper

Deputy Head Green keeper

We require a full-time, qualified Deputy Head Greenkeeper to join the team to assist in providing and maintaining our high standards across our course and clubhouse areas.

The successful candidate will report to the Head Greenkeeper.

This is an exciting opportunity for an existing green keeper to move up the ranks and join our greens team while contributing to the continued improvement of our parkland style course.

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
  • Ability to undertake daily turf maintenance and preparation to high standards, and with attention to detail
  • Work based qualification; level 3 as minimum
  • 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 to include:

  • Club pension scheme (after completion of probationary period)
  • Staff Golf Privileges
  • A fantastic opportunity to further your career

Closing Date: 29th April 2022

Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter and CV to Mr John Pritchard at enquiry@niddrycastlegolfclub.co.uk