Groundsman

Full Time, Permanent

Groundsman

Bordering the Thames in Fulham and set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds, The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international renown. Recognised throughout the world as one of Britain’s greatest private members’ clubs.

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 26 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds. The grounds of the Club include ten croquet lawns, thirty grass tennis courts, a cricket ground, a nine-hole golf course, two bowling greens and over a hectare of trees, flowers, shrubs and ornamental lawns. It is through the efforts of the Grounds team that the Club’s members are rewarded year on year with award winning sports surfaces and stunning season changing flowerbeds.

As a Groundsman you will work a 39 hour week with regular weekend work (compulsory but not guaranteed). Typical duties will include:

  • To undertake general turf and grounds duties.
  • Reporting and treating common pests, fungi and diseases.
  • Setting out sports areas.
  • Operating lawnmowers and other horticultural machinery.

Candidates will embody our Club values; excellence, prudence, integrity, courtesy. Previous grounds or turf experience advantageous. Those with NVQ 2 in Greenkeeping / Sports Turf Management and PA1 and PA6 Spraying qualifications will be at an advantage. Candidates will have a hands-on approach, the ability to work under pressure, have excellent attention to detail and will be friendly, polite and diplomatic.

Our benefits include 23 days’ holidays (rising to 28 days after 5 years’ continuous service) plus Bank Holidays, life assurance, Group Income Protection, meals on duty, uniform, onsite parking, a discretionary annual bonus scheme and an annual performance pay review, along other discretionary benefits.

Please apply by email, enclosing your covering letter and CV to:

Neil Harvey,
Grounds Manager
neil.harvey@hurlinghamclub.org.uk

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. It is ideally located to the capital city of London.

Assistant Greenkeeper

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Greenkeeper.

Applicants should possess the following attributes: 

  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ golf course experience
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates
  • Chainsaw licence
  • Knowledge in the use and maintenance of Toro equipment
  • Ability to produce and maintain high quality sports surfaces

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 in writing or email with full CV to: 

Russell Abernethy
Golf Course Manager
Coombe Hill Golf Club
Golf Club Drive
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7DF
Mob: +44 (0) 7464542047
Off: +44 (0) 2083367606
Closing date:
7th March 2020

Website:
https://www.coombehillgolfclub.com/

Assistant Greenkeeper

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the greenkeeping team at Kings Norton Golf Club as an Assistant Greenkeeper. Considered one of the premier Golf Clubs in The West Midlands, set in 220 acres of beautiful parkland featuring 27 holes of championship golf, a par 3 academy course and extensive practice facilities.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Reporting directly to the Course Manager, you should have proven ability as an assistant greenkeeper and be able to work under pressure and respond proactively to the varied requirements of a busy golf club. Attention to detail and a flexible approach, the successful candidate will have an excellent work ethic.

All construction work is carried out in-house, making this an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to gain invaluable experience in construction projects in addition to all other greenkeeping activities.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years’ greenkeeping experience.
  • Will play & have an interest in the game of golf.
  • Full driving licence required with own transport.

Prior qualifications and experience would be an advantage but not essential as training can be provided to the successful applicant.

Competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications, plus employer pension contributions.  This post is based on a 40-hour week plus paid weekend overtime.

Interested applicants should send an up to date CV and covering letter addressed to Neill Smith, Course Manager via email to: neill@kingsnortongolfclub.co.uk

Closing date:
Friday 20th March 2020.

Website:
https://www.kingsnortongolfclub.co.uk/

Pellenc Alpha Dealer

Are you looking to drive your business to the next level? Find out how to become a non-exclusive Pellenc Alpha dealer and join the team.

Pellenc Alpha Dealer

Pellenc are committed to their dedicated network of dealers. From hands-on product training with your Area Sales Manager, marketing support and dealership development, they will give you and your business all of the tools for future success.

So, if you’ve got what it takes to become a Pellenc Alpha Dealer, you can expect:

Marketing support

Access to marketing tools, such as, press, social media and digital campaigns, in-store POS, product promotions and advertising templates to ensure businesses are seen and heard.

Technical support

A team of Pellenc experts on hand to provide support and advice on servicing tools and replacing parts.

Les Malin, Managing Director of Etesia UK, Pellenc’s exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland, commented: “Our dealers play a pivotal role in not only delivering the highest levels of customer service and aftersales support, but also sustaining our position as the leading battery-powered garden maintenance manufacturer.

“We are looking for dealers that share our passion and commitment to providing customers with a great buying experience while promoting the benefits of environmentally-friendly garden maintenance equipment.”

Pellenc is the world’s leading expert in battery-powered tools for maintaining landscapes. The Pellenc Alpha range features all of the usual Pellenc environmental and professional benefits to end users, but at a lower starting price point.

IP54 plug-in, fully waterproof batteries capable of running for up to 6 hours on a single charge and bags of power, the Pellenc Alpha range has what it takes to convert the last of the professionals who are hesitant to abandon petrol powered tools.

For more information or to apply to become a Pellenc Alpha dealer, please visit www.pellencuk.com/become-a-pellenc-dealer

Head Greenkeeper

Wenningdale Leisure Ltd at Bentham Golf Course

Head Greenkeeper

Job Description: Head Greenkeeper

Bentham Golf Course is a family-run, 18-hole parkland course on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experience individual to lead our green keeping team and maintain our course and driving range to a standard reflective of those who play on the course.

The course has been family run since 2009 and since then has undergone major refurbishment and redevelopment. With the aim of making golf a more approachable sport, the family seek to create a course that offers a challenge to all abilities and meets the needs of the changing requirements in golf.

Location: Bentham Golf Course, Robin Lane, High Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7AG

Responsible to: Wenningdale Leisure Ltd Owners and management team.

Staff Responsible for: Assistant Green Keeper and liaising with other members of the golf course team (e.g. Golf Shop Staff)

Rate of Pay: £25,000 per annum

Hours of work: average 40 hours per week (48 hours in the summer six months and 32 in the winter six months) with 28 days annual holiday to be taken within the holiday year running from 1st March to 28th or 29th February the following year.

Job Description:

To maintain the 18 hole, par 71 course to a high standard and in line with the business strategy, which is to create a family-friendly, inclusive and approachable golf course environment for individuals of all abilities. The ideal candidate must have a professional and modern approach to green keeping whilst maintaining the traditions of the course, where applicable, based on sound agronomic practices.

Requirements and responsibilities

  • Manage a small green keeping team (including managing conflict) and work with members of the maintenance team.
  • Manage a budget for annual amenity products and associated costs.
  • Prepare the course for play in accordance with the rules of golf and the standards expected by the owners.
  • Carry out established turf maintenance through annual, monthly, weekly and daily practices to maximise the presentation and performance across all surfaces across the golf course.
  • Manage and maintain the irrigation system.
  • Have a knowledge of and abide by current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Communicate effectively with other members of staff, manager and golfers.
  • Have a good working knowledge of fine turf machinery.
  • Prepare and maintain machinery for use and storage .
  • Ensure correct procedures are followed and have a good understanding of the safe use of all machinery, fertilizers and chemicals.
  • Work with the golf shop team to identify areas required for improvement or additional feature to make golf approachable to all groups.
  • Have a basic understanding of horticulture to maintain and advise on trees, shrubbery, hedges and planting on the golf course.
  • Manage and conduct construction or renovation projects.
  • Maintain high environmental and ecological standards.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a head or deputy green keeper
  • Full and clean UK driving Licence
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 Spraying certificates
  • Budgetary planning and management experience
  • Mechanical knowledge for the maintenance of machinery
  • Chainsaw Qualification (desirable but not essential)

Expectations

  • Must be friendly, smiley and sociable to all customers who may be using the facilities.
  • Must be able to work unsupervised or as part of a varied team.
  • Must be loyal, honest and hardworking.
  • Reports to work each day and on time and is prepared to do extra hours when needed.

To apply, contact Isabel Marshall on isabel@benthamgolfclub.co.uk or call 015242 62455.

Closing Date: Friday 13th March 2020

Assistant/Apprentice Greenkeeper

STEVENAGE GOLF COURSE

Assistant/Apprentice Greenkeeper

 Salary circa £20,000.00 plus per annum (depending on experience)

ASSISTANT GREENKEEPER

The opportunity to join Stevenage Golf Course as an Assistant Greenkeeper has now become available.

The ideal candidate will be both enthusiastic and passionate about forming a career in Golf Course Maintenance, ideally the candidate will have a desire to work in the Golf or landscape industry and a passion for working in an outdoors based environment.

Work based training will be provided on commencement of employment.

The above position will have college education if suitable available after completing 12 months with the company.

Competitive Salaries and benefits are available for this position.

The above role will see career advancement opportunities within our company for the right candidate.

Salary and benefits offered will be dependent on qualifications, and experience.

Please either apply by email with a covering letter and CV to Martin Guy, martin@grassplant.co.uk

Assistant/Apprentice Greenkeeper

UPMINSTER GOLF CLUB

Assistant/Apprentice Greenkeeper

 Salary circa £20,000.00 plus per annum (depending on experience)

ASSISTANT GREENKEEPER

The opportunity to join Upminster Golf Club as an Assistant Greenkeeper has now become available.

The ideal candidate will be both enthusiastic and passionate about forming a career in Golf Course Maintenance, ideally the candidate will have a desire to work in the Golf or landscape industry and a passion for working in an outdoors based environment.

Work based training will be provided on commencement of employment.

The above position will have college education if suitable available after completing 12 months with the company.

Competitive Salaries and benefits are available for this position.

The above role will see career advancement opportunities within our company for the right candidate.

Salary and benefits offered will be dependent on qualifications, and experience.

Please either apply by email with a covering letter and CV to Martin Guy, martin@grassplant.co.uk

Assistant/Apprentice Greenkeeper

RICKMANSWORTH GOLF COURSE

Assistant/Apprentice Greenkeeper

 Salary circa £20,000.00 plus per annum (depending on experience)

ASSISTANT GREENKEEPER

The opportunity to join Rickmansworth Golf Course as an Assistant Greenkeeper has now become available.

The ideal candidate will be both enthusiastic and passionate about forming a career in Golf Course Maintenance, ideally the candidate will have a desire to work in the Golf or landscape industry and a passion for working in an outdoors based environment.

Work based training will be provided on commencement of employment.

The above position will have college education if suitable available after completing 12 months with the company.

Competitive Salaries and benefits are available for this position.

The above role will see career advancement opportunities within our company for the right candidate.

Salary and benefits offered will be dependent on qualifications, and experience.

Please either apply by email with a covering letter and CV to James Heritage, jimmy@grassplant.co.uk