Groundsperson

Imber Court Sports Club is within Surrey and has football, rugby and cricket pitches plus hosts a wide variety of other activities

Groundsperson

Candidate profile:

We are looking for a newly qualified / experienced grounds person for our sports ground. Ideally someone with a passion for building a career as a grounds person within a multi-sport environment

Essential requirements:

  • Knowledge of preparation of sports pitches.
  • Knowledge of using grounds machinery

Desirable requirements:

  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements with the grounds environment
  • Experience with the general public
  • Good time keeping and reliability
  • Good at working as part of a team and ability to manage own hours while working alone

Process to apply:

Please email covering letter and CV detailing any qualifications and experience to simon@imbecourt.com

Type:
Full Time

Hours:
Monday to Friday 7.30 – 4pm with additional 1 in 3 weekends and some evenings depending on football fixtures

Salary:
£18k

Email:
simon@imbercourt.com

Telephone:
0208 398 1267 ex4

Closing date:
Monday, 28 October 2019

Website:
www.imbercourt.com

Assistant Greenkeeper

Royal Wimbledon Golf Club is recruiting for an Assistant Greenkeeper to join our team.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Applicants should be qualified or working towards level 2 in greenkeeping/sportsturf with spraying/chainsaw certificates an advantage but not essential.

The candidate should have a strong team orientation, work ethic and good communication skills. Additionally they should be responsible and have a passion for presenting surfaces of the highest quality for our private membership.

The club are midway through an exciting course redevelopment program following the appointed of architect Tom Mackenzie of Ebert & Mackenzie to produce a strategy to restore the course to its former glory.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and benefits package including further education and training and will report directly to the Course Manager and his Deputy.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to further their experiences, learn new skills and be part of an incredible. team.

Base salary starts at £23,800 p.a. + skill/qualification based incremental additions + Overtime.

Headline benefits Include;

Total salary package between £26,500 – £29,000 p.a.

Further opportunity for training, education and an encouragement for CPD.

BIGGA Membership.

Uniform and PPE provided.

State of the art welfare facilities and equipment and the opportunity to join a unified and passionate team.

Located just off the A3 Royal Wimbledon is within easy commuting distance from a variety of locations inside and outside of the M25.

Sports Turf Manager – FEATURED JOB

Client Details

Sports Turf Manager - FEATURED JOB

County Turf grow over 2000 acres of high quality turf and supply sports stadiums, golf courses, architects, landscapers and wholesalers.  They grow and supply the best quality natural turf for the sports industry.

County Turf are also a world leader in the Hybrid market due to years of research and experience dealing with Hybrid systems for sports use.  They have built up an excellent reputation after installing Hybrid Systems at several Premiership Rugby and Football clubs and continue to maintain longstanding relationships with these clients.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate’s main responsibilities will be for all aspects of growing and maintaining the Hybrid sports pitches as well as managing a small operational team to help with production.

In addition, the successful candidate will be a key member in the stadium installation projects throughout the UK, and possibly Europe.  You will be in charge of running the project on site by managing all installation personnel.  Furthermore, you will be required to offer support to the Grounds Team, of each venue, post installation (both on site and remotely).

Other specific duties include:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, colleagues and customers
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Meeting both existing and potential customers to explore/advise on their requirements to deliver sales
  • Representing the company at various trade shows to promote the brand and products

Due to the nature of this role, you need to have a flexible approach to working hours.  There will be a requirement to work weekends and work away from home, as and when necessary.

Essential requirements

  • Experience of Grounds Management, working in sports turf, including the maintenance of sports pitches
  • Proven experience of leading and managing staff
  • Knowledge of Hybrid systems would be advantageous for this role.

Salary

Competitive, depending on experience.

Accommodation can be arranged if required

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements in the job description and personal specification to info@countyturf.co.uk

Irrigation Technical Support & Service Engineer – Saudi Arabia

This is a varied and interesting position for the right candidate, working in different locations throughout Saudi Arabia’s fast growing golf course sector.

Irrigation Technical Support & Service Engineer - Saudi ArabiaLength of term: Minimum 3-5 years

The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years experience with the following skillset:

• Knowledge with Toro Golf Irrigation Products.
• Programming, troubleshooting and repair of irrigation field controllers (satellite and decoder) and central control system like (Site Pro or Lynx)
• Conduct survey and assessment of existing irrigation system for repair and upgrading.
• Prepare irrigation design, materials take-offs and pricing.
• Conduct site visit and survey prior to preparation of design and proposal with cost analysis.
• Provide guidance and support to ensure that all works are set up properly and all safety precautions are being observed.
• Work closely with the client or their representative to provide progress updates or any project issues.
• Develop and maintain close relationships with Consultants, Architects, Golf Contractors.
• UK Driving licence with Saudi licence to be applied for.
• Forward any related work experience with pump stations.
• Commissioned pump stations on your own – What tasks would you perform on commissioning. Please list any experience with site preparation, setting and installing pump skid, installing pumps and motors on skid, electrical service connection, motor and sensor connections, checking motor rotation, verify flow and pressure requirements, and fine tune station controls. What challenges have you experienced with installations and commissioning and how did you resolve them.

Persons with the right attitude and aptitude should apply. The position will be based in Riyadh with travel throughout the kingdom and regular trips home to the UK.

How to Apply:

If you have any questions or would like an information chat please contact David B. Murphy via email: davidmurphy@turf-tech-me.org to arrange a convenient date/time to call.

Interviews will be held for the right candidates in Glasgow 7th thru 16th October 2019 (travel expenses paid)

Closing date:
18th October 2019

Deputy Course Manager

Designed by Harry Colt and opened for play in 1924, Tandridge is a private members golf club, currently in the Top 100 Courses in the UK & Ireland.

Deputy Course Manager

We are now embarking on a new Course Evolution Program as part of our vision to continually improve our course, under the guidance of our appointed architects, Lobb & Partners.    We are also in the early stages of building a Reservoir with Bore Hole and the installation of Fairway Irrigation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Course Manager in the management and preparation of the course and surrounding areas. In addition to in-depth involvement with the Course Evolution works over the next 5 or 6 years, the position of Deputy Course Manager entails supervising, planning, maintaining and participating in the preparation and conditioning of the golf course and maintenance of the highest professional standards in safety and quality of service.

The primary requirement of the role is to have management experience and applicants will need to possess the following qualifications, experience and skills;

  • Proven management experience, ‘hands on’ managing a greenkeeping team and taking the lead role when the Course Manager is absent.
  • Qualified to Level 3 or higher in Sports Turf Management and Maintenance.
  • Passionate, flexible, enthusiastic and highly motivated.
  • Golf course construction experience.
  • Excellent communicator and strong team player.
  • Experience of Tournament course preparation is desirable.
  • The ability to work in an efficient and effective manner and prioritise work schedules.
  • Proven experience of the preparation and operation of green keeping machinery and equipment including experience of basic fault finding and servicing requirements.
  • Spraying certification required (PA1, PA2 & PA6) & Chainsaw Certificate desirable.
  • Experience in the use and maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, excel spreadsheets, in order to assist with the preparation & control of budgets.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a professional and modern approach to greenkeeping together with a commitment to prepare the course to the highest standards.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and in line with CGCS recommendations.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter by email to: secretary@tandridgegolfclub.com

Closing date:
16th October 2019

Head Greenkeeper

An exciting opportunity for a Head Greenkeeper has arisen at Hazel Grove Golf Club.  

Head Greenkeeper

Hazel Grove is a beautiful mature parkland course in South Manchester, with excellent USGA specification greens, tree lined fairways and numerous water hazards.

Our Head Greenkeeper is retiring, after 29 years’ service and we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hands-on Head Greenkeeper to lead our green keeping team in maintaining and continually improving our course.  This permanent position will be well suited to an individual looking to work with a dynamic team in a thriving golf club.

Reporting to the Club Manager, applicants should be ambitious, self-motivated, organised, committed and hardworking, with the experience, knowledge and communication skills to lead our green keeping team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily management, maintenance and overall appearance of the golf course ensuring the course is presented to a high standard that offers a consistently challenging and enjoyable test of golf all year round.

Responsibilities will also include annual agronomic planning, managing departmental budgets, advising on equipment, course projects and investments to continually deliver improvements and raise standards.

Flexible working hours and weekend work is required.

Essential skills for candidates:

  • Minimum of five years golf course management or team leader experience
  • Minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of managing USGA greens
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to lead, develop and motivate others
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to control and manage budget and resources in line with the business
  • Knowledge of machinery maintenance
  • Spraying certificates PA1, PA2 and PA6
  • Experience of automatic irrigation equipment and watering techniques
  • Construction experience – drainage installation, bunkers, trees etc.
  • Up-to-date health and safety regulation knowledge
  • Have a wide understanding of the game of golf – playing or non-playing

Desirable skills for candidates:

  • Chainsaw licence CS30 CS31

Benefits include:

  • 28 days holiday (Including Public and Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory workplace pension scheme
  • Full uniform/equipment
  • Training
Salary: A competitive salary by negotiation
Target start date: April 2020
Optional: on-site family accommodation available for rent.
Application process: Please apply in the form of covering letter and C.V. to:
Michael Jones, Chairman
Hazel Grove Golf Club, Buxton Road, Hazel Grove, Cheshire SK8 7E
Mobile:  07825 533615
Or email:
directors@hazelgrovegolfclub.com marked for the attention of Michael Jones, Chairman
Closing date:
Thursday 31st October 2019.

Website:
www.hazelgrovegolfclub.com/

Deputy Head Groundsperson

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head Groundsman

Deputy Head Groundsperson

SALARY RANGE: £34,000 – £39,000 subject to experience, knowledge and skills

TERMS: Full-time role subject to a 3-month probationary period

THE ROLE

London Stadium has a new position for full time Deputy Head Groundsperson to assist the Head Groundsman in managing and maintaining the playing surfaces to the highest standards within a stadium environment.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop their career in a grounds environment, with the opportunity to be involved in exciting events such as football, Major League Baseball, athletics, rugby and community events.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience from working within the sports turf industry, with an emphasis on helping to monitor and plan activities. A knowledge of the set up and use of modern turf management equipment is essential.  A working knowledge of undersoil heating, fully automatic irrigation, pitch grow lights and turf reinforcement management will be essential to fulfil the requirements for this position.

No two days will be same so this role will be varied and give you the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities.  Day to day you will be involved in preparations for some of the biggest national and international events as well as having a key role in ensuring the community pitch is delivered to meet business objectives.

Please see specific duties and requirements in the Role Profile and Person Specification below.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements in the job description and person specification to recruitment@londonstadium185.com by 12pm on 15th October 2019.

Role Profile                                                                                   

Job Title Deputy Head Groundsperson
Reports to Head Groundsman
Location Based at the offices at London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Hours Five days per week, organised flexibly including match and event days or proportional equivalent.
Summary of Role The key purpose of this role is to assist the Head Groundsman in the facilitation of all pitch activities

 

Roles and Responsibilities – Deputy Head Groundsperson
1 To assist the Head Groundsman in motivating staff to achieve long work schedules and objectives, help encourage continuous professional development
2 To assist the Head Groundsman to coach and mentor an Apprentice Groundsman and other junior Grounds staff, to help the Head Groundsman lead on aspects of the programme
3 Liaison and management with all stakeholders, negotiating purchase, storage and control of all consumable materials, equipment and services in a cost effective manner
4 Maintain a thorough knowledge of all relevant National and Local current legislation i.e. Health and Safety, first aid, COSHH, environment and employment to ensure compliance. Conduct regular risk assessment programmes
5 Management of third party contractors
6 Previous experience of creating fertiliser programmes
7 Manage and organise casual match day staff, including preparation of rotas and collection of key details for payroll purposes
8 Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times
9 Adhere to the procurement process and ensure that all Purchase Orders / financial information is entered accurately in line with the deadlines communicated by the Finance Department
10 Take responsibility for own Health and Safety requirements
11 Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet London Stadium changing priorities

Person Specification – Deputy Head Groundsperson

Qualifications Essential Desirable
1 NVQ 3 in relevant grounds maintenance Yes
2 NPTC – PA1, PA2 and PA6 Yes
Knowledge & Experience    
3 Relevant experience working in a stadium or sport environment Yes
4 Experience of working in a multi-use venue Yes
5 Comprehensive knowledge of grounds industry Yes
Skills    
6 The ability to engage and communicate with all levels of stakeholders Yes
7 The ability to reasonably challenge a methodology and / or decision Yes
8 Excellent organisation skills Yes
9 Proficient in Microsoft Office Yes
Behavioural Qualities    
10 Progressive

•                     Identifies the need for, and actions  change in direction, practice, policy or procedure

•                     Questions the way things are done and takes informed risks

•                     Continuously seeks to improve efficiency and performance

Yes
11 Respectful

•                     Maintains people’s self-esteem when interacting with them.

•                     Avoids pre-judgment when listening to suggestions from others.

•                     Seizes the opportunity to apply London Stadium standards at all times.

Yes
12 Inclusive

•                     Openly collaborates with colleagues and partners in the game.

•                     Provides equal opportunity to people of different backgrounds, experience and perspective.

•                     Seeks out and embraces new ways of thinking and working.

Yes
13 Determined

•                     Works relentlessly to overcome roadblocks or obstacles to achieve the goal.

•                     Remains focused on seeing agreed goals through to completion taking pride in their work.

•                     Maintains motivation for their team and themselves.

Yes
14 Excellent

•                     Seeks to achieve the highest levels of performance all the times.

•                     Can be persistent to achieve a standard that others consider impossible.

•                     Challenges others to go further and achieve more.

Yes
15 Ability to work unsupervised and self-motivated Yes
15 A genuine team player Yes
17 Willing to assist team members on a wide diversity of tasks Yes