Gardner/Groundsperson

Warwick Independent Schools Foundation

Gardner/Groundsperson

Gardner/Groundsperson

40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Primarily Monday to Friday, working 7am to 4pm

Salary – £21,268 – £23,450 per annum

The successful candidate will benefit from free parking and a competitive pension scheme.

Closing date: Wednesday 3 November 2021 at noon

For further details go to www.warwickschool.org (follow links to ‘Contact Us’ us then ‘Employment Opportunities’) or contact the HR Department on 01926 735413 or email hr@warwickschools.co.uk. Please note, CV’s will not be accepted.

The Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Qualified Greenkeeper

Candidates are sought to join an enthusiastic team in the lead up to the hosting of the 153rd Open Championship in 2025.

Qualified Greenkeeper

Qualified Greenkeeper

Royal Portrush Golf Club, founded in 1888 and remodelled by H.S.Colt in 1929 and again by McKenzie and Ebert in 2015, has hosted numerous Championships the most recent of which, the 148th Open Championship in 2019.

A member’s club, consisting of Dunluce and Valley championship links along with our par 3 “Skerries” course and extensive practice areas.

Dunluce is consistently rated in the world’s top 10 courses and the Valley is ranked in Irelands top 40 courses.

An opportunity to work and learn as part of a large team, striving for perfection.

Candidates must be self-motivated, enthusiastic with a good attitude, tidy, with an eye for detail and be able to work as part of a large team, some weekend work is expected.

What we offer:

  • Being involved with the lead up to, and delivery of the world’s oldest and most prestigious professional golf championship, the 153rd Open Championship, viewed by over 600 million people worldwide.
  • On-site training using the latest equipment
  • Training courses and tournament experience
  • 30 days holiday’s (including public holidays)
  • Paid Over-time
  • Full PPE supplied
  • Competitive pay within the UK
  • Private Healthcare
  • Staff Membership which enables play on play both Dunluce and Valley Links

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Minimum NVQ level 2
  • 3-years’ experience in a similar environment
  • Pa1, Pa2 & Pa6 advantageous

Please send CV and covering letter to andrea@royalportrushgolfclub.com

Groundsperson

Responsible to: Grounds Manager

Groundsperson

Groundsperson

Internal Relationships: Ground team, Estate team, Greenkeepers, Pupils, members of the teaching staff

External Relationships: Parents of pupils at the School, contractors

The School

Charterhouse is a beautiful school and a wonderful place to live and work. It was founded in 1611 and moved to its present magnificent 250-acre site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872. Few schools can offer such a splendid backdrop for teaching and learning, and the School community is very strong, with excellent relationships between pupils and staff. As part of our ambitious new plans, and building on the success of our mixed Sixth Form, we are excited to be moving to full coeducation from the age of 13. There will be girls in every year group from September 2023. The pupil roll will grow over the next decade from 800 today to around 1,000, with the increase representing additional places for girls. We have all seen first-hand the benefits of coeducation in our Sixth Form, which is highly regarded by both boys and girls. We now want to extend those social, cultural and academic advantages to the whole community. With our move to coeducation we aim to bring out the very best in all pupils, in all years.

Mission Statement for Support Staff

To deliver excellent cost-effective non-teaching support to all stakeholders in order to assist in achieving the educational experience set out in the School’s vision and development strategy.

The Grounds at Charterhouse

Our stunning grounds cover 250 acres and comprise 135 acres of playing fields including 16 football pitches, 1 rugby pitch, 1 lacrosse pitch, 9 cricket squares, all-weather cricket nets, 13 hard tennis courts (due to increase to 15), 12 all-weather tennis courts, 3 all-weather hockey pitches, 1 athletics tartan running track plus field sports areas. There is a 35-acre 9-hole golf course covering 2,576 yards. Ornamental lawns and gardens are present in and around the school buildings, boarding houses and the Old Headmaster’s Garden. There are also 60 acres of woodlands, some of which are designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Basic Purpose of the Job

To undertake the maintenance of sports surfaces including artificial playing surfaces, amenity areas and
woodland areas to a high standard.

Main Duties

Grounds

  • To undertake routine preparation and maintenance work on a range of sports facilities and surfaces (this will include football, cricket, golf, artificial surfaces etc.)
  • To set up sports pitches and amenity surfaces and undertake minor construction and landscaping work.
  • To operate a range of modern turf machinery, ensuring vehicles and equipment used by yourself and others are regularly maintained, in accordance with routine operating requirements.
  • To operate a range of powered hand tools such as strimmers, hedge cutters and flymo.
  • To undertake a range of horticultural operations such as spreading of fertilisers (granular or liquid)
  • To maintain hedges around the estate.
  • In autumn/winter ensure leaves are cleared.
  • To clear snow and apply salt in icy conditions during the winter months.
  • To undertake a range of tree and woodland maintenance operations.
  • To maintain and repair boundary and internal fencing as and when required.
  • To work outside normal school hours, including regular weekend duties, with due notice being given.

Health & Safety

  • To follow and comply with health and safety policies and have a sound knowledge of appropriate PUWER and LOLER procedures.
  • To ensure the safe use, storage, calibration and disposal of pesticides and other similar substances (COSHH regulations).
  • Ensure work area is kept clean, tidy and secure at all times.
  • To maintain an accurate log of HAV’s usage.
  • To carry out machinery risk assessment as per procedures in place (e.g. chainsaw risk assessment).
  • To keep up to date knowledge of Health & Safety legislation.
  • To attend any mandatory training as and when required.

Additional duties

  • To be able to communicate effectively with school management, pupils and general public with tact, diplomacy and patience.
  • To log and update daily and weekly tasks using the IT software programme as well as checking the grounds email account on a regular basis.
  • To inform the line manager when products and materials are low for ordering.
  • Carry out such other tasks deemed necessary and reasonable within the Grounds Department at the Grounds Manager’s discretion.

Person Specification

Relevant Experience/Knowledge & Technical Competencies

Essential

  • A can do attitude and a readiness to work.

Desirable

  • Hold recognised groundskeeping qualifications
  • Basic Health and Safety training
  • Experience in sports turf maintenance

Qualifications

Desirable

  • Hold recognized groundskeeping qualifications. E.g Level 2 in sports turfmanagement
  • Qualifications and/or training in the use of powered machinery, COSHH, manual handling although training can be given in these areas if required
  • Spraying qualification Pa1 and Pa6
  • Good standard of general education, numeracy and literacy

Personal Competencies / Skills

  • Physically fit as this role requires extensive manual handling
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Able to work on own initiative and unsupervised
  • Thrives on attention to detail and a completer-finisher
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Enjoys teamwork and is a team player

Heads of Terms

Salary

Competitive and in line with industry guidelines.

Working hours

Normal working days are Monday to Friday (07:30-16:30), throughout the year with the need for periodic outside normal working hours, including weekend duties, as required by the Grounds Manager, reasonable notice having been given.

Safeguarding

Working in a School environment, the jobholder is responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact and are expected to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding Policies at all times. If, in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the Job Holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Benefits of Employment

  • Automatic enrolment into Charterhouse’s contributory workplace pension scheme
  • Lunches when available
  • 5 weeks’ paid holiday plus statutory English Bank Holidays. It may not be possible to take public holidays during term-time, and time off will be given in lieu.
  • Membership of School Sports Centre
  • Participation in Cycle to Work scheme (subject to eligibility)
  • Membership of School’s 9 hole golf course at reduced subscription
  • Death in service benefit
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Access to an Employee Assistant Programme
  • Support for professional development and training

Notice

Two (2) weeks during probationary period (which is normally six months). Once the appointment is confirmed both parties are required to give at least 4 weeks’ notice on either side.

Application

Applications should be made in accordance with the School’s application and recruitment procedures (available on the website – https://www.charterhouse.org.uk/about-us/employment-opportunities )

Interview and Selection Process

If you are invited to interview this will be conducted in person and the areas which it will explore will include suitability to work with children.

Interview outline:

  • At least 1 interview with line manager and member of HR team
  • Tour of the School with member of the Grounds team
  • Technical skills assessment (where appropriate)

Closing date for applications is 24 October 2021
Interviews will be held on 28 and 29 October 2021.

Product Manager

An opportunity to join a world class organisation. Aquatrols Europe Ltd are looking to appoint a Product Manager for Europe.

Product Manager

Product Manager

Aquatrols has pioneered the development of water management products used in turf management for over 40 years.  The Company offers a full range of water management and nutrition products backed by decades of independent and university research, solving water management problems globally.

The main responsibility for the position is leading Marketing efforts for Europe, working closely with the Global Marketing and the European Sales teams.

Main accountabilities include:

  • Drive the marketing activities of the European business from innovation, segment planning, pricing and communications.
  • Management of European rebates and accruals
  • Coordinate Marketing and Sales support campaigns in conjunction with Director of Marketing and Sales Manager, Europe
  • Monitor marketing budgets in conjunction with Director of Marketing
  • Be a connection between the company and the marketplace
  • Management of European rebates and accruals

Specific Responsibilities – Sales & Marketing

  • Coordinate and present generated innovation ideas through the concept phase and identify new opportunities for the markets
  • Create marketing and communication plan to dovetail with Global strategy annually
  • Plan and execute all European product launches
  • Manage European forecast in conjunction with Marketing Director and Sales Manager, Europe
  • To monitor the status of all live enquiries to ensure all enquiry actions are completed in a timely professional manner and passed to the appropriate Sales personnel when required
  • Update the marketing and public relations plan on a quarterly basis
  • Assist/identify potential areas for marketing opportunities locally, nationally and throughout Europe
  • Use of market information to produce a regular blog for company website
  • Lead the production and organization of the company’s marketing collateral e.g., leaflets, banners, flyers, brochures, etc.
  • Lead the production and organization of the company’s PR collateral e.g., press releases, articles, podcasts, blog, responses to questions on linked in groups etc. to manage and develop appropriate forms of social media including (but not limited to) Twitter, Linked In, Facebook
  • Develop Customer Loyalty program as part of on-going marketing strategy with US team
  • Lead the direction and messaging for all tradeshows and materials
  • Support onsite needs during key events

Other Requirements

  • Field travel required
  • Expected to spend up to 25% of time customer-facing at industry meetings and with customer calls
  • Some international travel may be required
  • Previous experience in sales and marketing is required in alignment with role descriptor
  • A degree in a relevant field or the equivalent experience is required
  • Some experience in the European regulatory systems is preferred

Normal working hours: 40-hour week or as workload dictates.

There is some flexibility on location as this is a home-based position.

Package details include:

  • Annual salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Mobile phone and laptop provided
  • Enrollment into Company Pension scheme

Apply:

To apply please email your CV along with a covering letter to: careers@aquatrols.com

Closing date: 15th November 2021

If you have not heard a response within 30 days of your application, please accept that we are pursuing other candidates.

Assistant Greenkeeper

A prestigious club working towards becoming a top 100 golf club in England, Edgbaston is a beautiful parkland golf course. It was designed by renowned architect Harry S. Colt and sits beside Edgbaston Pool, a glorious ornamental 11-acre lake with abundant birdlife. The course has sweeping, tree-lined fairways and tight, pristine greens make the course a joy to play as it winds through the magnificent grounds of Edgbaston Hall.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

This is an exciting opportunity as the golf club are heavily investing in course projects such as a major bunker restoration project, extensive drainage projects and a tree management program. You will also be part of an excellent team and help manage the magnificent SSSI site which is also working towards becoming GEO certified in sustainability.

The club are also proud to be hosting the New Zealand commonwealth games team in the clubhouse and on course when the games arrive to Birmingham in 2022.

A competitive salary will be offered and up for negotiation dependent upon experience and qualifications.

A superb opportunity to continue career progression and personal development.

If joining our fantastic team appeals to you, then please email your current CV to

coursemanager@edgbastongc.co.uk

Groundsperson

Actual starting salary £19,774.00 pa with progression to £22,377.00 pa

Groundsperson

Groundsperson

Wakefield Grammar School Foundation is one of the country’s leading families of single sex independent day schools, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, and Wakefield Girls’ High School, Junior and Senior Schools along with Wakefield Grammar Pre-Preparatory School. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Groundsperson to join the Estates Team on a full-time basis with an immediate start date.

The successful applicant will support the Grounds Manager in the maintenance of sports playing surfaces, conservation and enhancement of the estate grounds, working collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team.

Applicants must be able to work as part of a team and have proven grounds experience in a similar role. A knowledge of horticultural, landscaping and sports turf maintenance, basic computer skills, a full and valid UK driving licence and experience of driving a tractor and machinery used to prepare and maintain sports turf are all essential.

The post is full time and all year round, working Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. There will also be a requirement to work additional hours (evenings and weekends) as necessary during busy periods, dependent upon the requirements of the Foundation.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

So, if you are committed to contributing towards the Foundation community, think you have got what it takes to perform exceptionally well in this role and would like to join our team, please apply now.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from the recruitment section of our website www.wgsf.org.uk or by emailing the HR Department at jobs@wgsf.net

Applications must be made using a Foundation Application Form. We are unable to accept applications by CV.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on Monday, 25th October 2021.

Head Greenkeeper

Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club are currently recruiting for a JH Taylor Course Head Greenkeeper

This is a supervisory and participative role.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Courses Manager and provide daily support to the JH Taylor Course Senior/First Asst Greenkeeper.

Head Greenkeeper

Head Greenkeeper

This is an exciting opportunity for an authoritative, disciplined, professional Greenkeeper to oversee and influence the daily presentation and conditioning of our JH Taylor course.

The principal responsibility in this position is to manage the daily momentum and effectiveness of all practical greenkeeping activities and have a medium-term view of on-course operations in consideration of the Club Diary and competitions fixture-list.

To compete for this position, you will have the necessary presence and communication skills to promote consistently high standards of productivity.  The role requires that you constantly control what is going well and contribute to identifying how the golf courses can be even better with proposals for applying new and relevant efficiencies and innovations.  You will stand or fall on your ability to engage and communicate with your Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club peers and colleagues and commitment to our seven-day-a-week operation during the peaks of the Club Competition season.

The essential requirements to be considered for this position are,

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a mid-level supervisory management position
  • Practical greenkeeping skills, qualified technical awareness and minimum qualifications of an Sportsturf NVQ Level3 or equivalent
  • An intent to progress onwards to more academic HND and FdSc turfgrass science & horticulture education
  • PA1, 2 and 6 spraying certificates
  • A broad understanding of managing a golf course in a Parkland environment

The desirable key-skills to add-value to an application include, but are not limited to,

  • Being a former student of the Ohio State Turfgrass Interns Program
  • Experience of course set-up, turf conditioning and presentation for professional golf events
  • Current enrolment on the CMAE Management Development Programme
  • Knowledge of POGO moisture meters. POGO weather stations and POGO Turf Pro software
  • Knowledge of Bailoy GTI irrigation systems operating software
  • Ability to play golf to a reasonable standard

The position offers an attractive salary package, CPD allowance and career progression opportunities.

All applications with a CV and cover-letter to, coursemanager@rmsgc.co.uk, or by post to,

Gavin Kinsella.  Courses Manager
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club
Old Deer Park
Richmond
Surrey.  TW9 2SB

Applications close: 29th October 2021

Interviews: Week-commencing 1st November 2021

Proposed start-date: January 2022

Head Mechanic

JOB TITLE: Head Mechanic (Full-time)
DEPARTMENT: Grounds Maintenance
Head Mechanic

Head Mechanic

SALARY: Competitive
REPORTS TO: Training Centre Grounds Manager
MAIN LOCATION: Tottenham Hotspur’s Training Centre (Enfield)

Tottenham Hotspur is a world-famous football club based in North London. Off the pitch, the Club has a strong and successful business model centred around building a platform for long-term success, which includes a new world-class stadium.

The Club operates across multiple sites, including a world class Training Centre, where the position of Head Mechanic is based.  The Centre is the main location for the Club’s First Team training and coaching activities, and its impeccable presentation is one of the many features that have led to it being recognised as one of the best training facilities in Europe.

JOB PURPOSE

To be responsible for the efficient day-to-day maintenance of the Grounds Department machinery both at the Training Centre and Stadium and managing the Assistant Mechanic.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make sure all grounds maintenance machinery is working correctly according to manufacturer specifications at both the Training Centre and Stadium.
  • Liaise with the Grounds Department’s Health and Safety Administrator to make sure all working procedures that are carried out have the necessary paperwork in place in line with the Club’s health and safety policy including, but not limited to, risk assessments, COSHH, manual handling assessments, safe systems of work and review yearly.
  • Maintain workshop area in a neat, orderly fashion and observe working conditions in compliance with safety compliance laws.
  • Keep precise and detailed service records of equipment and major repairs to facilitate historical evaluations.
  • Liaise with manufacturers in organising machinery servicing and or repair work.
  • Carry out fabrication work to improve existing machines as long as it is in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Provide detailed reports of machinery in the respect of service work along with repairs carried out by yourself.
  • Respond efficiently and effectively to all breakdowns and ensure machinery is fit for purpose following repair work carried out.
  • Be able to plan and prioritise work in accordance with the needs of the department.
  • Carry out additional duties on behalf of the Head of Playing Surfaces and Estates and the Training Centre Grounds Manager such as repair work and fabrication.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills along with the ability to show the values of being a team player.
  • Control maintenance tools, stores and equipment efficiently and as cost effectively as possible.
  • Ensure there is continuous cover of the machinery and equipment in case of breakdowns.
  • Be able to demonstrate the best practice in respect of prevention of equipment failure.
  • Maintaining GMB/yards.
  • Buggy induction instructor, manual handling trainer, first aider, fire warden and trained machine operator.
  • Track parcels and deliveries to the GMB as well as ordering materials and tools.
  • Retaining all service documents/certificates pertinent to role (extractor fan certificates etc).
  • Maintaining and monitoring ladders.
  • Monitoring daily checks of vehicles/tools.
  • Diesel and petrol monitoring and ordering.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Hard working and enthusiastic
  • Thinks ahead, generates ideas and thinks of creative solutions to problems
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to high standards, takes responsibility
  • Proactive, energetic and self-sufficient

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience and understanding of landscape equipment
  • Suitable qualifications in mechanical engineering
  • Three years previous experience in a similar environment desirable
  • Full driving licence

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Free lunch on site
  • Discounts from retail partners and in Spurs’ Stores
  • Discount off Spurs visitor attractions – Dare Skywalk and Stadium Tours
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please refer to Careers page on the Club website: Click here

Closing date for applications:  5pm Sunday 17th October 2021

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

DBS DISCLAIMER

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Following an extremely successful year Leyland Golf Club is looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to add their individuality to the team. There are great times ahead for the club, including centenary year in 2024.

Assistant Greenkeeper

Assistant Greenkeeper

Applicants will need:

Essential:      

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Committed to Health & Safety practices.
  • NVQ II Sportsturf or equivalent.
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience.

Desirable:      

  • Chainsaw Use Certificates.
  • PA1, PA2A, PA6 spraying certificates.

The role is for assistant greenkeeper reporting to the Course Manager. 40 hours annualised split over a summer and winter period, weekends and Bank Holidays worked on a rota with some extra weekends for important Club competitions.

Benefits:        

  • Weekends and Bank Holiday paid as overtime.
  • BIGGA membership and training opportunities.
  • Pension Scheme.

Please apply in the first instance to: Scott Reeves, Course Manager. – scott@leylandgolfclub.co.uk

Closing date:
19th October