Job title: Greenkeeper
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Leisure and Sport
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Shandon Park
Job published: 02/04/2024
Job ID: 32944

Job Description

We're looking for a Greenkeeper to work for our client.

HappyJobsNI is exclusively working alongside Shandon Park Golf Club to recruit a motivated, experienced and skilled Greenkeeper to join the team.

Established in 1926, they are a Private Members' Golf Club, located in East Belfast. Consistently regarded as having the best parkland greens in Northern Ireland, the course combines a tough championship layout with some beautifully sculptured holes, great views of the city, and challenging greens.

Shandon Park Golf Club provides their members, guests and visitors with a quality golfing experience within a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. They do this with a team of professional, highly motivated and trained staff and volunteers. They constantly strive to exceed the expectations of their members, guests, visitors and employees in all areas of their operations.

If you can provide experience of working as a Greenkeeper or Grounds Person  in a similar golf course then you could be perfect for our client and we'd love to see your CV.
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JOB TITLE:    Greenkeeper

DEPARTMENT:  Greens’

REPORTS TO:   Head Greenkeeper who in turn reports to the General Manager

JOB PURPOSE:   To carry out routine golf course maintenance tasks as directed by either the Head Greenkeeper or Deputy Head Greenkeeper, ensuring that the course is always presented in the best possible condition, offering a consistent challenge and an enjoyable experience to golfers.

CONTRACT:    This is a full-time position (average 37.5 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks) and the post holder will be expected to work as golf course needs dictate including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. Working hours are 7.30 – 3.30pm in winter months and 6.30-3.30pm in the summer months. Finish time at 12.30pm on Fridays.

DUTIES / TASKS:  The tasks listed in this job description are intended to give an indication of the duties required, it is not an exhaustive list and a willingness to undertake any other reasonable duties that may be required is expected.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • One year’s previous experience working as a greenkeeper in a similar style golf course.

 

DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • Two year’s previous experience working as a greenkeeper in a similar style golf course.
  • NVQ Level 2 or above in relevant subject
  • PA1 / PA6 Using Pesticides Safely (Spraying)

SALARY:

  • Competitive salary 

MAIN DUTIES / TASKS:

  • Cut all playing surfaces, change holes, move markers, rake bunkers, and spray for weeds to ensure that the course is at all times presented in the best possible condition.
  • Apply top dressing and fertilizer.
  • Operate grass cutting machinery safely and effectively, care and maintenance of machinery and the reporting of loss or damage to line manager according to policy and procedure.
  • Mowing turf using tractors, ride-on machines and specialist hand mowers.
  • Treating turf to ensure consistent playing surfaces.
  • Undertake turf repairs and renovation duties as and when necessary.
  • Use environmentally friendly treatments to control weeds, fungal diseases and pests when instructed to do so by Course Manager or Lead Greenkeeper
  • Remove early morning dew and debris from the greens.
  • Repair wear and tear caused by golfers and animals such as moles and rabbits.
  • Ensure the efficient and effective operation and safe handling of all chemicals following Shandon Park policies and procedures.
  • Renovating and maintaining bunkers and other hazards such as water features
  • Responding to enquiries and dealing with any golfers in line with current
  • responsibilities and management guidance
  • Ensure the efficient and effective operation and safe handling of all machinery and equipment following Shandon Park policy and procedure.
  • Undertake ad-hoc projects and assignments as required.
  • Adherence to all Shandon Park policies and procedures.
  • To work within all Shandon Park Greenkeeping health & safety, COSHH and Risk Assessment guidelines.

 

OBLIGATIONS OF AN EMPLOYEE AT SHANDON PARK GOLF CLUB

  • You have a duty to carry out your work in a safe manner in order not to endanger yourself or anyone else by your acts or omissions.
  • You are required to comply with health and safety policy as it relates to your work activities, and to take appropriate action in case of an emergency.
  • You have a responsibility to promote high levels of customer service within your own area of work.
  • You should be adaptable to change, have a keen eye for detail and be willing to acquire new skills and knowledge as applicable to the needs of the role.
  • You may, with reasonable notice, be required to work within other areas of Shandon Park Golf Club.

JOB BENEFITS

At Shandon Park Golf Club we think it’s vital for each of our employees to feel appreciated for all their hard work.

That is why our employees can look forward to a range of excellent benefits and perks. As well as a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, you will enjoy the following benefits as standard:

  • 28 days holiday (includes bank and public holidays) increasing with service
  • Overtime (Monday – Friday) paid at single hourly rate
  • Time and a half payment for any hours worked on a Saturday (currently around 1 week in every 3) – minimum 4 hours payment
  • Double time payment for any hours worked after 6am on Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – minimum 4 hours payment
  • Contributory Pension scheme (the company contributes 4%)
  • Life and Death in Service Pension Insurance (twice annual salary)
  • Uniform and PPE provided
  • Reduced rates for golf
  • Annual Staff Party
  • Company sponsored training qualifications at Greenmount Agricultural College

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Think that this Greenkeeper role is the perfect job for you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

Click the 'Apply Now' button, send us your CV and we'll consider you for the first round of interviews.

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You could be right for this Greenkeeper position if you've previously worked as any of the following: Greenkeeper, Grounds Maintenance Operative or as a Skilled Grounds Person .

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