Vacancy: Greenkeeper (Seasonal / Temp)

April 22, 2024
2 minutes

We have an exciting opportunity for a greenkeeper to join our team on a temporary basis, with the responsibility for preparing and maintaining the courses and facilities for our members and visitors. The successful candidate will join a team of 6+ with plenty of possibilities for training and CPD whilst on the job and with recognised providers. 

Bondhay Golf Club is a privately owned golf club situated at the meeting point of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, and boasts a range of facilities including an 18 hole championship course, 9 hole academy course, putting green and state-of-the-art Trackman driving range which was newly installed in 2023. 

Whilst the ideal applicant will come from a role of similar experience, we welcome applications from candidates that do not have prior greenkeeping experience. No specific qualifications are required, but greenkeeping related certifications are desirable where applicable.

Roles & Responsibilities

The greenkeeper will work alongside the wider Greens Team to maintain both courses and practice facilities to the highest standards. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Switching and brushing
  • A range of greens and fairway mowing
  • Aerating turf
  • Applying fertiliser/turf conditioner
  • Top dressing
  • Repairing divots
  • Irrigating turf
  • Identifying and controlling weeds, pests, turf diseases and disorders
  • Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair
  • Moving tee markers
  • Maintaining bunkers
  • Maintaining golf course furniture
  • Changing holes
  • Rolling turf
  • Driving various machinery
  • Maintenance, charging and cleaning of buggies
  • Undertaking routine machine maintenance
  • Maintaining plants, trees and shrubs on the golf courses
  • Collecting, cleaning and restocking balls on the driving range

This role reports directly to the Head Greenkeeper who in turn reports to the Management Team. Bondhay is not a committee/members owned Club. 

Hours of Work & Contract

You will be employed on a full-time basis, contracted to 37.5 hours per week for an initial three months. The role is primarily weekday based, with the requirement to work periodic weekends (on a monthly shift basis) so that relevant preparations and tasks can be completed for weekend golfers and competitions. 

Due to the seasonal nature of the role, the start and finish times of your shift may change during the course of the year to account for daylight hours. A typical summer shift is 06:00 to 14:00 and winter 07:00 to 15:00. 

Salary starts at minimum wage but is dependent on experience. The role carries opportunities for overtime when the needs of the business/course allows, at the standard rate of pay. Employees are not obligated to work overtime. 

The post-holder is entitled to statutory sick-pay arrangements and will be enrolled in the Government pension scheme.

A probation period does not apply due to the temporary nature of the employment.

In Return

  • Be part of a growing golf business that is investing heavily in all aspects of the Club 
  • 28 days annual leave pro rata
  • Enrollment in the Government pension scheme
  • Free golf membership with unlimited use of the Devonshire and Academy courses during employment
  • 1 hour free per month on the Trackman Range
  • 50% staff discount on food in the restaurant
  • 15% staff discount on all items in the Pro Shop
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Potential for permanent employment

To Apply
For any further information about the role or responsibilities, or to apply, contact Josh on 01909 723608 or Alternatively, apply using the form below.

Greenkeeper Job Application
Company No. 14981795
VAT No. 705884122
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