LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
Our client is looking for experienced, positive, energetic and highly motivated Estate Manager/ Head Green Keeper to join their dedicated and enthusiastic team of greens staff and gardeners in a Resort based in Chipping Norton.
You will be responsible for leading a team of greens staff and gardeners and maintaining the estate to the required standard (including all gardens, historic features, tree maintenance and waterways).
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience in a Head Green Keeper role at a resort and all qualifications listed below.
NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Sports Turf Maintenance
PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates
CS30, CS31 chainsaw certificates
Main duties will include, but not be limited to:
Preparation and maintenance of the 18-hole golf course
Maintenance and upkeep of the estate
Carrying out effective turf maintenance according to weekly, monthly and annual maintenance programmes
Checking facilities, plant, buildings and equipment to ensure safe working practices and Health & Safety legislation compliance
Supervision and training staff to ensure standards of work are maintained and tasks completed
Carrying out annual staff appraisals
The ideal candidate:
Fully familiar with Health & Safety, Risk and COSHH assessments relating to golf course operation
Good Working knowledge of irrigation and understanding of the system in place, including repair and maintenance
Ability to plan and execute small scale course improvement projects e.g. bunker reconstruction/renovation, tee reconstruction
Be able to prepare, present and working within the approved budgets
To maintain machinery to the highest standard and implement effective record keeping
Be able to manage, motivate and develop the team of Greenkeepers and Gardeners and demonstrate excellent communication skills in a predominantly hands on role
Must be prepared to work outside (in all weather), early starts and able to work weekends on a rota basis
Own transport essential due to location
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