Assistant Greenkeeper - posted 22nd Jan 2020

New Ross Golf Club
New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland
Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
Full Time and/or Part Time Contract available for position, to begin in March 2020.

Established in 1905 New Ross Golf Club is a mature parkland golf course situated between the scenic Barrow and Nore valleys with the magnificent Brandon and Blackstairs Mountains providing the backdrop.
New Ross is one of the driest golf courses in South East Ireland, rarely closed due to bad weather and therefore can be enjoyed throughout the year.  The Par 70/73 golf course provides a great test for all abilities, with tree lined fairways and superbly contoured greens complemented by a number of water hazards.

New Ross Golf Club currently requires a Qualified Greenkeeper to join our Green Keeping Team.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Greenkeeping Team who maintain the highest standards of presentation and play-ability across our exceptional golf course.
The following Responsibilities and Requirements are a general guide but the lists are not exhaustive.
Responsibilities:
Monitor Health & Safety, Security and Golf Course Standards in the workplace.
Completion of tasks including but not limited to mowing banks, rough, tees, greens and fairways.
Applying nutrition and top dressing when needed.
Work alongside Head Greenkeeper and Assistant Greenkeepers and Management in order to ensure the Golf Course is properly prepared for members and guests to the Club.
Assist in turf maintenance including mowing, irrigating (including hand watering) and control of pests on the greens. 
General golf course set up procedures, including changing holes, moving tee markers, emptying bins, cleaning surfaces of debris.
Control of weeds, pests and turf diseases.
Maintenance of trees and shrubs on the golf course.
Bunker raking and edging.
Marking of hazards, out of bounds and ground under repair.
Repairing divots on playing surfaces.
Renovate worn and damaged turf.
Rolling greens with a turf iron or similar.
All mower, tractor and machinery operation (including driving a tractor with implements). Check machinery before use, fuel after use and report any irregularities to the Head Greenkeeper immediately.
Knowledge of Golf set up for play in accordance with the Rules of Golf.
Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others.
Understanding the rules of golf relating to golf course maintenance.
Communicating effectively to all staff, management, members and visiting golfers.
  Ensure correct procedures are followed for the safe use of all machinery, fertilisers and chemicals.
Requirements: 
Minimum 2 Years’ Experience working on a golf course.
Good working knowledge of Health & Safety in Greenkeeping.
Hold a current Driver’s Licence.
Machinery, Irrigation, Chemical, Fertilizer knowledge.
A commitment to hard work
Excellent attention to detail and produce the highest standard in work.
Ability to work on own initiative
Must be a good team player, be positive and be able to build and maintain professional relationships with staff and members.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions
First Aid at Work certificate preferable
Willing to go ‘the extra mile’ to help the club reach its goals, working flexible hours and weekends.
Chainsaw certificates would be advantageous.
Knowledge and hands on experience of irrigation repairs and maintenance (but not essential)
All other Greenkeeping related duties and any tasks requested by the Head Green Keeper.


Applications, including CV, should be sent to: The Secretary, New Ross Golf Club, Tinneranny, Co. Wexford. 
Or email: info@newrossgolfclub.ie
On or before: Friday 7th February 2020.


GREENKEEPER - posted 22nd Jan 2020
Clonakilty Golf Club has a vacancy for a highly energetic and motivated individual for the position of full time Greenkeeper. Nine beautiful holes are currently in play with one further spare hole. Additional new holes were developed by the proprietor in 2019 and will come into play early this year thereby increasing the holes in play to twelve. Further development is progressing with a view to increasing the total number of holes to 18.

Reporting to the Course Officer and liaising with the Management Committee the successful candidate will be focused on delivery of a top class facility to our members and guests. S/he will be responsible for managing the current course team of one permanent employee and one additional high-season employee while also providing guidance to a motivated team of club members who volunteer to assist with golf course work. A competitive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.
So if you are interested in applying for this unique opportunity to make your mark on this progressive and developing golf course please email a CV and letter of interest to the Secretary, Management Committee, Clonakilty Golf Club. Kieranwhite13@gmail.com    
All applications will be acknowledged by email and will be treated in strictest confidence.
Closing Date for applications is 7th February 2020.


Expression of Interest - Catering and Restaurant  - KILLARNEY GOLF CLUB - Posted 8th Jan 2020

Background

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (KGFC) is one of the most prestigious and historic golfing venues in Ireland. Located in Killarney National Park and surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is a world class destination which has hosted the Irish Open on 4 separate occasions. It is home to two 18-hole Championship Courses and a Golf Academy. It is an area that has substantial tourism business, a large membership and a local community that appreciates good food and service.

The Horse Shoe Bar, Restaurant & President’s Room

The horseshoe-design Restaurant and Bar at KGFC has a 100+ seat capacity and boasts surrounding feature windows that allow diners to maximise their view of the golf courses and beautiful landscape setting. In addition, there is a 100+ seat function area with an exclusive balcony outdoor area for additional capacity. The President’s Room is a private room with a capacity of 60+. 

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a fully equipped commercial kitchen with a wash room, cool room office facilities. 

What we’re looking for…

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified, experienced and professional caterers to re-vitalise our restaurant operations. All expressions of interest received will remain strictly confidential. 

Indicative Terms of Contract 

Period 3 years with 6 month trial period.
Licence Fee to be negotiated will be inclusive of gas, water and electricity.
Maintenance of plant and equipment to be undertaken by caterer by
licensed suppliers and intervals acceptable to KGFC.
Caterer responsible for cleaning of all food preparation and service areas.
Caterer responsible for all food safety records and standards.
Caterer responsible for provision of all F&B staff. 

Essential Requirements

• Outstanding customer service values
• Ability to provide quality and innovative meals at the right value point for the venue
• Provide a signature restaurant environment and support a premier function and wedding operation to realise the full potential of the facility
• Quality, experienced and well-trained staff
• An ability to maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness both front and back of house
• A sound understanding of food hygiene principals, legislation and a commitment to doing more than the prescribed minimum   
• A willingness   to   work   in   a   team   environment   with   the   KGFC management, staff   and   related   business   partners   to   achieve increased trade and repeat business
• A sound business acumen and a consultative approach to marketing to ensure that the KGFC brand maintains integrity.

Documentation to be supplied in your Expression of Interest:

• Cover letter
• Business information – Registered Business/Company Name and number, Trade name 
• Your qualifications and experience as a professional caterer
• Previous trading history
• Sample menus and concepts. To include breakfast, lunch, dinner and function menus.
• Minimum of 2 trade references
• Insurance Coverage


The Small Print

The KGFC, without explanation and at its complete discretion:

May accept an expression of interest before the closing date;
Need not accept or consider any Expression of Interest or may withdraw the offer to accept Expression of Interest at any time;
May negotiate an agreement in relation to the subject matter of the Expression of Interest with any person at any time rather than proceed with the Expression of Interest process.
A formal Catering Licence Agreement will be issued to the successful caterer and commencement will be conditional upon Agreement being properly signed and returned to KGFC.

Closing Date For Applications is the 31st January 2020.

Contact Details:

Head of Operations 
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
Mahony’s Point
Phone: (064) 663 1034
Email: gm@killarneygolfclub.ie 


Catering Franchise - Cork Golf Club - posted 10th December 2019

Cork Golf Club, situated in Little Island, Co. Cork is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has an active club membership and attracts many Corporate, Society 
and Green Fee visitors.

The Catering franchise will become available shortly and applications are invited from interested parties.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a proven innovative approach to providing quality dining in a club setting.

Please forward your application, proposal and C.V. to Matt Sands, General Manager, Cork Golf Club or email: matt@corkgolfclub.ie by close of business on Friday 20th December 2019.


BEECH PARK GOLF CLUB - posted 9th December

Beech Park Golf Club, an Eddie Hackett parkland design located in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin, is ideally placed to serve a wide range of golfers with a par 72 layout, a swing room and practice facilities.
 
Key Responsibilities Include:
•         Operate a front of house service including a well-stocked club shop providing custom fit and repair facilities.
•         Organising the club’s online booking facility and become the main point of contact for all visitors and societies.
•         Provide members and visitors with a friendly, positive and satisfactory experience.
•         Develop tuition programs and deliver high quality individual and group coaching to adults and juniors, and to support our club teams in inter Club competitions.
•         Work closely with the club on strategies covering all aspects of the golf operation including membership, marketing and sales.
•         Involvement in the development and delivery of a revenue development strategy
•         Acting as an ambassador for the club
 
Key Attributes Include:
•         A minimum 3 years’ experience as an accredited PGA Professional
•         The business acumen to manage a profitable retail activity
•         A track record as a teacher using the latest technologies
•         Self-motivated
•         An effective and natural communicator
 
To apply please submit a cover letter and current CV to generalmanager@beechpark.ie before 17.00 on December 12th 2019.​




CLONTARF GOLF & BOWLING CLUB - posted 6th December 2019


Clontarf Golf Club Invite proposals from suitably qualified Caterers for


The provision of Catering Services at 
Clontarf Golf & Bowling Club,
Donnycarney House, 
Malahide Road,
Dublin 3 (D03 YT44)
01 8331892


Full Terms of Reference available from 

Pat Murray
General Manager


Applications to manager@clontarfgolfclub.ie

The Closing date for applications is Monday 6th January 2020 


CLANDEBOYE GOLF CLUB - posted 20th November 2019

We're looking for a highly organised self-starter to join us as Club Manager at Clandeboye Golf Club. In this newly created role you will lead the running of the clubhouse facility, encompassing a significant bar and members area, and the administration office.  You will also be responsible for managing the franchises which support the facility.

Reporting to the Honorary Secretary you’ll work collaboratively with the Course Manager for the development of the club, supported by the Council of the club and various committees.

What you’ll do
As Club Manager you will be responsible for the overall running of the club internal infrastructure including Bar, Catering, Office and Professional.
You’ll be responsible for;
the creation, management and effective running of the overall annual club calendar of events including social, golf, club events ensuring effective liaison and collaboration of all key areas – hold regular coordination meetings with the key teams (including convenors and BMC) to ensure understanding of the programme of activity and roles and responsibilities
growing the profitable financial income of the Club from all income streams including membership, bar and green fees
line management and recruitment of the office, accounts and bar areas 
day to day management of the club budgets and finances, including invoice management, expenses, insurance, etc
providing support to Club Council and BMC on the development of a marketing plan and financial performance plan

What you’ll bring

To succeed in this role you'll have management experience in a golf club or other comparable service/hospitality organisation, with a high standard of hospitality culture and member management.

You’ll have a high level of leadership, management and strategic planning skills and be approachable with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Ideally, you’ll have an appropriate golf club management qualification and an understanding of golf clubs and the committee structure.

Additional Requirement

You’ll need to have a flexible approach to working hours.

To request full job specification and for information on how to apply please email honsec@cgc-ni.com


Posted Thursday 7th November 2019


General Manager - Newlands Golf Club, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Newlands Golf Club has almost 110 years of history and, located beside the M50 and N7 road networks, it is home to one of the premier courses in the Dublin area. Substantial upgrades to the golf course and clubhouse were completed in 2010 and provide almost 1000 members with an exceptional golfing experience.

The Club has hosted numerous prestigious events, including the GUI All Ireland Cups and Shields Finals, the Irish Ladies Amateur Open and other national and regional events. It has a long-standing reputation for the development of junior golf and for consistently high achievement in club golf at all levels.

We wish to appoint a General Manager who will be responsible for the successful and profitable operation of all aspects of the Club and the implementation of Club strategy.

The key responsibilities of the General Manager are:

Manage all aspects of the Club's day to day operation.

Implement strategies to recruit new members and generate ancillary revenue streams

Ensure achievement of the annual budget and other performance targets.

Lead and develop all club employees and contractors.

Refine and improve the Club's systems and ensure compliance in all regulatory matters.

Partner with members to realise their vision and ambitions for the future.

 The successful applicant will have the following attributes:

A track record in successfully managing a customer facing business.

The leadership and people management skills required to develop an outstanding team.

The communications skills to positively engage with members, visitors and other stakeholders in a one on one capacity and through social media.

The business acumen to oversee the delivery of key financial goals.

The commitment to successfully implement the Newlands 2025 strategic plan.

The capability to manage the activities of the Club to achieve optimum operational efficiency.

 Applications for the position, including a current CV and a letter of interest, should be forwarded in strictest confidence, by post or email to the President, Newlands Golf Club, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 (president@newlandsgolfclub.com) by close of business on Friday, November 22nd.



Posted 11th October 2019

Balcarrick Golf Club

Club Manager / Golf Professional

We are looking for a person or a company to take on the management, promotion and development of the club.  The role will include the operation of the Pro Shop and the administration of the club.

Balcarrick is a members’ club, located in the Donabate peninsula, close to Dublin airport and Dublin city.  The club was established (at its current location) in 1992 and offers a high quality 18-hole course, clubhouse, pro shop, an indoor swing studio and a practice ground including a short game area and putting green.

Key responsibilities will include -
●         Management and administration of the club
●         Development and implementation of marketing campaigns to increase revenue
●         Operation of the Pro Shop, including golf retail business, equipment repair, custom fitting and front of house services
●         Delivery of golf tuition including initiatives aimed at recruitment and retention of members and development of a Junior section 
●         Administration of competitions

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity to partner with an ambitious club, eager to enhance its offering and exploit its potential, please apply by email to balcarr@iol.ie

Closing date is Tuesday 29th October

The club will provide further information in confidence to interested, qualified applicants and seek detailed proposals.



​Posted 8th October 2019

BANDON GOLF CLUB

The club was established in 1909. It is a private members club and it has a reputation as one of the finest parkland courses in the South of Ireland. The course comprising 130 acres is nestled in the grounds of the old Castlebernard Estate and the course boundaries comprise the original estate walls which date back to the 1700s.

A vacancy has now arisen for the position of 

GOLF CLUB ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Interested applicants should have the ability to lead and work within a team. Will be customer-focused and have an active knowledge of golf and golf club activities.

This role requires a dynamic self-starter with experience in accounts packages, Microsoft Word and Excel. Marketing skills and at least two years experience in a similar role would be an advantage.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Applications are invited by email and should be forwarded to michael@kellosull.ie no later than 5.00 pm on Friday, October 25th.




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