Royal Aberdeen Golf Club seek a General Manager

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a talented, self-motivated and ambitious manager to join one of the oldest and most acclaimed golf clubs in the world as its new General Manager.

Royal Aberdeen Golf ClubRoyal Aberdeen Golf Club, founded in 1780, is the 6th oldest golf club in the world and plays golf over the magnificent Balgownie Links.  This championship links has hosted many prestigious events – 2014 Scottish Open, 2011 Walker Cup, 2005 Senior Open – and in 2018 the Club will host the Amateur Championship.

Operating at an executive level and in accordance with the policies determined by the Club Council, the new General Manager will manage all aspects of club business in a highly efficient and effective manner, providing service excellence and meeting the expectations of members, visitors and staff.

With a track record of achievement, you will bring innovative thinking, entrepreneurial flair and a keen sense of business acumen to the role. You will work with a modern and progressive Club Council that will be supportive and welcoming.

Aberdeen is a great place to live and work and the region has much to offer.

To be considered you will need to demonstrate:

  • Well organized and efficient management of administrative and golfing activities.
  • Business acumen and financial literacy.
  • Attention to detail and focus on quality of experience for both members and visitors.
  • Working knowledge of day-to-day golf club administration.
  • Strong leadership, motivation, diplomacy and communication skills.
  • An appreciation of golf and its traditions within a private members’ club.
  • A flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work under pressure.
  • A CMAE/GCMA qualification would be an advantage

Remuneration:  A highly attractive remuneration package is available commensurate with the role and a golf club of this prestige and profile.  Relocation assistance could be provided, if required.

Application Process:  To apply, candidates should send a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of their current remuneration and ability to relocate if necessary.  Please contact Ian Timberlake – ian@timberlakegolf.co.uk or +44 (0) 7764 682018

Application deadline: Friday 22nd June 2018

Radyr Golf Club seeks a Club Manager

Radyr Golf Club is a traditional and successful private members club, which was formed in 1902. Designed by legendary course architect Harry Colt, the course is widely recognised as one of the best in South Wales and has hosted numerous National and County events.

The Club wishes to appoint a forward thinking, experienced and highly qualified individual to help develop several exciting initiatives and developments that will help the Club to achieve its considerable potential as one of the best golf courses in South East Wales.

With full accountability for the operations of the Club, the successful candidate will work closely with the General Committee and a vibrant and active membership, highly motivated professionals, thriving academies and an extensive social calendar. The successful candidate will show strong management and interpersonal skills when dealing with direct reports, members and Club officials. He/She will be financially skilled and capable of proactively driving the commercial operations for the benefit of the membership.

Personal Skills & Characteristics

  • Ability to lead and motivate a cohesive team, delivering outstanding service to members and visitors;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both internally and externally, and to relate to people of all backgrounds and age;
  • Proactive commercial approach to drive green fee, events and third-party revenues whilst underpinning a superior member experience;
  • Strong business and financial management skills, to include financial planning and forecasting, income and expenditure accounts and balance sheet presentations and knowledge of SAGE accounting would also be beneficial.
  • A good understanding of food and beverage operations;
  • An understanding of all applicable legislation, regulations and best practice, in particular relating to employment law and health and safety.
  • Effective and proven management, organisational and administrative skills and a sound knowledge of IT systems;
  • The highest possible standards of integrity, diplomacy and common sense.
  • A thorough understanding of golf and its rules together with the traditions and ethos of a private members club;
  • A willingness to work irregular and long hours and live within commuting distance of the Club.

The club will offer a competitive package commensurate with the position and the experience and skills of the successful applicant. (This may include an on-site apartment, depending on requirement/availability). For more information, please visit our web-site: www.radyrgolf.co.uk

Application Process


To apply, candidates should send a letter addressed to the Club Captain,Radyr Golf Club, Drysgol Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8BS or email captain@radyrgolf.co.uk highlighting your motivation for seeking the post and the relevant experience, together with an up to date CV, details of your current remuneration and ability to relocate, if necessary.

Closing date for applications: 8th June 2018

Kenilworth Golf Club seeks a Club Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, self-motivated and forward-thinking individual to develop their career as the new Club Manager at Kenilworth Golf Club. 

Kenilworth Golf ClubFounded in 1889, Kenilworth Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Warwickshire and is famous for its friendliness and hospitality as well as having one of the best golf courses in the area.  Considerable investment has been made and continues to be made to improve and enhance the course’s natural features and it is often open when others are closed thanks to our extensive investment in drainage.  There is a thriving membership offering both competitive and social golf.

The Role:

The Club Manager is responsible to the Management Committee for the management and administration of the golf club in accordance with its annual budgets, ongoing business plan and objectives. Working closely with the Chairman, the Club Manager will lead the general office staff, Course Manager and Food & Beverage Manager, whilst also liaising with the Club Professional to ensure all areas of the club function smoothly and effectively; this is a full-time position.

Personal Skills and Characteristics:

  • Strong and proactive leader with proven management, interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills;
  • Financial literacy, proven experience in financial management and control systems, including the development of budgets and the preparation of monthly accounts;
  • Pro-active commercial management to manage member recruitment, visitor revenue and other business opportunities;
  • Demonstrate an outstanding ability to communicate both internally and externally, and relate to people of all backgrounds;
  • Strong general IT skills with an understanding of golf industry management systems, particularly Intelligent Golf and Sage 50 Accounts;
  • Sound working knowledge of basic agronomics and course presentation;
  • Ability to command respect and offer the highest possible standards of integrity and diplomacy along with gravitas, common sense and good sense of humour;
  • Appreciation of the game of golf and its rules together with the traditions & ethos of a private members’ club;
  • A professional manner with an outgoing, focused style who will always strive to create the best member and guest experience in a professional manner;
  • An accommodating approach and commitment to work flexible hours including some evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Remuneration: The remuneration package will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s level of responsibility and experience and will recognise GCMA Guidelines.

Application Process: To apply, candidates should send a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of their current remuneration and ability to relocate if necessary.

Please contact Ian Timberlake – ian@timberlakegolf.co.uk or +44 (0) 7764 682018

Application deadline: Monday 21st May 2018

Highgate Golf Club seeks a General Manager

Highgate Golf ClubHighgate Golf Club, the closest 18 hole course to central London, situated very close to Hampstead Heath is one of golf in the city’s best kept secrets. The idyllic and tranquil surroundings along with an inspiring and undulating course make Highgate one of the best private members’ golf clubs in London.

The opportunity has arisen for the Club to invite applications for the position of General Manager.

The Role:

  • Full responsibility for the day to day management of the Club for the benefit of the Members, their guests and visitors, reporting to the Chairman and the Committee;
  • Advising on, initiating and implementing Club policies together with overall responsibility for the Club’s finances and compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations and best practice;
  • Liaising with the Course Manager, Clubhouse Manager and Club Professional and other departmental heads in relation to their areas of responsibility but with overall accountability for the course, the bar and all catering;
  • Pro-active communication, both internally and externally, to drive member recruitment and other visitor revenue through a dynamic sales & marketing strategy.
  • Representing the Club effectively in its dealings with all third parties including other clubs, visiting societies, golf authorities and associations;
  • Ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction and the smooth running of the Club and all its facilities throughout the golfing year.

The Candidate:

  • Likely to have a background in senior management, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an outstanding ability to communicate and relate to people of all backgrounds; with a real appreciation of golf and its traditions within the ethos of a private members club;
  • He or she will have proven management, organisational and administrative skills, likely to have been honed in a complex and high-profile organisation and be financially literate with good IT skills;
  • The highest possible standards of integrity and diplomacy will be expected as will presence, common sense, industry and good sense of humour;
  • Candidates should be keen and reasonably proficient golfers, be prepared to work irregular and long hours and live within commuting distance of Highgate;
  • Whilst a knowledge of golf club management may be an advantage, the Club welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons, whatever their career to date.

For more information, please visit the Club web-site: www.highgategc.co.uk

Remuneration:

  • A competitive package commensurate with experience and club location is on offer. There is no accommodation available with this post.

Application Process:

 To apply candidates should send a letter highlighting your motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of your current remuneration, notice period and ability to relocate if necessary.

Please contact Ian Timberlake – ian@timberlakegolf.co.uk or 07764 682018

 Application deadline: Monday 28th May 2018

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club seeks a Secretary

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club is a prestigious private members’ club, founded in 1891 and host of the 2014 & 2017 Senior Open Championship.

Royal Porthcawl Golf ClubThe club enjoys a global reputation as one of the top golfing experiences in providing a truly memorable golf course with a welcoming and friendly clubhouse atmosphere. Royal Porthcawl is seeking a highly motivated, business-focused club secretary who has the ability to continue to build the global reputation of the club.

The Role

  • Overseeing the management and operation of the club in accordance with the policies determined by the committee.
  • Managing the preparation & development of budgets and financial plans
  • Managing the preparation and implementation of a strategic marketing plan
  • Motivating & leading a team of staff at all levels to achieve club objectives.
  • Proactively promoting a convivial friendly atmosphere in the clubhouse, and to ensure a memorable experience.
  • Maintaining good relations with national and international golfing bodies

The Candidate

  • Proven management skills at an operational & strategic level
  • Passion for maintaining service excellence standards to members and visitors
  • Proven financial skills, and knowledge of Sage accounting systems
  • Basic knowledge of agronomy, and course presentation.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills internally and externally.
  • Confidence, resilience & focus to implement agreed plans
  • Strategic & marketing capability to achieve the green fee, catering, dormy and membership objectives.

Please apply with a CV, current remuneration details and a supporting letter highlighting why you would be able to make a success of the role. Applications should be e-mailed to The Captain at recruitment@royalporthcawl.com. The closing date is Friday 18th May 2018.

Woodcote Park GC is seeking a General Manager

Woodcote Park Golf Club is a successful and long-established members club and is looking to find a successor to the current long serving General Manager who is retiring. The Club wishes to appoint a forward thinking, experienced and highly qualified individual to build on the progress made by the incumbent and help develop several exciting initiatives and developments that will take the Club to the next level and achieve “Top 200” UK status.

Woodcote GCWith full accountability for the operations of the Club, the successful candidate will work closely with the General Committee and a vibrant and active membership which, unlike many of its peers enjoys a waiting list, thriving academies and an extensive social calendar. The successful candidate will show strong management and interpersonal skills when dealing with direct reports, members and Club officials. He/She will be financially skilled and capable of proactively driving the commercial operations for the benefit of the membership.

Personal Skills & Characteristics

  • Ability to lead and motivate a cohesive team, delivering outstanding service to members and visitors;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both internally and externally, and to relate to people of all backgrounds and age;
  • Proactive commercial approach to drive green fee, events and third-party revenues whilst underpinning a superior member experience;
  • Strong business and financial management skills, including a good understanding of F&B operations;
  • An understanding of all applicable legislation, regulations and best practice;
  • Effective and proven management, organisational and administrative skills and a sound knowledge of IT systems;
  • The highest possible standards of integrity and diplomacy along with gravitas, common sense and humour;
  • Appreciation of golf and its rules together with the traditions and ethos of a private members club;
  • A willingness to work irregular and long hours and live within commuting distance of the Club.

For more information, please visit our web-site: Woodcote Park Golf Club

Remuneration

A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with the experience and skills of the applicant and status of the Club. (This may include an on-site apartment, depending on requirement/availability).

Application Process

To apply, candidates should send a letter addressed to the Club Captain highlighting your motivation for seeking the post and the relevant experience, together with an UpToDate CV, details of your current remuneration and ability to relocate, if necessary.

Woodcote Park Golf Club
Meadow Hill, Bridle Way,
Coulsdon,
Surrey CR5 2QQ

email: duncan.ponikwer@btinternet.com

Closing date for applications 25th May 2018.