Royal Eastbourne Golf Club seek a Secretary/Manager

Royal Eastbourne Golf ClubAn exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, self-motivated and forward-thinking individual to develop their career as the new Secretary/Manager at Royal Eastbourne Golf Club.

Founded in 1887, ‘The Royal’, as it is often called by those who know it best, is a traditional members’ club situated in the lee of the South Downs.   Comprising 27 holes of challenging golf, the club caters for all levels of handicap and is maintained to the very highest of standards. Built on chalk-based terrain, the club seldom witnesses course closure.

 The Role:

 The Secretary/Manager is responsible to the Board of Directors for the management and administration of the golf club in accordance with its annual budgets, ongoing business plan and objectives. Working closely with the Board Chair, the Secretary/Manager will have the lead role with the other senior club function heads, comprising the Professional, Course Manager and Operations Manager, 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 together with a good knowledge of statutory local government and employment regulations;
  • 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 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 in line with 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: Wednesday 28th February 2018

The Berkshire Golf Club is seeking a Club Secretary

The Berkshire Golf Club is looking to appoint a Club Secretary to replace the present incumbent who is retiring due to ill health. This well-known, traditional members’ club seeks a candidate with proven golf club management experience.

The role is responsible for the entire management of all areas of operation of the Club.

The Berkshire is proud of its reputation as a great ‘club’: fortunate to be the custodian of two world class golf courses; appreciative of its culture, values and family-friendly atmosphere; and home of one of the great golf club lunches. It is vital to the role that the Secretary engages with all members and staff to ensure that this attractive combination of qualities is maintained and further enhanced, so providing the welcome to visitors for which The Berkshire is famous.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven golf club management and administration experience.
  • Strong leadership, diplomacy and communication skills. The Berkshire employs in excess of 50 staff and a significant element of the role is to ensure that all staff appreciate the special ‘Berkshire ethos’, imparting this to members and visitors.
  • A respectable standard of golf and an appreciation of golf and its traditions within a private members’ club.
  • Business acumen, financial and IT literacy and sufficient knowledge and experience to ensure that the Club is compliant with all statutory and regulatory matters at all times.

The remuneration package will be commensurate with the role, comprising salary, an element of performance-related pay, pension contribution and private health insurance. A three-bedroom property is provided on the Club’s premises.

Application Process:

To apply, candidates should send a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience together with an up-to-date CV.

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

Application deadline: Friday 23rd February 2018

Royal West Norfolk GC seeks a Club Secretary

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, established in 1892, is one of the most prestigious and unusual private members golf clubs in England. Its character is formed both by its traditions – a 2-ball links with the membership preferring unfettered access and fast play – and by the tide, which blocks access periodically and provides the Club with its natural feel and spectacular seascape.

Due to the retirement of the incumbent, the Club now invites applications for the position of Secretary. The Club’s objective is to complement its unique topography with a well-presented golf course; appropriate level of House service; and distinctive ethos. The new secretary will be tasked with bringing this most traditional of clubs up to modern standards of golf club management, protecting and enhancing the Club’s enviable reputation in the golfing world.

The Secretary will be responsible for all aspects of running the Club and will have full administrative control of all departments. The role reports to the Club Captain.

Relevant Experience:

  • Staff management skills: setting objectives, managing performance, recruiting and training staff in a service setting, HR experience.
  • Some knowledge of greens management and current best practice would be helpful, but is not essential.
  • Experience in the provision of high quality House services (bar, catering, staff, front of house) in a members Club.
  • Experience in finance, administrative, web and IT functions.
  • Knowledge of the game of golf including rules, handicapping, and the running of competitions.
  • Leadership in a service industry environment.
  • A CMAE/GCMA qualification would be helpful, but is not a pre-condition.

The Candidate:

  • Strong people management skills: Building a team, finding congruency of purpose across departments, setting and maintaining levels of service.
  • Leadership: The Secretary leads the Club both internally and externally, representing the Club to visitors and external bodies and conveying the needs of the membership to Club staff. The successful candidate will have a natural authority and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Attention to detail: As a service organisation the role requires the Secretary to notice details, particularly around the Course and in the Clubhouse, such that levels of service can be maintained.
  • Initiative: The Secretary is the principal of the Club and will be expected to manage day to day activities without recourse to the Captain or Committee. This requires decision-making skills and initiative.
  • Conscientiousness: The Secretary and his team work flexible hours due to the fluctuating demands for service and access. The successful candidate will naturally adapt to such working conditions

Remuneration: The attractive remuneration package will be appropriate for a golf club of this prestige and profile. It will include salary, an element of performance related pay, pension contributions and private health insurance. Relocation assistance will 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 12th January 2018