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Senior Greenkeeper


Ralph Trustees
Salary: £26,245 per annum
Location: Watford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Maintenance
Category: Caretaker Jobs
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The team responsible for keeping our world class greens in top condition are looking for a qualified and experienced Senior Greenkeeper.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate high standards of presentation, an eye for detail, be good communicators, able to motivate a team and be passionate about their chosen career. Energy and flexibility are key attributes, as is experience in green keeping.

You must be prepared for outdoor work and early morning starts - 5am onwards - and be able to work on a weekend.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To be responsible for routine maintenance tasks and to operate Golf Course equipment, sprayers and agricultural machinery to assist in maintaining the Golf Course

To take appropriate action to maintain a safe and equitable working environment, whilst being sensitive to and aware of business levels in order to maintain a disciplined but harmonious department

To maintain accurate records, stock control and the accurate application of fertilsers and chemicals to the golf course to comply with budget, COSHH, health and safety regulations and the various codes of practice

To be responsible for the allocation and monitoring of duty’s, responsibility’s and work loads of the weekend golf course team as required

To perform other duties as directed by their managers / supervisors, to meet the needs of the business

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

Sufficient previous experience as an Assistant Greenkeeper

City and Guilds / NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent

City and Guilds or NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent

PAI, PA2, PA6 spraying qualifications or equivalent

Demonstrate the ability to calibrate and set up technical spraying equipment and fertiliser spreaders.

Experience with modern spraying techniques and fertilser applications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To be able to work under your own initiative and solve problems quickly

Proven knowledge and experience in working with golf course plant, machinery and spraying equipment.

Desirable:

Knowledge of fine turf grass maintenance including sand construction greens

Knowledge of Health and Safety management

Knowledge of fertilisers, chemicals, weeds, pests, diseases.

Good administrative skills

Microsoft Office

To keep up to date with the latest developments within the industry by attending regular seminars and actively showing an interest in your profession.

About Us

The Grove is one of three prestigious hotels operated by Ralph Trustees, a family owned hotel group. We are a spectacular 5* venue and resort, offering our customers a slice of tranquillity and calm, away from the stresses of every day life.

Across our 300-acre estate we offer fine dining, a range of outdoor activities (including our famed Golf course) and an indulgent award-winning spa and health club. Being family owned means that both our guests and our employees are treated as individuals and not one of the crowd.

Why join us?

Alongside the personable touches that come with working for a family run business, we also offer a range of benefits that are designed to enable you to feel valued and appreciated as an important member of our team:

* A staff canteen with a free meal during your shift
* A subsidised shuttle bus from Watford town centre
* Subsidised staff accommodation (if required)
The team responsible for keeping our world class greens in top condition are looking for a qualified and experienced Senior Greenkeeper.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate high standards of presentation, an eye for detail, be good communicators, able to motivate a team and be passionate about their chosen career. Energy and flexibility are key attributes, as is experience in green keeping.

You must be prepared for outdoor work and early morning starts - 5am onwards - and be able to work on a weekend.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To be responsible for routine maintenance tasks and to operate Golf Course equipment, sprayers and agricultural machinery to assist in maintaining the Golf Course

To take appropriate action to maintain a safe and equitable working environment, whilst being sensitive to and aware of business levels in order to maintain a disciplined but harmonious department

To maintain accurate records, stock control and the accurate application of fertilsers and chemicals to the golf course to comply with budget, COSHH, health and safety regulations and the various codes of practice

To be responsible for the allocation and monitoring of duty’s, responsibility’s and work loads of the weekend golf course team as required

To perform other duties as directed by their managers / supervisors, to meet the needs of the business

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

Sufficient previous experience as an Assistant Greenkeeper

City and Guilds / NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent

City and Guilds or NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent

PAI, PA2, PA6 spraying qualifications or equivalent

Demonstrate the ability to calibrate and set up technical spraying equipment and fertiliser spreaders.

Experience with modern spraying techniques and fertilser applications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

To be able to work under your own initiative and solve problems quickly

Proven knowledge and experience in working with golf course plant, machinery and spraying equipment.

Desirable:

Knowledge of fine turf grass maintenance including sand construction greens

Knowledge of Health and Safety management

Knowledge of fertilisers, chemicals, weeds, pests, diseases.

Good administrative skills

Microsoft Office

To keep up to date with the latest developments within the industry by attending regular seminars and actively showing an interest in your profession.

About Us

The Grove is one of three prestigious hotels operated by Ralph Trustees, a family owned hotel group. We are a spectacular 5* venue and resort, offering our customers a slice of tranquillity and calm, away from the stresses of every day life.

Across our 300-acre estate we offer fine dining, a range of outdoor activities (including our famed Golf course) and an indulgent award-winning spa and health club. Being family owned means that both our guests and our employees are treated as individuals and not one of the crowd.

Why join us?

Alongside the personable touches that come with working for a family run business, we also offer a range of benefits that are designed to enable you to feel valued and appreciated as an important member of our team:

* A staff canteen with a free meal during your shift
* A subsidised shuttle bus from Watford town centre
* Subsidised staff accommodation (if required)
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