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(Archived) Senior Assistant Greenkeeper – Sustainability

Last Updated: 4/12/21

Job Description

Come and join us...

At Gleneagles we’re united in our values, no matter where we work; we demonstrate a true sense of pride in all that we do, we operate collaboratively as one team, we’re warm and thoughtful in our make-up, and our spirit of adventure ensures our product and concepts remain fresh and relevant.

Diverse, ambitious and welcoming, we have an inherent desire to create unique and incredible experiences for both our guests and our people; we work hard, get stuck in and have fun.

One of Scotland’s finest and most iconic 5-star hotels and country estates, we are currently seeking a driven, self-motivated Senior Assistant Greenkeeper – Sustainability , with outstanding attention to detail, to join our Golf Courses team.

We’re a passionate and dedicated team, responsible for the daily presentation of our three iconic golf courses; we ensure the best possible playing surfaces and offer a consistent challenge and exceptional experience for our members and guests. We’re early birds and night owls, preparing our golf courses for play daily to the most exacting standards, come rain or shine. There is simply no better place to develop and evolve your Greenkeeping career than with one of the best names in the Golf world.

We are open to having a conversation with you around flexible working.

Be part of ‘Our Glorious Playground...

When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “riviera in the Highlands”.

Today, as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Gleneagles continues to offer an unrivalled array of attractions, including: luxury accommodation, some of the best dining experiences in Scotland, three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.

Location; Auchterarder, just off the A9. Gleneagles is also within easy reach of a number of Scottish towns and cities: Edinburgh City Centre (1hr), Glasgow or Dundee (50mins), Stirling and Perth (25mins).

Here's a bit more detail on what we see you doing in this role:

  • Supervising the team, leading by example and ensuring the highest standards of greenkeeping are consistently delivered
  • You’ll have a key role in the delivery of Health and Safety standards and training throughout the team, with a sharp focus on environmental and sustainability management for the department
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date COSH and spray application records for the department will rest with you, including maintaining an accurate stock take and upkeep of the fertilizer and chemical stores for the department
  • You’ll take a leadership role in driving sustainability, Health and Safety and training and development within the department, formulating and maintaining a personal development plan for each member of the team
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and awareness of current golf course chemical products available to the UK market
  • You’ll have a lead role in planning and delivering scheduled projects and maintain a full working knowledge of all SOPs for the department
  • Maintaining a sound knowledge of operating golf course maintenance equipment
  • Collecting data including Stimp meter, Clegg hammer, POGO and other data collection requested
  • Calibration and application of granular nutrients and soil amendments
  • Monitoring and maintaining health, safety and security practices and procedures at all times
  • Responding to emergencies in a calm and professional manner, in-line with company procedures and ensuring correct follow up action is taken in the best interests of the health, safety and security of our guests, people and our business
  • Identifying and highlighting to the Deputy Course Manager any issues relating to weeds, pests, turf diseases and disorders
  • Undertaking routine machine maintenance and preparing machinery for use and storage; you’ll have a lead role in daily machine set up
  • Maintaining awareness and understanding of the rules of golf relating to golf course maintenance; you’ll also ensure up-to-date awareness of modern greenkeeping practices along with new developments within the industry
  • Uploading your daily work schedule and hours on ground2control after the task is complete by using the devices available in the Bothy
  • Interacting with our guests, always warm, professional, helpful and doing everything you can to exceed their expectations; playing your part in making their stay with us 5 star in every way

The kind of person we're looking for:

  • You’ll have complete knowledge of the plant machinery used for specific tasks and know how to ensure each is utilised in the correct manner.
  • Your knowledge of the relevant Health and Safety regulations is sound and well proven
  • You’re adept at building and maintaining strong working relationships with the current regulatory authorities with regard to sustainability, health and safety; your track record is well proven
  • You're highly motivated and possess an immense sense of pride in your work; you're passionate about delivering the high standards for our guests in line with the Gleneagles brand
  • You have a positive “can do” attitude to solving problems in a professional and courteous manner
  • You're a strong team player with great communication skills and an enthusiastic approach; you're well organised and punctual with an eagle eye for detail
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and above all has fun along the way

What’s in it for you:

As well as a competitive salary and investment in your personal development, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a huge variety of perks and discounts:

  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with service
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Insurance
  • Discounted hotel stays at Gleneagles and Hoxton Hotels
  • Personal membership to Perkbox, an employee perk platform offering a huge variety of discounts, a free Café Nero each week, and a cinema ticket each month, with our compliments
  • Free ‘pay day’ lunch and monthly drinks offers
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Volunteering day with a charitable partner of your choice

If you are our next Senior Assistant Greenkeeper – Sustainability, please forward your most recent CV to us today!

Company Details


Scotland, United Kingdom

Join the most talented doers & makers in the business Set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this five star Leading Hotel of the World is home to three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities. With over forty operating departments, Gleneagles offers unrivalled opportunities across many different roles and...