Newcastle Racecourse is seeking a driven Greenkeeper to work within the existing team. Located within High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Racecourse is home to the historic Northumberland Plate, and is one of Britain’s busiest racecourses, hosting over 60 all-weather and jumps fixtures a year. It is also an ideal venue for all occasions, the racecourse can host events of all kinds, including conferences, exhibitions, weddings, private parties and more. The racecourse shares High Gosforth Park with the Border Minstrel Pub and Parklands Golf Club

The successful candidate will be a key meber of the grounds team and will provide a quality and agreed standard of presentation and facility to members and customers using Parklands Golf Complex. The successful candidate will be proactive, accurate and highly motivated with a positive attitude towards work. The candidate should also possess experience in outdoor labouring and machine operating.

Key responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Maintenance and presentation of the golf course
  • To prepare and maintain the greens and fairways
  • To carry out aspects of turf management
  • To carry out preparation works on the course for play on each day that the course is open

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Educated to at least GCSE or equivalent
  • NVQ level 2 Sports Turf qualification or equivalent is an advantage
  • Experience in outdoor year round labouring
  • Experience of operating machinery
  • Clean and full driving licence – essential
  • Spraying and chainsaw qualifications – desirable
  • Demonstrable health and safety knowledge
  • Good time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work individually and as part of a team
  • The right to work within the UK

In return we will offer you:

  • 22 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • A competitive salary
  • Free parking
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • A range of racing & leisure benefits including complimentary tickets, offers and discounts across the ARC group

Closing Date

21-07-2019

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