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Secretary/Manager – The Knaresborough Golf Club

Salary Negotiable
Start Date Thursday, March 12, 2015
End Date Friday, April 17, 2015
Location Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
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Knaresborough Golf Club is an 18 hole championship parkland course set in one of the most beautiful parts of North Yorkshire, just outside the historic market town.


The Club is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to assume responsibility for the day to day management of the Club’s affairs and to implement the policies as decided by the Management Committee.


Applicants should have the following:

  • Knowledge/experience/proven track record in management, preferably in a golf club environment.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of staff, ensuring a quality service to members and visitors.
  • Sound business, financial and administrative skills.
  • Good working knowledge of employment law, health and safety and licensing laws.
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of Sage, Club 2000 and BRS.
  • A flexible approach to working hours.
  • Commercial and marketing skills to promote and enhance the reputation of the Club.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and

the experience of the successful candidate. Accommodation may be available.


Applications, which will be treated in the strictest confidence, should include a CV and an indication of the candidate’s salary expectations and be sent to:


The Chair of the Management Committee

Knaresborough Golf Club, Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough,

North Yorkshire, HG5 0QQ

Or by e-mail to


Closing date for applications – 17th April 2015

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Managing Secretary – Tidworth Garrison Golf Club

Start Date Thursday, March 12, 2015
End Date Thursday, April 9, 2015
Location Tidworth, Wiltshire
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Tidworth Garrison Golf Club, founded in 1908, is a thriving private members club with over 600 members. The course, which was designed by Harry Shapland Colt, meanders peacefully around the eastern edge of Salisbury Plain and is arguably one of the best courses in Wiltshire.


The Club is looking to recruit a Managing Secretary to take up the position by 1st June 2015, or earlier if possible. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management and effective running of all aspects of the Club and will possess the following qualities:


  • Financial acumen and the ability to work within budget
  • A good understanding of golf course management
  • An in depth knowledge of the game of golf and its rules
  • Computer literacy for MS Office and Sage packages.
  • Excellent communication, motivation and leadership skills
  • Diplomacy


The salary will be commensurate with GCMA guidelines

Further details and how to apply can be found at:

Closing date for applications: Thursday 9th April 2015

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Secretary – Luffness New Golf Club

Salary Competitive
Start Date Thursday, March 5, 2015
End Date Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Location Aberlady, East Lothian
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Luffness New Golf Club was established in 1894 when its course was designed by Old Tom Morris. A challenging traditional links, it is one of the finest in East Lothian and has served as an Open qualifying course. The Club has a full membership list and, while principally a private members’ club, the Club Secretary serves the needs of both members and visitors.

The current Secretary is retiring in September 2015 after 14 successful years in post and the Club is looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated Club Secretary to maintain and enhance the values and ethos of the Club. The successful candidate will be fully responsible for the management of the Club.

The role will include responsibility for:

  • Managing the Club, reporting to the Captain and Board of Directors.
  • Developing, with the Board, long-term plans for the Club.
  • Motivating and leading direct reports to achieve their objectives.
  • Managing the finance function, including development of budgets and financial plans.
  • Ensuring the Club’s service, facilities and course are presented to the highest standards at all times.
  • Representing the Club effectively in its dealings with third parties.
  • Health and safety and other legal and regulatory matters.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven management and administrative capabilities.
  • Strong leadership, diplomacy and communication skills and a sense of humour.
  • An appreciation of golf and its traditions within a private members’ club.
  • Business acumen and financial literacy.
  • Good IT skills, especially with financial management tools.
  • Flexible approach to working hours.
  • Ability to develop a strong relationship with the Club’s Directors and to interact positively with members.


A competitive salary commensurate with experience is on offer to attract the best candidates, who are seeking to embrace a high profile role. Package to include a potential bonus opportunity & generous contributory pension.

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 – or +44 (0) 7764 682018

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General Manager – Blackwell Grange Golf Club

Salary In the region of £40,000 per annum plus performance related incentives and benefits
Start Date Friday, February 13, 2015
End Date Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Location Darlington, County Durham
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Blackwell Grange Golf Club based at Darlington, County Durham is a forward-thinking and progressive club with exciting plans for its future. The club is currently undertaking and has further plans for a number of investment projects to enhance facilities and infrastructure, and is seeking to appoint a General Manager to help realise its long term ambitions. This is an outstanding and unique opportunity for a talented individual with excellent commercial, financial and people management skills to take on a newly created role which will be both challenging and rewarding.


Following a move to its current location, the former Stressholme golf course, in July 2013, Blackwell Grange Golf Club is in a position of financial strength. The Club is now investing and developing for the benefit of current members and to attract visitors and new members including corporate memberships. The clear aim is to become one of the North East’s pre-eminent golfing facilities.


Reporting to the Executive Committee, the key objectives of the role are:

  • Efficient management of all aspects of the Club’s operation.
  • Delivery of the annual budget.
  • Development and delivery of the Club’s long term business plan including capital investment.
  • Full legal compliance and risk management.
  • Management reporting.


Principle accountabilities of the post holder will include:

  • People Management
  • House (Bar and Catering)
  • Finance and Administration
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Golf Course
  • Golf


The General Manager will have line management responsibility for the House Manager (Bar and Catering), Head Green Keeper, Administration staff and Handyman. Additionally the General Manager will be involved with the supervision of the Golf Professional, advisors and financial support staff.


Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of:

  • Commercial and Financial Management
  • Track record of successful management of change including capital projects
  • Leadership and team building
  • Performance management of Staff
  • Business Development
  • Good level of Education
  • Knowledge of employment and Health and Safety legislation
  • Interest in sport generally, possibly with knowledge of the game of golf and its traditions, golf club finances and challenges
  • Possibly experience within Service/Hospitality Industry

Significant interest is expected in this outstanding opportunity. Applications are encouraged at the earliest date. For more information, please visit the Paul Card Recruitment website.


Paul Card Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency on behalf of Blackwell Grange Golf Club.

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