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SEEK: Course Superintendent – Strathfield GC (NSW)

POSTED ON July 5, 2019 @ 12:05 pm

Strathfield Golf Club (Sydney) is now seeking a highly qualified and highly motivated Course Superintendent who will take the course from its initial grow-in period after reconstruction and develop it into a top class facility. The position has become available due to the incumbent relocating interstate for a new career opportunity.

The club has a brand-new clubhouse, which just won an international award for one of the best new clubhouses in the world, and a new course designed by well-known architect James Wilcher.

Financially the club is very secure, with a large investment corpus, and is now looking for a Course Superintendent who will continually develop the course and present it to the highest standard.

The course redevelopment included the building of 14 new greens, 16 new tee boxes, and a completely new course routing.  Click here for overview

 

 

Primary role and responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the General Manager, and works closely Greens Committee,
  • Maintaining and improving the very high playing surface standards,
  • Maintaining and improving all green keeping practices, policies and procedures to ensure optimal and consistent results,
  • Regular attendance at and contributions to committee meetings.

Required qualifications and experience for the role:

  • Minimum 5-years’ experience in a senior role,
  • Significant experience successfully managing bent grass green complexes,
  • Demonstrated experience in course management in a parkland course with Kikuyu fairways, couch tees and green surrounds,
  • One or more of Certificate in Turf and Greenkeeping, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture (Turf),
  • Comprehensive reporting and sound communication skills will be a necessity in the role,
  • A member of the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association (AGCSA) or similar organisation,
  • Experience in managing a team of staff and superior people skills,
  • Effectively managing operational and capital budgets whilst maximising savings through improved efficiencies,
  • Experience in course programme development and management,
  • Strong knowledge of irrigation systems and water management.

 Additional skills and expertise in the following areas will be regarded favourably:

  • A sound knowledge and appreciation for the game of golf would be looked at favourably,
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and accurate record keeping, analysis and reporting to various stakeholders,
  • Strong track record in environmental management and practises together with Safework compliance,
  • Experience in developing and implementing a comprehensive landscaping and beautification plan for the course.

Please submit your Cover letter and CV Attention: Neil Hardy General Manager via clicking this link

Applications will close COB 21 July 2019.

*All applicants must currently have full working rights in Australia.

 

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