Deputy Course Manager (Ref: WPCM290818)

Woodcote Park, Epsom

Full time, Fixed Term

36,706 pa, plus excellent benefits

Closing date

Full Job Description

2 year Fixed Term Contract 

Are you a driven, organised and customer-focused individual looking for a rewarding new challenge? If so, the prestigious Royal Automobile Club is looking for a Deputy Course Manager to coordinate the day-to-day planning and implementation of work on the Old course, ensuring it is presented to a high standard our members expect, while also deputising for the Course Manager in their absence.

The role:

You will fulfil a broad range of responsibilities, including delivering an environmentally sustainable fine turf maintenance programme to ensure quality and consistency, plus making sure the Old course is prepared appropriately for daily and competition play. You will liaise with the Course Manager and Head Mechanic on the maintenance of estate grounds, while ensuring all areas are fit for purpose and safe for club members, guests and employees.

You will also be expected to oversee and manage all green staff’s training and development and maintain open communication, making sure that team members are well informed at all times and working collaboratively with other departments. Representing the RAC at relevant functions is also a key duty.

Our ideal candidate:

You will have an Agronomic qualification, degree or equivalent, pesticide spraying licence PA1, PA2 PA6 and boast a minimum three years’ experience as a Deputy Course Manager and a minimum of 10 years in green-keeping.  An excellent communicator, with first-class team management, multi-tasking and IT skills, you will also have experience in construction, machinery operation and managing woodlands. A full driving licence is also vital.

The Royal Automobile Club embodies both the rich history of British motoring and the best tradition of private members’ clubs - prestigious yet always welcoming. Here at Woodcote Park, our clubhouse set in 350 acres of Surrey parkland near Epsom, we’re passionate about pioneering ever-higher standards of dining, accommodation and sporting facilities.

When you join the Club, we’ll provide you with fantastic benefits including; a free local shuttle bus service from Epsom station to Woodcote Park, Perkbox discount scheme, a very generous pension scheme, employer paid health cash plan, free meals on duty and a genuine investment in your personal development.

Most importantly, you’ll share our values. We combine a passion for our heritage with a desire to achieve new levels of excellence. We exceed expectations, treat each other with respect, and ensure mutual trust is at the core of everything we do. If you can live these values, you’ll see your efforts recognised and your potential nurtured in an organisation that’s full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in surprising new directions.