Deputy Head Greenkeeper, Winter Hill

Job Type Rural Estate Enterprises
Location Cookham - Winter Hill
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 09/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £23,800.00 - £32,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 40 hours per week, 5am to 2pm including weekends on a rota basis


Do you want to work at a golf course with history, views of National Trust Countryside, Cliveden House and passionate and dedicated colleagues? If yes, then Winter Hill Golf Club can offer you all of that.  

Established nearly 40 years ago Winter Hill in Cookham, the golf course provides an idyllic and peaceful place for Partners and their guests to get away and work on their game. The course is spread over 120 acres, the course is 6,397 yards in length with a par of 72, from the ladies' tee, the course is 5,761 yards, par 73. The course also has a practice area and a putting green with a Clubhouse for food, drink & events. Partners can also book lessons with the fully qualified PGA golf professionals on site.

What to expect in the role?

The golf course has developed over the years to be a mature, high quality course with a great reputation making it a popular and busy course and this is down to the dedicated and passionate greekeeping team. You’ll be working in a team to maintain and improve the greens and playing surfaces of Winter Hill through sharing your knowledge and expertise to other colleagues to develop and enhance them and the course, in caring for the greens and creating a challenging but enjoyable course to our golfers, whilst ensuring that etiquette is adhered to at all times. As Deputy Head Greenkeeper you’ll support the Head Greenkeeper in the maintenance of the golf course and managing the team in their absence.

To offer the best experience to our guests, you will need to be flexible and support other areas of the club if required. You will also be seen as a brand ambassador for the Partnership in your interactions with customers and your actions to provide a consistently outstanding customer experience that is unrivalled in the marketplace. 

In order to make sure that the golf course is always at its best, there will be early starts and some weekend shifts.

What can we offer?

The Partnership puts it’s Partners first in every area of the business. Working at Winter Hill, you will get to work in a beautiful location with some of the best views and countryside around. On completion of your Earning Membership period, you’ll have access to the great benefits that our Partners receive such as paid holiday, discount in our Waitrose & John Lewis shops and many other benefits designed to allow our Partners a great work / life balance.

We will offer on the job training and investment in your skills, providing you with progression opportunities and an extra level of support and encouragement.

What do you need and what else could you bring?

Hospitality and leisure is an ever changing environment with a real focus on great customer service and providing an experience for our guests. This is achieved through each Partner being motivated, creative and great teamwork.

We require you to have:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Sports turf management

  • Proven experience in Greenkeeping

  • PA1, PA2 & PA6 certificates in spraying

  • Attention to detail and a passion to achieve excellent results

  • Team player

  • Team leadership 

Having the below would be desirable but on the job training will be given if needed:

  • Chainsaw certificate

  • Knowledge of irrigation systems

Additional Information:

Please note that interviews for this role will not take place until the end of January 2022

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Please consider the following when making your application:

- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply early.

- Print off the job description now if you require it.

- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.

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We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

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