POSITION VACANT
HEAD GREENKEEPER

NORFOLK ISLAND GOLF CLUB

ABOUT NORFOLK ISLAND:

Norfolk Island is a small South Pacific Island located in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand. It has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures rarely over 28 degrees or under 10 degrees. Norfolk island is a two and a quarter hour flight from Brisbane and a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Sydney

 

With a population of approximately 1600 people, Norfolk Island offers a unique, safe, and clean Island lifestyle.  However, this does come with some sacrifices including a high cost of living similar to other remote areas, isolation, lack of shopping and freight delays. 

 

Norfolk Island is a beautiful Island to call home, however research and due diligence should be done prior to relocating to ensure that the lifestyle is suitable for you.      

For more information, please refer to the Norfolk Island Tourism website:  www.norfolkisland.com.au

 

ABOUT NORFOLK ISLAND GOLF CLUB:

The Golf Course and Clubhouse holds an abundance of history and is located within the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), a world heritage site surrounded by convict ruins and restored convict buildings.  The clubhouse and Pro Shop are situated within the original stipendiary Magistrates Residence on the northern side of the property. This history means that changes within the area (including to the Golf Course and Clubhouse) are restricted and governed by representatives responsible for KAVHA, World Heritage Management and local Norfolk Island Parks and Forestry. 

 

The Club has a membership of approximately 160, comprising full competition, social, overseas and junior members.  Approximately 100 of these members are active with weekly competitions attracting an average of 40-50 players. 

The Club hosts three major week-long tournaments annually, along with three open weekend tournaments and a weekly Wednesday and Saturday competition.  The major tournaments attract large visitor and local fields and may require some long hours from all staff.

 

 

ABOUT THE GOLF COURSE:

With kikuyu fairways and Bermuda 328 greens, it is an open Links style course with the main features and challenges being the coastal breeze and kikuyu grass.  The course Par rating is 72, 5682m for the men and 4860m for the ladies. It is a 9 green course with 18 tees.

The course is currently well maintained by a head greenkeeper and one assistant greenkeeper www.norfolkislandgolf.com

 

The overall responsibility of the position is to implement the expectations of the Golf Club Board in respect of its need to oversee the management of the course for its members and visitors, and in the context of the Golf Club’s obligations under the Point Hunter Reserve Management Plan.

 

The position is directly reportable to the Course and Greens Director.  The position will require direct liaison with The Board of Directors, members of the club, members of the public and visitors to the club.

 

 

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Represent the needs of the Golf Club Board in respect of its need to oversee the management of the course for its members and visitors, and in the context of the Golf Club’s obligations under the Point Hunter Reserve Management Plan.

  • The general upkeep, maintenance, and renovations to the Golf Course, including the Clubhouse grounds.

  • All maintenance schedules to be met with regular general maintenance to all machinery ensuring they are kept to a high standard.

  • Ensure that at all times, sufficient supplies of appropriate fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are on hand and available for immediate use, if required.All orders for supplies of such material, either to be sourced locally or to be shipped/air freighted to the Island, should be first cleared by the Course and Greens Director.

  • Maintain the golf course machinery

  • Remove all rubbish from the Clubhouse and Course on a regular basis.From time to time, the volume of rubbish accumulated at the Clubhouse after a special function will require immediate attention.

  • Collect Liquor Bond orders weekly or as required in liaison with the Club Operations Supervisor at a time convenient to all parties.

  • Organize and supervise the daily work program of other course and greens staff to ensure that all work done meets a satisfactory standard.

  • In the case of an Apprentice Greenkeeper being employed, training and supervision will be the responsibility of the Course Superintendent.

  • Liaise with the Course and Greens Director on a regular basis and attend meetings of the Golf Club Board when requested to do so.

  • Prepare and submit a program of works for the course maintenance, and a program of major construction or re-construction of new works planned.

  • Prepare, submit (for prior approval) and manage a Course and Greens Budget in consultation with the Course and Greens Director.

  • Other tasks as directed by the Course and Greens Director.

 

RENUMERATION

The position is full time. Salary/Hourly Rate and working conditions will be negotiated commensurate with skills and experience.

Vehicle use will be negotiated.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Certificate III Sports Turf Management

Chemical Accreditation Course (Chemcert)

First aid certificate

 

EXPERIENCE

Minimum 5 years previous experience in a similar role/industry

 

PERFORMANCE GOALS:

Present the golf course to the highest standard at all times

Complete all required tasks on time

Deal with members, visitors, suppliers and other employees professionally at all times

Ensure the workshop and machinery is clean and presentable at all times

Ensure that the Course and Greens operation is run in a cost-effective manor

 

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Further information relating to the Island and the Golf Course is available on the following websites:  www.norfolkislandgolf.com / www.norfolkisland.com.au


To apply send a cover letter of no more than two pages and a recent resume. For enquiries, please email Course and Greens Director Mr Brendon Christian bnchristian@bigpond.com