Golf Operations Assistant – Royal Queensland Golf Club

Golf Operations Assistant 

This position offers an excellent opportunity to play an important role in the operations of Queensland’s leading Golf Club.

Supporting the Director of Golf, you will be responsible for overseeing day to day golf activities including the planning and conduct of golf competitions, handicapping, and many other golf related activities. This position will also provide the successful candidate a broad insight into all aspects of club operations and administrative functions. 

To be considered, you must have a total commitment to outstanding Member service with a positive attitude.  Skills required include superior written and verbal communication skills and a high level of computer literacy.  An intimate knowledge, passion and understanding of the game of golf is essential.

This is a 6 month contract position with full-time hours and a significant weekend component.  A suitable remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications should be submitted by email by 5pm Friday 5th May 2017.

Application by email only to Director of Golf, Royal Queensland Golf Club at srhind@rqgolf.com.au

General Manager – Lang Lang Golf Club

A rare opportunity exists for an aspiring and motivated person to lead the Lang Lang Golf Club as General Manager.

The Lang Lang Golf Club is unique in that it sits on a sand base and also nestles next to a flora and fauna reserve, boasting its own Grey Kangaroo and Wallaby population. Originally designed in 1963 by Australian Open winner George Naismith, it has excellent playing conditions all year round. It also offers commanding views of Westernport Bay and surrounds from the clubhouse and first tee.

About the Position

Reporting directly to the Committee of Management, the General Manager will oversee all operational functions including front of house, membership, staff recruitment and administration, marketing sponsorship and promotion, website administration.

The General Manager will have full P&L responsibility. Naturally, an attractive remuneration package is on offer for this important position.

The fundamental objectives of this position are:

  • To serve principally as the chief operating officer managing all aspects of annual budgeting and tracking, plus daily financial and operational governance at the club.
  • To focus on member needs and developing working relationships, responding to ideas, concerns and suggested areas of improvement.
  • In conjunction with the LLGC Committee of Management, this position will also oversee and engage in where appropriate, activities and business relationships between the community, government and industry.
  • To contribute and encourage a dedicated team, utilising best practice communication in the delivery of services and a positive golfing experience for LLGC members and guests.

Key Deliverables:

  • Reports to be tabled monthly to the Committee of Management on the financial position of the club, its operations, profit and loss, non-budgeted costs and employee performance.
  • To manage all full, part-time and casual employee contracts, their training, remuneration, position descriptions, responsibilities, OH&S conformance and work rosters.
  • To oversee the care and maintenance of all the club’s physical assets and facilities.
  • Will ensure that the club is operated in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal laws of governance and compliance.

Communication:

  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both oral and written on a number of levels. From detailed reporting to Committee, various sub-committees as required, daily employee management, conflict resolution, business relationship development and the addressing of member’s enquiries and concerns.
  • A leader who will listen, encourage and support their employees.
  • A manager who can effect change and improvement in an orderly and constructive way through unambiguous communications.
  • A person who is adept in putting forward alternative views on operational and financial improvements, and can complete proposals with quality data projections and ROI benefits.

OH&S Compliance

  • At all times, ensure compliance with OH&S policies, established procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to OH&S through personal involvement.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in business management, procedural and systems decision-making.
  • Tertiary qualification in business management or a similar related degree.
  • Proven and comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and financial software packages (MYOB), on-line commerce systems (e.g. PayPal).
  • Candidates having experience in the area of golf club management is preferred, but not essential

Key selection criteria:

  • Strong people skills
  • Sporting club management
  • Staff management
  • Strong communications skills
  • Clear and effective analysis and reporting skills

Please apply via email to: chris.pearce@redstartransport.com.au addressing the key selection criteria and career experience as applicable to the position.

Applications close COB Friday May 5th

Only candidates succeeding to the first round of interviews will be notified.

General Manager – Pymble Golf Club

Prestigious tier one, private member golf Club on Sydney’s North Shore.

  • The Club is in a strong financial position with resources to grow and invest.
  • Full membership achieved. Strong camaraderie amongst members.
  • Passionate about golf, hospitality and great member experience. 

    The Pymble Golf Club was founded in 1924 and is recognised as one of Sydney’s great golf courses. The 18 hole championship layout has three practice fairways and three practice greens and is situated in undulating country with kikuyu fairways and bent grass greens. Most of the fairways are heavily tree-lined, giving the proper reward for the better shot.  The beautiful Clubhouse, justifiably popular as a wedding venue, offers a first class food and beverage service for members and their guests. This is a lovely private members golf club!

    The General Manager leads a team of c. 50 [30 FTEs] across course, administration, house, and food & beverage to ensure that all aspects of the Club are functioning optimally and in accordance with the strategic and operating plans agreed by the Board. This is a hands-on, and highly visible role, that creates the warm and welcoming environment that members prize about the Club, where no detail is too small and every member feels like they are at home.

    You are likely to currently be either:

    • The General Manager of a private member golf club;
    • The Deputy GM of larger, tier one private member golf club; or
    • A passionate golfer with a track record in 5 star food and beverage operations.

    No matter what your background, you must be able to demonstrate your track record in leading teams of people, across diverse functions, to create an experience that meets the high standards that members demand from the course, the clubhouse, the food & beverage service and all staff. You will be an outgoing and confident person willing to be ‘out front’ in the Clubhouse and on the course; a good listener and have an excellent eye for detail. In the office, you and the team that you lead, will take responsibility for managing the diverse operational issues and detail involved in running the Club and supporting/delivering the Board’s agenda. 

    For more information, please call Nicholas Tuckfield at u&u on 02 8245 7901, quoting reference number 8246. Alternatively, to submit an application online please visit www.uandu.com 

    Please submit your resume in Word format only.

 

Membership Manager – Moore Park Golf Club

Membership Manager – Flexible Part Time Hours Attractive Salary

Sydney’s home of golf! Located minutes from Sydney CBD in the heart of one of Australia’s most loved parklands, Moore Park Golf Club is a golfing complex that boasts convenience, accessibility and spectacular views of the city skyline.

We have a rare vacancy for a talented and passionate Membership Manager in our Membership Office. This is a part-time management role with flexibility around working hours and at least one direct report, you will be the driving force behind an innovative sales and marketing strategy for the future of our Club. Weekend work will be required.

The role has four critical elements:

·         Membership Marketing and Sales, including designing and implementing MPGCs annual membership and marketing plan;

·         Increasing member satisfaction and retention by invigorating our communications and social media approach and creating social events for the MPGC members;

·         MPGC Operations, including managing the membership office and all administrative and logistical requirements this involves;

·          Supporting the Board, by accurately reporting on all campaigns run out of the Membership office and involvement in key meetings with MPGC stakeholders.

To be considered for this role, you must be degree qualified and have:

  • Minimum 2 to 4 years’ experience in a corporate sales and/or marketing function.
  • Previous experience in the golf industry favoured but not essential.
  • Demonstrable experience in driving a successful sales and marketing campaigns, including the use of social media.
  • Stakeholder management experience essential.
  • Previous experience in managing people essential.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills ideal.

This is a relatively autonomous role where you will be given the freedom and responsibility to present your ideas, influence stakeholders that build support to implement your initiatives to successful outcomes.

If interested please email a copy of your CV to president.mpgc@gmail.com

Only applicants who meet selection criteria will be contacted by MPGC in due course.

General Manager – Newcastle Golf Club

The Newcastle Golf Club has a special place in Australian golfing history.  Founded in 1905, Newcastle is ranked in Australia’s top 20 courses.  The Newcastle Golf Club is a precious part of the Newcastle community and a local and national icon.

An extremely rare opportunity has presented for an ambitious and motivated person to lead the club as General Manager. Reporting directly to the board, the General Manager will oversee all operational functions including front of house, membership, marketing sponsorship and promotion, administration, pro-shop and greens staff.    The General Manager will have full P&L responsibility. 

The Newcastle Golf Club is driven by a vision to create an experience consistent with the world’s best golf courses.  This role is ideally suited to a visionary General Manager who is excited to lead people within a change environment.  The board has a widely diverse background and a rare energy to support a candidate with a relentless focus to achieve our vision. 

The ideal candidate will have experience leading change and be a charismatic leader of people.  They will be passionate about our member base and committed to enhancing the member experience.  Having a demonstrated track record for developing relationships with external stakeholders, prior marketing or business development skills will assist you in this role.  The General Manager will understand how to create value and the importance of delivering value to our partners. Possessing a demonstrated track record of P&L management and organisational turnaround will be considered a strong advantage.   Previous experience in a similar role leading a golf club or other member clubs is preferable, but is not essential.  We welcome applications from experienced leaders who believe they have a track record of success, and can make a positive impact on our club’s great history.

Please outline in your covering letter why you should be considered and send along with your resume addressed to the Board, Newcastle Golf Club on office@newcastlegolf.com.au .

Alternately – if you wish to speak privately please contact Michael Coughlan the Club President on: 0411 089 042. 

All applications will be considered in the strictest of confidence.  The Newcastle Golf Club is an equal opportunity employer.

Chief Executive Officer – Rich River Golf Club Resort

Rich River Golf Club Resort is one of the iconic sports clubs on the Murray River. Situated in the economically robust twin towns of Echuca and Moama at the closest point on the Murray to Melbourne, the Echuca/Moama region has a growing population of around 20,000.  

The Club operates across two club sites; Rich River Golf Club Resort and Moama Sports Club, and has a steadily growing membership of around 11,000 and a gaming installation of over 217 machines.  The Board of Directors are seeking a suitably qualified leader who has experience in managing substantial businesses that are multi-faceted, along with experience in leading and motivating teams to achieve.  
The larger of the two clubs, Rich River Golf Club offers championship golf courses along with an extensive range of other facilities that attract people to the area, with over 90,000 visitors recorded annually. They are proud to have won the Tourism NSW ‘Regional Tourism Award’ for ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ for the past two years, and for good reason!  

The range of facilities at Rich River Golf Club Resort include:

  • 2 x 18 hole championship golf courses
  • 17-bay golf driving range
  • 3 tift-dwarf lawn bowling greens
  • 4 A-grade croquet greens
  • 9 tennis courts
  • 64 Room motel 
  • Function Centre
  • Outdoor wedding area. 

The 64 room motel complex adjacent to the clubhouse and golf courses boasts a year round occupancy rate of around 65%. There is a very busy function venue known as The Tatalia Function Centre which offers a large room holding up to 400pax which can also be divided into up to three smaller rooms. There are 166 gaming machines at this site.  The club has 280 acres (107 hectares) of vacant land that they will be looking to develop in the future. The Club is about to commence redevelopment of its bar and catering facilities having completed a major upgrade of its gaming facility in December 2016. 

The second venue, Moama Sports Club, is operated as an entity in its own right but forms part of the total enterprise.  The club houses 51 gaming machines and supports a vast number of sporting groups from the area.  Both clubs operate their dining and food operations internally.  

As you can see, this is a large, multi-faceted business that will attract someone who does not solely operate on the day to day operations, but uses their commercial business skills to view and manage strategically with the support of a very dedicated leadership team and Board of Directors. There are some exciting challenges that come with being the CEO of such a diverse, $18.5 million revenue business with total assets approximating $20 million.

The Board of Directors are looking for a suitably qualified leader who can demonstrate the following attributes :

  • Ability to develop and delegate to a strong management team.
  • Capability to develop a strategic plan for the entire business.
  • Ability to drive the strategic plan with the Board of Directors and management.
  • Have an innovative and visionary management style. 
  • With the management team, develop the ability to analyse each area of operation and develop action plans to correct deficiencies and increase member and customer patronage.
  • Have competence in financial management, including setting and achieving agreed financial results.
  • Ability to focus not only on financial results but people achievement results as well.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to explore opportunities to partner with external operators across a range of areas of the business. 
  • Be comfortable with higher level negotiation, situational analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to deal with all external stakeholders including council, banks, developers, Government bodies etc.
  • Proficiency with understanding corporate legal requirements including the relevant Acts relating to New South Wales club legislation.

The position is one which will give an enterprising executive the opportunity to grow the operation while offering significant career development.

If you are the successful applicant, you will expect to:

  • Work with a Board of Directors with strong business acumen and a focus on financial results.
  • Be supported by the Board of Directors with sound decisions and innovating opportunities.
  • Be a figurehead and be respected as one of the significant business leaders in the community. 
  • Be instrumental in the setting, execution and delivery of strategy.
  • Be supported in the growth and development of your teams so that they are motivated to achieve.
  • Be encouraged to continue your own self development and personal growth.
  • Be rewarded for your ability to meet and exceed targets.
  • Be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package tailored to your circumstances. 

The role of CEO of Rich River Golf Club Resort is one of the key roles currently on offer in NSW.  Opportunities as diverse and challenging as this are few and far between, so we encourage you to consider submitting an application for this role.  You do not have to be a seasoned ‘Club Manager’ to apply.  We welcome seasoned business and people managers from a range of backgrounds.  For further confidential discussion about this role, please call Jenny White (WhiteNow) directly on 0417 223 286.

We look forward to your interest in this opportunity. 

Please apply through the advertisement on the White Now website by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2nCkKRp

Elanora Golf Club – Finance Manager

Elanora Country Club is nestled in bushland with spectacular ocean views over Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  It is a  premier private members Club and is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the role of Finance Manager, who will manage the financial and corporate administration of the Club.    

Reporting to the General Manager, the role will include the following:

  • Weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly management reporting
  • Preparation of financial reports and commentary for the monthly Board meetings
  • Preparation of the annual budget, including capex requirements and forecasting
  • Analysis of financial performance and reporting accordingly
  • Financial modelling relating to key projects and initiatives
  • Cost accounting focus for food and beverage and golf shop trading
  • Coordination of year end audit and preparation of Annual Report
  • Payroll review and approval (Registered & Licensed club award)
  • Tax (GST, FBT)
  • Management of insurances and delegations of authority
  • Management of fixed asset register
  • Management of IT systems, hardware and software
  • Management of Club contracts
  • Debtor management
  • Overall responsibility for financial integrity and reporting

This role will suit a deadline and detail orientated individual who enjoys working on multiple tasks and projects.  Able to manage reporting requirements and focus strategically and on the day to day operation and enjoy working as part of a team with excellent leadership skills.

Strong communication will enable the successful candidate to liaise with Members, Sub-Committees and the Board.  As a senior staff member the individual will also contribute to the strategic and operational planning of the club.

CA/CPA qualification is required.  Advanced excel skills are essential.  Ideally the applicant will have previous experience in a golf club and or hospitality.

The salary will be based on experience inclusive of superannuation and include a range of benefits.

Please forward applications to the General Manager, Cathy Neagle via email –   www.elanoracc.com.au

 Applications close on Saturday, 11th March 2017.

Huntingdale Golf Club – Finance Manager

Indicative Salary: $80k plus super 

Huntingdale Golf Club, situated in the renowned Melbourne sandbelt, is one of the premier golf clubs in Australia. It has hosted many National and State Amateur Championships and was the home of The Australian Masters Tournament for 30 years.

The Club is seeking an enthusiastic person to join us in a full time capacity as part of the Club’s senior administration team. Reporting directly to the General Manager the key role of the Finance Manager is to assist the General Manager to manage the day to day financial operation of all of the Club’s activities and ensure delivery of high standards of service to members, guests and visitors.

A key responsibility of this position will be the day to day administration of the Clubs finances which will include all financial reporting, annual audit requirements, the preparation of the monthly and annual financial statements and annual budget.   

This role will also directly support the General Manager in all facets of the daily administration of the Club. The position will be exposed to significant Board and Sub-Committee interaction (including attendance at all Finance Committee meetings). It is a fantastic stepping stone to a General Manager’s role as the current incumbent has achieved.  

The role will be predominantly Monday to Friday but some weekend work will be required around special events, tournaments and Club needs.

The successful applicant will be tertiary qualified with a finance / accounting major. Ideally the applicant will have had previous golf club experience in a senior management position. Applicants will also need to demonstrate high level service skills, an eye for detail and the ability to manage teams effectively.  

An attractive salary package will be offered, and in addition car parking and meals will be provided. In providing for a staff of approximately 50 employees we have a small senior management team with a hands on approach in a stunning working environment at one of Australia’s premier golf clubs.

Applications will be treated in strict confidence and should be forwarded to:

Stewart Fenton

General Manager

Huntingdale Golf Club

PO Box 42

Oakleigh South, VIC 3167

OR email – manager@huntingdalegolf.com.au

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017.