General Manager – Western Australia Golf Club

The Western Australian Golf Club was established in 1928 and is well respected within the Australian golfing community, regularly ranked in the top 50 courses in the Country.  It has a fully subscribed membership of approximately 1,300 and maintains a strong financial position.  The Club has recently undertaken substantial upgrades to its Clubhouse which has further enhanced the facility, with a new Pro Shop and verandah overlooking the course providing a stunning outlook to the Perth City skyline.

The Club’s Board seeks to secure the services of an innovative, forward-thinking General Manager to oversee the operations of the Club, liaise between the management and Board, provide effective leadership and deliver a great experience for the Members.  The new General Manager will be expected to understand the golfing industry, its opportunities and challenges, and drive the Club forward.

The General Manager will build upon the Club’s current foundations, formulate and implement the next 10-year strategic plan, and look for opportunities to further enhance the Club’s position.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position preferably at a General Manager level
  • Proven leadership qualities – overseeing senior managers and sizeable teams of at least 30 people and 4 direct reports
  • Previous responsibility for full P&L of at least $4M
  • An understanding of the private golf club and hospitality business sectors
  • Direct experience managing food and beverage operations and special events
  • A relevant Bachelor degree in business administration or finance, hospitality or sports administration
  • Strong business acumen with strategic focus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

This is a full-time position and ability to work weekends (as required) and several evenings during each month is essential.

Attractive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with background and experience.

For a confidential conversation with respect to this position please contact Tony Taylor at Taylor Executive Recruitment on 0488 180 175.  All discussions and information will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality.

An executive search process is being undertaken in conjunction with this advertisement.

To apply for this role, please email your CV to tony@taylorexecutiverecruitment.com quoting 2018GOLFGM.

Applications must be received on or before 6 April 2018.

In accordance with our standard policy only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

GMA/Hostplus Health Wealth Program in NSW

Hostplus, through its partnership with GMA, is delighted to provide the opportunity for a small number of GMA members to participate in one of its “Health Wealth Programs” which is run in conjunction with the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Club. 

Hostplus have offered 3 positions in its next program which will be run in May this year.  (While this opportunity is only available to Sydney based members, GMA and Hostplus are working on ways to expand these opportunities in time given Hostplus relationships with other major elite clubs like Richmond, Gold Coast Suns and others).

Below is an outline of the dates and structure of the program, with high performance staff and coaches at the South Sydney Rabbitohs running each of these sessions at their elite training facility at Redfern Oval.  Sessions are a mixture of gym and on-field sessions.

The program is confined to 15 participants, with other participants coming from other Hostplus major partners.  You don’t have to be a former rugby player to attend, as the sessions are more focused on health, fitness and wellbeing.

If you would like to express interest in attending, please forward an email to Graeme Carroll at GMA NSW (admin@gmansw.com.au)

You must be available for all 6 weeks of the program, with sessions beginning at 6am, and concluding at 7am. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs – Health Wealth Program

2nd May

Session 1

  • 10min Orientation/Introduction
  • 20min Gym/Testing
  • 20min Nutrition session in theatrette

9th May

Session 2 – Gym Session – Circuits/Boxing 

17th May

Session 3 – Field Session – Fitness 

24th May

Session 4 – Gym Session – Weights/Strength 

31st May

Session 5 – Field Session – Skills

6th June

Session 6 – Gym Session – Final Session/Testing

General Manager – Portsea Golf Club

Portsea Golf Club is situated on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The golf links lie on an iconic stretch of land nestled between Bass Strait and Port Philip Bay adjoining Port Nepean National Park. 

Established in 1925, Portsea Golf Club is a public company limited by a guarantee from our members (the beneficial owners of the Club) and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Having relocated to a new clubhouse in 2014 and transitioned to a business which now includes accommodation, the Club is seeking a General Manager who can continue the expansion in membership whilst driving profitable growth in golf operations, accommodation and food and beverage through events and weddings.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join this amazing business.

SUMMARY

The General Manager, as chief executive officer of the Club, reports to the President. The person is responsible to the Board for managing all aspects of the Club’s business, embracing golf operations, hospitality, accommodation, marketing and communications, member services, finance and administration, course management and maintenance of all assets.

The General Manager coordinates and administers the Club’s policies as defined by its Board of Directors, managing operating policies and procedures and directing the work of all department heads. The General Manager attends meetings of the Board of Directors providing relevant reports and information and coordinates and serves as an ex-officio member of Club Committees

 This role manages the relationships between the Board of Directors, members, guests, employees, community, government and industry. The General Manager must run a seamless business operation across all departments to ensure the satisfaction of all stakeholders whilst maximising revenue streams.

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL, SKILLS AND APTITUDES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

  • At least three years in a General Management role, with Golf Club or similar experience including food & beverage, functions and preferably accommodation. Relevant experience in business and financial management.
  • Proven track record in revenue growth, promotion and retention of club membership, strong working relationships with Board, Committees and engagement across all sections of the club. A strong focus on member and guest satisfaction is essential.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and experience at effectively executing business plans and strategies and clearly communicating mission, vision and objectives.
    • Whilst not essential, tertiary qualifications in Business Management including marketing would be favorable regarded.
    • Ability to effectively manage staff and to maintain a high level of morale, productivity and employee engagement

WORKING CONDITIONS

This General Management position requires an unwavering determination to deliver results that will ensure the ongoing success of the Club. The role requires 24/7 operational responsibility including weekends and some evenings. While generally involving five-day a week attendance, the position requires flexibility and the GM must be present during key competitions, functions and events, including Saturdays and most Public Holidays. Days off may be granted in lieu of pay to cover specific periods of excessive operational requirements.

Applicants must include a current resume with a brief covering letter.

Please apply to the President at pcannon@caprice.com.au.

Applications will close on Friday, 23rd March 2018.

General Manager – Concord Golf Club

Concord Golf Club is one of Sydney’s most prestigious and respected golf clubs. It boasts a challenging 18-hole championship course, with an extensive renovation being completed under the direction of Tom Doak, one of the world’s leading golf course architects.  Completion of the course renovations is planned for early April 2018.  Our superbly presented, and classic style clubhouse, with award winning gardens and surrounds, complement the presentation of the course. The clubhouse offers function facilities for around 170 pax with associated bar and excellent inhouse dining.  As a club we do not offer our members gaming facilities.  Above all, Concord Golf Club prides itself as being an integrated member facility with an outstanding service ethic and proud history of hosting numerous championship events

The Club has progressively invested in upgrading its golf operations and training facilities, with the addition of dedicated coaching and golf simulator facilities in addition to the current course renovation project. The upgrading of Club facilities has been planned to confirm the Club’s prominent position in the Sydney golfing community and to take advantage of a range of growth and development opportunities within the Olympic sporting corridor in the inner-west of Sydney and to support greater use of Clubhouse facilities for both member and external events consistent with the overall strategic plan for the Club.  

The Board is keen to recruit a suitably qualified professional in the role of General Manager (GM), to lead an energetic team in furthering the development of the Club’s facilities and operations as part of the Club’s strategic plan.  Reporting to the President, the GM will lead the day-to-day operations of the Club with a primary focus on member satisfaction and business development.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development of systems and strategies that will support our team of professional staff to deliver industry leading customer service to our members;
  • Management of the team responsible for day to day operations of the Club;
  • Proactive management and planning for the strategic development of the Club, including positioning of the Club based on recent course and facility investments;
  • Development of innovative ideas for continual improvement of services to Members and guests;
  • Contribution to, and support of policies approved by the Board of Directors;
  • Implementation of the strategic plan by monitoring and reporting its progress and ensuring that the Club’s budgetary processes support the roll out of the plan;
  • Management and overseeing of all club processes and systems including the MiClub and Micropower software:
  • Promotion of the Club and its facilities in the local community and the broader golf market.

As part of your application for the role we are especially interested in understanding your:

  • Success in managing a golf club or similarly customer focussed business, whilst having a sound knowledge of the operations of a golf club; 
  • Qualifications relating to this role;
  • Experience in marketing including use of digital and social media; 
  • Commitment to customer service and your ability to measure success in this area; 
  • Experience in innovation in service and business development;
  • Ability to lead and manage implementation of a strategic plan and to measure the success of its delivery; 
  • Business development skills and experience;
  • Strength in communication with members, key stakeholders and clients;
  • Experience in leading a team to success;
  • Financial, budgeting and analytics skills. 

We are happy to negotiate a remuneration package commensurate with the skills, experience, passion and ability to achieve success for our Club.  

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

General Manager – Everglades Golf Club

Everglades Country Club situated on the beautiful Central Coast at Woy Woy. This is a truly amazing Organisation. With a membership of 8,872 (including approx 1,200 sporting members) and a gaming installation of 100 plus, this large, modern and well respected club has plenty to offer its employees AND the local community! The Club covers both Golf and Bowling, with a popular and challenging 18 hole golf course and 3 Bowling Greens.

Catering is operated in house with Altro Dining offering a selection of menu items from gourmet delights to everyday classics for lunch and dinner daily along with a coffee shop open till 8pm. The Club’s Function rooms can cater for a range of events, and conferences. The Halfway House is operated under contract.

The Board of Directors are now seeking to appoint a new General Manager to take the lead of the Club and work closely with them to drive it forward. You will have a strong ‘people focus’ on both Members and staff and will be able to bring fresh ideas and perspective to the Club. You will also have proven success in marketing and promotions and driving the business to meet all Member needs, sporting and social.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Implementing & developing Club policy and procedures
  • Operations management
  • Staff and Contractor management
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies
  • Financial management
  • Ensuring compliance across the Club
  • Working closely with the Board to develop a strategic direction for the Club

To take on this leading role you will bring:

  • A sound knowledge of Club operations across all areas
  • Previous management experience in a hospitality environment
  • Strong financial management, analysis & reporting skills and experience
  • Good business acumen
  • Strong people management skills and experience in relation to all HR issues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong leadership and problem solving skills
  • Proven success in marketing and promotion of a business
  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrated ability in development and management of Clubs
  • Good knowledge of all compliance and regulatory issues relating to Registered Clubs 
  • Good computer literacy 
  • Flexibility to work across 7 days and nights as required
  • Hold current RSA and RCG Certifications
  • Relevant Business Management qualifications desirable 

Please apply through the advertisement on the White Now website by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2EIQJJ3

General Manager – Gordon Golf Club

Gordon Golf Club is located on the upper North Shore, 16 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. Founded in 1936, with a membership level of 350 playing members and 390 social members, the club has the reputation of being the friendliest club on the North Shore.

There is an opportunity for you to join us as our new General Manager.

The responsibilities for this position will include.

  • Management: Ensure the effective management of the Gordon Golf Club operations and activities as directed by the Board of Directors inclusive of but not limited to: Financial compliance, Legal compliance, Insurance compliance, Employment compliance. To manage all aspects of the budgeting and financial functions of the Club. To manage all aspects of bar, catering, functions and meeting services.
  • Finance: Manage all aspects of the Club’s finances, banking and account payments, to seek opportunities for restraint of expenditure against budget.  To prepare monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors
  • Administration: Provide effective administration services to the Club. To provide a Risk Management function and ensure appropriate Insurance coverage. To provide accurate and timely Payroll services to staff and a Human Resources function. Maintain an up to date database of all Members
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant Acts and Regulations , ensuring the Club complies with all Acts and Regulations relevant to its operation. These include but are not limited to: OHS&W Act, Employment Legislation and Award conditions, Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment provisions, Liquor Licensing requirements, Food Hygiene regulations and Trade Practices Legislation
  • Golf: To work to ensure positive outcomes for the Club and players in Club events. Provide support to the Match Committee in the organisation, management and administration of golf competitions. To seek and implement ideas for improving playing and business opportunities with the Club Professional
  • Promotional Activities: To promote the Club and the golfing activities it provides by seeking sponsorship arrangements for the Club and golfing events. Implement policies to retain and expand the Club’s membership. Collaborate on joint activities and events and provide articles and advertisements for local newspapers and other industry media. Promote the Clubs facilities for Functions and Meetings.
  • Board of Directors Relationship: To effectively support and communicate with the Board of Directors through the Club President. Regular attendance at Board meetings to include preparation of Agendas and Reports. Provide advice and guidance re legislative changes and regulations. Communicate on significant issues as they arise.

 The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • A tertiary qualification in business or management is desirable and/or substantial experience in the area of golf club management or general club management
  • Previous golf industry & Mi Club experience preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and financial software packages.
  • Experience working within a Committee/Board structure with Committee reporting experience.
  • Strong financial acumen including preparation and management of annual budgets, liaison with finance committee, auditors and preparation of annual reports.
  • Working knowledge and experience in hospitality and events management.
  • Experience in staff employment, supervision and management, development and training.
  • Interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to manage conflict.
  • Flexibility and ability to changing environments, including leading change as required.
  • A friendly, independent and motivated person with strong communication and personal skills which match the Club’s culture.

Applications:

To apply please forward by email your resume together with a brief summary of what makes you interested in applying for this position to:

Peter Baily – President Gordon Golf Club – email: pahbaily@bigpond.net.au

An appropriate salary package of between $65 -$75,000 and employment terms will be negotiated dependent on experience.

Applications close by Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Win an internship at The Home of Golf®, St Andrews Links

Toro Australia in conjunction with St Andrews Links are giving three Australian Assistant Superintendents the chance to win the experience of a lifetime: an internship at one of the world’s most iconic golf courses, St Andrews Links in Scotland!

Elise Willemsen, Toro’s Equipment Marketing Manager said that as part of Toro’s ongoing support to the golf course industry, now and into the future, Toro will be offering three Assistant Superintendents the chance to work at the Junior and Senior Open at St Andrews Links. Winners will also visit the Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links, get a chance to shadow the Course Managers and spend time with the Learning and Development Officer. 

“The Toro Company’s long standing partnership with St Andrews Links has allowed us to offer this opportunity to the Australian market and our goal is to assist Assistant Superintendents to gain further training and work experience at one of the best courses in the world,” Elise said.

The entry process is easy, simply go to www.toro.com.au/internstandrewslinks. Superintendents will need to nominate candidates and describe in 300 words or less why they think the assistant would be the best candidate to intern at “The Home of Golf”.

Applications must be received by the 9th March 2018.

This is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed!

General Manager – Cammeray Golf Club

The Board of Directors of Cammeray Golf Club, a 9-hole golf course on the lower North Shore of Sydney, seek to appoint a Manager who has an “all-round” skill set.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading the Club forward in a manner that is consistent with the Club’s Strategic Plan.

Reporting to the President and Board of Directors, the successful applicant will be accountable for the effective and efficient operations of all aspects of the Club including day-to-day management, ensuring outstanding service to members and guests and effective leadership of team of dedicated administration, golf course and bar staff.

The successful applicant will also work closely with the Pro Shop and on site Caterers.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Developing marketing and business plans
  • Meeting revenue targets while managing expenses within the approved budget thus generating profitable revenue
  • Managing the approved budgets
  • Identifying sponsorship and grant funding opportunities
  • Driving cost effective marketing of the club including digital marketing and social media
  • Initialise club promotions for both members and guests and build the business utilising sustainable initiatives
  • Liaising with the community to build the reputation of the Club
  • Dealing with all Club stakeholders including Members, Council, NSW State government, contractors, employees and the broader community
  • Growing the Club’s membership base
  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements are satisfied in a timely manner.
  • Effective project management of initiatives endorsed by the Board
  • Challenging traditional club activity to attract members and culture
  • Being prepared to think “outside the box” to identify new sources of revenue
  • Leading a team by example

If you are a self-motivated individual with financial and IT acumen, who is looking for a challenge, please apply to president.cammeraygolfclub@gmail.com

Applicants must include a current resume and brief covering letter outlining your vision for this position.

All applications will be treated in strict confidence and only those applicants who are shortlisted will be contacted for interviews.

Applications will close on Friday, 23rd February 2018.

General Manager – Kooringal Golf Club

Kooringal Golf Club is a leading sandbelt golf and entertainment destination in the West of Melbourne. It was founded in 1946 and is known for its loyal membership and innovative approach to continually improving the overall experience of members, guests and the community.

The Board of Directors is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified General Manager to lead the team, oversee all the operations of the Club, liaison between the management and Board, and deliver a great experience for the Members.

Reporting to the Board and overseeing all department heads, the primary goal of the General Manager is to ensure a sustainable and vibrant Club into the future – delivering an engaging customer experience, implementing the newly updated 5-year strategic plan, and identifying for opportunities to further enhance the Club’s position.

This will require a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges within the industry, and the experience and business acumen to drive the Club forward.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the role:

  • Manage all aspects of the club activities and operations and the relationship between the Club, the Board of Directors, members, guests, employees, community, government, sponsors, suppliers and the golf industry
  • Develop, coordinate and administer all Club policies and procedures as defined
  • Implement the recently updated 5-year strategic plan
  • Direct the activities of all Department Managers
  • Maintain actual and budgeted financial and cash flow management and reporting
  • Ensure that the Board is appropriately informed on a regular and timely basis (monthly and as needed basis) with sufficient information in agreed upon report format
  • Implement and monitor the quality of all club services and ensure maximum member and guest satisfaction
  • Secure and protect club assets including all facilities and equipment
  • Communicate effectively with Members, employees, other stakeholders and the public
  • Develop and maintain high employee morale, lead by example, and remain open to feedback and learning

To be the successful candidate, you will have a minimum 5 years experience in a senior management role preferably within the hospitality/gaming/sporting sector.

Well versed in, and with an up to date knowledge of governance procedures and pitfalls, you are able to fully engage with the Board. You will have a demonstrable knowledge of member growth and engagement strategies and the ability to drive the Club and strategy.

Furthermore, you will have a sound understanding of a service culture, and meeting members needs and requirements. A first-class knowledge of business finance is essential (CPA or equivalent will be well considered), as is a sound knowledge of gaming. It is also important to note that the successful candidate will be required to hold a Gaming License (Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation). The Club can provide assistance in this regard.

Tertiary qualifications and a track record in golf will be highly regarded, however applicants with other club based experiences will not be ruled out for consideration.

A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications must include your current resume and a brief cover letter outlining your claims to the position. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Specific questions and applications are to be forwarded to Ben Manning, via ben@sportbusiness.com.au. We ask that cover letters are kept to one page and that resumes are no more than three pages in length.

Applications close on Monday the 5th February 2018, COB.

General Manager – Toowoomba Golf Club, Middle Ridge

The Board of Directors of Toowoomba Golf Club, Middle Ridge seek applicants for the role of full time Manager.  The manager will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of all aspects of the Club’s activities and human resource requirements. 

Reporting to the President and the Club’s Board of Directors the successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Club, ensuring outstanding service to members and guests.

We are looking for a motivated passionate professional to lead a team of dedicated course, bar and pro shop staff and enable this club to reach its true potential. We are looking for a self motivated, friendly and community minded manager to continue to help us grow.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Initialise club promotions for both members and guests and build the business utilising sustainable initiatives
  • Lead a team by example
  • Identify sponsorship and grant funding opportunities
  • Drive cost effective marketing of the club including digital marketing and social media
  • Develop marketing and business plans
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the food and beverage and gaming area
  • Liaising with the community to build the reputation of the club
  • Grow the Club’s membership base
  • Manage the approved budgets
  • Challenge traditional club activity to attract members and culture

Personal Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Highly motivated
  • Demonstrate previous experience working in a club atmosphere
  • Competent in business management and have strong financial acumen.
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent people management and planning skills.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Outstanding customer service standards
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Responsible Manager of Licenced Venue (RMLV) Certificate and current Approved Managers Licence
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Gaming Service (RSG) Certificates
  • Golf industry knowledge not absolutely necessary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Management control of all Club personnel and contractors.
  • Assist with the effective operation of the Club’s Board of Directors and associated sub committees.
  • Provide overall management control of the Club’s financial and general operations.
  • Maintain a productive, safe and motivated work force.
  • Implement effective performance management
  • Implementation of the business and marketing plan.
  • Provide leadership to the Board of Directors to review and implement a new strategic plan.
  • Excellent communication skills able to develop and maintain effective relationships at all levels, including staff, members, customers and suppliers.

If you are a self-motivated individual who is looking for a challenge, please apply. All applications will be treated in strict confidence and only those applicants who are short listed will be contacted.

Please email your resume to josh@toowoombagolfclub.com.au

Applications close Wednesday, 11th January 2018.