Bulwell Forest Golf Club

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Head Green Keeper

Are you a dynamic and dedicated greenkeeping professional with a passion for golf course maintenance?

Are you ready to lead a team and shape the future of a beloved, grassroots course?

Are you looking for the next step in your career, fed up with being held back by committees?

Do you like a challenge, something new.??  Want to make a difference?

Bulwell Forest Golf Club, a historic heathland gem set in the heart of Nottinghamshire, is seeking a Head Greenkeeper who embodies flexibility, dedication, and a commitment to preserving the essence of the game.

If you're ready to take on a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing the course's unique charm, while adapting to the ever-changing demands of golf course management, we invite you to join our team and be a part of our 121-year history.

Est in 1902 this golf course sits nestled in the city of Nottingham, A Heathland golf course with sand-based push up greens, Stretches over 70 acres with 26 bunkers and the Greens approx. measure 8000m2 

It offers all year-round golf due to the site’s natural drainage. With a mixture of mature woodlands.

The ideal candidate will have the desire and ambition to drive the course forward and be a Head Green Keeper looking for a new challenge or an ambitious first assistant looking to develop their career. They must have a flexible and positive attitude to work. Be able to achieve a high level of attention to detail and lead and build a team of dedicated staff.

Possible on-site accommodation

You will report directly to the Club Manager and organise the day to day running of the course and practice facilities as well as managing the club’s greenkeeping team.

The applicant must have their own transport and be willing to work rotated weekend mornings. You will have complimentary use of the course as a Full Member

Duties will include:

To understand and implement the agreed maintenance programmes

Assist in the day to day running of the department to maximise efficiency and productivity

Understand fertiliser and pesticide rates, calibrations, procedures and maintain records

Working with the agreed annual budget in line with the programme of maintenance and improvement works

Making all necessary purchases of supplies and materials within the approved budget

Operate all the golf course equipment

Other reasonable activities/requests in relation to the management of the course should be undertaken as and when required.

Bulwell Forest Golf Club Head Greenkeeper

The Ideal Candidate will have:

Minimum NVQ/SVQ level 2, ideally level 3 for this position.

Spraying certificates and experience in spraying are a must have qualification PA1, PA2 & PA6

 A chainsaw certificate is a desirable.  

Experience of machinery operations and maintenance

Knowledge of fertilisers and infestation/preventative treatments and awareness of when they should be applied

Full driving license

First aid training

Competitive Salary dependent on experience & skills

To apply for the position please apply via email with CV and a covering letter to:

Closing Date - 24th November 2023

Job Type: Full-time

Competitive salary


Possible on-site accommodation

No Greens Committee

Company pension

On site parking

Golf club membership


Monday to Friday   Weekend availability

Work Location: Bulwell forest golf club



The Bulwell Golf Club

Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG6 9LQ | Tel: 01159763172 | Email:

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