Location idverde UK, Aberdeen
Hours per week 40
Job Reference RAF0004242
Application Deadline 28-02-2022
Job Type Full-time

About the role

idverde – Head Greenkeeper

We are looking for a Head Greenkeeper to join our successful team based in Aberdeen. You will be responsible for delivering a professional, high-quality grounds maintenance service to our clients and community.

You will be responsible for the daily presentation of the course, project work and other aspects of maintenance to assist in delivering a quality service to our clients and customers, without exceptions. Your duties will include but are not limited to turf maintenance, inclusive of the switch and brush greens, applying top dressing and fertilizer, identifying and controlling pests and diseases, renovating worn and damaged turf, prepare and maintaining machinery.


  • SVQ Level 2 in greenkeeping or above.
  • Undertake all routine and specialised greenkeeping, focusing on best practice
  • Maintain tools responsibly, including cleaning, oiling and sharpening as directed. Damaged or lost items to be reported to your supervisor
  • To accept responsibility and to work collaboratively to achieve results
  • To communicate effectively, to keep managers informed, and to listen and ask questions to ensure understanding
  • To be efficient and organised, working to company systems e.g. timesheets, work controls tick sheets, rotas
  • To be reliable in your attendance at work and to follow company rules and procedures if absent from work for any reason
  • Ability to fill in and check all relevant paperwork, including any apps
  • Ability to train apprentices
  • Measuring green speed and interpreting the results
  • The rules of golf relating to golf course maintenance
  • Preparing ground to establish plants on the golf course
  • Maintaining trees and shrubs on the golf course

Team Management

  • Responsible for the day to day leadership and output of designated Greenkeepers
  • To act in a professional and confident manner
  • To work collaboratively with your team to achieve results
  • Responsible for supervising colleagues and ensuring work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Delivery of toolbox talks and briefings to Greenkeepers

Health & Safety

  • It is the responsibility of the Head Greenkeeper to ensure that all staff within their team are inducted properly
  • Ensure that works carried out complies and focus on the idverde Health & Safety and Environmental Policy
  • Ensure integrity when reporting accidents, near misses and hazards
  • Work areas to be assessed with integrity to ensure potential hazards are removed or adequate control measures are in place to implement a safer working environment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be worn responsibly by all colleagues for each task being undertaken
  • To work on risk assessments and COSHH assessments
  • Respond to emergencies


  • To discuss and review your work and job specification and display innovation by planning changes and improvements as appropriate
  • To be suitably trained for all work tasks undertaken and taking training opportunities where relevant
  • To demonstrate innovation by identifying opportunities and suggesting alternative and more effective ways of carrying out tasks
  • Ability to train apprentices


  • Delivering the program on time or ahead of schedule
  • Feedback from Clients that the golf course is being maintained to a high standard
  • Maintaining a consistent attendance record
  • Proven experience of being a Greenkeeper – minimum of 5 years.
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Essential qualification input here – N/SVQ Level 2, PA1, PA2 and PA6A spraying certificate
  • Ability to drive the machinery and handle equipment associated with the role
  • Clean, full driving licence


  • Professional attitude
  • To be innovative and self-motivated
  • Ability to identify problems and report accordingly
  • Possess integrity
  • Must be a team player and be respectful of other operatives within the team
  • Must work responsibly as will not always be supervised
  • Being an active golfer would be an advantage


  • Competitive pay to match your skills and experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Access to our idverde Benefits Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Plus much more