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Agronomy Advisor

The European Tour

The European Tour group is one of the world’s pre-eminent golf organisations. We are responsible for running the world-famous DP World Tour, Legends Tour, Challenge Tour and the newly created G4D Tour (golf for the disabled).

15 Mar 2023
Full Time
Closing date
26 Mar 2023

Main Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Director of Agronomy, the Agronomy Advisor will be responsible for working with tournament host venues in an advisory and support role primarily on the Challenge Tour so to ensure the Tour’s policies on course preparation are adhered to and will also provide the venues within the European Tour Destinations group with agronomic support.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Providing support and (if needed) instruction to host venues to ensure that they are prepared to the highest standard and within the parameters set by the European Tour group’s Tournament Preparation Guidelines.
  • Implementing programmes agreed with the host venue under the guidance of the Lead Agronomy Advisor.
  • Monitoring the daily preparation of the golf course whilst liaising with the Lead Agronomy Advisor and Tournament Director to consider the changing conditions and feedback from members.
  • Being on stand-by throughout the tournament timeline to make decisions and implement plans to deal with bad weather.
  • With guidance from senior staff, build on existing relationships with host venues and ensure that the lines of communication are kept open throughout the event timeline.
  • With instruction and support from more senior members, the Advisor will deliver objectives and prioritise key issues through short term activity and forward planning.
  • Provide concise and clearly written reports with observations and recommendations to host venues and maintain regular communication throughout the timeline.
  • Other projects/duties assigned as relevant as per the needs of the business.

Knowledge & Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate would fulfil the following criteria:

  • Level 4 or HND in turf management including spraying certificates.
  • Hold a valid driving license.
  • Experience with different cultures and languages preferred but not mandatory.
  • Experience of working at a tournament venue.

On a personal level, the candidate must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude; be comfortable working both on their own and leading small teams and rolling up their sleeves; have good interpersonal skills; and be committed and hardworking. Key attributes will be professionalism; organisational skills; empathy and integrity.

What we Offer

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Company Bonus Scheme (role dependent).
  • Additional Travel Allowance between £1,200 - £5,400 per annum (on top of base salary)
  • Company Pension (10% of base salary).
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Optional Private Health Insurance.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Income Protection Scheme.
  • Employee assistance support programme (legal, financial, health).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Friendly and supportive company culture.
  • Employees can also benefit from a variety of perks that come from working for an international sports organisation including event tickets and partner/supplier discounts, along with social events organised by our internal social committee.

How To Apply:

To apply for this role please click 'Apply Now' to email your CV and Covering letter to our recruitment team.

Department: Tournament Operations

Primary Location: Head Office & Worldwide Tournament Venues

Status: Full Time, Permanent

Reports to: Director of Agronomy

Any direct reports: No

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options. We are/strive to be a family friendly and inclusive employer.

The European Tour group especially welcomes applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities. We are working hard to increase diversity within our organisation, as we know that improved diversity will lead to greater things and help drive golf further.

The European Tour promote diversity, equality, and inclusion. We ensure that we make employment decisions by matching our business needs with skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Grounds Management

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