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Ross Garcia
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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Ross Garcia

I am haveing a bit of trouble seeking a full,part time job or seasonal work i have been greenkeeping/groundsman for about 5 years and have an N.V.Q level 3,2 and relervant spraying qualifications need some Help i live in the london/surrey area!
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Ken Barber
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under who’s shade you do not expect to sit.

Look on the BIGGA website ..... Gatton Manor and looking for an assistant greenkeeper.

KB
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Ross Garcia
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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Ross Garcia

Thanks ken
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Stuart Webber
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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Hi Ross
I have got a groundsman job going in the surrey area PM and i can give you some details.
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STEELERS32
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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Hello, my name is Jonathan Fletcher and I want to train to be a groundsman with DART Training and i was wondering if anyone can help me



Thanks

Jonathan Fletcher
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Mike
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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This site is always worth a look...
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Barry Pace
Posted 6 Mar 2012
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'Where the future is being made today'

Ross, send us your CV just in case. Nothing at mo but things change quick in the Spring.
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Ross Garcia
Posted 21 Mar 2012
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Ross Garcia

Any more ideas people!
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Ken Barber
Posted 21 Mar 2012 Last edited: 21 Mar 2012
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The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under who’s shade you do not expect to sit.

Sounds desparate but have you tried searching the websites of golf clubs in your county or surrounding counties to see if there are any vacancies advertised.

That and emailing your CV to these same golf clubs since most clubs have an email address for HR or club secretary, some even have the Course Manager.

You could even check out all the colleges covering sportsturf courses. They often have a vacancies pages.

KB
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eddyinfreehold
Posted 21 Mar 2012 Last edited: 21 Mar 2012
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I don't know if it helps you particularly Ross, but Lancashire are looking for temporary groundstaff:

http://www.lancashirecricket.co.uk/index.php/about-us/vacancies/3525.html
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Barry Pace
Posted 21 Mar 2012
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'Where the future is being made today'

Ross might have a couple of weeks work if you interested various sites surrey and kent. you got me number
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Barry Pace
Posted 21 Mar 2012
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'Where the future is being made today'

need someone/couple people straight away if you interested...
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Leeboy
Posted 22 Mar 2012
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I noticed there isn't a mass uproar at the £6.08 an hour that the cricket job is paying which over a year would work out at just over £12,600, I thought it was only football that paid those sort of wages.......
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A J
Posted 22 Mar 2012
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Must be owned by a Arab but with out the trillions then!!

Folk foget how a primary school got rapped for advertising a
for a school groudsman on this site for 13K causing the biggest debate ever! Turnd out that the post was part time.... Schools cater for football and cricket and to a very high standard.
Right off to sweep the car park so the millionaire chelsea tractors are nice and clean for little james to start his day.
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eddyinfreehold
Posted 22 Mar 2012 Last edited: 22 Mar 2012
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Fair comment. I thought about posting along the lines of 'more than half your wages would go on rent if you relocated' but didn't bother in the end.

The wages thread in turfcare seems to crop up every three months or so and regardless of sports, the remuneration is poor. You can earn more at Sainsburys or McDonalds, which doesn't say much for the regard groundstaff are held anywhere. Perhaps football stands out because of the huge contrast between the players and the support staff and the sheer volume of money sloshing around. And at that point I will shut up, otherwise we'll all be off on another rant.

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glenkeeran
Posted 22 Mar 2012 Last edited: 22 Mar 2012
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Good Morning,

The average greenkeeper in Ireland and Europe receive around €20-25000 to start and with this there is an opportunity to make more through overtime... There are also many opportunities to work hard and look for promotion which will give you a focus to try and better yourself and make much more money with the average head man making 40k plus and there is also greenkeepers on 80k plus but they are married to there job.
What i am getting at is there is some focus within greenkeeping/groundsman positions in other countries but in the UK there is so so many great men/women who seem (through threads) settle for what is given or have i got this wrong? ie 15k/year?

PS i am none of the above :)
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Lee
Posted 23 Mar 2012
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Lee Burton, R&A Greenkeeping Scholar.

I had an email from totaljobs.com, the Belfry have 3 vacancies open. i was registered on all the recruitment sites in my aim to find re-employment as a greenkeeper, i don't need to look for myself now though, but i will let you know if anything appears.

http://www.totaljobs.com/JobSearch/Results.aspx?Keywords=greenkeeper

Hope this may help anybody looking for work.


Lee.
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glenkeeran
Posted 23 Mar 2012
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everything happens for a reason


Good luck Lee
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barry glynn
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Leeboy
Just seen the add for Lancashire cc, an absolute disgrace, 12k a year, actually £6k cos it's just for the summer, including weekends.
Mind you the players aren't on 50k a year let alone a week there.
But the pay is a joke there.
Might be cheaper to live up there but still...
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Cranfield
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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Hi Barry , just a thought , i have cracked the wages issue for groundsmen.

if you the grounds man could charge every user senior / youth players at your club a fee of say £3.5 per week ( that's equivalent to the cost of a pint of beer) and let say you had 200 members .

That would equate to an annual total of £36,400. therefore you take off the cost of materials and machinery servicing / petrol costs , which in your case was £6000 it would leave you with a annual paid salary of 30K, not bad that, you may have more members so you could afford to pay yourself more?

It may be the way forward ?
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Lee
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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Lee Burton, R&A Greenkeeping Scholar.

Cheers Glenkeeran,

I hope this weather holds for when i start in a week, (Northwest England) but i also hope that something happens down in the really dry areas down south for our fellow sports turf practitioners.


Lee
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barry glynn
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

Hi Lawrence
Er, nice thought mate but it if you are talking about senior full paying members, we have about 35!! Not 200 mate.
No club I know has 200 senior members. Weve got over 250 colts but they pay a one off fee per year.
£3.50 a week is £140 pounds a year extra. If we tried to charge that onto the existing £140 sub for seniors, we wouldnt have enough players to put out a side let alone four. Sad I know but true.
Also the cost of running the club is ten fold or so the amount I mentioned for materials and servicing.
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Cranfield
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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Hi Barry , yes you may only have 35 senior members , based on the fact that you have over 200 plus people using your facility , we need to charge a basic rate to cover the cost of grounds maintenance.

So even if you said £2.00 per person per week 200 x 2 = £400

400 x 4 ( month) =£1600

Times 12 months = £19200 , that would help pay for all the materials and some left to reward or have a full time grounds staff.

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barry glynn
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

They ve got a full time groundstaff, me!
You cant go up to a kid every time he turns up and ask for £2 !!! Thats why the parents pay a yearly sub of £100.
When do you suggest you collect this £2 and who collects it?
Sorry totally impractical

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tonybolton
Posted 24 Mar 2012
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Still raining

any more artworks Barry
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barry glynn
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What do I do? I just cut the grass.

No idea what you mean Tony, literally.
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