Golf Greenkeeper/Sports Turf Trainer & Assessor






£31,108-£41,045pa for qualified Lecturers, £26,637-£29,484pa for unqualified Lecturers. Salaries inclusive of London Weighting and based on Teaching and Learning grade

Closing date:

05 May 2024

Job Title: Golf Greenkeeper/Sports Turf Trainer & Assessor

Location: Enfield

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours per week: 36 hours

Salary: £31,108-£41,045pa for qualified Lecturers, £26,637-£29,484pa for unqualified Lecturers inclusive of London Weighting

Over the last 50 years, Capel Manor College has helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.  As London’s environmental college, the College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.

Are you an experienced golf course greenkeeper or do you have experience working as a sports grounds person?  Would like to use your skills and knowledge to help shape the future of the industry?  If so, this could be the role for you.

Capel Manor College has an exciting opportunity for a Golf Greenkeeper/Sports Turf Trainer & Assessor to join our apprenticeship team.

We are looking for an industry professional with experience of golf greenkeeping or sports turf maintenance to work with our apprentices and their employers.  The College offers a range of apprenticeships in Golf Greenkeeping and we now require an industry expert to support apprentices with topics such as presenting and maintaining sports surfaces, renovating and repairing sports surfaces, using and maintaining sports turf machines and equipment and monitoring and maintaining health and safety.

You will be responsible for mentoring, coaching and assessing Golf Greenkeeper/Sports Turf apprentices.  You will prepare and deliver workshops, including the preparation of learning materials, conduct workplace visits and reviews and write progress reviews.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for greenkeeping and sports turf maintenance, be enthusiastic to share this with others and they will have the ability to inspire apprentices of all abilities. Ideally they will have contacts within the industry and a willingness to develop new apprenticeship opportunities amongst employers and help us realise our ambitious plans to become the leading provider of this programme nationwide.

Being an assessor/tutor is a rewarding career.  Not only does it provide the opportunity to pass on your skills to the next generation, but it also provides excellent financial incentives and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in a supportive, collaborative and beautiful land-based environment.  No formal teaching experience is required and full training is provided.

In order to be considered for the position, an application form must be completed.  CVs will not be accepted.  For further details and to apply, please visit the job vacancies section on the Capel Manor College website.

Please note that the College does not have a sponsorship licence.  We are therefore unable to consider applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close a position once sufficient suitable applications have been received to form a short list.  Early application is therefore encouraged.

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including generous annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme (Teacher’s Pension Scheme for Lecturing roles and Local Government Pension Scheme for Support roles), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Manor Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Capel Manor College is committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce that enables those working at the College to achieve their full potential. We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date:  5pm on Sunday 5 May 2024

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