Chief Executive – Royal Blackheath Golf Club

Royal Blackheath Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, is steeped in history and tradition and provides a unique and wonderful golfing/membership experience. Its stunning 17th century clubhouse, Eltham Lodge, is home to a renowned golf museum containing hundreds of years’ worth of priceless golfing memorabilia. The Lodge is also a stunning events/hospitality venue.


In 2016, the Club purchased its own freehold from the Crown Estate, incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and adopted a new Board-led management structure. In addition, the Club has invested approximately £1m to transform its golf course over the past few years.


The successful candidate will undertake the role of Chief Executive Officer, will report to the Club Chairman and Board of Directors and will take the lead in setting the Club’s strategic, marketing and business plans. They will be fully responsible for the execution thereof and for the effective direction, administration, supervision and ‘day-to-day’ management of all aspects of the Club’s activities within a policy framework agreed with the Board.


The position becomes available from the summer of 2022 and the Club is looking for an ambitious individual with the necessary leadership qualities, drive, hands‐on approach and business acumen to take the Club forward into the next stage of its development as a leading members club and hospitality venue in the area.


The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:


Ø A proven track record from employment most likely (although not necessarily) in the golfing or leisure or hospitality environments;

Ø Strong and proactive leadership, people management, team and organisational skills;

Ø An ability to acknowledge and implement modern marketing and social media initiatives;

Ø Financial literacy and successful budget management with an ability to identify areas of potential savings and revenue growth opportunities;

Ø Keen eye for detail and proven track record in improving performance;

Ø IT skills and an ability to work with golf specific management software;

Ø Excellent interpersonal skills with an engaging personality;

Ø The ability to communicate and relate to people of all backgrounds;

Ø A flexible approach to working hours and a clear vision of what constitutes excellence in member and customer experience.


For more information, about Royal Blackheath Golf Club, please visit the Club’s website: www.royalblackheath.com


Remuneration: A competitive salary + benefits package that is in line with GCMA guidelines and commensurate to the experience & skills of the applicant is on offer.


Application Process: To apply candidates should send a letter, in strictest confidence, highlighting your motivation for seeking the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of your current remuneration, and ability to relocate if necessary.


Please email your application to, or for more information contact:

Ian Timberlake – ian@timberlakegolf.co.uk or 07764 682018


Application deadline: Monday 4th July 2022


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