Operations Manager - Wanstead Golf Club

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a talented, self-motivated and ambitious manager to join one of the best-in-class golf clubs in Essex as its new Operations Manager.


Founded in 1893, Wanstead Golf Club is a private members’ golf club that boasts a beautiful parkland course situated in East London only 5 minutes’ walk from Wanstead Tube Station on the Central Line and easily accessible from the M25 and A406 North Circular roads.


The Club is a million pound plus business and has recently embarked on an investment programme with an increased business focus to improve every aspect of its offering with a view to safeguarding the Club’s future and facilitating significant growth across all areas of the membership, as well as offering a first-class service to members and visitors alike.


The Operations Manager role is an interesting, challenging, and varied position within the environment of a traditional golf club. The role works alongside the Golf Course Manager and Commercial Manager roles to ensure a seamless experience for Members and visitors alike.


Finance, Accounting and Financial Management:

  • Aid the Board in preparing the annual and 5-year budgets.

  • Controlling all expenditure in accordance with approved budget expenditure profiles.

  • Managing the contracts with Wanstead Golf Club’s suppliers.

  • Maintaining a contracts diary and performing contract reviews periodically in advance of renewal dates to obtain best value for money

  • The security of all cash and other receipts and the banking thereof.

  • Oversee payment of all staff salaries and wages and properly account for PAYE, NI contributions, pension contributions and filing of annual returns.

  • Oversee payment of creditors against authorised accounts, having regard to cash flow requirements and any available discounts.

  • Review monthly bar stocktaking and implement any corrective actions needed to minimise losses.

  • Monitor bar prices to ensure gross profit margins are maintained at competitive rates and in accordance with policies laid down by the Board.

Facility Management:

  • Take overall responsibility for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the Clubhouse, other buildings, and surrounds

  • Keep the Club's insurance cover under review, ensuring that assets are properly protected, and potential liabilities quickly foreseen & planned for.

  • Ensure that the Club’s information systems are kept up to date and adequately supported.

  • Ensure the Club adheres to necessary fire, health and safety regulations.

  • Work with Caterer to ensuring that the kitchen meets necessary hygiene standards achieving a minimum rating of 4 with target of 5.

  • Working with the Board to identify areas that may require refurbishment and produce proposals for review.

  • Work with the Bar Manager to ensure that the Club's Licences are maintained and complied with.

Remuneration: A attractive remuneration package is available commensurate with the role and a golf club of this profile.

Application Process: To apply, candidates should send a letter highlighting their motivation for the role and relevant experience, an up-to-date CV, details of their current remuneration and ability to relocate if necessary. Please contact Ian Timberlake – ian@timberlakegolf.co.uk or +44 (0) 7764 682018

Application deadline: Friday 13th May 2022


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