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Tournament Controller (Fixed Term)

  • Organisation: PGA
  • Contract: Fixed term full-time hours role
  • Closing Date: 21 February 2020 | Events & Operations

The PGA is seeking applications for the role of Tournament Controller (fixed term) for The PGA in England & Wales (South West).

The PGA’s vision is to improve the personal and professional lives of its Members.  To assist with delivering its core objectives, the PGA is seeking to recruit a fixed term Tournament Controller based at it’s regional office at Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club, Exeter.

Reporting to the Regional Secretary, the Tournament Controller will support the Tournament Director to efficiently and competently plan and deliver the Regional tournament schedule on a daily basis for Members throughout the region, co-ordinating administration, delivery and activation of events primarily within the region but very occasionally throughout the UK as required. 

Principal duties (as guided by the Tournament Director) include:-

  • Delivering tournaments in the Region in line with standards, expectations and PGA policy.
  • Conducting planning meetings and course inspections for each Tournament.
  • Recording minutes and distributing accordingly to ensure all tournaments are planned, resourced to meet required delivery standards and the expectations of PGA Members, host venues, golfers and partners/sponsors.
  • Preparing Local Rules and all relevant Tournament paperwork in preparation for the event (ie scorecards, pin placements, conditions, posters etc including BlueGolf)
  • Supervising, administration and delivery including Tournament Staff on each Tournament day (ie registration, starting, recording, rulings, etc).
  • Collating and posting results, conduct Prize-giving and any relevant presentations.
  • Instructing Press & PR as agreed for the Tournament.
  • Co-ordinating tournament support equipment.
  • Deploying tournament staff and ensuring Customer Service standards are met.
  • Occasionally driving the tournament vehicle to and from events as and when required.
  • Responsibility for the operation of tournament management software (BlueGolf) and ensuring the accuracy of administrative and public facing information regarding tournaments.
  • Supporting the Regional Secretary/Manager, Tournament Director and office staff when not at Tournaments.
  • Telephone and digital communications with Members, Golf Clubs and Partners/Sponsors.
  • Playing an active role in achieving Regional KPI’s designed to realise the PGA’s future vision (eg Member engagement, Financial targets, Benevolence & Welfare, Communication and realising commercial and playing opportunities)

As well as having a good knowledge of the game and structure of golf the ideal candidate will be a competent, knowledgeable player, working towards or having passed PGA/R&A Rules exams.  Areas of experience will include: database management, IT, administration, communication, customer care and supervision of staff.  Holding a basic first aid qualification and being able to spend time away from home is essential for the role. 

Whilst this is a fixed term, full time role with the core hours of the business being 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday a large degree of working outside of these hours is expected with some weekend and bank holiday working. 

If you would like to apply for this role please request a job description from Dawn Sales, HR/H&S Adviser, then send your curriculum vitae together with a covering letter which clearly articulates how you meet the requirements of the role to   

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, 21 February 2020, and interviews will be held 26 February 2020. 

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