Location: Gullane, Scotland
Closing Date: 10th December 2018

Gullane Golf Club is one of Scotland's most historic and prestigious private members' club with three classic links courses – No.1, No.2 & No.3 - and two clubhouses – Members and Visitors. The Club has been a regular venue for major golfing events and, most recently, it hosted the Scottish Open Championship in 2015 and 2018, and the Ladies Scottish Open in 2018.

The Club offers a unique range of golfing experiences for members and visitors alike, combining a major role in the history of golf in Scotland, great golfing conditions, and a truly spectacular environment.

The Club now invites applications for the position of Club Secretary.

The role will include responsibility for:

  • Overseeing the management & operation of the Club.
  • Motivating and leading direct reports to achieve the Club objectives.
  • Preparation and development of budgets and financial reports.
  • Ensuring the implementation of the Club’s ‘Five year Plan’.
  • Overall responsibility for the timely and on-budget execution of major projects.
  • Ensuring the courses, clubhouses and other facilities are presented to the highest defined standards for members and visitors at all times.
  • Executive responsibility for Club administration.
  • Providing support for the Club’s marketing strategy.
  • Ensuring the Club is compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, including but not limited to Health & Safety, Employment and Equality legislation.
  • Representing the Club effectively in its dealings with all third parties.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Well organized and efficient management of administrative and golfing activities.
  • Attention to detail and focus on quality of experience for both members and visitors.
  • Strong leadership, motivation, diplomacy and communication skills.
  • An appreciation of golf and its traditions within a private members’ club.
  • Business acumen and financial literacy.
  • A flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work under pressure.
  •  Working knowledge of day-to-day golf club administration.
  • A CMAE/GCMA qualification would be an advantage


  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience is on offer to attract the best candidate.  In addition, the role comes with a tied 3/4 bedroom house in Gullane. 

Application Process:

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

Please contact Ian Timberlake – ian@timberlakegolf.co.uk or +44 (0) 7764 682018

Application deadline: Monday 10th December 2018