We are looking for an experienced green keeper to join our small team. We would like to appoint a member of staff who will be able to take a full role in the maintenance of the whole site. Because the golf course is such an important part of the site, it is essential the successful candidate has substantial green keeping experience but there are other aspects to this role in maintaining a public park and they will need general horticultural experience as well.
They will have at least 2/3 years minimum previous experience of golf course grounds maintenance, a full driving licence and hold a minimum NVQ level 2 in Sportsturf. PA1 and PA 6 Spraying, chain saw and first aid qualifications would be desirable. They would need to be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of turf machinery, maintenance and current Health & Safety practices.
Working within a small team, it will be necessary to work regular weekends and some bank holidays. Salary would be between £14,500 and £17,000 depending on experience. 37 hour week, plus 3 hours paid breaks, 5% pension and 32 days holiday.
In being involved with the Community Trust the successful candidate will be welcomed into a small team which cares for its employees and will be looking after a site which forms the heart of the local community. For more information go to www.warleywoods.org.uk or call 0121 420 1061 for an information pack and application form.
The closing date is: Monday 15th September and we hope to interview during the week beginning 22nd September.
Great news! Warley Woods Pacers have been selected by the West Midlands Regional Council as the winner of the 2014 Club Partnership of the Year award for the West Midlands as part of the England Athletics National Awards and Hall of Fame programme. Their nomination goes forward to the National Awards panel for consideration for the National Award.
Lovely that such a friendly club has been recognised in this way. Congratulations Nigel and all the Pacers.
It’s that time of year again, when we ask you to get voting for Warley Woods in the People’s Choice Award for the UK’s favourite green space. We’ve always done well, including a second place, but we are up against some big players with huge mailing lists and twitter feeds – so if you love Warley Woods, please follow the link and give us your vote and share with your friends. Thanks for your support.
Here are the timings for the dog show part of Sunday. There is no preregistration this year, each category will just be managed at a time. Lots of other activities including heelwork to music displays, sniffer dog display, dog psychologist demos and throughout the day Warley and District Dog Training Club will be taking dogs and their owners through bronze award assessments.
11.15 Waggiest Tail
11.45 Best Handling by a Youngster
12.15 Saddest Eyes
12:45 Best Puppy
13.15 Best Rescue
13.45 Best Goldie Oldie
14:15 Dog the Judge Wants to Take Home
14:45 Dog Most Like Its Owner
15:15 Shiniest Coat
The next big event coming up is All About Dogs on Sunday 7th September at 11am – 4pm which is a day especially for dogs and their owners. The centre piece is the companion dog show with its categories of waggiest tail, dog most like its owner and best handling by a youngster. There will also be demonstrations by Border Force Canine Team (sniffer dogs), heelwork to music and Kennel Club Bronze Award assessments by Warley and District Dog Training Club, dog show classes, demonstrations and much more!
Advance notice that the Trust AGM will take place on Saturday 18th October at 2pm. Further details and papers will be available nearer the time but please put the date in your diary.
Warley Woof is our new project which launched in June and has already brought together a community of dog owners and walkers that use the park. We have held several free seminar events covering subjects such as dog behaviour and dog law which have been very well attended and more are in the planning for the autumn. Keep your eye on the website for more information.
Abbey Road Appeal
A reminder that we’re still collecting donations for the Abbey Road Appeal. The Abbey Road entrance is in need of some improvement so that it gives the best possible impression when you enter the park, and helps ensure that we keep our Green Flag Award. You can either drop a donation at the shop (and please sign a gift aid form), text WWCT22 followed by £amount to 70070, or click the ‘donate’ button on www.warleywoods.org.uk and give using your credit or debit card. Thank you!
Sign up for Volunteer Request email
If you’d like to know more about the many ways that you can volunteer for Warley Woods please sign up for our Volunteer Request email. Email Viv at email@example.com and ask to be added to the list.
We’re very pleased to welcome Fintan Dauncy who has just joined us in the shop. Fintan has extended our shop team to five and he will be doing holiday cover. We hope he will continue on our books even when he goes to university in the Autumn. Billy Maddison has now left the Trust. He has been working as apprentice groundstaff since November last year and has taken up an apprenticeship with Landrover. This means we now have a staff vacancy. Please see the previous post for details.
Over 120 children aged 4-16 took part in the Golf Summer Camp during August which was funded by ‘Sandwell MBC – Play is Making a Difference Scheme’. They have now been invited to join the GL Golf Junior Academy which has weekly sessions throughout the year. Sessions are £5 and in addition to the weekend sessions, two new groups will run on Monday and Thursday afternoons until the end of October.There will be another golf camp taking place in October half term and if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org