NICOLA Greene, 33, is the General Manager of Lisburn Golf Club. She lives in Waringstown and has worked at the local course for over a year.
Having grown up with a father who is a keen golfer she is used to the golfing environment. Before going into managing golf clubs she worked as an operations manager and says she hasn't looked back..
I wake up at 7.30am, have breakfast and get ready for work. I am normally at the club at.9am but this will vary depending on whether or not a big event is taking place or if I've been working late the previous night.
Once I am in my office I go through emails and post and check over my list of things to be done. I regularly hold a Managers' meeting where I speak to the managers from the different sectors within the club.
This gives me a good idea of how everything is running and keeps me up-to-date with all current issues. It could take up to an hour.
Usually my first appointment is at 10am. I might be speaking to someone who is interested in booking a corporate day or hiring a room for a party and sometimes members come in to see me too. We host conferences, product launches. press releases, seminars, interviews and business meetings.10am and 3pm are the slots I like to keep free for appointments.
As General Manager I look after the marketing side of things.
I draw up the fixture lists and organise competitions as well as getting sponsors on board.
It is my responsibility to make sure everything is set in place for a big event. I have a huge business contact list and the members' support is brilliant so it isn't too difficult to sort out sponsorship.
When a special event is taking place I contact the sponsors to remind them to bring along their advertising boards and I'll liaise carefully with them about what will be happening.
We do have a lot of events at the club. Captain's week is the biggest one and the final big captain's day kicks off with a champagne breakfast.
I manage the event and make sure everything runs smoothly as possible. This has become very successful and attracts a lot of interest.
There is also a great deal of paperwork involved in my job.
I work out the VAT return every quarter and this is something I hate doing.
I have the human resources side of things to think about as well and I like to get staff updates and liaise with them on a regular basis.
I have to report to the club Council too. There is a meeting on the last Monday of every month.
I prepare for this by writing a list of everything that is currently going on and I'll provide a brief on the operational side of things too.
Going to social events at the club is something I do as well. It is a very social job and you definitely need good PR skills. You could say I am like an ambassador for the club. If I have no meetings or events taking place I leave at 5.30pm and head home.
I like to chill out and do some housework and watch TV some evenings and twice a week I try to go to the gym.
At the weekends I spend time at my boyfriend's home in Groomsport - this is a lovely way to relax and end a normally busy week.