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REF NO RR284 Trainee Gamekeeper Warwickshire  POSTED AUGUST 17
Job description; A large shooting estate is seeking a keen and conscientious person to work as part of a team, all normal gamekeeping duties, must drive and have current shotgun certificate. No accomodation available.
Apply to; Apply with CV to ross.kent@carterjonas.co.uk 01865 404438
   
REF NO RR283 Stockperson N Yorkshire POSTED JULY 17
Job description;
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY
STOCK PERSON REQUIRED
NIDDERDALE - NORTH YORKSHIRE
An excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and
experienced person to establish and develop a new,
rare breeds, mixed livestock farming enterprise on an
1,400Ac upland sporting estate.
We are seeking an experienced Stock Person with
a solid focus on animal health. The role involves all
the day-to-day management of the sheep and cattle
enterprises. This includes responsibility for health and
fertility planning, grazing and grassland management,
and the nutrition of growing young and breeding stock.
Applicants must be capable of working to high
standards and practical experience in livestock is
paramount. For the right candidate, a competitive
employment package will be offered together with a
detached house on the estate.
Apply to;
Please apply in writing with a CV to Sally Horrocks by
the 9th August: sallyhorrocks@georgefwhite.co.uk

   
REF NO RR282 Apprentice Keeper required Northamptonshire POSTED JULY 17
Job description; We are looking to recruit an apprentice on our Northamptonshire Estate. You should be hard working and conscientious.  We shoot 14 days a season 7 Let & 7 Private. You will be assisting the Headkeeper  in running the shoot and rearing/hatching from our closed flock of birds. Driving license preferred but not essential. Accommodation will be provided. A great opportunity to start your career in Gamekeeping on this friendly estate.
Apply to; Please apply with CV and covering note to wm@courteenhall.co.uk
   
REF NO RR281 Keeper required  Bedfordshire POSTED JULY 17
Job description;

Wild bird estate Bedfordshire  require an enthusiastic person to join the team to assist with the habitat work and some vermin control, candidate must be competent tractor driver and ideally hold spraying qualifications although training can be provided  . the position will include varied jobs throughout the year concentrating on in field habitat management .Please note there is no accommodation with this position although a house may be available to rent

Apply to; Please send your CV to enquires@southillestate.co.uk
   
REF NO RR280 Seasonal Ghille/Pony man Conaglen Estate  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Seasonal Ghillie/pony man required on the Conaglen estate Nr Fort William 7th August 2017 - End Jan 2018 driving license essential / firearms certificate preffered, good rate of pay and very good accomodation provided.
Apply to; Enquires to Ross MacLean Head Stalker on 01855 841304
   
REF NO RR279 Game & Wildlife instructor/technition Newton rigg POSTED JUNE 17
Job description;

Full time £21,061 to £22891 pa

Newton Rigg College, part of Askham Bryan College, is proud to be home to the Northern School of Gamekeeping and the only College to have its own grouse moor.  We are currently looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced person to work as a section estate technician to ensure that facilities and equipment are maintained to support teaching as well as assisting in the delivery of curriculum modules for up to 15 hrs per week.

Assisting with the day to day operation and supervision of the Game facilities including, assembly/storage of rearing field and facilities, care and release of game birds, pest and predator control, assistance with game shoot, maintenance of campus owned guns and rifles, electronic traps and clay site, student gundog kennels and student firearms storage records within the armoury.

 Candidates for this role should have substantial experience of their sector including extensive working knowledge of gamebird rearing and release and pest and predator control. In addition they will hold a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject. You will also need to be self motivated and willing to accept responsibility in addition to having a desire to work with young people and help to educate the next generation for the industry.

Closing date for applications:  12 July

Apply to;  Full job description and to apply go to www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/the-college/work-with-us
   
REF NO RR278 Work experience in Czech Republic  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; We are looking for 2 post graduate students  or anyone seeking some work experience required for a shoot in Czech Republic for this coming season all expenses paid to start as soon as possible.
Apply to; for more information and to apply please email mail@ruralrecruits.co.uk
   
REF NO RR267 Season game farm Staff Buckinghamshire POSTED MAY 17
Job description; Season staff required for game farm, to help with all aspects of rearing, quality mobile home accomodation available would suit young enthusiastic individual. Click Here
Apply to; please email Game farm manager mentmoresporting@outlook.com
   
REF NO RR266 Under stalker Sutherland POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; The Reay forest estate in Sutherland are looking for a under stalker to assist the head stalker in managing and delivering all aspects of stalking and sporting activities on any of the beats for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR265 Beat Stalker/General estate worker Sutherland POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; The Reay forest estate in Sutherland are looking for a Beat stalker to assist the head stalker in managing and delivering all aspects of stalking and sporting activities for your allocated beat for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR264 Estate Manager Lanarkshire POSTED APRIL 17
Job description; A full time estate manager is required for a private residential estate in Lanarkshire Scotland the estate has a substantial historic house along with extensive grounds including gardens, woodlands, cottages and in hand agricultural grazing for the full job description and how to apply please click here
Apply to; Please full job description
   
REF NO RR263 Seasonal Stalker Nr Fort William POSTED APRIL 17
Job description;

The estate is looking to find an experienced seasonal stalker for the coming stag/hind season. The position would commence in late August though to mid January 2018. The role would involve taking out stalking clients and completing our annual cull. for the full job description and how to apply please click here

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REF NO RR262 Headkeeper & Underkeeper South Uist POSTED APRIL 17
Job description; Opportunity for two enthusiastic individuals to join our existing keepering team working on a large island estate in an area of outstanding natural beauty for the full job descriptions please click here
Apply to; Please full job description
   
REF NO RR261 Rural Ranger Atholl POSTED APRIL 17
Job description; A full time position for a rural ranger is available on the Atholl estate Blair Atholl Perthshire for the full job description please click here
Apply to; for the advert and how to apply please click here
   
REF NO RR260 Keeper/Estate worker Hampshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Full time position working on a small private shoot in Hampshire releasing 7000 birds, must be experienced in all aspects of game keeping, agriculture, farm equipment repair and maintenace, salary 20,000 plus 3/4 bedroomed house including rates, heating, electricity and water.
Apply to;

Please contact Sarah Watt by email: downlands@griffin-mc.com

   
REF NO RR258 Estate manager Highlands POSTED APRIL 17
Job description;

Ardmarnoch Estate is looking for a full-time Estate Manager to take on the day-to-day management of this delightful West Highland estate for the full job description and how to apply please click here

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REF NO RR257 Assistant keeper Aberdeenshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

A great opportunity for an  enthusiastic individual to join Wildlife Management Team on upland estate.

Experience of grouse management and hill and woodland stalking is essential.

Applicant must have good knowledge of use and maintenance of relevant machinery.

Accommodation is available.

Apply to;

Please apply with CV to

Website : www.ballogie-estate.co.uk
   
REF NO RR256 Beatkeeper Wales POSTED APRIL 17

Job description;

Due to continuing expansion a beatkeeper position has now become available to the right candidate on one of the most prestigious high bird shoots in Wales a minimum of 5 years practical experience is essential for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR255 Grouse Beatkeeper Bowes moor Durham Posted April 17
Job description; Experienced and well seasoned beat keeper required for a large grouse moor in the north Pennines a clean driving license shogun and firearms are essential a good package available for the right candidate. Please click here for the full job description and how to apply.
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REF NO RR253 Underkeeper Cotswold POSITION  NOW FILLED
Job description; Under Keeper required on Cotswold Shooting Estate. Must have some knowledge of all aspects of Keepering.  Would suit young enthusiastic person willing to learn.  Must be able to use own initiative but also work as part of a team.  Preferably full driving licence; shotgun certificate required.  Attractive package for the right applicant. 
Apply to;

Please apply in writing with full CV to: - The Head Keeper, The Estate Office, Cockrup Farm, Coln St. Aldwyns, Cirencester, Glos.  GL7 5A

   
REF NO RR252 Couples position Gardener/cleaner/building maintenace Kent POSTED MARCH 17
Job description; A couple's position has become available gardening and building maintenace will be a full time and the cleaning role will also include helping in the garden when appropiate, for full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR251 Game Worker Norfolk POSTED MARCH 17
Job description; Shadwell estate company ltd one of the most prestigious private estates in UK are seeking a full time game worker for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR250 Game management lecturer Reaseheath college POSTED MARCH 17
Job description; Due to the continuing sucess of game management qualifications the college is seeking an enthusiastic lecturer/course manager in this discipline for full advert and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR249 Game farm supervisor & Field staff Gloucs/Worcs border POSTED MARCH 17
Job description;
  • Due to expansion a game farm supervisor is required the applicant will be responsible for overseeing daily rearing duties on a traditional grass reared system and organising 4 field staff, must have 5 years + rearing experience with pheasant & partridge
  • 4 Game farm field workers also required for daily rearing field duties applicant would ideally have atleast 1 years experience rearing pheasants & partridge
  • Situated on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border, Salarys dependent upon experience and accomodation is available for all positions
Apply to; Please send your CV to mail@ruralrecruits.co.uk
   
REF NO RR248 Estate Manager/Gamekeeper Canada POSTED MARCH 17
Job description; A private 400 acre estate in Baltimore Canada is seeking someone who has knowledge of gamekeepingproperty manager, agriculture, horticulture, construction, farm equipment repair and management also household repairs for the full job description please click here
Apply to; Please send CVs to larhin@me.com
   
REF NO RR247 Assistant keeper required North Hampshire POSTED FEB 17
Job description; North Hampshire , Keepers assistant required to help a small private shoot covering 700 acres . 2000 birds to wood + 5 duck ponds , shooting 6-8 days all on Saturdays . Applicant should ideally have some knowledge , plenty of enthusiasm, and good communication skills , he must have time to assist from his main job
Apply to; Please email details to jcb111222@gmail.com
   
REF NO RR246 Single handed keeper Kent POSTED FEB 17
Job description; Our long standing private shoot requires a experienced single handed gamekeeper keeping 8000 pheasants and 1000 partridge to provide 25 days shooting over a 2000 acre family estate in the Kent downs AONB. The role also requires overseeing vermin control and estate security supported by our dedicated team of beaters. Good house and salary.
Apply to;

Please apply with letter, CV and impeccable references to

James Gore - gore@farmline.com

   
REF NO RR245 Headkeeper Nottinghamshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Due to retirement a Headkeeper is required for the Welbeck estates Nottinghamshire a private family shoot, the sucessfull applicant will be responsible for the rearing and releasing of game, managing the beatkeepers must have a proven track record, for full job description and how to apply
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REF NO RR244 Headkeeper Gloucestershire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; A vacancy has arisen due to retirement for a head keeper on the Stowell park estate, Stowell Park is a private sporting Estate extending to over 5,500 acres, position will be available from March 2018 for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR243 Headkeeper Belgium POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Head keeper required for an established English speaking family run Pheasant and duck shoot in South East Belgium Previous experience with pheasant and duck required also excellent working dog experience is essential, for full advert and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR242 Trainee Underkeeper Belgium POSTED FEB 17
Job description; Trainee underkeeper required for an English style pheasant shoot in mid Belgium working alongside English Headkeeper for further details and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR241 Single handed keeper POSTED FEB 17
Job description; Experienced single handed keeper required for an English style family run phesant shoot in Bavaria Germany, Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role, they must be self motivated and hard working an excellent remuneration package is available for the correct candidate.
Apply to; Apply with full cv and references to robin.glaister@yahoo.com
   
REF NO RR240 Keeper Drummond estates POSTED FEB 17
Job description; Gamekeeper required on Drummond estates candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience of both pheasant and partridge ideally rearing from day olds for the full job description and how to apply please click here
Apply to; Please see full job description Closing date 24th Feb
   
REF NO RR239 Single handed gamekeeper Thames valley/Chilterns syndicate POSTED FEB 17
Job description;

Following retirement, Game Keeper required for Thames Valley/Chilterns Syndicate.

Syndicate shoot 10 days over 1,000 acres (500 acres woodland)

4000 Pheasant poults

Applicant must have Experience, Qualifications, References, Driving Licence.

The successful applicant will enjoy:

Rent Free Accommodation (excluding utilities), Kennels

Basic Salary of £15,000, plus Results Based Bonus, Gratuities 

John Deere Gator

Apply to;

CVs and References to: john_curtis@outlook.com 

 

 

   
REF NO RR238 Beatkeeper Wales POSITION CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS
Job description; Beat keeper required for Welsh grouse regeneration project to join a team of 3. Firearms and shotgun certs, driving license, experience of moorland management, accommodation provided, salary and package to be discussed depending on experience
Apply to; Apply with CV to fduffgordon@gmail.com
   
REF NO RR237 Headkeeper Tuscancy Italy POSTED JAN 17
Job description; Head gamekeeper required for a 2500 acre well established family run high pheasant shoot in Tuscany Italy to maintain and further improve the shoot, Excellent remuneration including headkeepers wage including bonuses house and vehicle await the sucessful candidate.
Apply to; Applications (cv's and references to) torre@marchesitorrigiani.it
   
REF NO RR236 Gamekeeper Strathmore estates POSTED JAN 17
Job description; Strathmore estates Glamis are looking for a highly skilled, energetic and experienced gamekeeper to run a low ground shoot to start in March 2017 for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR235 Gamekeeper/Estate maintenance Devon POSITION CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS
Job description; Kingsnympton Park estate are looking for a Gamekeeper/Estate Maintenance person required to carry out game keeping duties on a small, family, semi-wild shoot together with riverside management, deer management, hedge laying, light forestry work andgeneral maintenance on this traditional rural Estate. Housing provided and competitive salary package for the person with appropriate experience.
Apply to; Apply in writing with C.V.
   
REF NO RR234 Underkeeper South Lake District POSTED JAN 17
Job description; An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self motivated underkeeper to work on a developing private shoot in South Lake District for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR233 Beatkeeper required North Wales POSTED JAN 17
Job description; A vacancy has arisen for a beatkeeper on the Penbedw shoot in North Wales working alongside the headkeeper to find out more and how to apply for this position please click here
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REF NO RR232 Underkeeper required Argyll POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Permanent underkeeper required to work closely alongside the head keeper on a award winning pheasant and partridge shoot in Argyll for the full job description
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REF NO RR231 Part time keeper Near Perth POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Single handed part time Gamekeeper required for a private family shoot, releasing 2000 pheasants 400 red legged Partridge and a few mallard. Must have proven experience of working alone also up to date relevant certificates.

A recently refurbished 3 bedroomed house is available. for the full job description and how to apply please click here

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REF NO RR230 Professional Falconer Beds/Bucks/Herts border POSTED JAN 17
Job description;

Professional Falconer Required. Knowledge and experience required to manage and develop this new position within our Corporate Entertainment providing company. The successful applicant must be fully experienced in all aspects of falconry from hawks, long wings to eagles. A polite, professional manner is essential for direct contact with our clients. Knowledge of raptor breeding would also be an advantage.

Apply to; Please send your CV and accompanying letter to:
mentmoresporting@outlook.com
   
REF NO RR229 Underkeeper Edradynate estate Perthshire POSTED JAN 17
Job description;

An opportunity has arisen to join a new team headed by Ian Smith for 20 years Headkeeper of glenstriven estate Argyll, to carry forward this excellent shoot into it's next phase. sound experience is required in dealing with pheasants and partridge. All clean shooting and driving license's must be held.

Apply to;

Apply with full CV and photograph to mdccc@elliscampbell.co.uk

Closing date Friday 20th January 2017

   
REF NO RR228 Beatkeeper Corndavon moor Invercauld Estate POSTED DEC 16
Job description; Due to retirement a beatkeeper position has become vacant to join our existing team of 5 on a progressive well invested grouse moor applicant must be highly experienced in grouse moor management and have atleast 5 years experience for full job description please click here
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REF NO RR227 Estate worker Aberarder POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Estate worker required for busy estate in Strathnairn duties will include chipping, use of excavators and agricultural machinery fencing and assisting the game department for the full advert
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REF NO RR226 Assistant estate forester/worker Dumfries POSTED DEC 17
Job description;

Assistant estate forester/worker required to assist with all woodland matters and estate maintenance on a large estate 5 miles from Dumfries working alongside the head of department, please click here for full job description

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REF NO RR225 Trainee or apprentice keeper Bucks/Beds/Herts Borders POSTED DEC 16
Job description; Due to expansion a postion has become available for a trainee or possibly apprentice gamekeeper, would suit a young individual to work alongside existing team, shoot over 4000 acres and at present hold 30 mixed partridge and pheasant days for full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR224 Underkeeper/woodman Oxford POSTED DEC 16
Job description; A full time position has become available on a private country estate on the east side of Oxford 680 acres of mixed countryside duties will include gamekeeping, vermin control, tree and woodland management, fencing and hedging, ditching and groundwork, mowing and other estate duties for full job description please click here
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REF NO RR223 Keeper required Tatton shoot Cheshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Game keeper required for established syndicate shoot in North Cheshire to start from February 17 Please  for full advert.
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REF NO RR220 Gamekeeper required Duppin Estate Perthshire POSITION CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS
Job description; An outstanding opportunity has arisen through planned retirement for a single handed keeper to start February 2017 for more information please click here
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REF NO RR219 Headkeeper required East Devon POSition closed to new applicants
Job description; An opportunity has arisen on a exceptional privately owned 1950 acre estate in East Devon, for an enthusiastic and motivated head keeper to start February/March 2017 for full job description please click here
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REF NO RR218 River keeper required Fairford park estate Gloucs POSTED NOV 16
Job description; The Ernest cook trust,a landowning educational charity based in Fairford Glouscestershire, seeks a new river keeper to manage 2 and a half miles of the river coln upon the retirement of the present water bailiff. A good knowledge of brown trout and flylife is required, the river keeper must also be adaptable enough to undertake other duties on the estate, including woodland management when needed. Good salary, pension scheme, vehicle and housing will be provided if required please click here for further information.
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REF NO RR217 Pest controller Technician required Ruthin/Wrexham/N.Wales area POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Due to continued growth we are seeking to recruit an additional full time pest control technician.

Experience an advantage but not essential as full professional training will be provided.

Applicants must be smart, friendly, motivated and able to converse face to face with clients.

An enhanced DBS check is essential for this position.

Full UK driving licence

Apply to; Please forward CV to swiftpest@btinternet.com
   
REF NO RR216 Gamekeeper required South Uist estate POSTED OCT 16
Job description; The community owned estate of Eriskay, South Uist and Benbecula are seeking a new gamekeeper to join the existing team for the full job description and how to apply please click here
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REF NO RR215 Gardener required Nr Cirencester POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description; Lushill House is located on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border between Swindon and Cirencester. It has a large private garden surrounded by farmland We are looking for an experienced, hardworking, reliable, trustworthy and pleasant person to look after the garden For full job description please
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REF NO RR214 Underkeeper required Oxfordshire POSITION NOW FILLED
job description; Due to unforseen circumstances we are currently seeking an ambitious and highly motivated underkeeper who is able to work on own initiative to join our team, applicant must have a proven track record and be experienced in the rearing of pheasants, partridge and all aspects of vermin control. An attractive remumeration package is available to the sucessfull candidate
apply to; Please apply in confidence including a current CV and photo and references to; the secretary, Well barn estate, Estate office, Starveall farm, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JR
   
   
   
   
   
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