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REF NO RR357  Gamekeeper/woodland worker Worcestershire POSTED MAY 18
Job description;

The running of a small family run shoot, releasing two thousand pheasant poults from  seven weeks old, shooting eight days.

Carry out small scale woodland management work and to assist with occasional farm stock work ie TB tests.

This is a full time position, but  would consider just a part time Game Keeper. Neither comes with accommodation.

Renumeration depending on experience.

Apply to;

Please contact Tony   tonylockwood@quiweb.net

REF NO RR356  BASC Head of training & education POSTED MAY 18
Job description;

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. BASC are looking to appoint a Head of Training and Education to support our busy Department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Training and Education Department. As Head of a important and busy department, this role will provide inspirational leadership and oversee the planning, direction and management of the Association’s Training, Education and Coaching. While working closely with Country and Regional Directors, Head Office teams, external stakeholders and NGO’s. 

Therefore the successful candidate will have:

 

Relevant experience within the training or education sector

Track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams within a specialist field

Robust knowledge of Governance, Policy and statutory requirements

Experience and track record in developing and successfully delivering business plans and strategies

Experience of working closely with Board, advising and guiding robust decision making

Experience of financial management including forecasting, budget setting and monitoring income and expenditure

Experience of risk strategy and management

Experience of representing an organisation at a senior level with key stakeholders

In depth experience of working with external partners

Knowledge of shooting, firearms and / or deer management

Experience of managing small teams including remotely operational elements of the team.

STARTING SALARY CIRCA 40,000

Apply to;

Further information and an application form may be downloaded from our website www.basc.org.uk alternatively please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. Telephone: 01244 573002.  E-mail: enquiries@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference HOTE/May/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 08/06/2018.

REF NO RR355 BASC Biodiversity project developer POSTED MAY 18
Job description;

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation. BASC are looking to appoint a Biodiversity Project Developer to support our busy Biodiversity department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Head of Biodiversity with both desk and field based projects.The purpose of the role is to assist in the development and delivery of biodiversity projects that demonstrate the conservation value and potential value of shooting sports.

Therefore the successful candidate will have:

      A working knowledge of how shooting sports can contribute to conservation priorities

A demonstrably good knowledge of conservation priorities and management

3 Years of project management skills (design, delivery and review)

Data management skills, including ability in spatial data management (Geographic, Information System)

Competent use of Microsoft Office Packages

Experience of talking to people or organisations and understanding their requirements 

Experience of working alone under own initiative

The ability to travel within the UK and Europe
STARTING SALARY 25,000 PA
Apply to;

Further information and an application form may be downloaded from our website www.basc.org.uk alternatively please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. Telephone: 01244 573002.  E-mail: enquiries@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference BIO/May/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 01/06/2018.

REF NO RR354 Farm Worker Marlborough  POSTED MAY 18
Job description;

General Farm Worker needed for multi-disciplined racing farming & shooting estate outside Marlborough. Multi skilled worker required for general estate duties including maintenance and new projects. 
Exciting opportunity for the right person who must be practical reliable and enthusiastic. 
Excellent wages for the right candidate accommodation available. 
This is a new position and immediately available

Apply to;

 reply to – secretary@martynmeaderacing.com or call – 01672 555000

REF NO RR353 Headkeeper & Underkeeper Cotswolds  POSTED MAY 18
Job description;

Head gamekeeper with minimum 10 years’ experience either in a head gamekeeper of beater keeper position for 1,200 acres privately owned estate in the Cotswolds.  Well established family shoot releasing pheasant, partridge and duck on approximately 20 days per year with some let days.  Applicants must be motivated, hardworking, show enthusiasm and be able to work alongside other estate employees. The position also includes vermin control and the knowledge to maintain the woodlands. Out of season general help on the farm may be required. Package includes accommodation and use of estate Land Rover.

Underkeeper with minimum 2 years experience working in a similar role for 1,200 acres privately owned estate in the Cotswolds.  Well established family shoot releasing pheasant, partridge and duck on approximately 20 days per year with some let days.  Applicants must be motivated, hard-working, show enthusiasm and be able to work alongside other estate employees.  Use of Land Rover.

Apply to;

CV and any references should be sent to – irayne@todenhammanorfarm.co.uk

REF NO RR352 Estate/Household manager/ Handyman/ Driver POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

This is a live-in position for a formal estate near Macclesfield Cheshire.  You will be working with the property owner and the housekeeping/estate team to ensure that the main property and outbuildings are all running smoothly.The applicant needs to be experienced in estate management, grounds maintenance and fencing.  There are also intermittent driving, household and valeting duties with guest interaction. The successful candidate will be responsible for the security of the estate and assist with the organisation and management of Events and Open days.  Requirements include previous experience in a similar environment and a clean driving licence. Ideally, also a chainsaw qualification and tractor driving experience. It will be a varied role requiring someone who is practical, professional, discreet and above all, flexible and looking for a long-term position. May suit someone from a military background.Accommodation is offered in the form of a self contained one bed flat in the stable yard complex – partners and pets considered but no children.Immediate start and salary negotiable.

Apply to;

Please send CVs and any enquiries FAO Matthew Burton, Fisher German, Charles House, 2 Royal Court, Tatton Street, Knutsford, WA16 6EN or email to matthew.burton@fishergerman.co.uk

REF NO RR351  Gamekeeper Derbyshire POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

Experienced gamekeeper required for 2,000 acres privately owned estate in Derbyshire Dales. Long-established family run shoot, releasing partridges and pheasants; some wild duck. Applicants must demonstrate enthusiasm, honesty, motivation, ability to manage a small team, and to Communicate with people on and off the estate. Candidates will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience either single-handed or as a beat keeper. Competitive salary package will include cottage, use of estate vehicle and other benefits.

Apply to;

For further details and application form, e mail Olivia.Yates@fishergerman.co.uk or call 01530 410848 Closing date for applications: Wednesday 16th May 2018. Fisher German LLP 01530 410848      

REF NO RR350  Game & Conservation worker & trainee tutor Melton Mowbray POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

Game & Conservation Worker and Trainee Tutor

Mixing keepering with estate management

Managing habitats and wildlife

Teaching basic land management skills to secondary school students

We are looking for an early career professional to join our team working on a 1,200 farm estate with 350 acres of semi natural habitats to be managed and restored. The estate runs a friends and family shoot and you will be a key person involved in its success. You will be interested in sustainable practices for land and game management and will be keen to develop your career. This exciting role combines conservation and game management with tutoring basic skills to young people who are interested in working in the outdoors.

When: Mondays –Fridays and some weekends   

Time: 8am till 4pm

Where: Burrough Court Estate, Burrough on the Hill,  Nr Melton Mowbray LE14 2QS

Salary: £15,000 plus pension

Apply to;

Please Contact us to find out more   01664 400150  admin@sltrust.org.uk

REF NO RR349  Beatkeeper North Yorkshire POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

BEATKEEPER , DALTON ESTATE, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Due to ill health , Beatkeeper required to be part of a Team of 3 Keepers ,for a long established syndicate shoot, shooting 19 days a season and releasing 9500 birds  on a Traditional Family owned lowland Estate. The beatkeeper will be responsible for the day to day running of the shoot , liaising with Tenant Farmers , rearing from day olds Pheasants and Partridges  , vermin control ,crop protection , possibly game crop establishment and management etc . Good package available , including  rearing bonus,3 bed cottage with kennels,  Vehicle, ,quadbike, suit ,dog and clothing allowance.

Apply to;

 For further details and application form please apply to ; S N Fairbank( Agent)  , The Estate Office , South Dalton, Beverley, East Yorkshire , HU177PY.   01430 810225  office@daltonestate.co.uk       

REF NO RR348  Headkeeper Shropshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Head Keeper on an established pheasant shoot on a 4,000 acre Family owned Estate near Ludlow, Shropshire. Approximately 16 days shooting over a mix of let and family days. Package to include Estate Cottage, vehicle, dog and kit allowance. Competitive salary to suit experience. Underkeeper/apprentice also operating as well as general Estate team. Successful applicant must be experienced and independent but able to work as part of a wider team and communicate well.

 

Apply to;

  Enquiries to Will King at Strutt and Parker: 01743 284133, 07471 227345, will.king@struttandparker.com

 

REF NO RR347 Hatchery Roles Staffordshire POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

Looking for a change of career? Due to expansion, JCB Farms Ltd, based near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, have the following 2 positions available that might suit gamekeepers with experience of game farms:

Broiler-breeder and hatchery manager

A hands-on role managing the parent flocks and modern small-scale hatchery producing 5,000 chicks/week. You will be practically involved in all aspects of producing day-old chicks. Previous practical experience in poultry production (or game farms) is essential, plus a desire for all aspects of production to be at the highest level.

Free-range broiler person

A person is required to assist in the production of the free-range table birds, from brooding through to catching. Previous experience of either intensive or extensive chicken production or game farms is essential.

 

Apply to;

 competitive salaries (dependant on experience) + accommodation if required

Please email your CV and covering letter to: sharon.smith@jcb.com

REF NO RR346 Gamekeeper North Yorkshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

North Yorkshire. - Requires an experienced Gamekeeper , whose main duties will involve being responsible for further developing and improving a high quality family shoot over 1200 acres of the Yorkshire Wolds. The ability to work alone ,  control vermin , manage wildlife habitats plus some occasional out of season work involving grain handling , are essential requirements. Usual benefits including a 3 bedroom cottage

Apply to;

 Please apply with full C.V and photograph to :  oliversutton@btinternet.com or write to : Mr . O. Sutton . Willerby Wold Farm , Staxton  , Scarborough. North Yorkshire YO12 4TF.   

REF NO RR345  Underkeeper Cumbria POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

Underkeeper required for established pheasant shoot near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. An underkeeper who is energetic, passionate and keen to learn is sought to join our pheasant shoot at Underley Estate in Cumbria. The successful applicant must have:

Full UK Driver’s License

Firearms and Shotgun Certificates

Minimum of 2 years keepering experience, including rearing experience would be ideal

Good teamwork and people skills are essential. On site accommodation and works vehicle part of the package. Salary on application

 

Apply to;

Please send CV and covering letter (with full contact details) by email to info@underley-estate.co.uk, or by mail to Underley Estate Office, Underley Business Centre, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, LA6 2DY.

 

REF NO RR344 Single handed keeper N Yorkshire POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

SINGLE HANDED GAMEKEEPER REQUIRED FOR ESTABLISHED SHOOT IN NORTH YORKSHIRE. Releasing 4500 partridge for 12 days family and friends shooting over 1100 acres Yorkshire Dales, We have heather coming back and a small number of Grouse.  Good development potential, Applicants must have some experience of keepering,  good references, full driving licence, valid Firearms and shotgun certificates.  Be enthusiastic and honest. A permanent position, accommodation, salary plus results bonus etc provided.

Apply to;

Please apply by letter including CV and references to Station House, Staveley, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9JU

REF NO RR343 NGO Develpoment officer North of England  POSTED APRIL 18
Job description;

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) is recruiting a full time Development Officer (DO) for the north of England. 

 Working closely with the existing DO for the south, the person appointed will encourage the NGO’s voluntary regional network in the north, organise the NGO’s representation at shows and originate and manage national events and other fundraising initiatives. They will also seek to increase support for the NGO from the commercial sector, as well as developing the organisation as a portal for quality gamekeeper training.

 The NGO Development Officer (North) will be answerable to the NGO National Chairman. Significant travel around the region can be expected and an appropriate vehicle will be provided. The applicant could operate from home.

 Key requirements are: an understanding of gamekeeping practices; good IT skills; ability to organise and motivate others and competence to deal with companies at a relatively high level. Knowledge of gamekeeper training and/or sponsorship deals would also be advantageous.

Apply to;

Please reply in writing with a full CV to: The Chairman, NGO, PO Box 246, Darlington, DL1 9FZ. Closing date: 28 APRIL 2018 or email liam.bell@nationalgamekeepers.org.uk

REF NO RR342  Underkeeper/ghillie Glencoe POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Underkeeper/Ghillie

Black Corries Estate, Glencoe.

Required to join an existing team on this mixed west coast estate. The successful applicant will be keen, hard working and self motivated. Gamebird rearing experience and/or a knowledge of working highland ponies an advantage.

Full driving license, firearms and shotgun licenses essential.  A competitive package with fully modernised shared accomodation is offered to the right individual.

Apply to;

For a full job description, or to apply please submit application including covering letter, CV and references to; Stalker's Cottage, Black Corries Estate, Glencoe. Argyll. PH49 4HZ. blackcorries@googlemail.com

 

REF NO RR341  BASC Regional officer S/E England  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

 BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities. Such activities include specialist advice provision, extension of the “Green Shoots” programme, and the organisation and supervision of member’s events. 

 The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Good communication with written word and public speaking, Planning and organisational skills, Commitment and ability to respond to the flexible requirements of the role, Enthusiasm, self motivation and ability to motivate others, Experience within a service delivery environment A close connection with shooting sports and knowledge of the countryside

 Working within a small team and reporting to the Director South East England the position is home based and will involve travel throughout the region and occasionally the UK. The Regional Officer will ideally be based in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire with an excellent range of shooting contacts within the region. Additionally the successful candidate would be required to hold a current shotgun certificate.

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car
Apply to;

Further information and an application form may be downloaded from our website www.basc.org.uk alternatively please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. Telephone: 01244 573002.  E-mail: enquiries@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference ROSE/MAR/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 30/04/2018.

REF NO RR340   Estate worker Sutherland POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Estate Maintenance Worker / Ghillie
Reay Forest Estate, Sutherland
Competitive Salary + Benefits + Rent Free Accommodation


The Reay Forest Estate in Sutherland forms part of the Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster and Grosvenor family, located in the North West Highlands region of Scotland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Estate as a Maintenance Worker / Ghillie. Working in our Maintenance team, the role will involve a range of laboring duties and maintenance of landscapes, buildings and infrastructure. This includes machine operation for track repairs, ditching and building works. You will also undertake painting, fencing, building and forestry works.

The role includes Ghillie duties through the sporting season, with candidates ideally being familiar with fishing, shooting and stalking – including working with Hill Ponies.

Applicants will have experience of using ATVs, tractors, diggers, power tools and possess a full, valid driving license. The successful candidate will join a remote yet welcoming community.

 

Apply to;

To apply, please contact David Jenkins on 01971 500231 or email your CV and covering letter to david.jjenkins@grosvenor.com

REF NO RR339   Assistant foreman Sutherland  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

 Assistant Foreman
Reay Forest Estate, Achfary, Sutherland
Competitive Salary + Benefits + Accommodation


The Reay Forest Estate in Sutherland forms part of the Grosvenor Estate, owned by the Duke of Westminster and Grosvenor family. Located in the North West Highlands region of Scotland and extending to in excess of 96,000 acres, the Estate is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. 

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Estate as Assistant Foreman. Working primarily from Achfary, the successful applicant will join the Estate’s maintenance team and primarily be involved with maintenance of buildings and infrastructure with wide ranging duties across the Estate as required, ideally including the ability to undertake joinery tasks to a high standard. Communicating effectively with the Head of Departments, contractors and team members on a daily basis will be a prerequisite.

Key responsibilities include prioritising reactive maintenance, the successful and timely completion of planned maintenance, whilst ensuring that cyclical work is completed on time and on budget. Ideally you will be familiar with the seasonal demands of fishing, shooting and stalking. Experience of working on a private Estate is not essential but a positive, can do approach is.

The position requires a confident and credible candidate, who will report to the Reay Forest Estate Foreman and be comfortable leading the day to day activities of the Maintenance team and deputising in the absence of the Foreman. Personal qualities include a practical and hands on approach to problem solving and a strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will be flexible and willing to commit to the necessary hours during busy periods of the year or as required.

Applicants will be numerate, have excellent communication skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft packages. A full, valid driving license is essential, with the successful candidate joining a remote yet welcoming community
Apply to;

  To apply, please contact David Jenkins on 01971 500231 or email your CV and covering letter to david.jjenkins@grosvenor.com

REF NO RR338 Estate Manager  East Lothian  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Estate Manager at Yester Estate, East Lothian

Job Description: Working with the owners of the Estate to plan and execute the management of the entire estate and existing Estate Team.

Candidate should have the following:

A team player who can motivate an already hard working and vibrant Estate team. Someone who leads by example and has good leadership and mentoring experience. Basic Business Skills, Finance, IT and HR Experience. Farm & Land Management essential, good negotiating skills, Able to independently run complex Project Management on the estate.

Qualifications such as First Aid, Chainsaw Certificate, Working at high levels; preferred, but not essential.

Competitive rate of pay and annual Bonus, There is use of an Estate vehicle for use during working hours. Permanent Accommodation is available on the Estate.

 

Apply to;

To apply please email your CV to mail@ruralrecruits.co.uk

 

REF NO RR337 Grouse beatkeeper Southern Scotland  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Beatkeeper for a prominent Scottish Grouse Moor to join the existing highly motivated team and have responsibility for the running of their own Beat.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a prestigious Estate with excellent accommodation and an attractive remuneration package, together with the best possibility of advancement for the right candidate.

 

Apply to;

Apply with detailed CV to:

JM Osborne & Co.

Rural. Professional. Sporting

Carrs House,

1 Tramway,

Banbury,

Oxfordshire OX16 5TD    email: ruth@jmosborne.co.uk

 

REF NO RR336  Farm worker/estate worker Cumbria  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Holker Estate is seeking an experienced farm/estate worker to join its Land Maintenance team.  Holker Estate comprises approximately 17,000 acres in South Cumbria.  At the heart of the estate is the Hall & Gardens, which is home to the Cavendish family, as well as being a visitor attraction. A full time vacancy has arisen for a committed and pro-active individual to join the Land Maintenance team, which primarily supports the in-hand farming and forestry operations, as well as the visitor events.  This is a varied role and responsibilities will include land maintenance, property repairs, management of crops in store (including drying grain at harvest), day-to-day care of the deer herd, setting up for events and estate security.  Candidates must be self-motivated, organised, flexible and able to demonstrate initiative.  Relevant experience, skills and practical qualifications are essential.  The successful applicant will be required to live on the estate and accommodation will be available.  A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications, together with a pension scheme.

Apply to;

Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to:-

 Rachel Bagshaw – Group Property Manager Holker Estates Company Ltd, The Estate Office, Cark in Cartmel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PH

Or Email: estateoffice@holker.co.uk  Closing date for applications:   13th April 2018

 

REF NO RR335  Woodland stalker/grouse beat keeper Home beat Invercauld  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

We are wishing to fill an exciting new position on the Home and Corndavon Beats of Invercauld Estate which are managed for the sustainable production of grouse and red and roe deer stalking. The role is for an individual who will be involved in managing a woodland deer population for sport and protection of young woodland and also for looking after a beat of the grouse moor. The individual will be required to be flexible, working in all aspects of keepering, and willing to work as part of a team but also capable of working on their own. Applicants for the position must be able to demonstrate considerable expertise in stalking both red and roe deer in both woodland and hill environments. Experience in trapping and snaring is also essential along with a good understanding of grouse moor management. An excellent package will be provided including a competitive salary, accommodation, use of a suitable 4x4 vehicle and dog and heating allowances. Previous applicants need not apply.

Apply to;

Apply in writing or e-mail including CV to:

The Estate Manager, Invercauld Estate Office, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5TW

E-mail office@invercauld.estate   Telephone  01339 741224. www.invercauld.estate

 

REF NO RR334    Estate worker Stirlingshire POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Garden Estate is looking for a committed and proactive individual to take on the role of full time Estate Worker on a busy rural estate situated in rural Stirlingshire. The estate consists of; a number of let farms, let residential and commercial property and a historic house with extensive garden ground. The day to day responsibilities of the role include; maintenance and repair of the property, liaison with the client, organising and overseeing larger scale works, dealing with day to day maintenance, fencing, property repairs, road repairs, liaison with agricultural tenants, basic joinery, basic plumbing, basic roofing, basic masonry repairs, painting, grass cutting, weed spraying, tree planting and trimming, and many other general estate tasks as required. The Successful candidate must have extensive experience in working outdoors as well as experience with the main trades. Candidates must be motivated, organised, flexible, polite, and have good leadership skills being able to deliver under pressure. Applicants must have a proven track record in sole-working, and must hold a current UK driving license. Ideally the candidate will hold various appropriate qualifications in such things as chemical spraying, chainsaw operation, and trailer towing. Management experience and a rural background would be preferred. Suitable training and PPE will be provided for this role where necessary. This position comes with a competitive salary which is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Apply to;

Applications should be submitted, including a CV, to: stirling@galbraithgroup.com.

 

REF NO RR333   Single handed gamekeeper Kent  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Opportunity for an experienced single handed Gamekeeper on the 1500 acre Holborough Estate in Kent. We are looking for an applicant with a proven track record and will have the ability of working alone as well as possessing good communication skills to work with our landowners and their tenant farmers. A competitive salary is available together with a 3 bedroom bungalow and other benefits.

Apply to;

 Please apply by forwarding a CV to info@holboroughestate.co.uk    

REF NO RR332  Estate worker Dumfries  POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

A hard working, enthusiastic, robust, humorous and honest individual is required near Dumfries. Duties will be very varied and will include: security, keepering, driving, chainsaw work, limited fencing, handling contractors and maintenance.

Keepering experience is desirable as is a full driving licence and shotgun and firearm certificates.

The position comes with a two bedroom lodge cottage, a good salary, vehicle, fuel and telephone and necessary equipment. 

The role may suit a small family who are looking to relocate or a single person. It may suit an ex serviceman who is eager to pursue a long term position.

 

Apply to;

Please reply with a CV and covering letter explaining your interest to: morleyglenae@btinternet.com

     

REF NO RR331  Estate worker/Gardener/Gamekeeper Kirkby Lonsdale POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Full-time role required for a small family estate near Kirkby Lonsdale.  Experience with tractors, quad bikes, chain saws and garden machinery for general estate work/ maintenance is desirable.  Must also be able to run a small game shoot, so the successful applicant is likely to have worked on a shoot in some capacity.  This is a rare opportunity for a dependable, versatile and dedicated individual looking for a career in the countryside.

Apply to;

For further information please email an initial cover letter and CV with details of your relevant experience to: georgie@thenorths.co.uk             

REF NO RR329  Beatkeeper Nottinghamshire POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

 A Beat Keeper is required on this Nottinghamshire Estate. The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting the Head Gamekeeper in developing the beat, rearing and release of game, security of the Estate and habitat management.  The applicant will be self-motivated; experienced and able to manage the beat on this busy and progressive estate whilst integrating well with colleagues, senior staff, tenants and in hand farm. A competitive benefits package is offered including pension, house and vehicle.

Apply to;

To apply for this position please email or write with your CV and salary expectations to: Becky Cartlidge, Welbeck Estate Company Ltd,
Portland Estate Office, Cavendish House, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LL
becky.cartlidge@welbeck.co.uk   www.welbeck.co.uk   Closing date: Friday 6th April 2018

REF NO RR328  Apprentice Gamekeeper Shawhead Dumfries POSTED MARCH 18
Job description;

Apprentice gamekeeper required for small family shoot over part of large private estate, 10 miles from Dumfries. The Apprentice will work alongside Head Gamekeeper to gain in depth, practical experience on all aspects of game keeping in conjunction with training on college course. Flexible hours including weekends. It is important that applicants demonstrate a willingness to learn and ask questions where necessary.

Apply to;

Send CV and covering letter to: Martin Greenwood Esq - Head Keeper, Shalloch, Shawhead, Dumfries, DG2 9UE.

REF NO RR327   P/T gamekeeper Doset POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

PART-TIME Game Keeper required for a family shoot near Sherborne, Dorset. 7 days pheasant shooting releasing 1200 poults, working alongside the family with general vermin control and shoot management. Keeper must be self-employed, have own accommodation and vehicle as well as a clean driving license, shotgun and firearms certificate.

Apply to;

For more information and to apply please send your CV to Lizzie Fenwick lizzie@woodrowfarm.org

REF NO RR326  Estate Grounds Maintenance & Forester Shawhead Dumfries POSTED FEBRUARY 18
Job description;

An Estate Grounds Maintenance & Forester is required to manage the open grounds, amenity woodlands and gardens of two holiday properties on a large private estate near Dumfries. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and qualified in the use of chainsaws and spraying apparatus and ideally with prior experience of working on a rural estate. Good knowledge of tree species is essential as is a flexible approach to non maintenance and forestry duties. A working knowledge of health and safety and a full clean driving licence are essential. Remuneration package including accommodation will be offered commensurate withexperience. Job roles and responsibilities is available upon request.

Apply to;

Apply with CV to: Gordon Kerr, Savills, 28 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DG 01387 263066 gordon.kerr@savills.com

REF NO RR325 Underkeeper Hawnby N Yorkshire  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

A underkeeper is required for a prestigious high pheasant shoot in North Yorkshire. 

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years full time gamekeeping experience and hold a full driving license, shotgun and firearms certificate. 

Applicants must have a good work ethic and a positive attitude, high attention to detail and be able to work closely with the head keeper and alone.

Apply to;

Accommodation and vehicle available. Applicants must apply with cv and covering letter to rob.eastern@btinternet.com

REF NO RR324   Game farm work Hereforshire/Worcs/Glous Border POSTED FEBRUARY 18
Job description;

Game Farm Supervisor

The applicant will be responsible for overseeing daily rearing duties on a traditional grass rearing system and organising three field staff.  Must have 5 years + rearing experience with pheasant and partridge.  Salary dependent upon age and experience.  Situated on the boarders of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.  Accommodation available.

 Game Farm Field Staff

The applicant(s) will be responsible for daily rearing field duties on a traditional grass rearing system.  Must have 1-2 years rearing experience with pheasant and partridge.  Situated on the borders of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.  Accommodation available.

Apply to;

Please apply with CV to hilary@agrigame.co.uk

REF NO RR322  Estate maintenance & housekeeper Dumfriesshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Couple required to work on a rural estate near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.

Estate Maintenance (Full-Time)

Estate Maintenance person required to undertake general estate maintenance including fencing, stone wall repairs, some agricultural work, light tree work, gardening and general property maintenance. The ability to use farm machinery is an advantage as is a qualification to use a chainsaw (although not essential).

Housekeeper (Part-Time)

Housekeeper to look after a country house used regularly by the owners’ family - although not habited full-time – is also let occasionally for weddings and events. The role would include cleaning, doing laundry and other housekeeping roles.

A two-bedroom detached cottage is provided at a subsidised rent.

This job would suit a couple from a rural background with an interest in the countryside who are self-motivated, hard-working and flexible.

A requirement of the job is the ability to drive and have enthusiasm to work on a country estate.

Potential for the housekeeper to be full-time making up hours working in a family owned hotel.

Apply to;

 

REF NO RR321 Single handed keeper Shropshire  POSTITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

A family run shoot based near Oswestry in Shropshire is looking for a full time Single handed Gamekeeper. The shoot includes syndicate, let, family and rough days totalling approximately 20 days shooting a season. The position requires a person with a 'can-do' attitude, a full driving licence and the necessary qualifications with regard to carrying out vermin control and general shoot management. There will also be a requirement for forestry and general estate management. The remuneration package will include accommodation.

Apply to;

 Please provide a detailed copy of your CV, a covering letter and a photograph and send to info@halstonestate.co.uk

REF NO RR320  Beatkeeper Strathmore estate POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Strathmore Estates, Glamis is looking for an experienced, energetic and highly skilled gamekeeper to work as part of the team delivering world class sport and environmental management. The job will involve running a beat keeper on a low ground shoot, vermin control, deer management, working as part of a team and contributing widely to the Estate. The position will be available from March 2018 in time for the 2018 season. The package includes: excellent remuneration, a house, pension scheme and extras.

A full job specification is available on request
Apply to;

Please forward your application – to include a CV and a covering letter – by post or email to:

William Inglis MRICS, Strathmore Estates, Glamis, Angus DD8 1RJ or email

willy.inglis@strathmore-estates.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 28th February 2018.
REF NO RR319 Underkeeper West Sussex POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Young enthusiastic Under Keeper required for established shoot in West Sussex .Rearing experience and clean driving licence essential 

Good package included for the right candidate

Apply to;

For more details please email your covering letter and CV to 

n.lewis931@btinternet.com

 

REF NO RR318 Grouse Beatkeeper North Yorkshire POSTED FEBRUARY 18
Job description;

Experienced moorland game keeper needed to handle his/her beat at Middlesmoor Estate, Nidderdale.  Minimum 5 years grouse experience, full driving, shotgun and firearms licenses.  Good salary and package, plus house, 4x4, pension etc..  Ability to both work in a team, to handle a beating line, and be self-motivated to work hard on their own. 

 

Apply to;

Reply with CV and references to The Administrator, Middlesmoor Shoot, Middlesmoor House, Middlesmoor, Harrogate HG3 5ST, or preferably how_gill@btinternet.com

REF NO RR317  Woodland stalker/ grouse beat keeper Invercauld estate POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

We are wishing to fill an exciting new position on the Home and Corndavon Beats of Invercauld Estate which are managed for the sustainable production of grouse and red and roe deer stalking.

The role is for an individual who will be involved in managing a woodland deer population for sport and protection of young woodland and also for looking after a beat of the grouse moor. The individual will be required to be flexible, working in all aspects of keepering, and willing to work as part of a team but also capable of working on their own.

Applicants for the position must be able to demonstrate considerable expertise in stalking both red and roe deer in both woodland and hill environments. Experience in trapping and snaring is also essential along with a good understanding of grouse moor management.

An excellent package will be provided including a competitive salary, accommodation, use of a suitable 4x4 vehicle and dog and heating allowances.

Apply to;

Apply in writing or e-mail including CV to:

The Estate Manager, Invercauld Estate Office, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5TW

E-mail office@invercauld.estate.   Telephone  01339 741224. www.invercauld.estate

 

REF NO RR316  Head Gardener Dumfries  POSTED FEBRUARY 18
Job description;

Head Gardener required to manage the garden and surroundings (about 14 acres) of a private house close to Dumfries.  The ideal candidate will manage and assist with the future development of the house gardens which consist of lawn, formal and informal planting, mixed borders, vegetable garden, greenhouses, trees, shrubs, ponds and policy woodland. The role includes production of fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers for the house. The gardens are open to the public for charity one day a year.

This role requires an enthusiastic, self-motivated and skilled gardener with prior experience working in a formal garden setting, preferably as part of a team. Good knowledge of horticulture and vegetables is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate good planning and organisational skills and work closely with the owners, wider estate team and managing agent, as well as having day to day responsibility for managing two assistant gardeners. A working knowledge of health and safety standards and a full clean driving licence are essential. A flexible approach to occasional non-gardening duties is desirable.

A remuneration package including on site accommodation will be offered commensurate with experience.  The position is available from 1st July 2018.

 

Apply to;

Contact Details: Alice McPherson on 01387 274663  /  07807 999 667 or email alice.mcpherson@savills.com

 

REF NO RR315  Underkeeper Wiltshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

.Underkeeper required for busy and very highly regarded Wiltshire shoot. The successful applicant must have a minimum of 4-5 years experience with a good quality shoot and hold a full clean UK driving licence, along with shot gun and firearm licences. Rearing experience preferred but not essential. Duties to include day to day running of a large rearing operation in the closed season, feeding and watering poults to wood and other gamekeeping duties. You will be required to work as part of a close team as well as having the initiative to work alone. A keen eye for detail and a high standard of work is expected. The willingness to learn and a good positive attitude is expected. Salary is negotiable depending upon experience. Position has become available due to internal promotion so good career progression is a possibility for the right candidate. Two bedroom cottage, council tax, heating allowance and a vehicle form part of the package

Apply to;

Please email CV’s for the attention of Jeremy Lee to admin.omh@btconnect.com

REF NO RR314   P/T Gamekeeper Near Salisbury POSTED FEBRUARY 18
Job description;

PART TIME Game Keeper required for Farley Shoot, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. 12 days pheasant shooting releasing 3,000 poults. Keeper must be self-employed and provide own accommodation and vehicle.

Apply to;

Please contact William Sleeman on 07967 593994 or email wsleeman@savills.com

REF NO RR313  Gamekeeper required Dorset POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Gamekeeper required for a private shooting Estate in Dorset. The successful applicant will be well-presented, self-motivated, disciplined and passionate about field sports.  Experience of rearing is essential as is the desire to learn and embrace new ideas.  Good communication skills are a pre-requisite. Candidates must be prepared to help in other areas of Estate work, as required and be available to assist the owner with security duties.  A valid current driving licence is necessary as occasional driving will also be required

 

Apply to;

Please supply a cv detailing your proven track record along with a covering letter and photograph.  An attractive remuneration package, will be offered to the successful candidate, commensurate with the expectations of the job.

erica@iwerne.com

 

REF NO RR312   Gamekeeper required Frome POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

The orchard lee shoot near Frome are seeking a full time gamekeeper for this attractive well established private shoot releasing 3000 pheasants a full uk driving license and shogun/FAC are essential Accomodation and all usual benefits are included ideally to start March 2018.

Apply to;

To apply please send your CV to Mr C Fuller The garden house, Jaggards, Corsham, Frome, SN13 9SF or for further information call 01249 713270

REF NO RR311  Head Keeper North Yorkshire POSITION NOW CLOSED
Job description;

A vacancy has arisen for a Head Keeper at our renowned partridge and pheasant shoot set on the Yorkshire Wolds.  The post will be dealing directly with the owners of the estate. Shooting in excess of 50 days per season, the applicant must have previous rearing experience with partridge and pheasant, have the ability to drive forward and most importantly provide strong leadership for an existing team.  Good communication skills are a prerequisite.  Package negotiable, to include vehicle and house.

Apply to;

Please send your CV with a covering letter to David Medforth at raisthorpemanor@btconnect.com.  Closing date for applications is 10th February.  All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

 

REF NO RR310  Experienced country couple POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Required for small family driven shoot, gardening and domestic work.

The position would suit an active, reliable and trustworthy country-loving couple with common sense and a ‘can do’ attitude, prepared to assist with countryside activities & pursuits, gardening (formal and vegetable gardens), housework and occasional cooking, driving, house & dog sitting.

Both must have full driving licences, speak excellent English and be non-smokers. DBS checks will be required. Occasional weekend work will be required.

We offer a large centrally heated, double glazed, 2-bed detached house with kennels, plus an agreed salary. Fast broadband is available.

 

Apply to;

 To apply please forward a covering letter along with your CVs, photos and references in the first instance by post or email to: Mrs J Butcher C/o Udlington Farm, Holyhead Road, Bicton, Shrewsbury SY3 8BW  Email:  Firdene2018@gmail.com

REF NO RR309 Gardener & housekeeper North Yorkshire POSTED JANUARY 18
Job description;

Gardener & Housekeeper couple 
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

 

Animal-friendly Gardener & Housekeeper couple sought. 

This role would suit a country loving couple. Located within walking distance of the village, the property is set in its own grounds. The couple must be hands-on caretaking the property, looking after dogs, house, garden and general security when necessary.

A keen gardener is preferable to care for the grounds, borders and vegetable garden. Housekeeper must have good attention to detail.  Generally, this role will involve working 4 or 5 half-days per week.

Separate accommodation is available if required. Salary dependant on work hours to be agreed.

Job Type: Part-time.  References Essential.

 

 

 

Apply to; Email: greataytonjob@gmail.com
REF NO RR308 Handyperson  Cirencester POSTED JANUARY 18
Job description;

To do a wide and varied range of general jobs around a substantial Country House.

To include keeping the exterior surroundings tidy, daily and weekly Maintance on such areas as the pool, gates etc., valet and daily Maintance on the fleet of vheicles, do basic maintenance in the house area, some work in the house, occasional house security and dog care. There is no gardening work.

Must have a varied skill range and be prepared to tackle anything within reason.

Work to achieve a high standard of finish to jobs.

You will have a pleasant, friendly and a can do attitude.

Applicant is required to live in and single person only occupancy is supplied for this position

This is a full time position for the right person.

 

 

 

Apply to;

Apply with CV to Estate Office, Cockrup Farm, Coln Saint Aldwyn, Cirencester GL7 5AZ

01285 750539 jobs@finianfarming.co.uk

REF NO RR307  Beatkeeper & Underkeeper Invercauld estate POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Gairnshiel and Micras Beats

Beat Keeper& Underkeeper (2 Posts)

We are seeking to fulfil two exciting positions on our Gairnshiel and Micras beats which extend to 21,000 acres and are located near Ballater on Royal Deeside. One post is a new position being created for an Underkeeper and the second is a Beat Keeper vacancy which has arisen as a result of an external promotion.

The Gairnshiel and Micras moors are managed for the sustainable production of grouse and also have on their fringes a successful and growing partridge/pheasant shoot. The moors have a rich history for grouse shooting and are also used for farming and, from time to time,specific conservation and social/educational projects.

Applicants for the Beat Keeper post must have at least three years’ experience working on a grouse moor and those applying for the Underkeeper position at least three years’ experience working with pheasants and/or partridges. The two chosen candidates will be required however to work on both grouse and partridge/pheasant management as required, making these varied and fulfilling roles.

The successful applicants will be responsible, reliable and willing to work hard both as part of a team (anticipated to be of five including the Head Keeper) and on their own. In return, an excellent package will be provided including a competitive salary, accommodation, use of a suitable 4x4 vehicle and dog and heating allowances.

 

 

Apply to;

Apply in writing or e-mail including CV to:

The Estate Manager, Invercauld Estate Office, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5TW

 

REF NO RR306  Regional Officer S/E England POSTED DECEMBER 17
Job description;

 

 

 

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car                                                          

 

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

 BASC is looking for an individual with wide ranging shooting experience who will deliver membership engagement and recruitment activities. Such activities include specialist advice provision, extension of the “Green Shoots” programme, and the organisation and supervision of member’s events. 

 The successful candidate will demonstrate:

 

·           Good communication with written word and public speaking

·           Planning and organisational skills

·           Commitment and ability to respond to the flexible requirements of the role

·           Enthusiasm, self motivation and ability to motivate others

·           Experience within a service delivery environment

·           A close connection with shooting sports and knowledge of the countryside

 Working within a small team and reporting to the Director South East England the position is home based and will involve travel throughout the region and occasionally the UK. The Regional Officer will ideally be based in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire with an excellent range of shooting contacts within the region. Additionally the successful candidate would be required to hold a current shotgun certificate.

 

Apply to;

Further information and an application form may be downloaded from our website www.basc.org.uk alternatively please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. Telephone: 01244 573002.  E-mail: enquiries@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference ROSE/DEC/17.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31/01/2018.

 

REF NO RR305  Regional director Eastern England  POSTED DECEMBER 17
Job description;

 Starting salary circa £40,000pa plus company car
BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.
BASC is looking for an individual with significant shooting experience and conservation knowledge who will plan and deliver a wide range of membership engagement and recruitment activities in the east of England. The role will also involve delivery of projects through our Taste of Game and Green Shoots initiatives, acting as a media spokesperson for the association in the region and engagement with stakeholders and policy makers to represent shooting interests. The individual will provide leadership and day-to-day management of a team of regional officers, an operations co-ordinator, volunteers and contractors to ensure the highest standards of service delivery in accordance with BASC’s vision and business objectives.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
 Good communication with the written word and public speaking
 Excellent planning and organisational skills
 Experience of managing staff and volunteers
 Commitment and ability to respond to the flexible requirements of the role
 Enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
 Experience within a service delivery environment
 A close connection with shooting sports and knowledge of the countryside
Leading a small team and reporting to BASC’s Director England, the post holder will ideally be based in Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex and have an excellent range of shooting contacts within the region. Additionally the successful candidate would be required to hold a current shotgun certificate and clean driving licence.

Apply to;

Further information and an application form can be downloaded from our website www.basc.org.uk alternatively please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. Telephone: 01244 573000. E-mail: enquiries@basc.org.uk. Please quote reference RDEE/DEC/17. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31/01/2018.

REF NO RR304  Game and gamekeeping officer POSTED DECEMBER 17
Job description;

Starting salary circa £25,000pa plus company car          

 BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

 BASC seeks a Game and Gamekeeping Officer who will provide an informed and specialist point of contact on game and gamekeeping matters.

 Working within an established team, the post holder will provide advice to BASC members and others and contribute to policy development for game and gamekeeping across the UK. 

The successful candidates will demonstrate:

 

·         Good communication and interpersonal skills

·         Organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines

·         Experience, knowledge and expertise in gamekeeping gained through personal experience

·         An enthusiasm for game shooting with a desire to learn and increase knowledge of other wildlife management

·         A close connection with shooting sports

·         An aptitude for developing working partnerships

 

The post holder is based at Head Office. The position will involve extensive travel throughout the UK. Therefore the post holder is required to hold a current clean driving licence and have recent driving experience

 

 

Apply to;

Further information and an application form may be downloaded from our website www.basc.org.uk alternatively please contact the HR department, BASC, Marford Mill, Rossett, Wrexham LL12 0HL. Telephone: 01244 573002.  E-mail: enquiries@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference GKO/DEC/17.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 12/01/2018.

 

REF NO RR303 River keeper North Yorkshire  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

For 125 years, Tanfield Angling Club has maintained just over 5 miles of fishing on the River Ure near West Tanfield in North Yorkshire.

The Club Committee is seeking to replace our River Keeper, who has been with us for 10 years.

Responsibilities will include: managing the hatchery, where we rear diploid brown trout, maintaining the river and banksides, predator and vermin ontrol and supporting our 60 Members.

Enthusiasm and energy will be equally weighted with experience.Salary and conditions etc. will be negotiable and more can be seen of the Club on our website at tanfieldac.co.uk

 

Apply to;

Enquiries can be emailed to the Hon. Sec, Stewart Houston at stewart@mpsagri.co.ukOr by mail to Wayside, Thornborough, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2RQ

REF NO RR302 Underkeeper Midlands  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Full time under keepers position on a small private/non-commercial family shoot in the Midlands, rearing from day olds upwards, partridge and pheasant, for our own days. Firearm/shotgun and any relevant certificates an advantage. Excellent opportunity for the right individual.

 

 

Apply to;

Contact – Andy Young 07762 813892 

Email – youngya59@gmail.com

REF NO RR301 Lead Ranger & Assistant ranger Glanusk POSTED DECEMBER 17
Job description;

Positions have become available for a Lead Ranger and an assistant ranger on the Black Mountains Wales the lead ranger must have upland conservation management experience to implement practical works across a wide range of habitats. The ranger will be expected to interact with members of the public to educate and promote upland conservation activities.The assistant ranger is required with upland agricultural experience with a willingness to learn and implement upland conservation management techniques

 

 

Apply to;

To apply For the lead ranger vacancy please follow the link http://www.blackmountains.wales/lead-ranger/

To apply for the assistant ranger vacancy please follow the link http://www.blackmountains.wales/assistant-ranger/

Website: Ardchattan Solutions Ltd