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REF NO RR395    Grouse beat keeper Wales POSTED NOVEMBER 18
Job description; Beat keeper required for Welsh grouse moor to join a team of 3 (two other beat keepers). Applicants should have firearms and shotgun certs, driving license, experience of moorland management and some hill partridge experience is a bonus. This estate manages 9k acres of moorland and has just begun driving grouse again, as well as developing a moor-edge partridge shoot. Recently refurbished accommodation provided while salary and package to be discussed depending on experience. We're looking for a highly motivated team-player with proven, effective field craft, predation control and habitat skills. We are a conservation project as well as a grouse moor so we're looking for a genuine enthusiast for restoring ground nesting bird populations.
Apply to;

  CV's to be sent to fduffgordon@gmail.com

REF NO RR394   Trappers Orkney POSTED NOVEMBER 18
Job description;  http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/job-vacancies/details/461071-orkney-native-wildlife-project-trapper
Apply to;

  please see website

REF NO RR393   Head fishing ghillie Sutherland POSTED NOVEMBER 18
Job description;

A vacancy exists on the Glencalvie Estate, Sutherland for a Head Fishing Ghillie on the River Carron.  The position requires a keen, experienced, flexible and self motivated individual with good practical and organisational and friendly interpersonal skills.  General game keeping duties, estate maintenance work and some stalking may be undertaken outwith the fishing season.

An attractive remuneration package including a two bedroom house is available.  Clean driving licence and Firearms Certificate essential
Apply to;

  Candidates should apply with at least two references. Applications in writing with CV to: alastair.harington@galbraithgroup.com

REF NO RR392  Housekeeper/cleaner Sutherland POSTED OCTOBER 18
Job description;  Housekeeper/Cleaner - Skelpick and Rhifail Estates, Strathnaver, Sutherland
Housekeeper/cleaner required to join a team cleaning and looking after two lodges. Approx 3 hours per day plus 4 hours each Sunday from March to September.
Seasonal and full time considered. Partners fulfilling this role and ghillie role advertised separately could be ideal.
Apply to;

  Please apply with full CV to skelpick.jobs@gmail.com

REF NO RR391  Ghillie Sutherland POSTED OCTOBER 18
Job description;

Ghillie - Skelpick and Rhifail Estates, Strathnaver, Sutherland
Keen and knowledgeable salmon fisher required to join team of two. Varied role including ghillying on River Naver, stalking, vermin control plus lodge and estate maintenance. Full UK driving licence and shot gun/firearms certificate a necessity. Competitive package with cottage and vehicle.
Seasonal and full time considered. Partners fulfilling this role and housekeeper/cleaner role advertised separately could be ideal.

Apply to;

  Please apply with full CV to skelpick.jobs@gmail.com

REF NO RR390 Experienced Grouse Beatkeeper Glendye estate Aberdeenshire POSTED SEP 18
Job description; Experienced Grouse Beatkeeper required to join team of three, The preferred candidate will have grouse experience and the drive and enthusiasm to deliver results on the 5000 acre beat. Full UK driving licence and shot gun/firearms a necessity. Competitive pay and conditions package with occupancy of a three bedroom cottage with kennels, workshop and vehicle.
Apply to;

  For more information and applications see www.glendyegrouse.com"

REF NO RR389  Grey squirrel officer Dumfries & Galloway POSTED SEP 18
Job description; Fixed term full-time until March 2022 £17,250 per annum   Location: Home based Nithsdale area, Dumfries & Galloway.   Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action (SSRS-DCA) is a project to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland by building capacity among communities of volunteers and land managers to take on some of the essential protection measures required to protect the red squirrels in key areas. As part of this programme we are looking for a self-starter with a love of outdoor working who is experienced in grey squirrel control work, to fill a new Grey Squirrel Officer post. The post will contribute to the project’s co-ordinated landscape-scale approach to reduce grey squirrel numbers in the target area of Nithsdale, preventing re-colonisation of areas cleared of grey squirrels.   The successful candidates will possess a SVQ/NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualification in Game and Wildlife Management or related discipline or relevant experience of game keeping, invasive/non-native mammal control or pest control, along with good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation. You should have the ability to keep accurate records in Excel. Relevant previous experience is essential, together with experience of working with foresters, landowners and members of the public. Knowledge of forest and native tree is advantageous. Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence. The nature of the work requires that you should be locally-based.
Apply to;

To apply go to https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/job/grey-squirrel-officer-south-west-scotland/

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 15 October 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 31 October 2018

REF NO RR388  Keeper and Housekeeper – South Chesthill Estate, Glenlyon, Perthshire POSTED SEP 18
Job description;  

South Chesthill Estate in Glenlyon, Perthshire is recruiting for two positions, to start February 2019: a full-time Keeper and a part-time Housekeeper. These are diverse roles for experienced, practical and self-motivated individuals. Competitive remuneration, including on-site accommodation. Ideally suited to a well-qualified couple.

Apply to;

  For details, contact me@managed-estates.co.uk Closing date for applications: 22nd October 2018

REF NO RR387  Professional deer stalkers Scotland  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;  

Professional Deer Stalkers required: to work on a self-employed, sub contractual basis throughout Scotland. Applicants will require to hold the following certification: DMQ level 1 and 2, Trained Hunters or equivalent, SNH Fit and Competent, EFAW + F, ATV, Manual Handling, Firearms Certificate, Full Driving Licence, Public Liability Insurance, should have at least 5 years full time Deer Stalking experience and be confident working to SQWVA standards.

Apply to;

   Please apply with CV by e mail to info@proshot.org.uk  

REF NO RR386  Head Gamekeeper Duncombe park estate POSTED SEP 18
Job description; Following the impending retirement of the existing Head Keeper, an experienced replacement is required (from March 2019) to run this prestigious North Yorkshire shoot which covers some 13,500 acres and employs 4 Beat Keepers.    The applicant must be highly motivated, well organised, and possess excellent people skills.   Experience of running a high-quality shoot is essential along with a strong work ethic, enthusiasm and the ability to develop strong working relationships.                   A very good remuneration package including 4 Bed Farmhouse.
Apply to;

Please apply in confidence with full CV to: - Trevor Bailey, Sporting Director, Mount St John Sporting, The Spinney, West Acre Lodge, Boltby, Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7 2DX Tel: 01845 537973 admin@mountstjohnsporting.co.uk  

REF NO RR384    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; Contact:
REF NO RR383  Property services manager Holker estate  Cumbria  POSTED August 18
Job description;

Holker Estate is seeking an experienced property professional to lead the delivery of repair and maintenance programmes, improvement projects and new developments.

Holker Estate is a privately owned rural estate in south Cumbria; with land holdings extending from the Lake District to the shores of Morecambe Bay and exceptional historic buildings including the Grade II* listed Holker Hall. The Holker Group of Companies operate diverse business enterprises including let property, farming, forestry, leisure and tourism, stone and slate quarrying, property development and estate agency.

This is an exciting time to join Holker Estate as we have a land bank of over 500 houses to develop in the next 5 – 10 years. We are working with external partners, who share our passion for quality, to design and build a number of the new housing sites, whilst developing in-house expertise.

The Property Services Manager will lead and develop teams to provide maintenance and construction services to the Holker Group, as well as supporting the Land & Property Director in the delivery of new housing developments. This role offers a diverse range of work and scope to develop professionally. It will include programming works, writing specifications, procurement and full construction management on a variety of projects.

The successful candidate will have proven construction and property experience, with an RICS or equivalent professional qualification. Experience of historic building conservation would be an advantage. The role is client facing and customer focussed; delivering exceptional standards of service and inspiring others to do so. It requires a highly visible and effective project manager.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone looking for a long-term career with a forward-thinking business in a beautiful location. A competitive salary will be awarded commensurate with experience, together with a company car, pension scheme and private healthcare.

Apply to;

For further information and a job description please go to our website at www.holker.co.uk.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to:

estateoffice@holker.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 31st August 2018

REF NO RR382    Trainee estate worker Highlands  Position NOW FILLED
Job description; Our Estate would like to offer an opportunity to a young person to gain work experience on a Highland Estate for a period of one year.   Lochluichart Estate comprises of around 30,000 acres of hill ground included in this is around 5500 acres of woodland.   The Estate has around 200 sheep a few pigs, Red and Sika stalking mainly for the family but some let, a family pheasant shoot and salmon fishing on the River Blackwater.   It would be our aim to try and give work experience in all areas of the Estate.   We have a one bedroom cottage that would be made available to the employee, it has night storage heating and is in good repair.   We would propose to pay an annual salary of £10,000 pounds.   We are looking for a young person with a full driving licence, hardworking, honest, and trustworthy.
Apply to;

To apply please send your CV or a short profile about yourself to mail@ruralrecruits.co.uk

REF NO RR381 Pathways to shooting officer POSTED JULY 18
Job description; Starting salary circa £38,000pa 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 are looking to appoint a Pathways to Shooting Officer to support our Executive Director of Shooting & Operations. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Operations & Shooting teams with both desk and field based projects. This location based for this role will be flexible with the requirement to travel, however there is a need to attend head office on a regular basis.   The purpose of the role will be to provide proactive, comprehensive and efficient assistant support to the Shooting & Operations team with the aim of ensuring that the Association operates as effectively as possible.   Therefore the successful candidate will have:   Experience within a professional, customer focussed service delivery environment Experience of developing and implementing projects to meet business targets on time and within budget Experience of representing an organisation with members/customers and other key stakeholders Personal shooting experience An in depth understanding of countryside pursuits Experience of working in or with the voluntary and/or agricultural sector
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 573066.  E-mail: recruitment@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference PSO/JULY/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31/08/2018.

REF NO RR380 Head of Deer Management POSTED JULY 18
Job description;

 

Starting salary circa £38,000pa 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 are looking to appoint a Head of Deer Management to support the Head of Game and Deer Management with the objective to design and develop an independent Deer department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Game and Deer department with both desk and field based projects. This location based for this role will be flexible with the requirement to travel, however there is a need to attend head office on a regular basis.   The purpose of the role will be to provide proactive, comprehensive and efficient assistant support to the Deer team with the aim of ensuring that the Association operates as effectively as possible.   Therefore the successful candidate will have:   Experience, knowledge and expertise of in deer management Ability to manage and lead others Experience of public speaking Experience of project management Experience of providing a high standard of service to customers Experience of working with Politicians, Government and statutory agencies on the successful development and implementation of policy Experience of working with the media and producing copy for the sporting press  
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 573066.  E-mail: recruitment@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference HOD/JULY/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31/08/2018.

REF NO RR379  Regional officer S/W England Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset & Wiltshire           POSTED JULY 18
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 Regional Director the position is home based and will involve travel throughout the region and occasionally the UK. The Regional Officer will ideally be based in Devon, Somerset or West Dorset 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: recruitment@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference ROSW/JULY/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31/08/2018.

REF NO RR378   Regional officer Eastern England Essex, Suffolk, S & E Norfolk POSTED JULY 18
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 Regional Director the position is home based and will involve travel throughout the region and occasionally the UK. The Regional Officer will ideally be based in Essex, Suffolk, South and East Norfolk 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: recruitment@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference ROEES/JULY/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 17/08/2018
REF NO RR377  Regional Officer Eastern England  Lincs,Cambs, N & W Norfolk  POSTED JULY 18
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 Regional Director the position is home based and will involve travel throughout the region and occasionally the UK. The Regional Officer will ideally be based in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, North and West Norfolk 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: recruitment@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference ROEEN/JULY/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 17/08/2018.

REF NO RR376 Underkeeper Kent POSTED JULY 18
Job description;

Underkeeper position on a small mixed pheasant and partridge shoot in Kent.  full time position working under the supervision of the Head Keeper. 17 shoot days a year. 1 bedroom house included in package. Allowance for keep of 1 working dog.

Apply to;

Please direct any question to Simon Higgs at sphiggs@googlemail.com or via telephone on 07752143926

REF NO RR375   Gundog officer BASC  POSTED JULY 18
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 are looking to appoint a Gundogs Officer to support our busy Game and Deer department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Game and Deer department with both desk and field based projects. This location based for this role will be flexible with the requirement to travel, however there is a need to attend head office on a regular basis. The purpose of the role will be to provide proactive, comprehensive and efficient assistant support to the Game and Deer team with the aim of ensuring that the Association operates as effectively as possible. Therefore the successful candidate will have:

 

  • Experience, knowledge and expertise of gundog ownership, welfare and training
  • Knowledge of event management and experience of gundog events
  • Experience of working gundogs in a shooting environment
  • Experience of gundog competitions and events
  • Experience of providing a high standard of service to customers
  • Experience of working with partners and/or volunteers and maintaining good communication and motivation
  • Experience of public speaking

 

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: recruitment@basc.org.uk.  Please quote reference GDO/JULY/18.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 10/08/2018.

REF NO RR374    Predator control operator Scotland POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

A small but well established Animal and Wildlife management company has a vacancy for a Predator Control Operator working on a self employed basis on a fixed term contract. Starting sometime in September 2018 until June 2019. (Possibility of extension for the right candidate)

Duties will include, but not exclusively, controlling foxes and other predators as part of ongoing contracts with many high profile companies. This role involves control and management of  wildlife by trapping and shooting.  These activities are aimed towards the conservation of wildlife species in particular wader species . Often working at night, you must be willing to work days and nights on a rotational basis normally 14 days on and 7 days off. Full board and lodgings will be supplied whilst working. There is no permanent accommodation.

The work is currently being carried out in Scotland so access to a reliable car to get to your place of work at the start of  the 2 week shift is essential.

Essential Requirements

Shooting or Firearms experience with excellent firearms handling and safety discipline. (Those persons with previous military experience especially welcome to apply.)

Presentable with the ability to carry out all duties in a professional and exemplary manner.

Able to communicate and get on well with others operating well within a team environment.

A good understanding of UK wildlife species and habitats. A love and understanding of the countryside and natural environment with good wildlife species identification skills.

An affinity with wildlife conservation aims and objectives.

Knowledge of legal trapping methods or show a willingness and ability to learn.

Knowledge of animal and wildlife legislation or show a willingness and ability to learn.

Able to demonstrate respect for all quarry species and understand the need for professional confidentiality.

The ability to work unsocial hours for long periods of time in all weathers.

Be willing and able to gain a firearms and shotgun certificates. (If not already held)

ATV Certificate an advantage.

Clean driving license.

Personal Attributes

A cheerful and friendly disposition with a can do attitude and sense of humour.

Able to show respect to colleagues, clients and members of the public .

Flexible and able to adapt to change.

Exemplary timekeeping skills. Able to demonstrate honesty and integrity.

Apply to;

 Please note this job is on a self employed basis.  You will be contracted to work from September 2018 until June 2019. (30 weeks @ £420 per week )

Working on a rota basis of 14 days on 7 days off. Full board will be provided when working with gym and swimming pool on site.

Company uniform.

For the right candidates, help with gaining appropriate qualifications will be given.

Please send a full  C.V with details of work to date, qualifications, experience and references to email :

animalwelfaresolutions3@gmail.com

REF NO RR373  Assistant housekeeper North Yorkshire  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

We are seeking a full time assistant housekeeper to join our small household team at Mulgrave Castle.

Mulgrave Castle is a formal private residence and working hours are varied dependant on the needs of the family. Full flexibility is therefore required and working weekends & bank holidays are necessary at certain times of the year.   Accommodation may be available. Training is available for the right candidate. For more details please see:

https://mulgrave-estate.co.uk/about/jobs-and-recruitment

Apply to;

Applications to: robert.childerhouse@mulgrave.net

Tel: 01947 893239

REF NO RR372    General Builder North Yorkshire POSTED JULY 18
Job description;

Full Time - Salary dependant on skills & experience

The Mulgrave Estate is seeking a general builder to join our small in-house buildings and maintenance team. The role will include working on many residential, commercial and agricultural buildings in the Whitby area.  You will have good skills and experience in groundworks, drainage, demolition, stripping out and plastering. You will also need experience in roofing, flooring and the installation & repairing of timber & UPVC windows and doors.  Ideally you will hold relevant industry qualifications and tickets as well as a clean driving licence. Training is available for the right candidate. For more details please see:

https://mulgrave-estate.co.uk/about/jobs-and-recruitment

Apply to;

Applications to: robert.childerhouse@mulgrave.net

Tel: 01947 893239

REF NO RR371   Housekeeper & Gardener couple required POSTED JULY 18
Job description;

Part-time, would suit semi-retired. Accommodation provided, walking distance of village on edge of North York Moors. Keen gardener, Housekeeper with attention to detail. Help with dogs & chickens. 4 or 5 half-days per week.

 

 

Apply to;

Salary dependant on agreed work hours.

References essential

Greataytonjob@gmail.com

 

REF NO RR368  Fencer Wiltshire  POSTED JUNE 18
Job description;

fencing business specializing in agricultural and equestrian fencing, also  habitat management work We are  looking for someone due to our ever increasing workload for further information please see below.

Apply to;

Please contact Dan Banks dbankscontractors@gmail.com

REF NO RR366   Joiners & Builders required on Holker estate POSTED JUNE 18
Job description;

Holker is seeking to recruit full-time Joiners and Builders who will undertake a wide range

of building/joinery activities across the Estate.  The ability to work with enthusiasm, flexibility, demonstrating attention to detail, competency and possessing a capacity for hard work are all essential skills required in this role. The remuneration package has recently been internally reviewed and will be dependent on employee’s skills and experience.

For more information, go to the website www.holker.co.uk

Apply to;

Please apply in writing with a full CV to:

Mark Carroll - Estates Building Surveyor

Holker Group, The Estate Office, Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria, LA11 7PH

or e-mail: Jess@holker.co.uk

Website: Ardchattan Solutions Ltd