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REF NO RR425  Gamekeeper required  Hampshire   POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

 An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to manage an established, well-resourced shoot in Hampshire near Basingstoke.  The successful applicant must be happy to work on their own and as part of the team on the wider Estate.  Shooting approximately 18 days a season, the role requires experience of running a shoot.  Rearing experience is also a bonus.  A strong work ethic, motivation, good people skills, organisation and enthusiasm are a must.  A driving licence, firearms and shotgun certificates are essential.  Chainsaw and other tickets would also be beneficial.  A competitive remuneration package and a newly built 3 bedroom cottage will offered.  

Apply to;

  Please apply in confidence to michael.pilgrim@ewhurstpark.co.uk

REF NO RR424  Game farm staff required Gloucestershire  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

   Game Farm Field Supervisor for new site. The applicant will be responsible for overseeing daily rearing duties on a traditional grass reared system and organising Up to four field staff. Must have 5 years + rearing experience with pheasant and partridge with good husbandry and welfare skills. Good rate of pay depending on age and experience accommodation also available. Situated on the Gloucestershire /Hereford Worcester borders.   Game Farm Field staff (2 vacancies ) The applicant will be responsible for daily rearing field duties on a traditional grass reared system. Must have 1-2 years rearing experience with pheasant and partridge. Salary depending on age and experience also accommodation available.  

Apply to;

  Please apply to  duncan@agrigame.co.uk

REF NO RR423  Gamekeeper Cornwall  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

 A vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic phesant/partridge keeper on the Carnanton  Estate in Cornwall. Carnanton is an established successful shooting estate.  The successful candidate will be responsible for looking after their own birds on the rearing field and also once released. They will be highly motivated, hard-working and a team player. Rearing experience and a full uk driving license are essential. A competitive package, including accommodation are available.

Apply to;

 Please apply in confidence, with cv and covering letter. Lee Nobbs Bosworgey Farm  St. Columb Major Cornwall  TR96SD Lee.nobbs@hotmail.co.uk

REF NO RR422  Head Keeper required Kirby Lonsdale  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

 An exciting opportunity to manage and develop an established traditional family run pheasant shoot at Underley Estate in Cumbria.   The successful applicant must be happy to work as part of a team, including an Under Keeper, and have a close working relationship with the shoot owner. Shooting 30-40 days a season the role requires extensive experience of running and organising a shoot   A strong work ethic, motivation, good people skills, organisation and enthusiasm are a must. Rearing experience is also a bonus.   A clean driving licence, firearms and shotgun certificates are essential. Chainsaw, ATV and other tickets would also be beneficial.   A competitive remuneration package will include on-site accommodation, vehicle, pension scheme and other benefits.  

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 RR421  Underkeeper/beatkeeper North Staffordshire   POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

A prestigious Staffordshire estate with a renowned high driven pheasant shoot has a vacancy for an experienced Underkeeper / Beatkeeper, to help expand the current shoot. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, well organised and possess current firearms licence, full driving licence and have their own dogs. Extensive experience of hand feeding is required for this role. We provide an excellent working environment and an attractive remuneration package would be offered to the right candidate.

Apply to;

Please email your CV by the 27th February 2019 to midlandestateshoot@gmail.com

REF NO RR420  Apprentice gamekeeper West Sussex  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

 Arundel Park – Apprentice Gamekeeper required   A position has arisen for an apprentice at Arundel Park, based in West Sussex. We are looking for an enthusiastic hardworking individual to join our team. The apprenticeship will be run in conjunction with Sparsholt College so a willingness to learn is a must.   Applicants must hold a full clean driving licence, Shotgun and Firearms certificates.   Accommodation can be provided.  

Apply to;

Please apply with covering letter and C.V to Charlie Mellor Norfolkestate@outlook.com  

REF NO RR419 Underkeeper Czech Republic   POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

  Underkeeper required in Czech Republic with 2 or 3 years’ experience with pheasants ,full driving license all relevant gun certificates etc , own dogs all the better as it’s no stop dogging in here The most important thing is you must be 100% honest and reliable as the headkeeper is often away with the boss and there will also be a young college graduate you would have to supervise when the HK IS not about The successful person would be responsible for 3 of the major pens in the centre of the estate There is a very nice apartment free of utilities and rent , pick up , all relocation costs paid, all vets bills ,dog food, yearly work clothing allowance, a great opportunity for the right person,

Apply to;

 , please send your CV to mail@ruralrecruits.co.uk

REF NO RR418  Beat keeper SW Scotland  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

 BEAT KEEPER REQUIRED FOR SECLUDED UPLAND ESTATE, SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND We are looking for a moorland beat keeper for a remote privateestate in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. This is an exciting butchallenging opportunity. Applicants must be self-motivated, be ableto work in a small team and buy into a long term vision of improvingthe upland habitat.

Apply to;

Please send a covering letter and CV to info@roxtons.com outlining why you feel you are a suitable candidate.

REF NO RR417  Monitoring & control officer North east Scotland POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels:  Monitoring and Control Officer North East £17,595 per annum 35 hours per week Home-based:  location flexible within or near Aberdeen Fixed term for two years     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, empowering them to take on some of the essential protection measures required to save the nation’s red squirrels.   We are now recruiting a Monitoring and Control Officer to carry out grey squirrel monitoring and control to a targeted programme aimed at progressively reducing the grey squirrel population in Aberdeenshire, allowing red squirrels to continue to re-colonise their former range. This will be an interesting post with opportunities to develop innovative approaches to both our monitoring and our trapping methods. The Monitoring and Control Officer will report to the locally based Conservation Officer.   Applicants should hold a Degree or vocational qualification in ecology/countryside management or related discipline. You will demonstrate experience in wildlife survey and monitoring, management of invasive non-native species and an understanding of scientific method. A commitment to wildlife conservation and the ability to keep accurate records are essential.   Experience of effective working with the public, private landowners, conservation agencies and volunteer groups along with good interpersonal skills are required, and a familiarity with Aberdeen is desirable.   Current driving licence essential.

Apply to;

 For further information and how to apply form please see www.http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/about-the-trust/jobs  or email recruitment@swt.org.uk  for application form.

Closing date for applications:  1 March 2019  

REF NO RR416   Grey squirrel officer Tayside POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

Grey Squirrel Officer (Seasonal)   Seasonal post March to mid-August 2019 £17,250 p.a.   Location: Home based Comrie to Methven area, Tayside.   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 and enjoys interacting with the public, to fill a new seasonal 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 Comrie to Methven preventing recolonisation of areas to the north of the Highland Line.   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 species and familiarity with the local area to be covered are advantageous. Some out of normal hours working will be required and you must possess a full clean driving licence.  

Apply to;

 For further information and how to apply form please see www.http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/about-the-trust/jobs  or email recruitment@swt.org.uk  for application form.  Closing date for applications is: 12 noon, Friday 22 April 2019 

REF NO RR415 Curriculum leader Sparsholt College  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

  SPARSHOLT COLLEGE HAMPSHIRE   Curriculum Leader –  Land and Wildlife £28,806 - £35,014 (dependent on qualifications and experience)   A rare opportunity to take on the leadership of the Land and Wildlife curriculum area has arisen as a result of the long term staff member gaining a new national post with BASC.   Working closely with the Assistant Principal for Landbased, the successful candidate will contribute to the improvement of teaching, learning and assessment within the Land and Wildlife offer within all curriculum areas in the Faculty. As part of the role, you will:   Teach on a broad range of courses within the Land and Wildlife department. Co-ordinate, supervise and appraise members of the curriculum team. Maintain high standards of learner conduct and performance.   For full details of the role please review the attached job description and person specification.   The successful candidate will possess:   At least 4 years’ experience in related industry (Game, Fish or Conservation/Countryside) An appropriate academic or professional qualification in a relevant subject at Level 4 or above A Level 4 teaching qualification but ideally a Level 5 qualification Previous experience of teaching in either the FE or schools sector in relevant subject areas Previous team leadership/supervisor experience The drive and enthusiasm to inspire colleagues to develop teaching skills Good communication skills Demonstrable experience of managing staff A “can-do” attitude. It is desirable that the successful candidate has previous course management experience   Applications are welcomed from those a real desire to lead in producing fit for purpose employees for these important industries.  Education is an ever-changing world and dealing with change and new provision will be a requirement together with supporting staff to meet targets and deadlines and to ensure high quality delivery across the curriculum area.   Closing date: 11 February 2019   College Benefits:   Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme) Death benefit grant of 3 X salary if in the pension scheme Free on- site parking Car Share Scheme Occupational Sick Pay Scheme Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme Flexible Working Policy Holiday entitlement of 42 days plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part-time staff) Access to an Employee Assistance Scheme Free cash point facility Free Library membership On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per year) Gym classes on the Sparsholt campus You Make the Difference Staff nomination scheme Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, fish, venison and turkey Access to discounted hair and beauty treatments at the Andover campus Discounted admission to Marwell Zoo Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications. Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices   There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

Apply to;

Application packs are available from the HR Department

24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438

www.sparsholt.ac.uk

HR@sparsholt.ac.uk
REF NO RR414  Live-in Cleaner Scottish borders  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

We are looking for an experienced cleaner for a privately owned sporting estate in the Scottish Borders.  The main Lodge is used by the family and is very busy throughout the sporting season, with frequent changeovers.   The Lodge is of a significant size, is run on a formal basis and is maintained to the highest standard.  Reporting into the Housekeeper, the position involves hands-on cleaning to an exceptional standard.  The candidate must be confident in caring for antiques, fabrics, artwork and fine crystal and china.  During the time that the family are not in residence the property needs to be maintained in a state of readiness, allowing for family/guests to arrive at short notice.  This is a practical, hands-on position and includes a castle and other buildings that need to be maintained in addition to the Lodge.   Accommodation is provided on the Estate.  A driving licence is essential and there will be a vehicle provided for work purposes.     Hours:            As with most sporting estates extra hours will be required when the estate is busy    Salary:            Competitive

Apply to;

 Please apply to,  Verity.Ashley@bhsporting.co.uk

REF NO RR413 Deer Controllers Scotland  POSTED FEBRUARY 19
Job description;

 PROFESSIONAL DEER CONTROLLERS REQUIRED. SCOTLAND. Experienced deer controllers on a self-employed sub contractor for various locations throughout Scotland. Applicants must be fully equipped with suitable 4wd and Atv, quad or Argocat. full certified with the following, Firearms cert,Full driving license , Atv cert, DMQ 1 @DMQ 2. EFAW+F . Manual handling, Registered FIT AND COMPETENT with SNH. Public Liability Insurance. Experienced in working to SNH  Best practice guidelines and full understanding of SQWVA standards. (all applications in full confidence )

Apply to;

fULL CV  to highlanddeerandhabitatsolutions@outlook.com

 

REF NO RR412   Underkeeper Hampshire  POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

 Underkeeper required for a Hampshire estate. A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a young, enthusiastic, honest and hardworking individual to join a traditional privately owned shooting estate.     The successful applicant must be: Passionate for the industry Willing to learn Hold a Full U.K. Driving license Possession of Shotgun/firearms license. Some gamekeeping experience helpful but not essential.   This is a great opportunity for someone young to learn a lot and progress their career.   Nice chalet and appropriate salary package on offer to the successful applicant. 

Apply to;

Please apply in writing with C.V and covering letter to:

underkeeperapplications@gmail.com

 

REF NO RR411  Underkeeper Deene park shoot   POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

 An exciting opportunity has become available for a full-time Underkeeper to join a privately run expanding shoot in East Northamptonshire.  We shoot 30+ days per annum, both family and commercial days.   The successful candidate will work alongside the Head Keeper.  You must be self-motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work on your own.   The role will involve general keepering duties, rearing from day-old, vermin control and deer management.   -          Previous experience within a similar role essential -          Hard Working -          Full driving licence -          Shotgun and Firearms Certificates (DSC Level 1 preferable or a willingness to gain) -          Own working gundog essential -          Excellent record of timekeeping -          Passion for wildlife and conservation -          A passion for a Gamekeeper’s lifestyle   The Estate offers a very competitive salary and recently modernised cottage.

Apply to;

Please email a CV, covering letter and photo to :  jane.kennedy@deenepark.com Closing date 3rd Feb 2019

REF NO RR410   Grouse beatkeeper Invercauld POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

 An experienced grouse beat keeper is required to join our expanding team on the Gairnshiel and Micras moors near Ballater. The successful applicant will have at least three years’ experience as a beat keeper on a grouse moor, driving and firearms licences and a shotgun certificate. They will be responsible, reliable and willing to work hard both as part of a team and on their own. In return, an excellent package including accommodation and use of a 4x4 vehicle will be provided.

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 RR409  Regional director Eastern England POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

 Starting salary: Competitive with company vehicle BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of over 155,000 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:   ·           Excellent planning, organisational and communication 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 be based in Eastern England Regional Office which will be located within approximately 15mile radius of Lakenheath, Suffolk. 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: recruitment@basc.org.uk  Please quote reference RDEE/JAN/2019.  The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 18 February 2019.

REF NO RR408    Taste of Game officer Home based  POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

Starting salary: £27,000 plus vehicle Contract: Permanent   Taste of Game promotes local and natural produce that has been harvested or hunted, encouraging the sustainable use of natural food. We inspire the consumer to eat game through great recipes, special offers and delicious game products.   We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support the development and delivery of the Taste of Game programme.The successful candidate will demonstrate Excellent event planning and organisational skills  Exceptional presentation skills and the ability to deliver to audiences Commitment and ability to respond to the requirements of the role ·Self-motivation, enthusiasm and the ability to motivate others ·           The skills to promote and showcase Game recipes.   The role will be home-based but require liaison with relevant head office teams, BASC country and regional offices and there will also be significant contact with external bodies.  

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.    The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 25th February 2019. Please quote reference TOGOJAN19.

REF NO RR407  Estate foreman Inverness   POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

 An exciting opportunity for a full-time estate maintenance role based on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland, 10 minutes from Inverness.   We are looking to build a long-term working relationship with a hard working individual who would be dedicated to the general upkeep and development of estate assets.   As well as daily handyman jobs, ie upkeep of estate houses (drainage, painting, joinery), basic landscaping and forestry work, it would also be an advantage for the successful applicant to have one or more of the following skills: digger driving, plumbing, joinery, basic road/wall maintenance. A full, clean driving licence is required.   A ‘can do’ attitude and loyalty to this family run estate is vital.   A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications, together with a pension scheme and other benefits.

Apply to;

Apply in writing with full CV and covering letter to jamesevanbaillie@gmail.com

REF NO RR406   Seasonal Bailiff/River Watcher Sutherland  POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

The River Naver Fishery is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic seasonal bailiff/watcher to assist with enforcement and upkeep of the River Naver salmon fishery.    The successful candidate will be able to work effectively as part of a small team and will have both a keen interest in salmon fishery management and an appreciation of the rural environment. The post will involve surveillance of the River and Estuary and will include participation in sea patrols along the North Coast.   The post is a six month contract from the beginning of April to the end of September.   A competitive salary and pension with use of a modern house is available.   A full, clean UK driving license is essential to undertake the position.

Apply to;

Enquiries and applications with CVs to : River Naver Secretary. Email: rivernaversecretary@gmail.com

REF NO RR405 Cook/Housekeeper Warwickshire POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

Newly refurbished three bedroom cottage available in exchange for 18 hours works as cook/ housekeeper from friday evening to sunday evening.Situated on the edge of a thriving village in South Warwickshire CV472YB. Would suit a couple where the partner works locally and where the applicant works part time during the week

Apply to;

CVs please and references to bpolk01@hotmail.com

REF NO RR404 Beatkeeper North Wales   POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

A fantastic position for a beat keeper has arisen within our friendly, expanding shoot. Situated just outside the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales, the right candidate must have at least three years experience to run the home beat, this being the first and well established part of the shoot.

 

The ideal candidate will need to have rearing experience, excellent animal husbandry skills must be dependable and trustworthy as well as having an excellent eye for precision and detail, also the capacity to work alone and within the team. Shotgun and firearms certs are a must and any relevant qualifications would be an advantage.

 

We are currently shooting 50 days, to the right person we will provide an excellent package with the potential to grow within the shoot.

Apply to;

Please email CV and covering letter to

 

beatkeepersjob@outlook.com

Closing date 1st March

REF NO RR403  Grouse beatkeeper Perthshire POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

Grouse beatkeeper required for an estate in Perthshire. The applicant will be required to have grouse experience and be able to work both individually and as part of a team of three to help build on a record breaking 2017 season. Driving license and firearms, shotgun certificates essential. Newly extended 3 bedroom cottage with new kennels plus vehicle provided.  Good salary.

 

Apply to;

Apply with cv in confidence to colin.mcgregor8@btinternet.com

REF NO RR402   Beatkeeper Dorset POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

A Beat Keeper is required to lead the development of a new beat forming part of a private family shoot on this Dorset Estate. The beat extends to 800 acres, in addition to a further 2,500 acre shoot which includes arable down land, woods and a winterbourne valley.   The shoot is private and run exclusively for wild birds, especially English partridge.   The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and driving forward the new wild partridge beat including habitat and vermin management as well as assisting on shoot days across the Estate. The applicant will be self- motivated, experienced and able to manage their beat on this busy and progressive estate whilst integrating well with other senior staff, tenants and the family.   A competitive wage is offered with pension, house and vehicle.

Apply to;

 To receive further details, including a job description and application form, please email or write to:   The Agent, Estate Office, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5PS recruitment@cranborne.co.uk  www.cranborne.co.uk

REF NO RR400 Headkeeper Cotswolds POSTED JANUARY 19
Job description;

Due to the exciting acquisition of The Forthampton Estate for the coming season Hadley Game & Sporting are looking recruit an ambitious forward-thinking Head Keeper to drive the rejuvenation of this beautiful sporting estate.

 Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Forthampton Estate comprises of over 3000 acres of mature woodland, established cover crops, arable and grassland.

Shooting around 40 days per season experience of running a high-quality commercial shoot is therefore essential along with a strong work ethic, enthusiasm and the ability to develop strong working relationships.  

 

The applicant must be highly motivated, well organised, and possess excellent people skills. There will be a strong emphasis on developing the Partridge shooting on the estate so previous experience in this area would be beneficial.

 

 A clean driving license, firearms and shotgun licenses are essential.

Chainsaw, ATV and other relevant tickets would be beneficial but not essential.

A competitive remuneration package with performance related bonuses will be available to the successful candidate including 3 Bed Cottage, clothing allowance and shoot vehicle.

Apply to;

 Applications should be made via email to: - adam@hadleygameandsporting.com

Applications should include a covering letter, detailed C.V. and at least two industry references. Closing date for applications is Friday 18th January 2019

REF NO RR399  Farm worker/Estate Worker   POSITION NOW FILLED
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 – Land & Property Director 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:   10th January 2019 

REF NO RR398 Woodland Stalker/Grouse beat keeper Invercauld Home beat POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

We are wishing to fill a 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 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 RR397  Estate Manager/Head keeper Berkshire/Oxfordshire POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;  Well Barn Estate requires a Manager/Head Keeper. 2,000 Acre Estate in  Berkshire/Oxfordshire   Due to retirement we are seeking an experienced Estate Manager/Head Keeper starting February 2019.  Applicant must have proven track record.  An attractive remuneration package is available to the successful candidate.
Apply to;

  Please apply in confidence including C.V., giving details of experience with up to date references to The Secretary, Well Barn Estate, Estate Office, Starveall Farm,Moulsford,Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9JR  

REF NO RR396   River Ghillie North Esk   POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;  A renowned salmon fishing beat on the river North Esk, is looking for a full time ghillie, to start before the beginning of the next season. Customer service skills, good presentation, traditional country estates values, and a welcoming smile are essential.   Applicants need to have previous ghilling experience, and must be seasoned salmon anglers. Regular bank and pool maintenance, as well as out of season work is part of the job, contributing to the beats excellent reputation, and amenity. A Uk driving licence is a must, and remuneration will depend on level of experience. A house could be made available, if required.  
Apply to;

  For more information and to apply please kindly send your CV to paul@mfstrawson.co.uk  

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

Website: Ardchattan Solutions Ltd