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REF NO RR497   Grey Squirrel officer Tayside  POSTED OCTOBER 19
Job description;

Grey Squirrel Officer – Tayside, (seasonal/fixed term position)     Seasonal post mid January – end July 2020 Location: Home based within east Angus i.e. within Forfar – Montrose £17,575 p.a.   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 enjoy interacting with the public, 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 areas within Forfar -  Montrose 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, keepers, landowners and members of the public.  Knowledge of tree species identification 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;

  Closing date for applications is:  12:00 noon, Friday 8 November 2019                      https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/job-vacancies/

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REF NO RR496   Grey Squirrel officer Western Tayside   POSTED OCTOBER 19
Job description;

Grey Squirrel Officer – Western Tayside   Full-time and fixed term for 2 years (starting ASAP) £17,595 p.a.   Location: Home based, ideally Perth/Dunkeld area   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 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 Blairgowrie 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, keepers, landowners and members of the public.  Knowledge of tree species identification 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;

Closing date for applications is:                09:00 am Thursday 31 October Interviews will take place on                     Monday 4th November

https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/job-vacancies/

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REF NO RR495   Gardener Hampshire  POSTED OCTOBER 19
Job description;

Full Time Gardener, Private Estate Hampshire Enthusiastic, self-motivated, practical, polite and punctual individual required. Duties to include: Grass cutting (ride-on mower/ push mower), Hedge trimming and strimming Weed control (spraying and hand pulling) Daily feeding chickens, cats, dogs Must have experience with all garden machinery Other estate duties required by the family including wood chopping and daily fire lighting Accommodation can be provided in a modern mains supplied static caravan with all bills paid. Salary dependant on experience.

Apply to;

Please send a CV to the estate manager by email to downlands@griffin-mc.com  

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REF NO RR494   Grouse beatkeeper County Durham/Northumberland border  POSTED OCTOBER 19
Job description;

Grouse beat keeper required An exceptional opportunity for a hard working, self motivated beat keeper to work on a productive North Pennines Moorland estate on the County Durham / Northumberland border. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a small but highly motivated team, with the successful applicant running their own moorland beat. Applicants should have relevant grouse keeping experience. Full driving license, firearms and shotgun certificates essential. ATV training preferable. Competitive salary including house, vehicle and pension scheme.

Apply to;

Applications close 31st October 2019 Please apply in strict confidence with CV to newbigginbeaters@yahoo.com

REF NO RR493  Part time Administrator Crediton   POSTED OCTOBER 19
Job description;

PART TIME ADMINISTRATOR   Hours:   Part-time Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 6 hours a day by arrangement.   Salary/Benefits:             TBA (depending on experience) but pro rata in region of £22-25k FTE. 20 days holiday plus statutory Bank Holidays pro rata.    Statutory pension rights.   Location:  Crediton.   We are looking for an experienced and highly organised Administrator to help us in the running of our rural Estate.   We are looking for a bright, dedicated and forward-thinking individual who can share our passion for what we do while managing the Estate’s day to day running and maintenance.  The role is both varied and challenging with the opportunity to provide key support in the strategic direction the Estate is taking.  You will ensure excellent internal working practices and enhance the service and experience we offer.   Working directly with the owners, the ideal candidate will be discreet, highly responsible, reliable and efficient, organised and systems driven, but also upbeat, enthusiastic, flexible and open minded with the ability to use their own initiative and grow with the role as the Estate develops over time.   Skills, Experience and Qualifications   The following are essential:   ·         Excellent office, IT and communication skills (written and verbal) ·         Secretarial skills ·         Excellent organisation skills and ability to implement own processes ·         Experience of strong but sensitive handling of a variety of people and situations ·         Experience of working with discretion in a private environment   The following would be an advantage:   ·         Experience of, or willingness to learn, budget management and financial control ·         Experience of, or willingness to learn, digital accounting software ·         On and offline marketing experience, including website and social media ·         Willingness to work on your own or as part of a small team

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For full details and to apply, please send your full CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to henrymparker@icloud.com

 

Closing date is 21 October, 2019.  Interviews will follow shortly thereafter. 

REF NO RR492    Estate maintenance worker Ilchester estates POSTED SEPTEMBER 19
Job description;

 A varied and satisfying long term opportunity for an Estate Maintenance worker to join the existing Maintenance team on a diverse rural Estate in West Dorset. Duties will span a range of estate enterprises including fencing, grounds maintenance and conservation works. Ideally suited to someone with a strong affinity to the countryside and a keen eye for detail with a desire to maintain a first class standard. Must be capable of working as part of a team but also be able to work alone using their initiative. A good level of fitness will be required as the role can be physically demanding at times. The following certificates and qualifications are considered essential,   Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting Brushcutters / Trimmers Full clean driving licence   Whilst the following certificates are desirable,   Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques up to 200mm PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates Trailer licence   A competitive package is on offer.

Apply to; Applications should include a covering letter and CV and be sent to:   Ilchester Estates The Estate Office Melbury Sampford Dorchester Dorset DT2 0LF   Closing date for applications is Friday 11th October 2019
REF NO RR491  Estate Assistant North Devon  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

  We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy and highly flexible individual to work on a busy family estate in North Devon. This is a busy role where the individual needs to be totally flexible.  The role includes; Gamekeeping, security, alarm response, keyholder responsibilities, house maintenance, household assistance, driving duties, estate vehicle upkeep, estate machinery upkeep, gardening, swimming pool upkeep, responsibilities for a range of animals including dogs and horses. There will be some late nights and/or early mornings particularly over weekends or holidays when the wider family are at home or when there are guests staying. Christmas, Easter, some week/ends in the summer and shooting weekends can be particularly busy. It is important to note that there are also quieter times when the demands in the house are not so great.  Weekly hours will be circa 45 hours, (although complete flexibility is essential) with 2 days off a week, not always at weekends. There is a competitive package available.

Apply to;

Please apply to northdevonestate@gmail.com

REF NO RR490  Grouse Underkeeper County Durham POSTED AUGUST 19
Job description;

   We are looking for a capable under-keeper for a moor in County Durham to work with grouse and wild game. This is a high and challenging moor in the North Pennines, capable of producing some of the finest driven grouse shooting in the country.  The successful applicant will be highly motivated, hardworking and will be partly responsible for their own beat. This is an exciting opportunity with excellent terms, including accommodation. Current shotgun and firearms certificates as well as a full UK driving licence are essential, ATV / UTV licence preferable. Applications close Fri 27th Sept.

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Please apply in strict confidence with CV to George Whittaker – george@greens-cs.com / 01453 521956   Greens Chartered Surveyors, The Estate Office, Ozleworth Park, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7QA

REF NO RR489 Country couple East sussex  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

 Country Couple (Live-in) Required for small East Sussex Estate   A highly trustworthy, responsible, energetic, practical, problem solver couple with no dependents are required.  Willingness to communicate and cooperate as part of a team.  Must be well organized with willingness to work flexible and sometime irregular hours.  A second home occupied at weekends, holidays and entertaining, the conservation minded estate includes 130ac of meadows and woods, a main farmhouse and three cottages   Housekeeper Day to day cleaning, laundry, basic maintenance, shopping, feeding and caring for pets, driving and running errands, light gardening (watering, picking vegetables, weeding) Experience in private households, hospitality, hotels or restaurants.    Estate Worker Responsibility for outside and simple facilities management.  Mowing, fence and gate repair, hedge trimming, gardening (weeding, planting, pruning), basic building maintenance including painting, clearing gutters etc.  Collecting and processing firewood. Minimum of 5 years of experience in private households, estate maintenance, agriculture, horticulture or countryside management   Good standard of written and spoken English; Right to work within the UK; Able and willing to drive in the UK   On site two bed cottage provide.  Salary range £25 to £30k per role.   Job descriptions and further details available on request.   Closing date 20th September.  

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. Apply with CVs and covering letters to; Anthony Weston  anthony@c-l-m.co.uk

REF NO RR488 Estate manager/housekeeper Oxfordshire  POSTED AUGUST 19
Job description;

Estate Manager/House Keeper  - permanent.     We are looking for a long term couple to help us on our small farm near Banbury, Oxfordshire. The role will be for a part time housekeeper (ideally 5 mornings a week) and full time estate manager. This job will include livestock management and building up our pedigree highland cattle fold as well as pigs and potentially sheep; gamekeeping on our small shoot; river maintenance on our trout stream; gardening; tree work; general odd jobs and property maintenance. Flexibility is key and above all else you must both love dogs and be happy to look after our spaniel and lab as well as the rest of the farm, when we are away. The role is ideal for an older couple who have no dependent children. Included in the package will be a fully modernised 2/3 bedroom period cottage and all bills except telephone.

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. Please send CV to ifraser@winkworth.co.uk  

REF NO RR487  Assesor UK POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Lloyds Register Group, is a specialist Food and Drink supply chain food safety, health & safety risk and compliance management business. Due to significant and fast growth in the British Game Alliance Standard, we are seeking to recruit new assessors across the UK to provide contracted assessment services. With the possibility of additional auditing opportunities across other standards at a later date including, Red Tractor, Organic and a number of private standards. All areas of the UK are of interest. Previous practical experience in the Shooting/Game industry is required, previous assessing or inspection experience is desirable but not necessary as full training will be given. A full UK driving licence and your own transport would be required.

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For further information please visit submit a brief CV to britishgame-ca@lr.org Job Type: Contractor

REF NO RR486 Wild partridge beatkeeper  West Sussex   POSTED AUGUST 19
Job description;

Wild Partridge beat keeper A vacancy has arisen for a beat keeper at Peppering in West Sussex. The successful applicant should have wild game experience and a good knowledge of conservation. An excellent salary package including a 3 bedroom cottage will be made available.

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 Please apply in writing including a CV to;

Sue Kennard, The estate office, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AS

REF NO RR485  Grouse  underkeeper Dumfries  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

GROUSE UNDER KEEPER GLENKILN, SHAWHEAD, DUMFRIES Enthusiastic and hardworking grouse moor keeper required to take responsibility for restoration of a historic moor area and regenerate the stock of grouse on a mixed sporting Estate. Applicant’s primary focus will be on the moor, working in a team of 3 under the headkeeper within a pheasant and partridge shoot. Applicants must have a full driving licence, firearms and shotgun certificates. Relevant training courses advantageous. Minimum of 3 years full time experience in grouse moor management. Accommodation will be provided, salary and benefits dependent upon experience and qualifications.  First-class references required.

Apply to;

  Applications including CV’S to:  Matthew Law, Savills, 28 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DG  01387 263066            e-mail: mlaw@savills.com   

REF NO RR483 Single handed gamekeeper Wiltshire  POSTED July 19
Job description;

  Single handed Gamekeeper Required for the 2019/20 season.   This position would suit a student looking to further experience on a 2400 acre Wiltshire Estate. We are looking for a motivated and hard working person who has had some experience of game keeping. The successful applicant will be working closely with the Farm Manager and staff members. Full clean UK driving licence, Shot Gun and Firearms certificates are required along with ATV sit astride certificate. Accommodation  available

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    Please send applications and CV to David Armstrong, davidarmstrong1@btconnect.com  

REF NO RR481  Gamekeeper/estate worker Berwickshire  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Gamekeeper/ Estate worker     Full-time position on a private country estate in Berwickshire.      *For the shoot: Established private shoot, shooting circa 10 days of some partridges and mainly pheasant. Duties will require pen construction and maintenance, feeding, vermin control, organisation of beaters and pickers-up and the smooth running of shoot days. Routine shoot maintenance work required out of season. *For the house: Grass cutting and general gardening duties when required. *For the estate: Any estate work as required such as hedge planting, tree and woodland management, basic forestry and other countryside management tasks.   The applicant should have relevant gamekeeping experience, must be highly motivated, hardworking, able to work alone and with good people skills; the successful applicant will report directly to the owners. A full driving licence, Firearms Licence and Shotgun Certificate are essential. References required. Package commensurate with experience. Accommodation available if required.  The ideal candidate would have formal gamekeeping training and qualifications in some or all of the skills above will be important.. Immediate start available.

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     To apply send cv to james.robson@rm-capital.co.uk 

REF NO RR478  Underkeeper North Shropshire  POSITION NOW FILLED
Job description;

Under keeper required for family estate and established shoot in North Shropshire. The shoot is run on a commercial basis of driven pheasant and partridge Duties to include all aspects of gamekeepering from rearing and release to assisting on shoot days, vermin control and maintenance and repair of shoot equipment. Full clean driving license required,  Dog owner preferred but not essential. Necessary firearm / shotgun experience and certificate holder. Remuneration package to reflect experience and will include subsidised accommodation if required. 

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   Please apply in writing including a CV to: Ian Mainwaring, ianmainwaring@oteley.com

REF NO RR477   Game farm worker Wales   POSTED July 19
Job description;

Work available on game farm in Brecon Wales, for immediate start until mid September. Accommodation available.

Apply to;

   Please call Clive 07901 747710 clive.hussell@btinternet.com

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