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POSITIONS VACANT

UNDERKEEPER REQUIRED - PERTHSHIRE

A unique opportunity has arisen for a hardworking individual on a pheasant and partridge shoot on a Perthshire estate.

An excellent rumination package comes with the position.

Firearms Certificate and shotgun certificate a must.

Also drivers licence would be necessary.

To apply please send CV to info@duniraestate.com


SEASONAL GHILLIE REQUIRED FOR WEST COAST ESTATE, KINLOCHEWE

Proactive and fit individual required for the summer stalking season, from mid August to end of October, with a possibility of an extension into the hind season. Duties will include assisting stalking parties but will also include a full range of estate wide duties including maintenance. An adaptable attitude is welcomed together with a good work ethic and strong communication skills. Ideally the candidate would have argo and quad tickets and a driving licence is essential. Accommodation in the local village is provided. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Contact: info@highlandrural.com


JOB VACANCY – UPLAND BEAT KEEPER

Enthusiastic and experienced Beat Keeper required to join a team on a large grouse moor in Aberdeenshire.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual who will work well as part of a team or alone as necessary. They will be able to demonstrate a professional approach to all aspects of the job and use their initiative when required.

Shotgun, firearm, driving licences and working terriers/gundogs are essential. Preference will be given to applicants holding relevant qualifications.

Competitive remuneration package, including modernised house will be provided.

Job description available on request. Applications to include a cover letter and CV via email to: info@dunechtestates.co.uk

(Applications by social media will not be considered)


TRAINEE GROUSE KEEPER

KNARSDALE ESTATE - NORTHUMBERLAND

A Trainee Grouse Keeper is required for one of England’s finest Grouse Moors.

The successful applicant will join an exceptional team and spend time with each of the current Keepers as part of their training.

This is a superb opportunity for a first-rate person to work on a prestigious Estate.

Excellent accommodation and an attractive remuneration package, together with the best opportunities for advancement.

Apply with detailed CV to:

JM Osborne Rural & Sporting

Unit 11 & 12, Vantage Business Park,

Bloxham Road, Banbury, OX16 9UX

t: 01295 277197

e: jobs@jmosborne.co.uk

www.jmosborne.co.uk


THE GLENMAZERAN ESTATE – BEAT KEEPER

An exciting opportunity on a mixed sporting estate in Inverness-shire for an enthusiastic and experienced Beat Keeper to deliver high quality grouse and pheasant shooting alongside deer management, all combined with sustainable habitat and wildlife management. Applicants must be able to demonstrate hands on, all round skills and modern professional approach. Competitive salary, accommodation and benefits. Job description available on request. Please email covering letter and CV in confidence to jobs@englefield.co.uk.


GLENAVON ESTATE

KEEPER & HOUSEKEEPER POSITIONS

Prestigious, multi-disciplined 42,000-acre estate seeks a couple (or individuals) to work on the game keeping and housekeeping staff. The estate is within easy access to the picturesque village of Tomintoul where there is a village shop, primary school and other local amenities

The keeper will work as part of a team managing and developing their own grouse beat under the supervision of the Head Keeper. The successful candidate will also undertake deer stalking along with general estate duties.

The housekeeper will assist in the running of the shooting lodge which is maintained to a high standard. They will also be responsible for cleaning a let property which will involve some weekend changeovers. Generally working 20-25hours a week with more if owners are in residence

Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience and appropriate qualifications. An attractive remuneration package is offered along with accommodation on the estate to the successful applicant(s)

Apply in writing, via email, enclosing CV and covering letter to

admin@glenavonestate.co.uk


HEADKEEPER - HACKNESS ESTATE - NORTH YORKSHIRE

We are looking for a very high-quality and experienced pheasant and partridge Headkeeper for a stunning high-bird shoot in a beautiful and quiet part of North Yorkshire.

This is an excellent opportunity for a hard-working and very competent Keeper with excellent experience. We are offering a very attractive remuneration package to include good quality housing.

Apply with detailed CV to:

JM Osborne Rural & Sporting

Unit 11 & 12, Vantage Business Park,

Bloxham Road, Banbury, OX16 9UX

t: 01295 277197

e: jobs@jmosborne.co.uk


ESTATE STALKER/ GENERAL WORKER

A west coast estate is looking for an enthusiastic and capable individual to undertake a range of estate duties. Principal duties will involve stalking and deer management, cattle husbandry and property maintenance. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and able to work effectively within time constraints, both independently or as part of a small team.

Deer levels 1 & 2 are essential along with at least 5 years of previous practical experience of deer management in the Highlands. Applicants possessing a trade, experience with cattle husbandry and operating plant and machinery will have an advantage. Flexibility to work irregular hours is important and a driving license is essential.

Salary level is in the range of £25k - £27k

Housing and vehicle to be provided.

Closing date: Friday 21st June

Interviews to take place in Inverness on Wednesday 3rd July

For further information, or to apply by sending your C.V. and supporting letter, please e-mail tom@chetwyndrural.co.uk


BEAT KEEPER AND UNDER KEEPER OPPORTUNITIES – SCOTTISH BORDERS

We have had a tremendous season and want to add to our dedicated team

Working on a busy, highly successful commercial

The terrain includes steep sided valleys and remote areas.

Beat Keeper

Maintaining high standards of quality and hygiene, animal welfare and health and safety

The work includes :

  • Working on a large rearing field with partridge and pheasant chicks from day old to release
  • Building release pens
  • Ability to whistle feed Pheasants to establish them in drives, hand feeding daily
  • Feeding partridges and Pheasants on the hill
  • Assisting in running the beating line on shoot days
  • Team working qualities are essential

Under Keeper

The role might suit a recent college leaver, or someone looking to start a career in gamekeeping. The role will provide development opportunities.

Working on a busy, highly successful commercial reporting to the Head keeper

The terrain includes steep sided valleys and remote areas.

Role includes:

  • Maintaining high standards of quality and hygiene, animal welfare and health and safety
  • Working on a large rearing field with partridge and pheasant chicks from day old to release
  • Building release pens
  • Helping beat keepers and the Head Keeper feed partridges and Pheasants on the hill
  • Working in the beating line on shoot days

Team working qualities are essential

Driving licence is preferable.

Firearm and shotgun certificate are essential

Training will be provided as required including ATV training

Cottage accommodation will be provided

Please contact Nicky Ackerley on 01822 870270 for further details or email Nicky nickyackerley@hrsupportconsultancy.co.uk with your CV.


POSITIONS WANTED

SGA025

Highly skilled, motivated, head housekeeper, seeking position on a private estate. 5 years experience with great references. Excellent team player with a can do attitude which is not solely restricted to housekeeping.

Looking to be based in Scotland/Northumberland/ Yorkshire area, would require at least 2 bedroom cottage with concealed garden for dogs


Deer Stalker.

Looking for contract stalking, Stags/Hinds season 2024/2025 onwards.

All equipment supplied and fully insured.

40 years’ experience with guests on the hill. Very capable handling highland ponies for deer extraction.

River and Loch Ghillie work also undertaken.

Fully insured, excellent references and CV.

Contact by email please on first instance to: davidmcdonnellskye@btinternet.com


ESTATE WORKER/STALKER - SGA023

Currently Looking for position on Estate, preferably Perthshire or Angus area but would consider other areas. Previous Gamekeeper and also Pest Control. Experience in Stalking with Guests on hill and woodland. Hold firearms and shotgun licence. Also got ATV certificate and BPCA level 1 and safe use of rodenticides. Meat Hygiene large and small game. Use to driving tractors. Age 45 and non smoker and full driver’s licence. CV from SGA.


NORTH HIGHLAND COLLEGE GAMEKEEPING STUDENT - SGA022

A gamekeeping student is currently looking for a placement on an estate while he attends the North Highland College, if you estate is able to offer such a placement please contact the SGA Office for the CV and contact information.


WALKING/PONY GHILLIE (Seasonal) - SGA021

Experienced, physically fit, capable & can gralloch, skin & larder a stag. I am looking for a seasonal ghillie place on the stags this coming season. I am a walking ghillie and pony ghillie. I carry the rifle, piece bag and scope etc. Contact the SGA office for CV.


ESTATE MAINTENANCE POSITION WANTED

I’m looking for an estate or maintenance position in the Argyll and Bute area. I’m in the Pitlochry area. I’m a time served agricultural blacksmith with a long experience in fabrication and repairs, with experience in fencing, ground keeping and all property maintenance. I prefer working outdoors, and I have all my own equipment including welders etc. I have a full clean driving licence and very familiar with operating machinery. I’m physically fit and very adaptable. I’m also single and available at very short notice. For more information, please contact me on kevincampbell668@gmail.com

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