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POSITIONS VACANT

SEASONAL TRAINEE GAMEKEEPER

This role will be great for a college student or a recent college leaver to assist the Head Keeper and two Under Keepers on Soval Estate, Isle of Lewis.

The position would involve river watching and later in the season, assisting guests with salmon fishing, walked up grouse shooting and stalking on this large varied estate.

Excellent 3 bedroom house available.

Driving license and own vehicle essential.

Position available now to 5 November.

Please send covering letter and CV to Malcolm McPhail, the Soval Head Keeper at garynahine@hotmail.com


2 SEASONAL GHILLIES REQUIRED

A traditional family run West Highland stalking estate is looking for 2 enthusiastic seasonal ghillies to assist with the stag stalking season, commencing in early September, 2021 working through to late October. All applicants should have experience of highland stalking practices, with a keen interest in the management of deer. Other pertinent details:

  • A good level of physical fitness given the steep terrain.
  • Experience and where possible, ATV certificates (quad bikes)
  • A positive attitude with a willingness to get stuck in
  • The availability to work 6 days a week
  • Accommodation provided but own transport required out of working hours

For further information, please send CVs with references, where possible to Duncan Gordon – DWJG@LUDE.CO.UK

Given possible ongoing Covid19 restrictions, follow up will be made via telephone or video link.


SEASONAL GHILLIES REQUIRED: ATHOLL ESTATES, BLAIR ATHOLL, PITLOCHRY, PH18 5TH

2 positions available (Mid July 21 – end of Feb 22) on traditional sporting beats utilizing hill ponies for deer extraction.

1 position available (Mid July 21 – end of Dec 21) – predominately mechanical extraction of deer but also assisting with Pony training for the hind season.

Pony experience essential / Quad and Argo tickets preferred although training will be given.

Accommodation provided and competitive rates of pay.

Please send a brief CV / covering letter to enquiries@atholl-estates.co.uk


UNDERKEEPER ON ISLE LEWIS

This is an exciting opportunity to work on Soval Estate on the east side of the Isle on The Isle of Lewis assisting the Head Keeper and Underkeeper. The permanent position which is immediately available would involve helping guests with salmon fishing on the prolific Laxay river, excellent walked up grouse shooting over pointers on 60,000 acres, stalking and stunning driven woodcock shooting.

The estate is fully let for seven months of the year. The person would be good at working in a team and be able to demonstrate experience in the sport involved as well as having good practical skills.

Excellent package including 3 bedroom house available. Driving license required, vehicle provided. Please send descriptive covering letter outlining your experience along with a CV to Malcolm McPhail, the Soval Head Keeper, at garynahine@hotmail.com


GROUSE KEEPER REQUIRED FOR GLENAVON ESTATE

Prestigious, multi-disciplined 40,000 acre estate wishes to appoint a grouse keeper.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to manage and develop their own grouse moor beat under the direction of the Head Keeper and will also undertake deer stalking and general estate duties. They will join an experienced team on one of Scotland’s top grouse moors. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience and appropriate qualifications.

Attractive remuneration package and accommodation available to the right candidate

Early applications will be appreciated and dealt with immediately

Apply in writing with covering letter and full CV to:

Clive Meikle, Bidwells, Elm House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness IV2 5GH or email admin@glenavonestate.co.uk


ESTATE MANAGER AND HOUSEKEEPER – ACHLAIN ESTATE

Achlain Estate, Glenmoriston, requires the services of an enthusiastic and experienced Estate Manager to manage a single-handed Highland estate including grounds and general maintenance duties, deer stalking, forestry and the option of managing a small cattle farming enterprise. A part time role is also available managing the Lodge and providing services to the owners when visiting. Opportunity also to develop and manage a new tourist accommodation venture of two shepherd’s huts.

Excellent remuneration package including accommodation.

Applications including full CV should be addressed to the factor:

Bidwells, Elm House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness IV2 5GH or by email to mary.bowman@bidwells.co.uk

For any further information, please contact 01463 796050


POSITIONS WANTED

GAMEKEEPING STUDENT PLACEMENT WANTED – SGA14

I am a Gamekeeping Apprentice age 17 and am 8 months into my course.   I am looking for a placement on a more traditional shoot (Grouse / Pheasant / Partridge), with a main focus on Game Keeping and spending time learning and training with Keepers.  My current employment is a Game Farm with a Bolt on shoot and I am struggling to evidence the practical side of Keepering,  to satisfy fully the requirements of the course.  I have passed all my tickets up to now and have a comprehensive CV detailing my  work experience and the voluntary work and experience I have gained so far.   I am used to living away from home and would consider any opportunity in any area in Scotland, I am enthusiastic, hard working and committed, with a good sense of humour and a resilient attitude.  My other interests are Salmon / Trout Fishing and I have also done some Deer Stalking.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you feel that you have a suitable position available.  My course requires an employed position for 30-40 hours a week. My Course is due to end in Oct 2022.


INDIVIDUAL SEEKING MODERN APPRENTICESHIP - SGA13

I'm 16 years old turning 17 this year. I am reliable, resilient, honest and hard working. I am seeking an apprenticeship on a mixed sporting estate preferably but other estates would be considered. From Around the ages of 9 I have been interested in pursuing a career in the outdoor sector. I first started fishing and shooting air rifles working my way up to a .243 which in late December of last year I culled my first red deer hind. Last year I also gained valuable experience grouse beating on a local estate. I have recently left school and applied to North Highland College UHI for a SVQ2 modern apprenticeship in gamekeeping where I need to find my own estate which means I am able to start at your earliest convenience. CV and contact details can be obtained from the SGA Office.


INDIVIDUAL LOOKING FOR APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITY - SGA12

I am seeking an apprenticeship on a mixed Scottish estate as I have applied to North Highland College UHI for a SVQ2 Modern Apprenticeship in Gamekeeping. I’m 16 years old (turning 17 in June). I am reliable, resilient, honest, fit and hard-working; I am independent yet enjoy working in a team. From a young age I have been very interested in pursuing a career in the outdoor sector.

I enjoy being in the outdoors wether it be fishing or hill walking. In December I stalked and culled my first Red Deer hind on a local estate, where, in the summer/autumn I gained valuable experience grouse beating. I have had some experience with horses as I used to ride when I was younger. I have driven quad bikes and an Argo and aim to attend an intensive driving course as soon as possible. I am due to leave school may and I’m keen to start an apprenticeship as soon as possible. CV and contact details can be obtained from the SGA Office.


INDIVIDUAL LOOKING FOR APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITY - SGA11

An enthusiastic, reliable and capable Israeli with a European citizenship who finished his army service in 2020 and is interested in ethical hunting for self sustainability and wildlife management is looking for an estate  where he could be an apprentice/volunteer in exchange for accommodation and learn about hunting from an experienced gamekeeper. To discuss further please contact the SGA for a copy of CV and contact information.


INDIVIDUAL LOOKING FOR ESTATE WORK - SGA10

A hard working, reliable and capable individual who is keen to get stuck in and help where they can. They have necessary experience with countryside work such as: tractor driving, quad and ATV’s, chainsaw work, fencing and much more. They passionate about the outdoors and all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. They would really like to learn more about conservation so they can do my part.To discuss further please contact the SGA for a copy of CV and contact information.


ELMWOOD COLLEGE GAMEKEEPING STUDENT - SGA09

Student studying National Certificate in Gamekeeping in Scotland. Looking for a position on a sporting estate, ideally within Scotland but willing to relocate. Would like a placement where deer management is included. To discuss further please contact the SGA for a copy of CV and contact information


NORTH HIGHLAND COLLEGE GAMEKEEPING STUDENT - SGA08

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.


STALKING GHILLIE WITH RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE FOR FORTHCOMING STAG AND / OR HIND SEASONS. - SGA07

Current Argocat, quad bike and first aid certificates, full clean driving licence with trailer entitlement. DSC Level 2.

.For more information please contact SGA Office.


SHEPHERD/ FARM HAND JOB ON THE A GROUSE MOOR/ COUNTRY ESTATE - SGA05

For more information or CV please contact SGA Office


HEAD OR SINGLE-HANDED POSITION 

Experience Keeper Seeks Head or Single-Handed Position. Over 20 Years’ Experience in All Aspects of Shoot Management. Excellent Working Dogs. All Relevant Tickets Etc. All Areas Considered.

CV And References on Request. Please Contact: Gamekeepingjob@outlook.com 


HEAD/SINGLE HAND POSITION WANTED - SGA04

Head/single handed position required by very experienced Keeper, Pheasant/Partridge,Grouse, Roe Stalking.  Please contact the SGA office for CV.


ELMWOOD COLLEGE GRADUATE GAMEKEEPING STUDENT - POSITION WANTED - SGA02

Elmwood College student where he was studying gamekeeping

From college he gained qualifications and valuable experience in the gamekeeping industry. He gained his Safe Shot qualification, Deer Biology and Quarry Species. He also gained experience in Deer Stalking, caring for and feeding pheasants and also running our own shoot on our estate. Also through this he has gained good communication skills and confidence.

He would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further and is available to talk at anytime. He is open to work experience/voluntary work or a work trial. For a copy of his CV please contact the SGA Office

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