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SEASONAL GHILLIES VACANCIES                                                                                                        

Grosvenor Estate – Reay Forest Estate, Sutherland

40 hours per week
mid-July 2021 to end-October 2021*

- 4x Live-in Seasonal Ghillies required, Seasonal work also available for partners, working as Seasonal Domestics in our holiday cottages and lets.
- Help support our seasonal sporting activity and gamekeeping team
- Free accommodation and competitive pay
- Beautiful scenery and breath-taking location in one of Scotland’s finest Estates
- Fun and friendly team atmosphere
- Established Covid-19 considerations and practices

The Reay Forest Estate, part of the Grosvenor Estate, is recruiting for 4x Live-in Seasonal Ghillies for this years’ sporting season.

The estate is situated in the north west Highlands and is a traditional sporting estate famed for its deer stalking, fishing as well as its wild and remote beauty.

We provide an excellent package with highly competitive rates of pay, a non-contributory pension, as well as free accommodation and utility bills, including broadband. We will also reimburse travel to and from the estate at the start and end of your time with us.

The successful candidates will maintain the wildlife and habitat infrastructure on the Estate through the season, whilst also assisting the Stalker and Gamekeepers with carcass handling, storage, processing and management/cleaning of the larder areas. You will also gain experience with our working ponies, assisting with grooming, feeding and general animal welfare whilst providing a professional, friendly and exciting experience for our seasonal guests.

Excellent customer service skills and a full driving licence are essential.

To apply or for more information, please contact:
David Allison on 07739 626 445 or recruitment.eeo@grosvenor.com

Please note that applicants will be security vetted.


GAMEKEEPER REQUIRED – SPEYSIDE                                                                                                                             

Overview

Tulchan Estate, a 22,000 acre sporting estate in the heart of Speyside, is looking to recruit two gamekeepers to join their exceptional team.  The roles, reporting to the Head Gamekeeper, will involve responsibility for pheasant drives as well as helping the grouse keeper on the hill. They will also play a key role in our deer management across the Estate.

The Estate is undergoing significant investment and 2018 saw the launch of our Private Members’ Club, Tulchan Club, with the Estate’s sporting opportunities at its heart.  Members enjoy world class facilities in all respects and these roles play a key role in delivering this.

Role

The Estate has an outstanding low ground shoot and we are also working to re-develop our two grouse moors.  Both roles will have responsibility for a low ground beat and will also be expected to work with the grouse keeper on the hill as and when required.  The successful applicants will also have stalking experience.  They will be confident with guests and be driven by a passion to deliver the best sporting experience possible. As an employer, we work to develop our team ensuring they continue to grow and develop throughout their career with us and the right candidates will have the attitude to make the most of this.

Applicants should have solid hill and low ground keeping experience, an exceptional work ethic and be a good team worker.  A knowledge of shepherding would be beneficial but is not essential.  A clean driving licence and shotgun/firearm certificates are required.

Package

  • Accommodation with kennels and heating oil allowance
  • Estate vehicle
  • 21 days holiday per year and bank holidays
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Tweeds
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Dog food

Please send a detailed CV with covering letters to estateoffice@tulchan.com.  First interviews will be carried out towards the end of April.


SEASONAL FISHING GHILLIE POSITION

Glencalvie Estate requires a Seasonal Fishing Ghillie on the River Carron for the 2021 season. Working with the Head Ghillie, the position requires a keen and experienced individual with exceptional interpersonal skills.

Duties will include bank maintenance and assisting guests across 2 beats with 42 named pools.

Accommodation available. Own vehicle essential.

Applications with CV to: info@glencalvieestate.co.uk  


Under Keeper – Scottish Borders

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 nicky@hrsupportconsultancy.co.uk with your cv


Beat Keeper – Scottish Borders

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

The terrain includes steep sided valleys and remote areas.

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

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 nicky@hrsupportconsultancy.co.uk with your cv


Grouse and Pheasant Gamekeeper Required

Prestigious Shooting Estate in Eastern Scottish Borders

Large grouse moor and a family pheasant shoot.

Staffed by a head keeper, two beat keepers and a part-time keeper.

The vacant position is for the Pheasant/ Grouse beatkeeper. A self motivated individual, able to work with limited supervision is sought.  The applicant will be expected to work as a member of the team as required however undertake the management of the pheasant shoot under the guidance of the Head Keeper.

Must have knowledge and ability to carry out exemplary predator control. Willingness to keep premises and shoot areas clean and tidy is essential.

Experience with both Pheasants and Grouse is desirable.

It is necessary to undertake all training certificates (if not already held) to be able to carry out the job.

Clean driving license. In date firearm and shotgun certificates must be held.

Please send covering letter and CV to Head Keeper. dainslie@floorscastle.com


THE GLENMAZERAN ESTATE – BEAT KEEPER

An exciting opportunity on an Inverness-shire estate for an enthusiastic and experienced Beat Keeper to deliver high quality grouse shooting and deer management 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 office@englefield.co.uk.


POSITIONS WANTED

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.


Available for estate, keepering, boat, caretaking or lodge work – 63 year old Englishman with experience of nine stag seasons (and two hind seasons) on six different highland estates as ponyman, walking ghillie, Argo/quad/Hagglunds driver. Some sheep, cattle and grouse experience – also maintenance, lodge, kitchen, housekeeping and bar work. Full driving licence (7.5 tonne and trailer), FAC, DSC1, Argo ticket, RYA Powerboat 2, Emergency First Aid at Work, Food Safety 2. Excellent communication and customer facing skills. Any temporary or permanent employment in the highlands with self-contained non-shared accommodation considered. For a full CV, references and further information please email: andyhurrellbenfleet@gmail.com


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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