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POSITIONS VACANT

HEAD GHILLIE - RIVER CONON: BRAHAN WATER

We are looking for an exceptional River Ghillie to lead our team on the 3 Brahan beats of the River Conon.

This famous water is a timeshare beat run by committee on behalf of the Syndicate members.

An understanding of Salmon Fishing Beat Management, an openness to diplomacy, a desire to provide leadership and build relationships with neighbours is essential. A full driving licence required and experience in using River Boats is essential.

Skill in driving a JCB type digger is advantageous and maintenance skills to strimmers, chainsaws, huts, boats and the like is necessary.

Competitive salary and a house may be available to the right applicant.

Please apply by email, forwarding a CV, to: Peter Graham & Associates, Email: mail@petergassoc.co.uk


SEASONAL PONY GHILLIE REQUIRED

Duration: 27 September 2021 to 20 October 2021 (potential for extension into early November).

Pay: Commensurate with experience

Accommodation: Well appointed bothy

We have a requirement for a seasonal ghillie to help with stag stalking in upper Aberdeenshire. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone seeking to build their experience in a sporting deer operation.

The role would involve working with a professional stalker helping to support him, including assisting stalking parties, collecting deer shot on the hill by pony and dragging, and assisting in preparing carcasses in the larder. You may also be assisting with occasional grouse shoots and there may be a few weeks’ additional estate work at the end of the stag season for the right candidate.

Driving and trailer licences, a high level of fitness and pony experience essential.

Pay would depend on experience but would be very competitive and comfortable bothy accommodation would be provided approximately 2 miles south of Braemar.

Please contact Invercauld Estate Office at office@invercauld.estate. Telephone number 01339 741224.


YOUNG UNDER KEEPER REQUIRED FOR COMMERCIAL ‘WILDFOWL’ SHOOT. - SHAPINSAY - ORKNEY

Job Description 

  • Feeding fields/ ponds (before first light each morning)
  • Setting Decoys
  • Building Hides
  • Bird Watching
  • Pheasant welfare

Attributes Required 

  • Working dogs
  • Shotgun/ Firearms license
  • Enthusiastic/ keen to learn
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Strength and Fitness

Benefits 

  • House provided
  • Basic utilities ‘paid for’
  • Annual Salary - £20,000

Please Email your CV and cover letter to: balfour.shoot@gmail.com


WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT/STALKING /GROUSE MANAGEMENT/GHILLYING/ LEADERSHIP – 2 ROLES

Glen Tanar Estate comprises 10,000 hectares in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The estate comprises, country sports, self-catering holiday cottages, a wedding venue, and other wildlife activities.

We are recruiting for 2 roles in the sporting department – the skill set for the team includes:

  • stalking,
  • habitat and wildlife management for conservation,
  • grouse management,
  • ghillying on River Dee and trout loch,
  • forestry and wildlife protection,
  • estate works,
  • In addition we anticipate that one of the successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and the ability to manage the sporting department and relationships with customers and third party contractors.

 

Working on a busy, highly successful commercial estate the successful candidates will have experience of working in remote, steep areas on moorland and in forestry.

Both successful candidates will demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. We are a high profile and publicly facing estate with open access. Building and maintaining good relationships with our staff, residents, tenant farmers, visitors and external contractors is vital to the success of this team.

We do not expect candidates to possess experience in all skills but our aim is to recruit a team who together can demonstrate these skill sets.

If you are interested in applying for this role please apply with a CV to Nicky Ackerley at nicky@hrsupportconsultancy.co.uk or call Nicky on 01822 870270 / 07771802934 for more information.

Closing date 10th July 2021.


SEASONAL GHILLIE – FANNICH ESTATE

Fannich Estate is looking for a Seasonal Ghillie to assist with the stalking season, 12 September to 20 October 2021.

Argo experience is preferred but not essential as training will be given.

Accommodation supplied.

To apply, please contact Mr Ruari Matheson, Fannich Estate after 6.00 pm on 01997 414318, or email ruarimatheson@hotmail.com.


SEASONAL GHILLIE OPPORTUNITY - MEGGERNIE ESTATE, GLEN LYON.

Meggernie Estate are looking for a seasonal Ghillie to assist with the Red Stag stalking season commencing mid-August through to late October.

Candidates will preferably have experience of Highland stalking, be hard working and have a good level of fitness. Driving licence is essential and ATV certificates are desirable.

Tied accommodation available.

Please send CV and covering letter to stevenmacdonald200@btinternet.com


HEAD GAMEKEEPER

On the award-winning grouse moor on Glenwherry Northern Ireland.

The Irish Grouse Conservation Trusts Multi Award winning grouse moor is seeking a head keeper for Irelands only driven grouse moor.

Applicants must have a modern and forward thinking approach to moorland management and show the ability to produce grouse to the highest level.

Applicants must be able to work in partnership with multiple organisations to increase both grouse and breeding waders showing excellent professionalism and communication skills.

A full driving license and current shotgun and firearms licenses are a requirement, any additional qualifications would be an advantage but a willingness to undertake additional training as required will be necessary.

A recently refurbished three-bedroom cottage, with modern good quality equipment will be provided for the successful applicant combined with an excellent remuneration package in line with experience.

Apply with full CV via email to info@IGCT.co.uk


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


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


POSITIONS WANTED

CAREER CHANGE WANTED

I'm looking for a career change after working in a production and manufacturing environment for 11 years. Trying to find a trainee position in gamekeeping or similar that has accommodation provided.

I am hard working, reliable, punctual individual who is willing to learn new skills and enhance them within a job.

For more information please see my website to find out more about myself and what I'm looking for

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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.


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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