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Posted 30/04/2020 - POSITION FILLED


A Beat keeper position has arisen on a high quality private/commercial shoot near Dorchester Dorset.
The successful applicant will be self-motivated & well presented with a conscientious attitude and keen to work alongside the Head keeper, they will also require the following:

• Ability to run their own beat with a minimum of 3 years experience.
• Firearms & shotgun licences
• Full clean driving licence
• Their own working dogs
• Sprayer and chainsaw certificates would be an advantage

A competitive package to include accommodation and work vehicles will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications to include CV and covering letter to;

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th May 2020

Posted 12/03/20

Tractor Driver/Game Worker, SHADWELL ESTATE COMPANY

Title:                            Tractor Driver / Game Worker

Hours:                          Monday to Friday, 7.00am to 4.30pm

Responsible to:            Game Keeper


The Shadwell Estate Company Ltd are recruiting a Tractor person to support the game department.  The successful applicant will be joining a team of 7 people who are responsible for managing our 6500 acre private south Norfolk shooting estate.


We are not able to offer accommodation with this role.


Tasks and Activities:

  • Tractor driving, spraying topping, grain carting with a Bailey Blower Trailer
  • Supporting the game department in any of their tasks
  • Maintaining ground and bird cover
  • Occasional pest control
  • Maintaining bird enclosures and general fencing
  • Work relating to rearing birds, moving, feeding and pen maintenance
  • All other ad-hoc duties as may be required by the job role
  • Working in accordance with health & safety procedures and protocols


Work Experience/Educational Requirements:


  • Previous work experience with tools, tractors and machinery is essential
  • Tractor handling and competency certificate
  • Chainsaw certificate an advantage
  • Shotgun and firearms certificate
  • You will need to be a team player with a  flexible attitude
  • The position will require you to be able to work long hours for which you will be paid overtime

Please email your CV to

Posted 18/02/20 - POSITION FILLED

GAMEKEEPER, Northumberland Estates, LINHOPE


An opportunity has arisen within our team for an active individual who enjoys every aspect of the modern job.  This position is predominately hill, but the applicant must be able to work, when required, within the team covering all aspects of grouse, pheasant and partridge.


The successful candidate would need to adapt very quickly to the systems of work already in place, but also come with fresh ideas.


All methods of legal vermin control are the number one priority in a very wild environment.


Advantageous, but not compulsory, skills would be tractor and digger experience to help with our landscape, level heather regeneration works and grip blocking.


The Estate health and safety is very strict, training of staff and up to date tickets held would be continuous.


Driving licence, firearms and shotgun certificates are essential.


A 4-bedroom centrally heated house with kennels and a large kit shed are available as part of the salary package.


Written applications including CV and references to:


The Linhope Estate, c/o Estates Office, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, NE66 1NQ

Or by email:

Tel:  01665  511132

Posted 23/10/19

Head Gamekeeper, Perthshire. - POSITION FILLED


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious head keeper on a very successful low ground shoot on a private estate in Perthshire. The post is available from 1st February 2020. Both fallow and roe stalking is also required.


Applicants must have full UK driving licence, valid firearms and shotgun certificates. ATV Sit Astride, chainsaw and pesticide certification also desirable.


Package includes first-class accommodation, pension scheme, life cover  and vehicle.


Full job description available on request. All  applications in strict confidence with a full CV and copies of relevant certificates by Friday 15thNovember to Ailsa Baird,

Posted 10/09/19

Grouse Under-Keeper, County Durham. POSITION FILLED

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 accomadation. Current shotgun and firearms certificates as well as a fulll UK driving licence are essential, ATV/UTV licence preferable. Applications close Fri 27th September.

Please apply in strict confidence with CV to George Whittaker - or 01453 521956


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