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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

Posted 29/08/19


The Yorkshire Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire seek a motivated, experienced inward and outward facing  individual to lead an established and well supported game department.

With a focus on the management of the estate moorlands for red grouse, the role includes responsibility for a team of seven keepers, and sits within an established management team responsible for the different aspects of the Bolton Abbey Estate.  

The Family Principals play an active part in the Estate’s sporting activities.  The successful applicant will work closely with them and the estate director.

A full job description can be found on the Bolton Abbey and Chatsworth websites.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, and details of current remuneration to

Closing date for applications 18thSeptember 2019

1stinterviews will be held on 26thSeptember at Bolton Abbey

2ndinterviews on the 18thOctober


Posted 25/06/19

Gamekeeper Required, East Yorkshire - Warter Priory Estate POSITION FILLED


 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a dedicated team of gamekeepers on our renowned shoot in East Yorkshire.

You must be enthusiastic, motivated, honest and hardworking.

The role requires an eye for detail and the successful candidate must be used to working as part of a close knit team

Applicants must have some experience of gamekeeping and a full driving licence.

Salary package will include accommodation, contributory pension scheme and other benefits.


If this is of interest, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to


Posted 2/05/19


Single Handed Pheasant Keeper POSITION FILLED

Edinburgh (Southern Scotland) 


Gamekeeper Required for Prestigious Family Shoot
This is an outstanding position for an experienced and ambitious keeper.
Offering a significant remuneration package including accommodation.


Apply with covering letter and detailed CV to;

JM Osborne & Co. Limited

Carrs House,

1 Tramway, Banbury


OX16 5TD


Email to:


Posted 5/04/19


Game Keeper - North Yorkshire POSITION FILLED


Single handed pheasant and partridge keeper required on The Nawton Tower Estate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will be responsible for shoot operations across c. 5,000 acres of the Estate and will be required to work closely with the Estate’s principal, shoot tenant and Estate manager.

Applicants must be motivated, hardworking and have proven experience in all aspects of game, deer and shoot management including rearing poults, developing drives/ habitat and running driven shoot days including management of casual staff. Good people and communication skills are a must.

A working knowledge of current wildlife, firearms and health and safety legislation is of paramount importance and must be demonstrated. Applicants must also have a full UK driving licence and valid firearms and shotgun certificates. ATV Sit Astride, DSC level 1 and 2 plus appropriate chainsaw, spraying and chemical certification is preferred.

Attractive remuneration package for the right candidate together with service occupancy accommodation provided in a 3 bed, suitably located property with outbuildings, sheds, kennels and shoot room.


Applications to:


Joe Robinson, Carter Jonas LLP, Regent House, 13 – 15 Albert Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JX


Email: 01423 707830 or 07775562042


Posted 21/03/19 POSITION FILLED


Single handed Keeper required for small privately owned estate in Gloucestershire. Shooting 13-15 days of 150-250 birds. Excellent ground compromising of steep wooded banks and grass valley bottoms showing very sporting bird.


Duties to include rearing and release of pheasants, pen construction and maintenance, vermin control and the smooth running of shoot days. Some woodland work and maintenance out of season.


The applicant must be highly motivated, hardworking, and able to work alone. The successful applicant will report directly to the owner.


A full clean, driving licence, firearms and shotgun certificates are essential. Appropriate chainsaw, ATV and PA6 certificates are also desirable.


Attractive package including house and shoot vehicles.


Please apply with a covering letter and C.V to


Posted 12/02/2019



Loyton Sporting is recruiting a Senior Beat Keeper and under keeper for 2019/20 season.  POSITION FILLED

Managing six Exmoor Shoots, Loyton takes pride in offering shooting of the very highest standard, paying great attention to detail in all elements of the sport, from the husbandry of the birds to the shoot day experience.


If you are interested in joining our hardworking team, please enquire with accompanying CV to


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