Estate Ghillie - Ref 657

Kinlochleven

Role:

Estate Ghillie

Location:

Kinlochleven

Report:

Mamore Head Stalker

Salary:

Competitive and commensurate with experience; usual GFG benefits. Accommodation provided in Kinlochleven

Contract:

Permanent, Full time

JOB DESCRIPTION

JAHAMA Highland Estates is an innovative, multi-enterprise rural business covering 114,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands. We are part of the GFG Alliance, a global industrial conglomerate. We are currently recruiting for a permanent Estate Ghillie to join our well-established sporting team. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, reporting to a Head Stalker and being a proficient user of argocats and quadbikes. Flexibility, dedication and a modern approach to sporting management will be key attributes.

JOB PURPOSE

Based in Kinlochleven and reporting to the Mamore Head Stalker, the Estate Ghillie will provide assistance as directed in deer management, estate maintenance and environmental management.

JAHAMA Highland Estates operates in an iconic landscape popular with visitors from around the world and for local recreation. We support responsible access, and positive visitor engagement is an important task for all our staff. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a public-facing environment and acting as an ambassador for the Estate.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Mechanical extraction of deer in challenging terrain.
  • Assisting the Head Stalker with guest hospitality.
  • Working alongside the sporting team in carrying out maintenance tasks.
  • Participating in environmental work such as habitat monitoring and habitat enhancement.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

Skills, Experience & Knowledge

  • Previous experience of Highland deer management, ideally in an area with significant public access.
  • A good level of fitness and aptitude for working in vertiginous terrain in challenging weather conditions.
  • At least two years’ experience in the use of argocats and quadbikes, possessing both sit-in and sit-astride tickets.
  • Current off-road driving qualification.
  • Valid UK driving licence.
  • Flexible team player keen to seek positive solutions; adaptable, committed and enjoys a challenge.
  • Ability to act with discretion at all times and fulfil the role of an Estate ambassador.

Desirable

  • Habitat monitoring experience, although training will be provided if necessary.
  • Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting qualification.



Interested applicants should forward a covering letter detailing why they think they are suitable for the role, and a CV detailing previous experience and any relevant qualifications to lochabercareers@alvancegroup.com closing date to 30/07/21

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