Estate groundsman/gamekeeper - Ref 1042


Estate groundsman/gamekeeper


Permanent full-time

Remuneration: very competitive, dependent on experience

Accommodation: two-bedroom cottage with garden available plus use of workshop

Description: exciting position as an estate groundsman on a small, traditional estate in Worcestershire with a small pheasant shoot. Would prefer an older couple (housekeeping/occasional cooking/gardening are additional options).

Candidate(s): Positive, flexible, enthusiastic, self-motivated and pro-active attitude. Ability to work independently using initiative in all weathers. Trustworthy, responsible, good time-keeping. Eye for detail and ability to complete tasks to a high standard. Neat and tidy. Good communication skills and physically fit. Complete discretion.

Duties and responsibilities to include:

· Estate management - mowing, fencing, tree planting, forestry, woodland and grass care, weed control

· All game-keeping duties for small family shoot. Previous experience as a gamekeeper is essential

· Handyman experience required including carpentry, bricklaying, repointing, roofing, groundworks, construction, drainage, electrics/plumbing.

· Maintain estate/hire equipment and machinery/tools in good mechanical order

· Vermin/pest control

· Tractor driving skills are essential. Digger driving skills useful

· Certificates required for ATV driving, chainsaw operation, shotgun and rifle.

· Excellent maintenance skills for all machinery

· Other general estate repair and maintenance

· Proficiency in chainsaw operation and maintenance

· Security

· Current clean driving licence – use of estate pick-up/quad bike

This is an important opportunity with scope for development. Best suited to an older couple

Please apply with covering letter and CV to

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