Estate Worker & Assistant Gamekeeper - Ref 1201

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Estate Worker - Full time, house provided

- Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland


We’re looking for a reliable and adaptable person to help us run our 500-acre Scottish estate. You’ll handle everything from landscaping and farm duties to gamekeeping and general maintenance of our holiday cottages. Get ready for diverse tasks, flexible requirements and outdoor projects in any weather.


· Love working with your hands, inside and out

· Can fix anything and keep things running smoothly

· Embrace unpredictable schedules and the unexpected

· Are a quick learner and can manage many things at once

· Ready to be the face of the estate for guests

· Can prioritise, work independently and collaborate


Salary £25,000 pa

2-bed house, electricity and gas included.

Duties and Responsibilities Summary

· Grounds & Landscaping: Maintain gardens, grounds, and structures. Clear leaves, manage weeds, cut and supply firewood and kindling, operate and maintain machinery and equipment. You will support the work and vision of an experienced gardener, providing care of gardens including planting, weeding, pruning, mowing and strimming.

· Gamekeeping: We run a small private shoot and game keeping duties form an important and enjoyable part of the role, particularly during autumn and winter months. You will support an experienced gamekeeper, with training and mentoring provided. No prior experience is required. Assist with bird care, habitat management, vermin control, and shoots.

· General Maintenance: Maintain condition and fix minor issues in houses, cottages, farm buildings. Minor joinery, stonework, painting, electrical, plumbing, drainage and guttering. Respond to maintenance requests. Holiday cottages compliance tests and record results. Maintain a tidy working environment, machinery and equipment.

· Farm Maintenance: Repair fences, maintain drainage and troughs.


· Fluent English, 3+ years' experience, UK driving license, own vehicle.

· 40 hours per week

· Flexible and adaptable, willing to work weekends.


· Accommodation in a modern 2-bedroom wooden lodge.

· Electricity and gas included.

· 4% pension contribution from employer.

· 28 days of annual leave.

Full details and application

Embrace a unique lifestyle and contribute to a special place. Apply now!

Email your CV and covering note to Melinda Kennedy at, explaining why you are the right person for the role.

About Orroland

· Family-run 500-acre estate with six dwellings, diverse gardens and grounds.

· Holiday cottage business with year-round guests in three properties.

· Rural location overlooking the Solway Firth, close to towns and amenities. ·

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