Underkeeper - Ref 611

Hatfield Estate, Hertfordshire

Job Description

Job Title:

Underkeeper

Location:

Hatfield Estate, Hertfordshire

Contract:

Full Time

Background

The Hatfield Estate covers approximately 8,000 acres close to Hatfield in Hertfordshire, and supports two private in-hand shoots. The Estate aims to be a vibrant, forward-looking business which balances its traditional past with the requirements of the future. The estate’s gamekeepers are expert in predator control, conservation, deer management and producing quality game shooting.

Summary of the Role

We wish to recruit an underkeeper with the ambition to progress and, in time, take responsibility for his or her own beat. The role will primarily be based at Hatfield Park but there will be the opportunity to contribute to the success of the Estate’s other shoot. Work will be varied and experience with pheasants, partridges and deer will be an advantage. An interest in wildlife and conservation is also important.

An estate property with two bedrooms and kennels is available as part of the renumeration package.

Essential Skills and Attributes

The successful applicant will have enthusiasm for gamekeeping, with a desire to make a wider contribution to the estate’s wildlife. We are looking for someone keen to progress their career, and so applicants should have at least 3 years of proven experience as well a full driving licence, their own dogs, a SGC and a FAC. They should be a good communicator, with the ambition to see a job done well, whether working in a team or independently.

Please send your CV and a covering letter, either by email or post, to:

Oliver Hauxwell, Rural Estate Manager,

Gascoyne Estates,

Hatfield Park Estate Office

The Melon Ground

Hatfield

AL9 5NB

E-mail; o.hauxwell@gascoyne.org

Some may note that this position was advertised but not filled last year due to the effects of the pandemic. Please
note that if you applied and we requested permission to keep your details, there is no need to reapply.
Closing date: 11th April 2021
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