As I write this note the trees are turning and the swallows on their way South with partridge in every hedgerow and pheasants awandering! Grouse days have been fruitful and frustrating for nearby moors, with fog and muggy weather on some days and cool conditions on others. Par for the course, but always good to […]
We are now reflecting on our first conference in a series of five throughout the country with delight, pride and true gratitude to those who came along to speak on the day, support us through sponsorship and practical help and delegates who joined us. Lord Aylesford as our Chairman hosted the event with typical generosity, […]
This year marks 25 years of the existence of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust and there are Trustees who were at the beginning of this journey which supports more people in different ways around the country. Our Chairman The Earl of Aylesford along with Mike Swan and Ian Grindy representing GWCT and BASC respectively were founder […]
We provide support and assistance on a range of issues which affect your employment or for those who are retiring, have been redundant, have any issue regarding their employment and for those who wish to make gamekeeping their career. Information is also available on contracts, benefits and salaries and if we don’t know we will point you in the direction of someone who does.
Our service is changing and we are now advertising through Rural Recruits though the basic system will remain. Please continue to contact us through either site to be added to the database.
One important service we provide is the Gamekeepers’ Job Register which matches prospective employer with employee/trainee in as confidential a manner as possible. Download the form and please return by post or contact us directly on Tel: 01677 470180 e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is now available on our related website Rural Recruits but please note not all positions are advertised.
We are in the process of changing the forms but meantime please continue to use the forms available on downloads under employment and your details will be added to our database.
If you are looking for something just a bit different try the following link for warden / ranger / field officer type posts with organisations such as RSPB, National Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and various wildlife trusts etc. www.countryside-jobs.com/cjsdailyonline/main.htm
Looking for Beating and/or Picking Up???? An excellent way to gain an insight for those considering a career in keepering. See www.gunsonpegs.com/shooting/classified/wanted/beaters.php Alternatively try the National Organisation of Beaters and Pickers Up. For a small annual fee join their register and benefit from liability insurance too. www.nobs.org.uk
Improved service for 24/7 helpline The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust Jamie’s Helpline is generously supported by the family of Jamie Neal who was a gamekeeper and sadly took his own life in 2016. We are very fortunate to have received generous funding from the family of Jamie Neal which will make this helpline more accessible and […]
We were enormously privileged to have been chosen as the charity to support during the Annual Clay Pigeon Shoot on The Royal Sandringham Estate by gracious permission of Her Majesty The Queen on 4th August which raised a considerable total (to be confirmed) for the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust. Thank you all! […]