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11th December 2019

ON election day and approaching a time of giving perhaps it is time to take stock and consider how fortunate we are, even in these testing times.  The resilience of gamekeepers in the face of multiple challenges is amazing, just getting about this autumn has been difficult enough.  To hear and see the sheer ignorance […]

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Hatfield House – The Game Fair 2019

We are setting off to the Game Fair in almost record heat but in typical “can do” attitude for everyone attending. Those of us who live and work in the countryside are used to working with nature, the weather and plan accordingly. There is a huge amount of work involved in just a few days […]

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2018 Review

2018 began with sadness and tragedy, and we remember those we have lost within the Gamekeeping Community. We have risen to the challenge, coming together in “Raising the Game” to address mental health problems and make a difference. As part of this initiative we began “Stag Training”, which continues around the country in 2019, with […]

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Employment

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.

Job Register
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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:  gamekeeperjobs@btinternet.com

Jobs Board 

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

News

The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020

  The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020 is a multi organisational initiative which aims to raise the profile of gamekeepers and celebrate their unique position as custodians of the countryside as well as support and sustain the long term future of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. Our ability to support gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and their families– […]

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March Newsletter 2019

Welcome to the new look monthly newsletter STAG Training Update We have received excellent feedback from the STAG training, which isdelivered on behalf of and in collaboration with the GamekeepersWelfare Trust. The course has been designed by Ex-Marines to tackledifficult issues such as leadership, communication, coping mechanismsand health and well being. The comments we have received are all […]

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