CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 87162

Scottish outdoorsy all-rounder.
Currently an estate worker/handyman in Auchterarder with Highland cattle & general estate forestry and maintenance/fencing. Use of tractor for topping/spraying/haylage/bales.
I grew up on a family croft with cheviots, Aberdeen Angus herd & arable farming.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

Not listed

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

Chainsaw qualification in maintenance, crosscutting and felling and process trees over 380mm - MPTC

Side by side UTV training

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, LGV/HGV Truck

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

I have driven tractors from very old (Case A reg) to my most recent tractor, John Deere 6000 series 12 plate. We also had an old JCB digger which I used regularly.

Our Claas combine was also of a good age and we carried out as much maintenance on this as we could.

I drove Class 1 articulated lorries for B*********of Tain collecting grain from farms and taking to distilleries around the North of Scotland - alot of very tight places to manouver.

HGV2 experience was with tipper and skip lorries.

Most fencing I have undertaken has been done by hand, occasional hiring of a postwhacker. All of this is done working alone.

I have experience riding an ATV

Other livestock experience

I have more experience with sheep than cattle, however I am always looking to widen my skill set.

We had a herd of 200 cheviots growing up, until I was 30. I helped on the family croft with all aspects - Lambing, tagging, castration, dosing, trimming feet, treating wounds, assisting shearer, movement of sheep.

We had a small number of Aberdeen Angus cattle of which I assisted movement, bringing them in for the vets, tagging calves and a small amount of calving.

My Highland Cattle experience is similar to that of the Aberdeen Angus herd.

We've also had hens and ducks which my wife likes to look after!

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

Would be delighted to get a working dog, if necessary, and train up - we had one on our family croft. This would be a full family affair for us! We are rural where we are but a life outdoors for our children is what we have always wanted. My wife has always helped on the croft also and shares the outdoors farming passion that I have!

Age

35

Marital status

Wife and 2 daughters (5 & 7) and our pet Rottweiler - he is most definitely a pet and is most happiest when sleeping.

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Auchterarder

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

I enjoy golf and motorcycle riding and spending time outdoors with my family. I enjoy 'tinkering' on vehicles/implements.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

I'm 6'1

Relevant health problems

I am type 1 diabetic and have been for 14 years, it is well controlled with insulin

Farming background

2016 - 2021 - Estate worker for 800 acre estate. Duties include: assisting owner with Highland cattle (feeding/haylage/movement/vets/de-horning), ordering of feed and deliveries. All estate maintenance; all fencing, water troughs, drainage work, building maintenance, grass cutting, road repairs, light vehicle maintenance. All forestry; felling of trees, movement of wood, processing firewood, chainsaw maintenance. Generally given a jobs list to prioritize and work alone. Enjoy all aspects of working outdoors.

2007 - 2016

HGV class 1 & 2 driver for companies throughout Scotland. All aspects of yard work undertaken also in each role with use of forklift.

2000 - 2007

British Army - Royal Logistic Corp

Driver - toured Iraq and Northern Ireland

I grew up on a family run croft in Portmahomack. We had sheep and cows and undertook all arable farming.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 31/03/2021 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Rural (ish!) location within the UK. We are happy to relocate.

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