CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 95941

English Gamekeeper/mechanic/tree surgeon/estate worker looking for work, South West to Midlands.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

NVQ Level 1,2,3

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming, Other

Other qualifications

NVQ Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
ATV/RTV Lantra
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting Lantra
Manual Handling Lantra
Emergency First Aid at Work
Trailer Licence

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Sheep, Poultry

Other equipment experience

I regularly use these vehicles/equipment at work both at the job i'm currently employed on and previous employment.

Other livestock experience

I have experience mainly in incubating, hatching, rearing and releasing poults. I also regularly helped check, feed and move the cattle and sheep.

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

-

Age

38

Marital status

I have a fianc and we have two young boys and another baby due later this year.

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

Herefordshire

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

I enjoy time with my family and dog walking.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

-

Relevant health problems

-

Farming background

I am a diligent, self-motivated, experienced and determined Gamekeeper with 13 years' experience. I have a team of working dogs and possess the tools to carry out most everyday tasks as a Gamekeeper. Me and my partner have worked as a team, she loves picking up and beating and can bit as fast as the best of them and we have two young boys together. I am reliable, respectful and able to collaborate and deliver as a team as well as working well and effectively independently.

Key Skills

Teamwork Working at close proximity to colleagues over long periods of time.

Drive Completed 13 seasons rearing up to 250,000 per year.

Flexibility Able to adapt and respond to ever-changing scenarios.

Time Keeping Tended poults on regular intervals whilst on the rearing field.

Integrity Take pride in, and ownership of, my work.

Decision making Happy to listen but confident in making the final decision.

Leadership Motivated, diligent, effective, utilising all knowledge.

Career History

Shoot - 2019 - Present day

Singlehanded Gamekeeper

As Gamekeeper I am responsible for rearing up to 30,000 birds including pheasants, partridge and ducks. During my time at another ground, the bag sizes and the number of shoot days have increased with us shooting 37 days this season and breaking all previous shoot records. Since being here I have expanded the rearing facilities, renewed and expanded the release pens and created new and productive drives. I also carried out all the servicing and maintenance on the shoot vehicles.

B_______ Shoot - 2018 2019

Beat Keeper

I moved to B_______ Shoot in March and started taking clients out roe stalking from the beginning of April until mid-May. Between taking clients out morning and evening I would catch up laying stock and set up the rearing field. I helped with the rearing of 110,000 pheasants, partridge and ducks whilst building new pens and maintaining the old pens around the shoot. On my beat I was responsible for 20,000 head of game which was a mixture of pheasants, partridge and ducks and have achieved really good returns. We completed 80 days which ranged from walked-up to driven days with bags from 50 to 500.

_________ Game Farm - 2017 - 2018

Singlehanded Gamekeeper

I moved back to this role to manage the game farm and also the commercial shoot attached to the game farm with approximately 20 shoot days.

I regularly checked, fed and moved the cattle and sheep.

Estate (Game Farm) - 2014 - 2017

Head Gamekeeper

This role meant that I was responsible for the rearing of 160,000 pheasants and partridge. Whilst also managing a commercial shoot, delivering 35 shoot days a year, with bags between 200 to 500 birds. Whilst in this role I had an under keeper and a rearing field hand, who I worked very closely with. We also would support the local college by allowing students to come and gain work experience.

Having completed 3 years in this role I delivered the best returns that the shoot had seen and set the shoot record.

H_______ Farm - 2013 - 2014

Beat Keeper

This role meant that I was responsible for setting up the rearing facilities for 6,000 pheasants. This role also meant that I was in charge of 4 pheasant pens on the shoot. Whilst in this role I learnt a lot from the head keeper and proceeded to help him break the shoot records for the year I was there.

B_______ Game Farm - 2010 - 2013

Singlehanded Gamekeeper

Having gained this role as my first full time gamekeepers' position, I learnt a huge amount. I learnt about mass game rearing and was involved in rearing up to 250,000 poults, including incubation and hatching. Within this position I was in charge of 6 employees throughout the rearing season. Gaining vast amounts of knowledge for the 3 years that I was there. whilst in this position I managed a commercial shoot, shooting 20 days a season. I also serviced and maintained all the shoot vehicles and also checked, fed and moved the cattle and sheep.

A____ P______ - 2009 - 2010

Trainee Gamekeeper

In this role I assisted with feeding, maintaining equipment, running a beating line and learnt the skills necessary to be a game keeper.

Professional Tree Care - 2006 - 2009

Groundsman

Car Mechanic - 2000 2006

Education

P___________ School - 1995 - 2000

Mathematics - E

English Language - B

English Literature - D

Double Award Science - C, C

Information Technology - E

Design and Technology - D

Professional Memberships

British Association for Shooting and Conservation

National Gamekeepers Organisation

Countyside Alliance

Additional Information

Firearms Licence

Shotgun Licence

Full Driving Licence and Trailer Licence (clean)

Preferences
Availability

Start: 06/06/2022 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Ideally South-west to midlands area but we are willing to working anywhere.

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