CV reference number: 49490
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I have approaching 20 years as a gamekeeper and shoot manager on driven pheasant, partridge and duck on a well-established and successful farm shoot as well as extensive knowledge within the arable industry and some cattle and sheep experience.  During my career I have accrued experience and responsibility’s in all areas of shoot management and am now able to run every aspect of a successful season; from more traditional tasks such as building pens and running the beating lines, to the commercial side of a shoot such as: planning new drives, selling days, organizing beating teams and arranging poult order and delivery. I am a loyal, personable and hardworking employee, and as such had been in my previous position since 1997 and still work within the same farming family. I am seeking a new position due to the transfer of Clopton Green Farm to a new owner and therefore the change in my job roll as neither the new owners of Clopton Green Farm or the Morley family need a gamekeeper. I come with excellent references.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

Driving &Vehicles: Full clean UK license including categories: A, B, C & H. Qualified in ATV/Quad bike driving with certification from Ventura 4x4, as well as industrial forklift and telehandler qualifications. I also had the responsibility for maintenance and management of the shoot fleet. COSHH: Certification PA1 & PA2 in spraying as well as Knapsack. Arboriculture: 10 years (certified) experience in chainsaw operation with extensive experience in cross-cutting and felling. Game Food Hygiene: LANTRA Level 1&2 certificate in Wild Game Meat Hygiene (large and small game)

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, PA1, PA2, Tracked machine, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Fencing, Ploughing, Drilling
Other equipment experience

Experience with John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Fendt Tractors. Cat crawlers. Ploughing with KV & Dowswell Ploughs. Drilling using a Sumo and others. Hedge cutting with various machines. Operating a grain store Lawdeny constant dryer and Cimbra dresser. Driven quad bikes, Kubotors and John Deere gators. Trained with Trimble RTK guidance system

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
Other livestock experience

In the beginning of my career I worked in small family diary units milking between 100 -150 cows with responsibilities including rearing calves, herd health, and feeding along with some general sheep care.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
First languageenglish
Other languages
Pen picture
Relevant health problems
Other Information

I have a shotgun and firearms licence

Marital status

live with partner

Where are you currently living?suffolk
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

04/2018 - Present Loose Hall Farms ltd General farm worker, tractor driver and relief Spray-man. 06/1997 - 04/2018 Clopton Green Farm Shoot I initially joined Clopton Green Farm as a machine operator/farm worker. Over the years my duties increased to include a number of additional agricultural tasks, primarily the organization and operation of the Clopton Green Farm Shoot becoming the single-handed keeper. 06/1996 – 06/1997 NF Redfern Tractor driver/cowman and shepherd 1989 -1986 Various Farming and Contracting Jobs This included working for a foraging specialist in Norfolk, milking cows, tractor driving and general agricultural work.


Shooting: Having come from a family with a history in the shooting industry I have a deep-rooted passion for all the aspects of gamekeeping including my vermin control. I enjoy beating on other shoots when time allows during the winter as this can sometimes lead to new ideas to help benefit the shoot. I have also occasionally hosted days on another shoot and acted as a loader for my previous boss. I also enjoy working and training my gun dogs. Construction: I have a keen interest with working with timber and have constructed brooder huts and verandas for rearing birds, as well as stables, dog runs, show jumps and sheds.

AvailabilityStart: 01/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?suffolk/norfolk
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