HEAD SHEPHERD

Location
Tomintoul, Ballindalloch
Salary
Dependent on experience.
Posted
03 Nov 2018
Ref
10078407
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
General Business

HEAD SHEPHERD

GLENAVON ESTATE LTD, SPEYSIDE

 

A head shepherd is sought to supervise and take an active role in running the farming enterprises on an extensive hill unit near Tomintoul.

The business runs approximately 1700 ewes and 30 suckler cows, with a further 1500 wethers over some 40,000 acres of hill ground, with additional winter grazings taken.  The head shepherd will be in charge of day to day livestock management and the shepherding staff including contract labour as required.  The position presents an excellent opportunity for a well-motivated individual with hill and upland sheep experience.

The farming operation forms a key part of the wider sporting estate, and the role will include working closely with the gamekeeping team on ewe and wether lamb management.  The ideal candidate will be motivated, have a solid practical background and good organisational skills, and will work with support of the estate factor and agricultural consultant.   Good working dogs are essential.

An excellent remuneration package, commensurate with the candidate’s experience, including provision of recently refurbished accommodation, will be offered to the successful candidate.  The farm is convenient for the local primary school in Tomintoul which feeds in to the well-respected Speyside High School.

Closing date for applications is: 14th November 2018.

Please apply with C.V., including contact details for 2 referees, to: admin@glenavonestate.co.uk.

Applicants seeking an informal discussion contact the Estate Administrator, at the above email address.