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Shepherd/Assistant Stockman Inverinate 150822

Kyle, Ross-shire
Job Type
5 Sep 2022

Shepherd/Assistant Stockman



£22,500 + Benefits We are looking for a Shepherd/Assistant Stockman to undertake the following duties on a day-to-day basis:?

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain a flock of Breeding Sheep as per the Estate requirements
  • Accurately record all Sheep births, deaths, dosing's, dipping's and movements etc.
  • Arrange all Sheep gatherings, clippings and dosing as per individual seasons
  • Responsible for your flock Husbandry and Welfare
  • Assist in Maintaining a Herd of Breeding Cattle plus followers as per the Estates requirements
  • Assist in Accurately recording all Cattle/Calves births, deaths, dosing's, and movements
  • Assist in all handling days as per individual season requirement
  • Assist with all Herd Husbandry and Welfare
  • Full Knowledge of current livestock rules and regulations
  • Carry out all Grassland works, Fertiliser, Cropping, Dung, Field Rotation etc.
  • Cutting small Trees/Grass on lawns, verge's, riverbanks, keep all grounds tidy and well presented
  • Assist during the Deer Culling Season's and feeding when required
  • Assist with Road and Argo Track repairs/maintenance
  • Keep all Agricultural sheds, buildings, workshops, houses and gardens tidy and well presented
  • Fencing & Gates maintenance/repair/checking & Erection of new Fences/Gates
  • Assist the clients and guests during visits in varied activities as and when required
  • Assist with other general maintenance on the Estate
  • Any other general Estate duties as and when required?


  • Proven experience of working with a large flock of ewes and other livestock in varied climates and conditions
  • Must have good working Collies
  • Highly experienced in lambing Ewes
  • Experienced in the use of farm machinery and equipment
  • Proven ability to use ATV's-Argos, Quads, multi-tracked vehicles
  • Possess a full valid UK driving licence
  • Applicant will be joining a team but also working alone

Personal Attributes

  • Motivated and hardworking
  • Exceptional verbal communications skills
  • Able to demonstrate absolute confidentiality, integrity and exceptional diplomacy
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and use own initiative
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external clients at all levels
  • Quality and results driven
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to work flexible hours


  • 20 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • House and 4x4 pickup will be provided
  • Pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Vet's bills and dog food covered by the Estate

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  • Job Reference: 704562147-2
  • Date Posted: 5 September 2022
  • Recruiter: UK Mission Enterprise Ltd
    UK Mission Enterprise Ltd
  • Location: Kyle, Ross-shire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent