Shepherd for Luss Estates

Luss Estates Company is recruiting a Shepherd to join our Farm Department Team. Luss Estates is a modern, progressive and diverse rural business on the banks of Loch Lomond, bringing sustainable and modern direction to green energy generation, farming, forestry, nature conservation and game management.

The position will suit an energetic and hard working individual, who will be able to work on his own and as part of the team out on the hills in all weathers.

The main duties of the role will include: assisting the Farm Manager with the day-to-day management of allocated tups, ewes and followers, their welfare, and all associated animal husbandry matters; inspect sheep regularly for pest and insect infestations and treat accordingly; shepherd the Estate’s flock in an appropriate manner (this will include limited use of ATV’s whilst gathering sheep, which will otherwise be carried out on foot as mainly required); purchase and adequately train sufficient sheep dogs, to be able to carry out own duties.

Candidates will need to demonstrate in their application that they have the following skills:

The ability to work on their own as well as part of a team
At least 5 years experience in working in a similar role
Experience in using farm machinery
Clean driving licence
Training Certificates for working with: Tractor loader, trailer, chainsaw, ATV / Quad.

The role reports to the Farm Manager of Luss Estates Company.

Tied housing will be provided on the Estate for the better performance of the Shepherd’s duties.

The remuneration package for this role will be depending on experience.

To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter by Monday 16th October via email to recruitment@lussestates.co.uk or via post to Luss Estates Office, Human Resources, Arnburn, Arden, G83 8RH.