Boughton Estate
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Dec 2023


Boughton Estate, Northamptonshire

Buccleuch is a diverse and innovative business committed to sustainable land use across its estates in Scotland and England. The Boughton Estate in-hand farms, situated in Northamptonshire, include livestock and arable enterprises across 1,500 ha.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Shepherd to join the team with responsibility for 1,600 Aberfield x Highlander outdoor lambing ewes. Other enterprises include finishing cattle, arable, parkland deer and an extensive Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

We are focused on producing lamb through high welfare husbandry on a predominantly forage based system with all lambs being finished on farm using temporary leys, forage/cover crops incorporated into the arable rotation and permanent pasture. 2022 saw new investment in a livestock hub created at Home Farm in the centre of the Estate.

Candidates will ideally have experience in the following:

  • EID data recording
  • Outdoor lambing experience
  • Mob grazing using electric fencing
  • Operating farm machinery and willing to assist in other areas of the business
  • Well organised and tidy with high attention to detail.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and pension
  • Good accommodation in attractive three bed cottage including kennels
  • Private healthcare
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Regular annual leave
  • Dog allowance

The role requires previous livestock experience with own working dogs.  To apply, please send a copy of your CV with covering letter to

The closing date for applications is 1 December

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