Equestrian, Agricultural & Amenity Contractors

Paddock Maintenance Specialists

Machinery Operator and General Worker – Full Time – September 2018

16th July 2018

Shire Country Services and The Log Company are looking for someone to join our team to assist us with providing our range of countryside services and producing and supplying logs across Yorkshire and the North East.

You will require relevant experience in operating agricultural and plant machinery and must be capable of working alone or as part of a team. Fencing, forestry and grounds maintenance experience will all be beneficial. If you like variety, this is the job for you!

During the summer months the focus is delivering the services offered by Shire Country Services. Busiest during the growing season, this type of work will see the candidate operating machinery, primarily small tractors and plant together with a small variety of manual work as required.

During the winter months our focus shifts to TheLogCompany.com  The successful candidate will be involved in the processing, bagging, drying, delivery and promotion of TheLogCompany.com, as well as further wood fuel related work as the business grows.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a practical and common sense approach as well as being personable, passionate about the countryside and focused on delivering a high quality service to our clients.

Since the business was established in 2011 we have built up a strong book of repeat work and custom as well as constantly growing the business through taking on new clients and expanding our range of products and services provided. We are now at a stage where we are looking to build on this foundation by adding to our growing versatile, motivated and hardworking team.

September 2018 Vacancy

The vacancy we currently have available is suitable for a skilled fencer, capable of running smaller jobs on their own or with support from other members of the team as required. The candidate will be competent and confident with machinery including tractors and knocker, hole borer, diggers, 4×4 pickups and trailers, loading and unloading.

Workshop, maintenance and fabrication skills would also be very beneficial.


We have over 400 clients located across the North East of England ranging in scale from a single half acre pony paddock to many acres of parkland and agricultural grassland.

We are prepared to wait for the right candidate. Good hours, a friendly team and a wide variety of year round work awaits.

Full valid UK driving license with trailer entitlement is essential. Competitive rate of pay with overtime available over 39 hours per week. Rate depends on experience and qualifications.

A full job description and application form are available on request. Applications to be made with a covering letter and CV if available. All enquiries will be kept in confidence.

Contact info@shirecountryservices.co.uk or call 01748 889303 to discuss.

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"What a brilliant job on my field yesterday. Thanks very much. "

Annette B

"Ed did a very good job thanks. Our paddocks look great, we're really pleased. "

Sarah W