Business Development and Operations Manager

Permanent Contract

Based in Banbury, Oxfordshire
Competitive Salary (depending on skills & experience)

William Powell Sporting (WPS) is one of the country’s foremost Sporting Agents; letting shooting in the UK and abroad. Over the past 25 years, we have built a reputation for high standards of service to an international clientele. We are looking for someone to be involved in the day to day running of WPS, and be responsible for delivering sustainable growth.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include;

  • Identifying new business opportunities including both sporting clients (B2C) and shoot locations & service partners (B2B).

  • Building long-term relationships with new and existing stakeholders.

  • Organisation and running of shoot days

  • Overseeing the office administration including all enquiries, contracts & bookings.

  • Budget setting and management

We are looking for;

  • Experience of a similar role, ideally in both B2C & B2B environments.

  • Experience of operating in a service industry, preferably with luxury goods, hospitality/travel or event management and to a discerning and demanding clientele.

  • A confident brand ambassador able to network and sell personally.

  • Ability to work at pace, with accuracy and undertake multiple projects simultaneously.

  • A self-motivated, driven individual, capable of working under their own initiative but not in isolation of colleagues.

  • A personable and effective communicator able to engage easily with the wide variety of personalities encountered in the sporting world (i.e. high-net worth individuals, shoot owners, game keepers etc.)

In return you will be provided with a friendly working environment and a competitive rate of pay, relevant to your experience.

If you are interested, please forward a copy of your up to date CV and a covering letter detailing why you would like to be considered for this opportunity, along with details of your current/required salary, availability for interview and details of your notice period to:

Apply with detailed CV to:
Mr Clive Gilbert, Carrs House, Tramway, Banbury, Oxon OX16 5TD

For more information on the business, please visit our website at;

Beatkeeper Wanted

Phoines Estate – Scotland

Beatkeeper for Phoines Estate, a prominent Scottish Grouse Moor to join the existing highly motivated team and have responsibility for the running of their own Beat. This is an excellent opportunity to work on a prestigious Estate with excellent accommodation and an attractive remuneration package, together with the best possibility of advancement for the right candidate

Apply with detailed CV to:
JM Osborne & Co, Carrs House, Tramway, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5TD
Tel: 01295 277197

Rural and Sporting Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and intelligent individual to join the leading firm of Sporting Land Agents.

The successful candidate will assist with a very wide range of work, but will mainly be involved with Shoot and Estate Management.

We undertake work all across the UK and are involved in some of the Country’s most spectacular Estates.

You must be hard working, personable and passionate about the countryside and country sports, but particularly shooting.

You will also get involved in our other businesses being William Powell and William Powell Sporting.

If you are looking for something different, challenging and rewarding, please apply using the details below.

Apply in writing/e-mail to:
J M Osborne & Co. Carrs House, Tramway, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5TD