WELCOME to Ham & Petersham Rifle & Pistol Club!

Ham & Petersham Rifle & Pistol Club, is a private shooting club based in Ham, near the River Thames and close to Ham House. We are incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee so we are not a commercial business.

According to an early Annual Report the club was officially founded on the 7th April 1906. (Although there is now evidence that the Club actually started as early as 1903.) In fact Charles Hanbury-Tracy, the 4th Lord Sudeley was the President of the Ham & Petersham Rifle & Pistol Club from its official inception in 1906.


HPRPC Facilities/Operations Manager: Part Time (Hourly rate TBA)*

The committee is seeking *expressions of interest* from club members for the above titled role. It is envisaged that the role will require a commitment of circa (6-8) hours per week - to be split across a number of days (TBA)
The role will include responsibility for various aspects of the day to day running of the club on both an operational and administrative level. The role will report to the committee.

Tasks to include:
Administrative support for the committee:

  • Preparation of committee meeting agendas and minutes, office roster etc.

  • Project managing actions / tasks resulting from committee meetings (where appropriate).

  • AGM documentation.

  • Facilities Management

  • Liaise with and support the club executive officer in respect of supplies and procurement.

  • Liaise with and support the club maintenance officer in respect of urgent repairs, grass cutting, other maintenance activities etc.

  • Manage and arrange for external tradesman appointments as required.

  • Manage club mail.

  • Manage club answer phone.

  • Support Health and Safety requirements in the club (i.e. Fire alarm tests and checks).

Club Membership Activities:

  • Liaise with and support the club membership secretary.

  • Prepare the guest mornings and arrange the catering with our catering supplier.

  • Set up a system whereby interested members of the public could participate in a tour of the club and sign up for probation (in addition to guest mornings).

  • Probationer interviews.

  • Co-ordination of probationers working with the supervisors.

The committee would also invite club members to suggest other tasks and responsibilities that this role might include. 
The committee is looking for someone with:

  1. Good knowledge of the club

  2. PC skills

  3. Communication skills

  4. Problem solving skills

  5. Proactive approach and ability to work on their own initiative

  6. Ability to work as part of a team

  7. FAC holder preferred

  8. Responsible for own transport (expenses TBA)

Please contact *committee@hprpc.co.uk* to discuss this role.
Deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 15th September 2021, with the aim to advertise the role formally on Thursday 7th October 2021 (after a final decision from committee) and too appoint by Sunday 31st October 2021 for a November start date.


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These days the Club operates large shooting grounds, with 6 outdoor ranges from 25 yards to 100 yards in length, which are used for archery , air guns, .22, .38, .44 and .45 calibre rifles and black powder pistols. Inside the Clubhouse there is a general purpose 25 metre range and a 10 metre air pistol and air rifle range.This is particularly helpful to new and probationary members as it allows them to try a variety of firearms and disciplines (under supervision where applicable). We also sell targets and ammunition. The Club runs a number of competitions for members in all the disciplines throughout the year.

Whilst full members are able to use their own firearms (once they are in possession of a firearms certificate or shotgun certificate) and bows, the Club also has a wide selection of equipment for hire at £2 per session.

Both the duty office and bar are managed by members of the Committee who are volunteers, and who try their best to keep to official opening times. The Club is a lively and social place and new members are always welcome.

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We have arranged a time with the Police for showing people who are not members (guests) around our club and allow them to experience shooting. This is normally on the morning of the first Sunday of each month from 9:30 to 13:00.

Please note that you will need to pre-register to attend a Guest Morning. The registration requirements are explained on the 'Guest Morning page'