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Senior Husbandry

Senior & Husbandry Vacancies
Eday, Orkney

Eday – an idyllic Island of Orkney located north of the Scottish mainland and home to around 150 people and a vast range of wildlife.  In Spring 2019, we will be introducing a new shift pattern which will see the team split and operate a 2 week on/off shift rota.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Husbandryperson to support the Farm Manager in the day-to-day operation of the site and Husbandry Staff to join our dedicated teams.

Senior Husbandry:

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ practical salmon farming experience with a specific interest in Feeding routines.  You should be able to demonstrate competence across a wide range of farming disciplines including: fish health monitoring, stock appetite assessment, boat-handling skills, feeding system and boat maintenance, whilst being proactive in health and safety.

Candidates will be Day Skipper qualified (or equivalent) and ambitious enough to pursue a Yacht-Master Coastal. A full clean drivers licence is also essential. You will have the drive to succeed, a well-developed sense of pride and the ability to inspire others.  Gifted communication skills are essential and your ability to plan ahead will be matched by close attention to detail.

Experienced Husbandry Staff:

Applicants should have at least 1.5 years’ practical salmon farming experience with a keen interest in developing knowledge and skill in feeding and net management.  You should be able to demonstrate competence across a wide range of farming disciplines including: fish health monitoring, stock appetite assessment, boat-handling skills and certification with commercial endorsement, whilst being proactive in health and safety.

In return, we will offer an attractive salary dependent on experience, along with pension scheme, life cover, occupational health support, subsidised gym membership and cycle to work scheme. A generous relocation package will be offered as required. A current driving licence is essential.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons; however you must be able to provide documentation of your right to work in the UK. 

If you would like to be considered for this vacancy or would like more information, please visit the careers page on our website: www.scottishseafarms.com.

Closing date: Monday 28 January 2019.

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