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Vacancy: Full-time Site Assistant

Location: Kirkwall Sea Sites

Details: 6 Months’ Fixed Term Contract,
Competitive salary with overtime

Founded in 1985 in Canada, Cooke Aquaculture has grown from a small family business to the world’s largest independent, fully integrated producer of Atlantic salmon and related products. The company remains family-owned, with operations throughout Canada, USA, Chile, Spain and the UK.

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland is committed to responsible and sustainable production and the delivery of high quality products through a number of accreditations. Healthy vibrant families and our coastal communities are important to us and are the backbone of our success.

We are currently seeking a candidate to take on the position of Site Assistant at our Kirkwall Sea Sites. As part of a small team, they will assist their colleagues in building strong key relationships and ensuring a safe working environment for all.

The Role:

The successful candidate will find themselves directly reportable to the Site Manager, and will have the opportunity to work with the following areas of the farming process: feeding, grading, splitting, fish husbandry, harvesting and general site maintenance.

Skills Required:

  • Candidate must be flexible with working hours/weekends
  • Be a good team player but have the ability to work alone when required
  • Inter-personal and excellent communication skills

Qualifications/Skills desired:

  • Boatmasters or Powerboat Level 2 Certificate, with endorsement
  • Loadall Licence/ Forklift Licence
  • Manual Handling
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Experience in the industry

The ideal candidate will be committed to achieving the best results in a challenging environment and delivering the highest standards of performance possible.  In return, we offer a highly competitive salary, employer pension contribution, company bonus scheme and salary sacrifice programmes.

If you feel you have the necessary attributes to successfully fulfil this position and contribute to a progressive, results-orientated company, then please send a Covering Letter and CV by 20 February 2018 to

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