Environment Agency Requires Hatchery Manager, Kielder, North East Published: 01 July, 2005
Contribute to the success of salmon, so they can swim strong in the Tyne.Hatchery Manager, Kielder, North East, £22,000 – £25,000 + excellent benefits & free accommodation.At the Environment Agency we’re doing everything within our power to increase the number of salmon back into Britain’s waters. Beside improving habitats and water quality, our strategy also encompasses the salmon hatchery at Kielder, originally built in 1978 to mitigate losses from the construction of the Kielder dam.Living on-site in this beautiful, remote location, you’ll be responsible for a unique operation producing high-quality salmon for the Rivers Tyne, Trent and Esk. Managing and motivating a small team, you’ll apply fish-rearing expertise to ensure good practice in the safe, continuous operation of the hatchery. At the same time you’ll need the communication skills to inform and enthuse the visiting public, and put people in the picture about our policies. Its an opportunity to live and breathe your passion for this vital work and make a hugely important contribution.Salmon-rearing knowledge is essential, along with the ability to apply it to secure the highest standards of fish welfare. Ideally, we’ll be looking for at least five years’ relevant experience, together with an awareness of health and safety and environmental management. Benefits include excellent training and development, contributory final salary pension scheme (with life cover) and generous holidays.Opportunities like this are rare, but if you are enthusiastic, resourceful and level-headed, we’d love to hear from you.For more information and how to apply, please visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/jobs If you don’t have internet access please call Jenny Wilson on 0131 231 2472 for an application pack, quoting reference NENT09. Closing date for applications: 18 August 2005 and interviews are planned for 6 and 7 September 2005.We are committed to making our organisation as diverse as the environment.