Freshwater Farm Manager – Fishfarmer Magazine

Freshwater Farm Manager25 February, 2010 –

Basic Remuneration Package £30k – £35k

Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd is the largest Aquaculture Company operating in Scotland.  Our Marine and Freshwater farms are located throughout the West Coast and Outer Isles.

We are currently looking to identify a suitably qualified and highly motivated individual to undertake the role of Farm Manager at our newest and largest freshwater farm, Loch Lochy, nr Fort William.

The role will report to the Freshwater Lochs Manager and will be fully involved in the development of the new farm site & facilities.  In time, Loch Lochy is expected to produce in excess of 5 million smolts.

The successful candidate, who must be strong team player, will possess several years fish farming experience and have a sound understanding of fish husbandry, biology and welfare. Leadership combined with strong interpersonal, communication, organisational and planning skills as well as the ability to problem solve and motivate and achieve results through the success of others are some of the attributes required for this post. 

Candidates must possess excellent computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel and Word.  In addition, applicants should have a full driving licence and should be prepared to undertake travel as required.

In return the successful candidate will benefit from a highly competitive salary package, plus bonus scheme, and the opportunity to develop their management career within a global company at the forefront of the Scottish Salmon Farming Industry.  Assistance with relocation will also be available, if required.

If you feel you have the necessary skills to respond to this role, please submit an application in writing with details of relevant experience to: Vicky Ferguson, Human Resources Manager, Business Resource Centre, Blar Mhor Industrial Estate, Fort William, PH33 7PT.

Informal enquires can be addressed to Gideon Pringle, Freshwater Manager, Farms Office, Blar Mhor Industrial Estate, Fort William, PH33 7PT.  Mobile 07747 487232  e-mail