Farm Manager – Isle of Muck, Small Isles

Industry-leading pay up to £58k per annum, a great reward package, plus relocation and accommodation support for the right candidate

Are you looking for a new challenge or to take the next step in your fish farming career? We have an exciting opportunity for a Farm Manager to join and lead the team at our exposed seawater site on the Isle of Muck in the Small Isles.

Muck is one of the company’s larger seawater sites with a MSB of 3500T and 12 x 120m pens. The site has also recently been granted an increase in biomass to 4069T and consent for 8x160m pens, with future development and investment at Muck planned for the coming years.

This post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. The preferred candidate will work a 40hr week, any 5 days out of 7, and live permanently on the island. Furnished, private accommodation comprising of a spacious 3 bedroom house with a large garden is available for the successful candidate.

Muck is home to a vibrant and welcoming community and has an excellent nursery and primary school, making this an equally great opportunity for an individual, couple or family to relocate to the island.

If you have excellent fish husbandry, people management and organisational skills, are ambitious and motivated and want to work with a likeminded team, then this is the role for you.

If you have any questions relating to the position, accommodation or island, please email the current manager at who will be happy to provide further information.

About the job
The farm manager role is a crucial part of the operations process and business, and ensures that the best management of our salmon is undertaken. We need our managers to strive for continuous improvement and deliver on all aspects of farm work to keep the team on track and performing well. The job includes, but is not limited to:
• Accountability for the safe and successful operation of your farm
• Effectively manage a production team
• Responsible for all aspects of farm operations
• Maintaining the highest standards in fish husbandry and welfare
• Leading on feeding, control and inspection of fish
• Maintaining reliable data records
• Budget control and management
• Responsible for all Mowi assets and properties, including staff housing on the island

Ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will already be an experienced farm manager, or an assistant manager looking to further their career. They will be willing to expand their understanding and work hard on the job.
• Previous salmon farming experience is essential
• People management experience
• Extensive fish husbandry, biology and welfare experience
• Strong organisation and logistical skills
• Flexible approach to working to meet the demands of the job
• A positive attitude and willingness to learn
• Ability to understand the aims of the site and to support the rest of the team to achieve these
• Respect for the need for safe working practices
• High degree of computer literacy
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with employees across the organization in a team orientated environment
• Dependable and has a strong work ethic.
• Willingness to participate in learning and development opportunities

What does Mowi offer?
In return for your effort, you will be part of the team in a constantly expanding industry. Our Mowi Rewards include:

• Industry-leading pay, a great reward package, plus relocation and accommodation support for the right candidate;
• Cyclical bonus scheme with the ability to earn up to 15% of your salary per annum;
• Relocation support where applicable;
• 31 days annual leave per annum, increasing with length of service;
• Generous pension scheme;
• Life assurance cover;
• Cycle to work scheme;
• Healthy Lifestyle contribution to support an active lifestyle;
• Employee discounts at participating retailers;
• Occupational Health Support & Employee Assistance Programme;
• Training & Development opportunities;
• Plus many more.

If this role sounds like the right fit for you, we would love to hear from you! Please visit to apply.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 29th January 2023

Mowi values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunities employer. To apply for this vacancy, you must be eligible to work in the UK.