Husbandry Operator, Glenkens Trout Farm

Kames Fish Farming Ltd, established in 1972, is the UK’s largest Steelhead Trout production company and Scotland’s oldest family-owned aquaculture business. Our core values of Quality, Sustainability and Community are reflected in everything we do.

Kames Fish Farming Ltd won the award for the Best Aquaculture Company 2022 at the Aquaculture UK Exhibition in Aviemore in 2022.

Our Future50 strategy sees the Company focussed on a sustainable expansion and will underpin its success for the next fifty years through investment in facilities, technologies and its people.

To support this exciting growth phase, Kames Fish Farming Ltd is looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced people to join our core team.

As part of this recruitment programme, we are currently seeking a Husbandry Operator to assist with the operations at our Steelhead Smolt Freshwater Cage Facility at Glenkens Trout Farm, Dalry, Castle Douglas which will be an integral part of the supply to our sea-site production farms.

The ideal candidate will have experience in freshwater operations, and will be interested in career progression to site management. Full training and development will be provided to the right person.

The selected candidate will also have proven qualities in teamwork, be self-motivated, and have a high level of Health & Safety awareness. A full, clean driving license is essential.

Normal hours of work are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, with weekend duty rota. The ideal candidate may also be required to assist at the nearby Torhouse Steelhead Smolt site when needed.

In return, Kames offers a competitive package dependent on experience, including a starting salary in the range £21,840 – £29,120 (inclusive of rota duties) and a bonus scheme. A tied house near to the site is available with this position.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter to:

Jean Haslam
Office Manager
Kames Fish Farming Ltd
By Oban
PA34 4XA

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd June 2023