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Harvest Operatives (Nightshift)

Location: Arnish, Stornoway

Salary: Up to £24,324.27 per annum (including unsociable hours premiums)
Entitled to overtime for hours worked over 40 hours (paid at x1.5 Monday to Saturday and x2 Sunday)
Hours: Mon-Fri, guaranteed 35 core hours per week exclusive of unpaid breaks
May be required to work up to 40 hours per week depending on the needs of the business


 The Opportunities:

If you are an ambitious and motivated person looking for your next challenge in an exciting workplace, now is the perfect time to take your next step with The Scottish Salmon Company. 

Due to significant investment in the company, we are looking to recruit Harvest Operatives to work as directed by the Harvest Manager or their deputy to harvest fish in a consistent manner and to the required standards in accordance with all Food Hygiene, Company Health & Safety and Environmental legislation and all animal welfare recommendations.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Pre-harvest checks and set up of site & equipment
  • Harvest process
  • Fish swabbing & water/sampling as and when required by Technical post-harvest checks
  • Cleaning and hygiene processes at the end of each harvest
  • Preparation for next day’s harvest


Your Skills & Experience:

  • Team player
  • An interest in Aquaculture
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Preferably have experience of working in a similar role
  • Ideally hold a First Aid Certification and Intermediate Food Hygiene Certification – training provided

The Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, with regular reviews, we offer many other benefits including:

  • Friends & family referral scheme
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • Holiday buy & sell scheme
  • Cycle to work & retail discount schemes
  • Employee assistance program
  • Critical Illness Cover – also for your spouse or partner
  • Occupational health service
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Relocation support available & keyworker agreement with Hebridean Housing Partnership


The Company:

  • Part of the Bakkafrost Group
  • 600+ UK employees
  • We sell to over 26 countries around the world
  • We are an internationally recognised pioneer in Aquaculture
  • Sustainability is at the core of all our activities

With our head office in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, we breed, rear and process superior salmon exclusively in the pristine waters of the Scottish Western Highlands and Islands.

Our customers appreciate our product quality, service excellence and provenance guarantee. We are also the proud recipients of multiple industry awards recognising our commitment to Scotland, our industry and employees.


How to Apply:

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