Fish Husbandry Operative, Isle of Skye

Immediate start Accommodation

This role is a great opportunity to build a career in fish husbandry – we are looking for some experience but the job will provide full training in fish husbandry, fish health, welfare and boat handling and the potential to build responsibility within a supportive team in a beautiful location and outstanding community.

We are seeking a fish husbandry operative to work at our Loch Pooltiel trout farm, Isle of Skye. Key responsibilities include fish assessments and monitoring, equipment maintenance, harvesting and boat handling. The ideal candidate will have fish husbandry, fish health and water monitoring experience. Full training will be provided and there are many opportunities within Kames for personal growth and career development.

Candidates with formal boat training will be at an advantage, and a full driving licence is essential. Starting salary of £26,750 to £30,250 depending on experience. Normal hours of work are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm with a 1 in 3 weekend rota system. Accommodation can also be provided. 

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

About Kames: Kames is Scotland’s largest trout production company, and oldest family-owned aquaculture business, with our core values of quality, sustainability and community reflected in everything that we do. Winners of the Best Aquaculture Company and Best Animal Welfare in the UK.

Our site at Loch Pooltiel is in an area of exceptional beauty, near to the famous Neist Point Lighthouse in North-West Skye. We’re part of a very active local community through the villages of Glendale and Dunvegan, and you will be part of a close-knit and supportive team. Please send a CV and covering letter to or call 01852 200286 with the job title in the subject heading.  

  • Proven personal qualities in teamwork, commitment, attention to detail, and good verbal communication
  • Some fish husbandry and fish health experience would be an advantage
  • High level of Health & Safety Awareness       
  • Full driving licence
  • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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