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Deckhand Askival, Seaforth Basic Salary £26,188 to £29,330 per annum Plus additional shift allowances Ability to earn up to 15% per annum in a cyclical bonus, max bonus payable £7,856 to £8,799 per cycle Are...


Askival, Seaforth

Basic Salary £26,188 to £29,330 per annum

Plus additional shift allowances

Ability to earn up to 15% per annum in a cyclical bonus, max bonus payable £7,856 to £8,799 per cycle

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to start or expand your aquaculture career? We are currently looking for a  passionate and highly motivated individual to make a difference onboard the Company’s vessel, the Askival. The vessel is based at Seaforth located on the Isle of Harris. The role is challenging, but ultimately very rewarding and can lead to a variety of fulfilling career progression opportunities.                                                   

If you are ambitious and motivated and want to work with a likeminded team, then this is the role for you. This post is offered on a full time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will be required to work a one week on/one week off rotational basis, providing an excellent work/life balance opportunity. Accommodation is not provided whilst on shift.

About the job

The Deckhand role is a crucial part of the operations process and ensures that the best management of our salmon is undertaken.

  • Maintain the vessel to a high standard
  • Harvesting and passive grading
  • Inspection and maintenance of equipment and facilities around the farm
  • Monitoring and maintaining fish health, welfare and bio-security
  • Boat handling around the farm
  • General farm tasks to keep the whole operation running

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate should have an interest in the aquaculture industry and be willing to learn. They will be willing to expand their understanding and work hard on the job.

  • Experience is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided
  • You will be required to hold, or able to obtain, and retain an ML5 or ENG1 medical certificate
  •  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
  • You must be over the age of 18 due to working time regulations
  • Drivers licence is essential. No driving licence? Don’t worry, we can help with the cost of lessons

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:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Overtime available at an enhanced rate;
  • Shift allowance;
  • Cyclical bonus scheme with the ability to earn up to 15% of your salary per annum;
  • 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 14th April 2024.

Please note, we retain the right to close this vacancy or keep it open subject to volume and quality of applications. We would therefore encourage candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

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.

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