Deckhand (Mowi Tuath)

Deckhand Mowi Tuath Basic Salary £26,188 to £29,330 per annum Ability to earn up to 15% per annum in an annual bonus Overtime available at an enhanced rate Are you a highly motivated individual looking...


Mowi Tuath

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

Ability to earn up to 15% per annum in an annual bonus

Overtime available at an enhanced rate

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to start or expand your aquaculture career? We are currently looking to employ a Deckhand to work onboard our vessel, the Mowi Tuath. The vessel will operate across all the Company’s farms in Scotland. 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 permanent basis and the successful candidate would be required to work on a shift pattern of two weeks on / two weeks off, providing an excellent work/life balance opportunity. The vessel has full accommodation and galley facilities on board.

About the job

The role is a crucial part of the operations process and ensures that the best management of our salmon is undertaken. We need our Deckhands 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 it not limited to:

  • Perform any combination of duties aboard the vessel including lookout, steering and engine-room watches.
  • Treatment, harvest, grading and mooring assistance
  • Loading, unloading and handling of deck cargo
  • Reporting and liaising with farm management
  • Stock control, logging and management of ships’ supplies
  • Adherence with all local laws and company policy
  • General maintenance
  • 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 will 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.

  • STCW & RYA certification is required
  • ML5 or ENG1 Medical certificate is required
  • Experience is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided
  • 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
  • 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;
  • Bonus scheme with the ability to earn up to 15% of your salary per annum;
  • Two weeks on/ two weeks off shift pattern ;
  • Holiday Allowance;
  • 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 30th June 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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