Aquaculture: Area Farms Manager (multi-site)

Bee Appointed

  • Contact: Jules Pearson
  • Reference: BA001

Our Client’s mission is to become Scotland’s leading fresh food business.  From the feed they buy to the fish they farm, quality has been key to their success over the years. But quality doesn’t just stop with their salmon. Without quality people - with the right vision, work ethic and commitment - they wouldn’t be where they are today.

We are seeking the perfect ‘catch’ of enthusiasm, drive and a ‘sleeves rolled-up’ attitude in the successful candidate. You will lead a set of Site Managers and Marine sites with a focus on performance management, people, standardisation and compliance.

The Area Manager will audit and enforce best practice, using the Marine Competency Framework, SOPs and other industry leading standards to drive performance.  You will coach and mentor the Site Managers, ensuring attention to detail and that development plans are in place to promote key competencies across their teams.

The Area Manager will drive performance against the Area KPI’s and the deployment of the Marine Production Strategy and Plans – within the context of the overall company and global Vision and Mission. 

With a respectful, constructive and energetic leadership style, the Area Manager will provide the vision, at a local level, to drive farming efficiency and continue the growth of the organisation. You will have the skills to engage with key stakeholders both internal and external to support the development of our Client’s plans.

For a confidential discussion please contact Jules Pearson on 07709 266893 or email


Key Requirements:

  • Site Management experience in aquaculture, ideally with salmon.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to lead and motivate small   teams.
  • ‘A hand -on’ management style with the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Results driven and self-motivated, setting high standards and operating on   own initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver agreed objectives within strict    deadlines.
  • Capacity to challenge existing procedures and suggest and win support for    changes and improvements.
  • Experience of maintaining excellent fish husbandry standards.
  • Ability to accumulate and interpret statistical information on fish health, growth and feed conversion.
  • First-hand experience of liaising with statutory and regulatory authorities such  as Marine Scotland /SEPA .

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