An Assistant Fish Farm Site Manager supports day-to-day operations on site, deputising for the Site Manager as required.
They should have several years of fish farming experience, have a sound understanding of fish husbandry and be conscientious about recording and maintaining reliable records.
As well as being highly motivated with communication and planning skills, they should have good IT skills. This is a responsible position, and Assistant Managers need to be flexible about hours worked to meet the demands of the role.
Fish farms operate seven days a week, so staff usually work flexible hours based around the jobs that need done at different times of the year. In larger farms, they are likely to work a rota with other members of staff. This will include early morning, evenings and weekends. There may be options for full-time and part-time working.
Much of their time is spent outdoors in all weathers. Many fish farms are relatively remote, although housing is often provided with the job. The work itself is active and may involve a lot of heavy lifting, standing, bending and carrying.
Assistant Fish Farm Site Managers may need to collect feed or equipment and make deliveries of fish, so need a driving licence.
Salaries vary with experience, qualifications and between companies, but here's a guide to what you can expect.
Experience is an advantage, but training is usually provided.
What employers are looking for
- communication and planning skills
- boat handling skills
- ability to manage and work with others.
What experienced workers can do
- Supervise staff
- Maintain a safe working environment and environmentally friendly work practices
- Understand feed and stock management
- Harvesting and grading planning
Personal qualities you should have
- Be highly motivated
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Have a good understanding of health and safety issues
- Care for the local environment
- Have an enthusiasm for fish, their environment and welfare.