Fish Health and Welfare Manager

Fish Health and Welfare Manager

Hendrix-Genetics is looking is recruiting for an experienced fish health manager for their hatchery, freshwater and broodstock operations in Ormsary, Argyll.

Landcatch Natural Selection Ltd is the UK salmon division of Hendrix-Genetics. The world’s leading animal breeding company. In Scotland we specialize in the management of a local breeding programmers and the production of high quality smolts.

As Fish Health and Welfare Manager you are responsible for the quality and wellbeing of the stock in all locations and operations (hatchery, freshwater and broodstock). You will work closely with the production managers and provide guidance to the site’s Fish Health Monitors.

We seek individuals who may possess the following core Skills / experience:
 Attention to detail
 Researching and Investigative.
 Independent / Confident.
 Able to travel including overnights away will be required at times throughout the year.
 Degree in finfish aquaculture health, biology or related subjects.
 At least 5 years working experience in salmonid aquaculture (Required)
 Understanding of regulatory frameworks; Freshwater and Broodstock Fish health. (Required)
 Understanding of QMS, EMS and H&S. (Desired)

Your key areas of accountability will be:
 Management of Fish Health and Welfare Routine monitoring and diagnostics.
 Management of Health and Welfare during handling events (such as but not limited to grading, fish transfers, thinning, vaccinating, stripping, sorting, data capture):
– Manage pre-event meetings. Discuss SOPs and risk areas.
– SOP audit during the event.
– Manage post-event review to highlight errors or adjust SOPs if needed.
 Control of budget, projects and capital expenditure
 Assist Production Managers in achieving best results

The post is permanent and full-time with the following employment package:
 A competitive remuneration package
 Ample room for personal development
 The time and space to adapt to challenges and get the job done
 A team of passionate, hard-working professionals who also know when and how to relax
 Excellent benefits including health and life insurance;
 Our people matter to us. Regardless of the field you work in, expect a friendly atmosphere where everybody counts
 An open-minded and international atmosphere with over 3,400 employees in more than 25 countries worldwide

You will be part of the management team of the company and directly reporting to the General Manager. You will have no direct reports but be the functional supervisor to the Fish Health Monitors.

Please apply with a C.V. and covering letter to or follow the link:

For further details on the job profile, or if you would like more information or to have an informal chat about the positions then please call on 01880 770720, or send an email.

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