Site Manager

Holywood, Dumfries, UK
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Job ID

Job Description

Ready to be part of a successful research-oriented breeding company that develops, manufactures, and delivers genetic starter material and fertilized eggs to the global aquaculture industry? Want to have a genuine influence on what the business is doing? Opportunities to work for such established and successful company don't come about every day. This would be an opportunity for you to take the next step in your career with the support of a well-established and friendly team.

AquacultureTalent are working exclusively with AquaGen Scotland to find their next Site Manager.


About our Client

The Norwegian code and the oldest scientific breeding programs for Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout are cared for by AquaGen AS. This is a commitment. Preserving the unique starting point for creating a healthy and sustainable aquaculture is a mission we carry with pride and responsibility. With AquaGen, you get to experience the whole finely tuned value chain in aquaculture – from advanced genetics to practical production of broodstock fish and eggs, which in turn are grown into food fish for human consumption by skilled fish farmers all over the world.


About the Role

Site Manager role comes along with responsibility for operations, staff training, on call rota and emergency cover, written and verbal recording. You will also work closely with the production Director and direct report to Operations Director and supervise and direct duties of Senior technicians, Technicians, Temporary members of staff and contractors.Farm operations are undertaken as per the biological and sales planning of the Production Director.

Your main objectives are to make sure stock are safe and secure at all times via on call and emergency cover rota. Farm infrastructure is well maintained and recorded in co-ordination with Operations Director. Operate farm within budgeted costs and effective management of local team.

Key duties 

  • Organising and undertaking farm operations on a day to day basis
  • Clearly communicating tasks and outcomes to farm staff
  • Training staff and recording appropriately
  • Ensuring on farm data is recorded and available for on call and senior staff
  • Ensuring 24H farm cover is in place and well trained / managed
  • Recording of on farm biological performance as per Production Director’s requirements, and reporting monthly
  • Ensuring scheduled and emergency chemical treatments are undertaken accurately and on time.
  • Compliance with H&S, Biosecurity, and other pertinent company policies and ensuring staff continue to work safely. 
  • General maintenance and improvement of infrastructure and equipment. Supported by Operations Director and other resources
  • Leading operational and individual performance reviews
  • Ensuring professional confidentiality at all times
  • Perform related duties as reasonably allocated, both on farm premises and off site on project work


The Ideal Candidate

Practical experience in people, plant and stock management (Atlantic salmon broodstock)

To thrive in this role, you'll bring plant and stock management, demonstrating profitability and production success. Your knowledge of Atlantic Salmon Broodstock and management acumen is complemented by a strong people-centric approach.

With a proven track record in people management and development, you possess excellent communication skills, organisational skills, and a can-do attitude. Your assertiveness, quick decision-making skills, and understanding of cost models and budgetary control set you apart.


Our client offers a competitive package. This is an amazing opportunity to join a successful, growing company with a great culture.


How to apply

Does this sound like the role for you? For a confidential conversation, email, or simply apply on our portal.


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