Closing date for applications: 13th February 2017
Interview date for shortlisted applicants: 20th February 2017
Expected Start Date: Early April 2017
Working at the Charity’s hatchery in Padstow and also at a satellite hatchery in another location in Cornwall (to be confirmed), this is a full time, two year, fixed term post with a salary of £15,978, pension and 22 paid annual leave, plus 8 day’s leave for bank holidays.
The Organisation: The National Lobster Hatchery is located on the harbour wall in Padstow. The Charity aims to promote sustainability issues in coastal fisheries through programs of stock enhancement, research and education; supported by income generated through its visitor centre, corporate sponsorship, grants and donations.
Working days and hours: This post will be on a rota providing 24 hour cover to two hatcheries. Normal working hours will be from 8.00am to 4.00pm, although out of hour’s work will be expected from time to time. Bank holidays will normally be worked but can be taken by prior arrangement.
Aim of the job: To help run hatchery operations on a day to day basis and further develop the production of juvenile lobsters for the Charity’s stocking program.
• To assist and support the Senior Hatchery Technician with the day to day operation of the hatchery (including supervision of staff and volunteers).
• To be on a rota providing 24/7 cover for the hatchery, holding a pager for evening cover and responding to emergencies as they arise.
• To ensure that all life support systems and hatchery equipment is maintained in a clean and functional state.
• To maintain and develop the hatcheries marine recirculating aquaculture systems
• To follow to the letter all SOP’s and procedures as laid out in the operations manual
• Care of brood-stock, larvae and juveniles on a daily basis
• Ensure that hatchery consumables are kept in stock
• To collect and record data on the daily operations within the hatchery
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of technology and developments, relevant to the NLH’s objectives
Required Personal skills and qualifications:
• Proven husbandry skills and experience
• Experience in the operation, maintenance and construction of recirculation systems
• Experience in supervising staff and volunteers
• Excellent communication and organisation skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Full clean driving license
• Must be a car owner
• DIY /practical skills
• A good honours degree in aquaculture or a related discipline
• An understanding of fisheries sustainability issues
To Apply: Please send a C.V and formal covering letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role and what you can bring to the Charity to: The General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org