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Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd is based at Cairndow, at the head of Loch Fyne on the West Coast of Scotland.  From this stunning location we have been supplying our customers with Scotland's finest fish and seafood for over 40 years.  From our internationally renowned Oyster Bar Restaurant and through the products we sell globally, we pride ourselves on provenance, quality and sustainability.

We are in the envious position where we can enjoy all the great outdoors has to offer; beautiful beaches, views, walks, wildlife and outdoor sports, as well as not being far from Dunoon, Helensburgh, Dumbarton and Glasgow, to enjoy the benefits of a large town or city. 

Our team at Cairndow fulfill a wide variety of roles from processing staff to our restaurant and retail team, along with administration and sales.  We employ over 120 people and have developed strong links with the local communities. There is flexibility within the work place to move between roles and departments.

If you have a passion for working with local, sustainably sourced produce and would like to work in a friendly environment, in a great location, then please get in touch. 

HR TEAM - CONTACT DETAILS:
Christine Smith, HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland
E-mail: recruitment@lochfyne.com
Tel: 01499 600462 

Our current vacancies are listed here; we are happy to keep your CV on file if there is nothing immediately available.

CURRENT VACANCIES:   

  • PROCESSING OPERATIVES - Dayshift (Smoked Salmon Production)
  • FACILITIES ASSISTANT (Maintenance)
  • PROCESSING OPERATIVES - Dayshift (Oyster Farm)

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  • Job Title: PROCESSING OPERATIVES (DAYSHIFT)
  • Contract Type: Permanent.
  • Rate of Pay: £10.05 per hour.   
  • Overtime: Paid at x1.5 basic rate of pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
  • Contracted Hours: Full time hours, based on 40 hours per week.   
  • PART TIME HOURS / OTHER SHIFT PATTERNS ALSO AVAILABLE - PLEASE ENQUIRE.
  • Example Shift Pattern: Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 4.45pm / Friday 7.45am to 1.45pm.
  • Other Info: For non-drivers, public transport is available from/to Dunoon.  

Job Description:

Looking for a job which offers something a little bit different, is rewarding and in a stunning location?

Join our award winning PRODUCTION TEAM - creating our premium smoked salmon products for the retail trade.  Learn a variety of new skills: filleting, smoking, preparation, slicing and packing.  We are looking for people who are reliable, work well as part of a team and are able to follow policies and procedures.  No experience necessary - full training will be provided.  We are able to offer part time and full time hours.

BENEFITS:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.
  • Death In Service (Life Assurance) Scheme.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli.

RIGHT TO WORK: BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS JOB, YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK AND LIVE LEGALLY IN THE UK. THIS CAN BE OBTAINED BY BEING A UK CITIZEN OR BY HAVING UK SETTLEMENT STATUS. 

N.B. Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

N.B. Due to the working environment, Basic Disclosure Checks via Disclosure Scotland will be required as part of the recruitment process.

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  • Job Title: FACILITIES ASSISTANT
  • Contract Type: Permanent.
  • Rate of Pay: £10.70 per hour.   
  • Overtime: Paid at x1.5 basic rate of pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
  • Contracted Hours: Full time hours, based on 40 hours per week.   
  • Example Shift Pattern: Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 4.45pm / Friday 7.45am to 1.45pm.
  • Other Info: Public transport is available from/to Dunoon.  

Job Description:

We are looking for a self motivated and reliable person, to join our FACILITIES / MAINTENANCE TEAM, assisting with carrying out planned preventative and reactive maintenance throughout our production and site facilities. 

The ideal applicant will need:

  • Previous experience within a general maintenance role, ie. plumbing, electrical, woodwork, mechanical engineering, etc.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Good communication skills, with a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Fault finding and problem-solving skills.
  • A focused approach and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise workload effectively and multi-task.
  • Flexibility with shift patterns, as there will be a requirement to work out with factory hours.
  • Full Driving Licence is essential for this role.

The role will involve a wide range of maintenance duties, including:

  • Fault finding and problem-solving.
  • Repairs of site equipment, machinery and buildings.
  • Maintenance of internal/external site services and areas.
  • Scheduled breakdown cover, plus participation in project work and programmes.

BENEFITS:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.
  • Death In Service (Life Assurance) Scheme.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli. 

RIGHT TO WORK: BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS JOB, YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK AND LIVE LEGALLY IN THE UK. THIS CAN BE OBTAINED BY BEING A UK CITIZEN OR BY HAVING UK SETTLEMENT STATUS. 

N.B. Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

N.B. Due to the working environment, Basic Disclosure Checks via Disclosure Scotland will be required as part of the recruitment process.

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  • Job Title: PROCESSING OPERATIVE - OYSTER FARM
  • Contract Type: Permanent.
  • Rate of Pay: £10.05 per hour.   
  • Overtime: Paid at x1.5 basic rate of pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
  • Contracted Hours: Full time hours, based on 40 hours per week.   
  • Shift Pattern: Monday to Thursday 7.00am to 4.00pm / Friday 7.00am to 1.00pm.
  • Other Info: Due to the working requirements of the role, full driving licence and your own transport would be beneficial. Car share may be available from/to Dunoon.  
  • Other Info: Occasional weekend working, plus some early starts / late finishes as and when required.

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly reliable and motivated person, to join our AQUACULTURE TEAM, assisting in the day to day operation of the Oyster Farm and Depuration Centre. The successful applicant will be able to work well within a small, focused team.  Previous aquaculture experience, with transferrable related skills and qualifications preferable, however full training will be provided.  The role will involve working outside in all types of weather conditions, as well as inside the site's Oyster Farm and Depuration Centre. 

Day to day duties will vary and include:

  • Grading, purification and packing shellfish.
  • Operation of equipment for the processing and packing of shellfish.
  • A range of cleaning and housekeeping duties throughout the site.
  • Assisting with the aquaculture site maintenance.

BENEFITS:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.
  • Death In Service (Life Assurance) Scheme.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli.

RIGHT TO WORK: BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS JOB, YOU MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK AND LIVE LEGALLY IN THE UK. THIS CAN BE OBTAINED BY BEING A UK CITIZEN OR BY HAVING UK SETTLEMENT STATUS. 

N.B. Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

N.B. Due to the working environment, Basic Disclosure Checks via Disclosure Scotland will be required as part of the recruitment process.

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HOW TO APPLY:  Submit your CV to: recruitment@lochfyne.com or contact us for an Application Form - Tel: 01499 600462.
Christine Smith - HR Team, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland.

OUR LOCATION:  Clachan, Cairndow - head of Loch Fyne, west coast of Scotland.  Just a 45 minute drive / 1 hour bus journey from Dunoon, 50 minute drive from Helensburgh, 1 hour from Dumbarton, 1.5 hours from Glasgow (M8, A82, A83).

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