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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.

Our team at Cairndow fulfill a wide variety of roles from processing staff to restaurant and retail staff, 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.

Our current vacancies are listed here and we are happy to keep your CV on file if there is nothing immediately available.
If you care about outstanding service and are keen to work in a friendly environment, in a great location, please get in touch:

HR Department 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:   

  • CHEF DE PARTIE (Oyster Bar Restaurant)
  • WAITING STAFF (Oyster Bar Restaurant)
  • KITCHEN ASSISTANT (Oyster Bar Restaurant)
  • COMMIS CHEF (Oyster Bar Restaurant)
  • PROCESSING OPERATIVES - Dayshift (Smoked Salmon Production)

Location: Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL Scotland

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  • Job Title: CHEF DE PARTIE
  • Contract Type: Temporary (Up to 31st October 2022).
  • Salary: £23,700 per annum.   
  • Contracted Hours: Full time, based on 40 hours per week.
  • Work Shifts: Variable,with evening and weekend working required. 
  • Other Info: Due to our location and the work shifts, your own transport would be beneficial. Car share/transport available from Dunoon.  

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated CHEF DE PARTIE to join our busy KITCHEN TEAM in our award-winning Loch Fyne Oyster Bar Restaurant, assisting in the smooth running of the kitchen, preparing and cooking dishes from our menu. 

The ideal applicant will have a strong background in a similar environment working with fish and seafood, be able to work well under pressure in a fast paced kitchen, plus have good communications skills and excellent food hygiene standards.  HNC level qualification or experience preferred. 

We Offer:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Staff uniform.
  • Staff meal when on duty.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.

** 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 ** 

Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

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  • Job Title: WAITING STAFF
  • Contract Type: Temporary (Up to 31st October 2022).
  • Rate of Pay: £10.05 per hour.   
  • Contracted Hours: Variable, with evening and weekend working required.   
  • Other Info: Due to our location and the work shifts, your own transport would be beneficial. Car share/transport available from Dunoon.  

Job Description:

We are looking for customer focused people, with a friendly, outgoing nature to join our FRONT OF HOUSE RESTAURANT TEAM in our award-winning Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

The successful candidates need to have excellent customer service and communications skills, have a cheerful and positive manner, be able to work well as part of a team, plus the ability to work in a busy restaurant environment.  Previous experience in a hospitality or catering role is preferred. 

Duties will include: taking customer orders, serving food and drinks, clearing and resetting tables, cash handling and interacting with customers.

We Offer:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Share of customer tips.
  • Staff uniform.
  • Staff meal when on duty.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.

** 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 ** 

Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

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  • Job Title: KITCHEN ASSISTANT
  • Contract Type: Temporary (Up to 31st October 2022).
  • Rate of Pay: £10.05 per hour.   
  • Contracted Hours: Variable, with evening and weekend working required.   
  • Other Info: Due to our location and the work shifts, your own transport would be beneficial. Car share/transport available from Dunoon.  

Job Description:

We are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our KITCHEN TEAM in our award-winning Loch Fyne Oyster Bar Restaurant

The successful applicant needs to have good communications skills, a positive attitude and be able to work well as part of a team, in a busy kitchen environment.  Previous experience in a catering or food handling role would be beneficial. 

Duties will include: preparation of food, cleaning and general kitchen tasks.

We Offer:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Share of customer tips.
  • Staff uniform.
  • Staff meal when on duty.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.

** 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 ** 

Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

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  • Job Title: COMMIS CHEF
  • Contract Type: Temporary (Up to 31st October 2022).
  • Rate of Pay: £10.05 per hour.   
  • Contracted Hours: Variable, with evening and weekend working required.   
  • Other Info: Due to our location and the work shifts, your own transport would be beneficial. Car share/transport available from Dunoon.  

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic COMMIS CHEF to join our KITCHEN TEAM in our award-winning Loch Fyne Oyster Bar Restaurant, assisting in the smooth running of the kitchen, preparing and cooking dishes from our menu. 

Experience in a similar environment, working with fish and seafood would be preferred, plus a passion for food and development.

The successful applicant needs to be able to work in a fast paced kitchen, plus have good communications skills and excellent food hygiene standards.  Previous experience in a catering or food handling role is essential. 

We Offer:

  • 30 days holiday per annum (pro-rata).
  • Share of customer tips.
  • Staff uniform.
  • Staff meal when on duty.
  • Staff discount in our Oyster Bar Restaurant and Deli.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme.

** 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 ** 

Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

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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.   
  • Flexible/part time hours also available.
  • Typcial 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 require additional staff to join our PRODUCTION TEAM to work in a variety of areas, assisting with the preparation, slicing and packing of smoked salmon for the retail trade.  The ideal candidates need to be committed, reliable and able to work well as part of a team.  Previous experience in food handling is not essential, as training will be provided.

We have a range of positions available in the following Production Areas:

FILLETING/SMOKEHOUSE - Using Global GAP approved salmon which is supplied to us already gutted, our Filleting Team hand and machine fillet our salmon. Once filleted, our team then cure the salom before washing and loading it into our smoking kilns.

SLICING ROOM - this area consists of 4 different sections: Trimming: works as a small production line with our team trimming, removing pin bones and grading the salmon.  Slicing Machines: involves the operation of 2 slicing machines; one for cutting strips of salmon along the length of the fillet and a second for slicing a diagonal cut.  Slicing Hall: consists of a large conveyor system with separate stations; each station has its own table and scale. All of our salmon packs are produced at these stations, before being placed onto a roller track and then moved into our vacuum packing section.  Vacuum Packing: all of our products are bagged, vacuum packed and then bar-coded in this section before being moved through to our Despatch area.

YARD - Our team operate a wide variety of equipment within the Yard areas, including counterbalance forklift trucks to load and unload delivery lorries, as well as assisting with the traffic flow through the Goods In/Out areas, plus carrying out a range of checks and cleaning duties.

 We Offer:

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

    Please note there is no live-in accommodation available.

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

Previous unssuccesful applicants need not apply.

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    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 Glasgow or Edinburgh, to enjoy all the big city has to offer too. 

    If you have a passion for working with local, sustainably sourced produce and a desire to provide an excellent customer experience, then we would love to hear from you.

    LOCATION: based at Clachan, Cairndow at the head of Loch Fyne on the 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) and 2 hours from Edinburgh (M8, M9, A811, A82, A83).

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    Contact Details:
    Apply in writing with your current CV or contact us for an Application Form:
    Christine Smith, HR Department, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Clachan, Cairndow, Argyll, PA26 8BL, Scotland
    E-mail: recruitment@lochfyne.com
    Tel: 01499 600462