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OUTER HEBRIDES FISHERIES TRUST SEASONAL ASSISTANT


A seasonal assistant post is available with OHFT July – September working on a range of projects.


The Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust (OHFT) was formed as the Western Isles Fisheries Trust (WIFT) in 1996. The Trust is a charitable, community-based organisation conducting scientific research into wild fish stocks and advising on freshwater fisheries management.


Key items of work that the seasonal assistant will help deliver include:

· Coastal Fyke Netting

· Sea lice monitoring

· Isotope tracing (Southampton University)

· National Electrofishing Programme Scotland (NEPS)

· Local estate surveys


The candidate must be fit, motivated, hardworking and willing to work outdoors during all weather conditions. A full valid driving licence is essential. The position will be based in Stornoway at the fisheries trust office Marybank.


This full-time, fixed-term seasonal post is a wonderful opportunity for a student or recent graduate with an environmental, fisheries or similar degree to gain a range of valuable work experience.

3 month fixed term contract


Full time (37.5hrs/week)


Salary £8.91/hr


Applications in writing to OHFT, The Sawmill, Marybank, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0DD or by email to biologist@ohft.org.uk by 28/06/21

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