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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 28/06/21